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Magnitude 5.9 quake strikes southern Iran, no casualties reported - TV

ANKARA | Thursday, Apr 19 2018 IST

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake on Thursday struck Iran's southern province of Bushehr, which is home to a nuclear power plant, state television reported. There were no immediate reports of casualties or d

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EU official, Zuckerberg discuss privacy protection

Brussels |Thursday, 2018 7:45:04 AM IST

European Commission Vice President for the digital single market Andrus Ansip said on Wednesday he had met with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and discussed privacy protection and countering disinformat

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Trump says he will maintain maximum pressure until N.Korea denuclearizes

PALM BEACH | Thursday, Apr 19 2018 IST

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that a campaign of maximum pressure on North Korea will continue until Pyongyang denuclearizes. Trump, speaking at a joint press conference with Japanese Prime

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Ronaldo backheel earns Madrid late draw with Bilbao

MADRID | Thursday, Apr 19 2018 IST

Cristiano Ronaldo's superb backheel late in the game earned Real Madrid a point in a 1-1 draw with Athletic Bilbao at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium on Wednesday in La Liga. The Portuguese forward flic

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EU waves sanctions threat over Venezuela vote

BRUSSELS | Thursday, Apr 19 2018 IST

The European Union warned on Thursday that it could impose further sanctions on Venezuela, threatening "appropriate measures" if democracy in Venezuela were undermined by elections to be held in a mon

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Kyrgyzstan cabinet falls in surprise no-confidence vote

BISHKEK | Thursday, Apr 19 2018 IST

Kyrgyz President Sooronbai Jeenbekov sacked his cabinet on Thursday after a surprise no-confidence vote in parliament amid an apparent power struggle between the head of state and the leader of the ru

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Japanese volcano erupts, spitting out smoke and rock; no injuries

TOKYO | Thursday, Apr 19 2018 IST

A volcano in Japan erupted on Thursday, shooting clouds of smoke and rocks into the sky, and prompting authorities to ban access to the peak, but there were no reports of any damage or casualties. The

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Saudi Arabia says two al Qaeda militants killed in Yemen

RIYADH | Thursday, Apr 19 2018 IST

Coalition-backed forces killed two al Qaeda militants in Yemen in a raid in the southern province of Abyan on Wednesday, the Saudi government media office said. It described Murad Abdullah Mohammed al

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Castro nears retirement as Cuban president, lawmakers vote on successor

By Frank Jack Daniel and Sarah Marsh HAVANA | Thursday, Apr 19 2018 IST

Cuba's Raul Castro was just hours away from retiring as president on Wednesday, with his vice president Miguel Diaz-Canel set to replace him in a shift that will usher in the island's first non-Castro

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China carries out low-key live fire drills after warning Taiwan

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING | Thursday, Apr 19 2018 IST

China has conducted live-fire military drills along its southeast coast after increasingly stern warnings by Beijing for neighbouring Taiwan to toe the line, but the exercises were more low key than h

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California, Trump administration reach deal on National Guard

Undated | Thursday, Apr 19 2018 IST

California said on Wednesday it had reached a deal with the Trump administration to provide 400 National Guard troops to combat criminal gangs, human traffickers and illegal firearm and drug smugglers

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Cambodian journalists charged with espionage denied bail

PHNOM PENH | Thursday, Apr 19 2018 IST

A court in Cambodia on Thursday declined to grant bail to two journalists who have been charged with espionage for filing news reports to a U.S.-funded radio station. The case of the two, Uon Chhin an

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