Fri04272018

LAST_UPDATEFri, 27 Apr 2018 12pm

China: Arson Suspect Arrested In Karaoke Bar Fire That Killed 18

Police in southern China have arrested a man suspected of starting a blaze in a karaoke lounge that killed 18 people.

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Armenia Soldiers Join Anti-Government Protests In Yerevan

Hundreds of soldiers have joined anti-government protests in the Armenian capital of Yerevan on Monday, accusing the country's prime minister of corruption and authoritarian rule.

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Indonesia: Setya Novanto Sentenced To 15 Years For Corruption

An Indonesian court has sentenced a former speaker of parliament to 15 years in prison for his role in the theft of $170m from public funds, a victory for anti-corruption police fighting the country's rampant corruption.

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Iran To Trump: Stay In Nuclear Deal Or ‘Face Severe Consequences'

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called on US President Donald Trump to uphold the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers, or "face severe consequences".

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Kuwait: Not Resolving GCC Crisis Is Destructive To Region

Kuwait's deputy foreign minister said the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member-states were determined to resolve the ongoing crisis in the Gulf because not doing so would be destructive to the region, the official KUNA news agency reported on Tuesday.

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Intense Drought Affecting Crops, Thousands Of People In Honduras

CHOLUTECA --– The southern Honduran city of Choluteca is once again suffering under an intense drought affecting its 200,000 residents and the local farming sector, which cannot use water from the Choluteca River as before since it has been under a private use concession for years.

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Hundreds Of Indians Camp Out In Brasilia Demanding More Rights

BRASILIA--Hundreds of Indians from different tribes began to set up camp Monday in Brasilia, where they plan to stay until next Friday demanding more respect for their villages from the government of President Michel Temer.

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Venezuela President Asks Party To Get Campaign In Gear To Win May 20 Election

Nicolas Maduro

CARACAS--Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro inaugurated on Monday his reelection campaign in the southeastern state of Bolivar, where he asked his party members to activate all the machinery needed to guarantee him victory in the upcoming May 20 vote.

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India, Pakistan Troops Exchange Fire On Kashmir LoC

NEW DELHI -- Troops of India and Pakistan Tuesday exchanged heavy fire and targeted each other's positions on the Line of Control (LoC), dividing Kashmir, Xinhua news agency reported quoting Indian officials.

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Prince Heirs Sue Illinois Hospital, Walgreens Pharmacy Chain Over Singer's Death

Pic: ReutersHeirs of Prince have sued an Illinois hospital and pharmacy chain Walgreens, saying they could have prevented the singer’s 2016 death if they had properly diagnosed and treated his overdose days earlier, a court document showed on Monday.

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