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Chief US negotiator in Iran nuclear talks leaving State Department: Report 

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May 28, 2015 11:01 am

WASHINGTON (REUTERS, AFP) - The chief US negotiator in Iran nuclear talks, Wendy Sherman, will leave the State Department shortly after the June 30 deadline for the talks between T...


U.S. hopes Chinese island-building will spur Asian response

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May 28, 2015 10:58 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - By releasing video of Beijing’s island reclamation work and considering more assertive maritime actions, the United States is signalling a tougher stance o...


Australia's search for Malaysian Air MH370 under scrutiny

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May 28, 2015 10:40 am

SYDNEY -- Nearly a year after embarking on a multi-million dollar quest to solve one of aviation's greatest unsolved mysteries, authorities and search teams are being criticized ov...


New Desperate mother pays for baby to be drugged, smuggled to Myanmar

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May 28, 2015 10:30 am

BANGKOK REUTERS: A Burmese woman working in Thailand hired a man to sedate and smuggle her 3-month-old baby across the border to relatives in Myanmar, researchers said, describing ...


German grandmother gives birth to quadruplets at age 65

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May 25, 2015 12:50 pm

(REUTERS) A 65-year-old German grandmother gave birth to quadruplets at a Berlin hospital this week, with the three boys and a girl born prematurely at 26 weeks being in good healt...


Zookeepers in India help hot animals beat the heat

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May 25, 2015 12:31 pm

As temperatures soar in India, zookeepers are doing their best to keep the environment cooler for animals at the Tata Steel Zoological Park. Rough Cut. Watch the video &n...


Argentine court weighs whether orangutan deemed 'non-human person' can be moved to sanctuary

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May 25, 2015 12:21 pm

A court in Argentina is set to decide if Sandra, a 29-year-old orangutan legally recognised as a ''non-human person,'' should be released from the Buenos Aires zoo to live the rest...


139 grave sites, 28 trafficking camps found in Malaysia: Malaysian police

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May 25, 2015 11:57 am

WANG KELIAN, Malaysia, May 25, 2015 (AFP) - A total of 139 grave sites and 28 human-trafficking camps have been found in a remote northern Malaysian border region, the country's to...


5.6 magnitude quake hits Tokyo, no tsunami warning raised

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May 25, 2015 11:50 am

TOKYO, May 25 — A strong quake shook buildings in Tokyo today, setting off alarms and bringing the city’s subway system to halt, AFP reporters in the Japanese capital said. ...


Former Israeli leader Ehud Olmert jailed for eight months for corruption

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May 25, 2015 11:47 am

Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert has been sentenced to eight months in prison for unlawfully accepting money from an American supporter. Monday’s verdict in Jerusalem...




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UZ Arts’ Moving Out 2019 on March 23 at Sura Medura Centre in Dodanduwa

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