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Indonesia’s First-Ever Film Festival In The Big Apple Attracts New Yorkers

NEW YORK -- New Yorkers were treated to a series of rare Indonesian films, mostly in Bahasa Indonesia with subtitles in English, during the just-concluded Indonesia Film Festival New York 2017.  

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Mark Wahlberg Named World's Highest-Paid Actor In 2017

Pic: ReutersLOS ANGELES: Mark Wahlberg soared to the top of the world's highest paid actors on an annual Forbes magazine list that highlighted a huge disparity between male and female Hollywood stars.

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Drug That Prevents Kidney Disease To Undergo World-First Human Trial In Australia

CANBERRA -- A drug that successfully prevented kidney disease in diabetic mice will undergo world-first human trials in Australia, it was announced Wednesday, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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Doha Set To Host World Tourism Day Celebrations

DOHA -- Preparations are underway for Qatar to host the World Tourism Day (WTD) celebrations on Sept 27 in Doha, Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported.

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North Korea's Kim Orders Production Of More Rocket Engines, Warhead Tips: KCNA

Pic: ReutersSEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered the production of more solid-fuel rocket engines and rocket warhead tips, the North's official media said on Wednesday in a report otherwise lacking threats against Washington after weeks of heightened tension.

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Exclusive: U.S. To Withhold Up To $290 Million In Egypt Aid

- An American flag is seen behind an Egyptian flag at a rally against Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak outside the Federal Building in Westwood, California, January 29, 2011/Reuters

WASHINGTON: The United States has decided to deny Egypt $95.7 million in aid and to delay a further $195 million because of its failure to make progress on respecting human rights and democratic norms, two sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

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2 Of 4 Suspects In Spain Attacks Held Without Bail; 1 Freed

MADRID — A judge ordered two of the four surviving suspects in the extremist attacks in Spain held without bail, another detained for 72 more hours and one freed with restrictions Tuesday after the men appeared in court to answer questions about the events that killed 15 people.

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Officials Say Trump’s Afghan Plan Involves 3,900 More Troops

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump’s plan to end America’s longest war and eliminate Afghanistan’s rising extremist threat involves sending up to 3,900 additional U.S. troops, senior officials said Tuesday. The first deployments could take place within days.

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Kim Wall: Torso Found Amid Search For Submarine Journalist

A woman's headless torso has been found by police searching for a Swedish journalist who went missing during a trip with a submarine inventor.

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Earthquake Kills Two, Injures Dozens On Ischia Island

At least two people died and more than 20 were injured following an earthquake on the southern Italian island of Ischia,a popular holiday destination off the coast of Naples.

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