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Reality Winner to change her plea on leaking Russian interference report

By Brendan O'Brien June 21 | Friday, Jun 22 2018 IST

A Georgia woman accused of illegally leaking a classified report on Russian interference in US elections to a media outlet and charged with an espionage offense plans to change her plea, a document fi

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Indonesian Islamic State cleric gets death for Jakarta attack

Jakarta | Friday, Jun 22 2018 IST

An Indonesian cleric found guilty of masterminding a 2016 terror attack in Jakarta which left four civilians dead has been sentenced to death, a BBC News report said on Friday. Aman Aburrahman was con

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North, South Korea begin talks on reunion of separated families

Seoul |Friday, 2018 8:45:04 AM IST

North and South Korea on Friday launched Red Cross talks to discuss humanitarian issues, including reunion of families separated across their borders, Seoul's Unification Ministry said.

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Facebook expands fact-checking initiative to new countries

San Francisco |Friday, 2018 9:15:04 AM IST

Facebook has announced to expand its fact-checking programme to new countries that aims to fight spread of fake news on its platform.

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Pentagon asked to house migrant minors (Lead)

Washington |Friday, 2018 9:45:04 AM IST

The Pentagon has been asked to supply up to 20,000 beds at old military bases for migrant children held after illegally entering the US, a media report said.

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Trump misrepresents N.Korea nuclear agreement

Washington |Friday, 2018 9:45:04 AM IST

US President Donald Trump offered a misleading characterisation of his deal with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, insisting that Pyongyang had agreed to begin "total denuclearization" right away, a

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3D technology explores Australian submarine wreckage

Canberra |Friday, 2018 10:15:04 AM IST

State of the art 3D modelling technology has been used to explore the wreckage of Australia's first submarine lost at sea, with the interim findings of the research presented on Friday.

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Koreas discuss family reunion, humanitarian issues (Lead)

Seoul |Friday, 2018 10:45:04 AM IST

The two Koreas held talks on Friday where they discussed organising a reunion of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War and other humanitarian issues, according to Seoul's Unification Ministry.

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China, Nepal sign US$2.4-billion of deals

Beijing | Friday, Jun 22 2018 IST

China has vowed to support Nepal's efforts to maintain its "territorial integrity" as Beijing seeks to strengthen its ties with the Himalayan state and expand its influence in South Asia, says a repor

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South Sudan says Kiir will attend talks in Khartoum with Machar next week

ADDIS ABABA | Friday, Jun 22 2018 IST

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir will attend a new round of talks with rebel leader Riek Machar next week in the Sudanese capital, a minister said, minutes after he ruled out Machar rejoining the go

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U.N. calls on U.S. to find alternatives to child migrant detention

GENEVA | Friday, Jun 22 2018 IST

The U.N. human rights office called on the Trump administration on Friday to "overhaul" its migration polices and find alternatives to detention, saying that children should never be held in custody,

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U.N. rights office says ready to cooperate with ICC on Venezuela cases

GENEVA | Friday, Jun 22 2018 IST

The U.N. human rights office said on Friday that it was sending its latest report on Venezuela to the International Criminal Court (ICC) whose prosecutor opened a preliminary inquiry into alleged viol

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