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Russian Warships Visit Philippines For A Week-Long

MANILA -- Two Russian large anti-submarine ships Admiral Panteleyev and Admiral Vinogradov, and large sea tanker Boris Butoma anchored Manila on Friday for a week-long port visit, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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Vietnam, Australia Sign MoU On Financial Cooperation

QUANG NAM -- Vietnam’s Ministry of Finance (MoF) and The Treasury of Australia will step up financial cooperation following a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) inked by Minister Dinh Tien Dung and Treasurer Scott John Morrison, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.

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APEC 2017: Vietnam Calls For More Support From OECD

Dinh Tien Dung.

QUANG NAM – Vietnamese Finance Minister Dinh Tien Dung, Chairman of the APEC 2017 Finance Ministers’ Meeting (FMM) expected further support from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.

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Indonesia Expands Early Warning System For Bali Volcano

JAKARTA -- Indonesia has provided an early warning system to the people in the areas which could not be reached by sound of siren, should Mount Agung volcano in Bali erupt, China's Xinhua news agency reported an officer as saying on Friday.

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New Representative For UNHCR Arrives In Pakistan

Ruvendrini Menikdiwela.

ISLAMABAD -- New representative for the UN refugee agency in Pakistan Ruvendrini Menikdiwela has arrived to take up her responsibilities, China's Xinhua news agency reported the UN High Commission for Refugees as saying on Friday.

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Turkish President Urges D-8 Countries To Use National Currencies In Trade

Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

ISTANBUL -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday called on leaders of Developing 8 countries to use national currencies in intra-trade transactions, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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Liberia Set For Presidential Runoff Next Month: Electoral Body

MONROVIA -- Liberia's electoral body has said a runoff was inevitable early next month since no candidate obtained the required 50 per cent plus one vote in the Oct 10 presidential poll in the country, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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Merkel Sends Positive Signal To May On Brexit Talks

BRUSSELS - German Chancellor Angela Merkel, in a markedly positive response on Friday to an EU summit appeal by Prime Minister Theresa May for help with Brexit, said talks with Britain were moving forward and were unlikely to break down.

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Pakistan Militant Group Finds Likely Replacement After U.S. Drone Strike Kills Leader

PESHAWAR, Pakistan: Senior militant commander Asad Afridi has emerged as the favorite to become the new leader of a deadly Pakistani Taliban faction, militant sources said on Friday, days after a U.S. drone strike killed the group’s chief.

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Former Disney Starlet Hayley Kiyoko Just Broke The Internet With A Viral Lesbian Kiss On Instagram

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Singer-songwriter and actress Hayley Kiyoko recently posted several pro-LGBTQ+ posts that sent waves throughout the interwebs.

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