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Chinese seed sprouts on moon

A small green shoot is growing on the moon in an out-of-this-world first after a cotton seed germinated on board a Chinese lunar lander,...

US tells Saudis to punish killers of journalist

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he told the king and crown prince of Saudi Arabia on Monday that the Trump administration expects...

France offers $1.15b loan to Iraq for reconstruction

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Monday that his government granted one billion euros (1.15 billion US dollars) loan to Iraq to...

Death penalty for Canadian escalates China-Canada tensions

A Chinese court sentenced a Canadian man to death in a sudden retrial of a drug smuggling case and Beijing said that it has...

Australian state to pump oxygen into rivers as fish die

An Australian state government on Tuesday announced plans to mechanically pump oxygen into lakes and rivers after hundreds of thousands of fish have died...
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Yemen’s Houthi rebels fire ballistic missile at Saudi military base

Yemen’s Houthi rebels fired a ballistic missile toward a Saudi Arabian military base in the kingdom’s southern border region of Najran on Monday, the...
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Winter weather killed 15 displaced children in Syria: UN

Freezing temperatures and the lack of medical care have killed at least 15 displaced Syrian children in recent weeks, the United Nations reported on...
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German airport security staff begin one-day strike

Security staff at eight German airports went on strike on Tuesday in an escalating pay dispute that means up to 220,000 passengers could be...
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Malaysia’s Sultan Abdullah ascends throne of Pahang state

Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah ascended the throne of Malaysia’s Pahang state on Tuesday, ahead of the country choosing its new head of state,...
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Migrant girl dies in boat sinking off Turkey

A four-year-old girl drowned on Tuesday when a boat carrying migrants to a Greek island sank off Turkey’s Aegean coast, reports Xinhua. The inflatable boat...

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