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UNITED NATIONS: Bangladesh’s prime minister on Thursday proposed creating UN-supervised safe zones inside Myanmar to protect Rohingya Muslims who are fleeing a military crackdown to seek refuge in her country. “These people must be able to return to their homeland in safety, security and dignity,” Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina told…

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UNITED NATIONS: Russia on Thursday clashed with the European Union over Syria, accusing the bloc of politicizing aid by linking reconstruction funds to a political transition that would end the war. The European Union in April secured pledges of $6 billion in aid for Syria, now in its seventh year…

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LONDON: European leaders braced on Friday for a speech by British Prime Minister Theresa May that is expected to spell out key positions on Brexit after wrangling and tension in her own government. With the clock ticking ever faster towards Britain’s departure from the EU on March 29, 2019, May’s…

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PARIS: One in 12 global deaths over a five-year period can be prevented through 30 minutes of physical activity — which can include house-cleaning or walking to work — five days a week, researchers said Friday. “Being highly active (750 minutes a week) is associated with an even greater reduction,”…

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KUALA LUMPUR: Eleven Indonesian pirates have been jailed for 16 years each for attempting to hijack an oil tanker off the coast of Malaysia, an official said Thursday. The pirates tried to hijack the Thai-flagged tanker, which was carrying seven million ringgit ($1.7 million) worth of diesel, off the coast…

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UNITED NATIONS: North Korea’s nuclear threat takes center stage at the United Nations on Thursday as US President Donald Trump holds talks with leaders of Japan and South Korea and the Security Council meets to push for sanctions to be enforced against Pyongyang. After threatening to “totally destroy North Korea”…

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KUALA LUMPUR: The Philippines leaned on chess’ three gold medals as it raked in an eight-gold haul on Wednesday to zoom to fifth spot in the ninth ASEAN Para Games at Hall 3 of the Malaysian International Trade and Exhibition Center here. FIDE Master Sander Severino drew his sixth and final round…

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BEIJING: Beijing hit back Wednesday at US President Donald Trump’s veiled criticism of its territorial claims in the disputed South China Sea, countering that the United States was a greater threat to sovereignty. In his speech to the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, Trump decried “threats to sovereignty” in Ukraine…