AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

TO SEE NUCLEAR SITE DESTRUCTION

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BEIJING: Foreign journalists headed to North Korea on Tuesday to watch the promised destruction of its nuclear test site, a move seen as a goodwill gesture before a planned summit with the United States. Reporters from China, the US and Russia departed on a charter flight from Beijing, according to…

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BANGKOK: Thai police detained leaders of an anti-junta protest on Tuesday who had tried to mark the fourth anniversary of a coup by marching to Government House, one of the largest acts of dissent since the army grabbed power. Protest leaders flashed a three finger salute as they were led…

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DAMASCUS: Syrian police deployed across devastated districts in southern Damascus on Tuesday, according to state media, a day after the government captured the area from the Islamic State group. The government on Monday seized the Yarmuk Palestinian camp and adjacent neighborhoods of Tadamun and Hajar al-Aswad, putting Damascus fully under…

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: Donald Trump holds a high-stakes meeting with South Korea’s president at the White House on Tuesday, talks that could decide whether the US President’s much-vaunted summit with the North’s leader Kim Jong Un goes ahead. Moon Jae-in jets into Washington on a mission to salvage a rare diplomatic…

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday warned Tehran would be hit with the “strongest sanctions in history” and cautioned European firms against continuing to do business with it, toughening up Washington’s policy line after its withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. In his first major foreign…

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PARIS: For decades, experts warned that eating eggs raises levels of unhealthy cholesterol. But a study on Tuesday said an egg a day may actually reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. While outside experts cautioned against reading too much into the study, its authors claimed that Chinese adults…

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DHAKA: Bangladesh police on Tuesday shot dead nearly a dozen more alleged drug dealers officials said, as its no-holds barred offensive drew accusations of murder from rights groups and opposition parties. Police said four “top drug dealers” were gunned down in the rural districts of Comilla and Nilphamari, and seven…

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RIYADH: A Saudi Arabian Airlines Airbus A330 jet made an emergency landing in the city of Jeddah on Tuesday, injuring 53 people, aviation officials said. The Saudia aircraft was traveling from the Muslim holy city of Medina to Dhaka with 151 people on board, but had to be diverted to…

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LONDON: Veteran bachelor Hugh Grant, star of a string of romantic comedies including “Four Weddings and a Funeral”, is finally getting married for the first time to his Swedish girlfriend. Wedding banns for 57-year-old Grant and Anna Eberstein, 39, were published at the registry office of Chelsea Old Town Hall…