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Nepal Condemns Deadly Suicide Blast In Pakistan

KATHMANDU, Feb 17 (Bernama) -- The Nepalese government on Friday condemned a deadly suicide blast at a shrine in Pakistan's south Sindh Province, reports China's Xinhua news agency.

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Calgary Patient With Rare Condition 'First In The World' To Receive Experimental Gene Therapy

Doctors in Calgary have used gene therapy, in what is believed to be a world-first, to treat a patient with a rare condition that can damage major organs.

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Singapore Naval Ship Visits Vietnam

KHANH HOA, (Vietnam South Central Coast), Feb 17 (Bernama) -- RSS Endurance of the Singaporean Navy with 180 crewmembers aboard led by Major Lee Kwok So anchored in Cam Ranh port in the south central province of Khanh Hoa on Friday, beginning a five-day visit to Vietnam, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.

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UAE Says Two Soldiers Killed "On Duty" In Yemen

DUBAI, Feb 17 (Bernama) -- The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed Forces said Friday that two soldiers were killed "while on duty" with the Saudi-led coalition's "Operation Restoring Hope" in Yemen, UAE state news agency WAM reported, according to China's Xihua news agency.

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Ex-Admiral Turns Down US National Security Advisor Job

WASHINGTON, Feb 17 — A former navy admiral reportedly tapped by President Donald Trump to be his national security advisor has declined the post, US media said yesterday.

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Turkey Steps Up Scrutiny On Muslim Migrants From Russia

Turkey has increased scrutiny of Russian-speaking Muslim communities in the past few months following a series of attacks blamed on Islamic State, a concrete example of the renewed relationship between the two countries.

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Officials: Hundreds Of Migrants Enter Spain From Morocco

MADRID, Feb 17 — Hundreds of migrants stormed into Spain’s North African territory of Ceuta from Morocco early today, the emergency services and police said, adding that some were injured in the process.

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London To Tax Old Cars To Combat Air Pollution, Mayor Says

LONDON, Feb 17 — Motorists in London who own old polluting vehicles are to be hit with a new charge from October, Mayor Sadiq Khan said today, two days after the EU ordered Britain to cut air pollution.

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Spain's Princess Cristina Absolved In Tax Fraud Trial: Court

Spain's Princess Cristina, sister of the King, has been absolved from charges of being accessory to tax fraud following a investigation into her husband's financial affairs, judicial authorities said on Friday.

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