26 May 2017
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21/04/2017 02:17

US urges UN to focus on «chief culprit» Iran

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The United States on Thursday urged the UN Security Council to make Iran's «incredibly destructive» activities its Middle East priority and devote less attention to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

21/04/2017 01:59

Clashes at protest to support Palestinian hunger strikers

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Several dozen Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli forces Thursday outside a prison where detainees are on a hunger strike, while a group of Israeli hardliners nearby taunted prisoners by barbecuing.

21/04/2017 01:57

MTV Video Music Awards back to LA

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The MTV Video Music Awards, one of the year's most headline-grabbing pop culture events, is returning to Los Angeles.

21/04/2017 01:55

Bubba Watson takes clubhouse lead in Shenzhen

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Two-time Masters champion American Bubba Watson led the first round of the storm-interrupted Shenzhen International on Thursday after scoring six under par.

21/04/2017 01:45

Pentagon chief pledges support for Egypt's Sisi

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US Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis met Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and top brass in Cairo on Thursday, pledging support for the American ally on his first regional tour.

21/04/2017 01:39

Iran FM slams «worn-out» US nuclear accusations

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Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Thursday criticised «worn-out» US accusations that it was seeking a nuclear weapon to threaten the region and the world.

21/04/2017 01:34

Japan to test mass telecommute for 2020 Olympics

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Japanese commuters will be encouraged to work from home for one day in a nationwide exercise for the 2020 Olympics that authorities hope will ease congestion on roads and public transport.

21/04/2017 01:31

Watchdog rejects Russian bid for new Syria attack probe

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The global chemical arms watchdog Thursday «overwhelmingly» rejected a Russian-Iranian move to launch a new investigation into a suspected chemical attack in Syria, delegates said, backing the probe already underway.

21/04/2017 01:15

Iran bans live election debates

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Iran's interior ministry said Thursday there would be no live debates in the run-up to next month's presidential election.

21/04/2017 01:05

Bugs for dinner? New Aussie food trend has legs (and wings)

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With a twist of lime and a dash of salt Sydney chef Nowshad Alam Rasel flavours a hot pan full of crickets, tossing them over a flaming stove.

21/04/2017 00:59

Japan's exports jump in March

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Japanese exports recorded their biggest gain in more than two years in March, official data showed Thursday, in a sign of optimism for the world's third-biggest economy.

21/04/2017 00:56

Busy harvest time in China's bamboo forests

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It's springtime in the bamboo-forested hills surrounding eastern China's Lin'an city, and that means busy mornings of harvesting, packing and selling tonnes of the edible bamboo shoots that the region is famous for.

21/04/2017 00:49

UN, Russia set for Syria meet without US

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The UN's Syria envoy said Thursday that he will hold talks with Russian officials next week but without the US present after previous plans for a trilateral meeting were «postponed».

21/04/2017 00:44

China launches first cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1

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A Chinese rocket successfully sent the country's first cargo spacecraft, Tianzhou-1, into space from the southern island province of Hainan Thursday.

21/04/2017 00:38

Rouhani among 6 candidates selected for Iran election

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President Hassan Rouhani was among six candidates approved Thursday by Iran's conservative-dominated Guardian Council to run in next month's election while...

21/04/2017 00:37

Israel to get 3 more F-35 jets on Sunday

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Israel is to take delivery of three more F-35 stealth fighters from the United States on Sunday, adding to two which arrived in December, an army statement said.

21/04/2017 00:29

GM halts Venezuela operations after government seizes factory

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General Motors has shut down its Venezuelan operation and laid off 2,678 people after the crisis-struck Latin American country nationalized the plant and seized cars, the company says.

21/04/2017 00:29

Bangkok «unique» despite street stall edict: Thai tourism boss

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Bangkok's street food culture will survive a crackdown on vendors, Thailand's tourism chief vowed Thursday, assuring travellers that a city renowned for its chaotic charm was not being remodelled into a Singapore-lite.

21/04/2017 00:27

Oil producers «might have to» extend output cuts: Saudi minister

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Saudi Arabia's energy minister said on Thursday that oil-producing countries might have to extend output cuts agreed for the first six months of the year in order to achieve the desired rebalancing of the market.

21/04/2017 00:21

Gibson backstops Ducks to sweep of Flames

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Goaltender John Gibson bounced back from a subpar performance as the Anaheim Ducks became the first team to reach the second round of the NHL playoffs with a four-game sweep of the Calgary Flames.

21/04/2017 00:18

Australia get pace boost for Champions Trophy

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Fast bowlers Mitchell Starc and James Pattinson were Thursday named in Australia's 15-man squad for next month's ICC Champions Trophy in England and Wales.

21/04/2017 00:13

Whitelock boost for Crusaders as Stormers loom

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Sam Whitelock has given the All Blacks and his unbeaten Canterbury Crusaders side a boost ahead of their toughest test of the Super Rugby season against Western Stormers this weekend.

21/04/2017 00:11

Former Liverpool great Fowler linked with Jets coaching job

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Liverpool great Robbie Fowler has expressed an interest in the vacant coaching job at Australia's Newcastle Jets, the club said Thursday.

21/04/2017 00:05

Israel lobbies FIFA as settlement showdown looms

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Israel is launching a diplomatic offensive against Palestinian calls for FIFA to impose sanctions over football clubs based in Jewish settlements in the occupied territories, an official said on Thursday.

21/04/2017 00:00

Saudi malls to hire locals only: ministry

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Foreigners will no longer be allowed to work in Saudi Arabia's numerous shopping malls, the labour ministry announced Thursday, in the latest measure to boost employment of Saudis.

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