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New Zealand boycotts counter-terrorism meeting co-chaired by Myanmar, Russia

WELLINGTON, New Zealand - New Zealand has decided not to attend an upcoming counter-terrorism meeting co-chaired by the militaries of ...

PM extends greetings to U.S. people, government on 246th Independence Day

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - On the occasion of the country's 246th Independence Day, Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif expressed his government's eagerness ...

To prevent fuel price hikes, India sets windfall tax on oil producers

NEW DELHI, India: As the Indian government aims to increase local fuel supplies to meet rising demand and boost federal ...

At least 20 people killed as bus plunges into ravine in Balochistan

QUETTA, Pakistan - According to police, at least 20 passengers were killed, and ten others were injured when a Quetta-bound ...

Two 7th grade schoolgirls admitted to ICU after being thrashed by teacher

NARAYANGANJ, Bangladesh - Two seventh-graders from a Narayanganj school are being treated in the intensive care unit of a nearby ...

Myanmar military claims Wang Yi's trip a recognition of its legitimacy

NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar - China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi has arrived in Myanmar for the first time since the military took ...

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Minimal disruptions as summer strikes continue at Paris airport

PARIS, France: Signaling further disruptions for summer travelers, workers at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport said they would go on strike ...

Angry Russia vows retaliation after Bulgaria expels diplomats

SOFIA, Bulgaria: Russian diplomats and their families departed Bulgaria over the weekend, amidst heightened tensions between the two eastern European ...

No end in sight as South Africa suffers thru power cuts

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa: More frequent power cuts in South Africa have affected households and businesses across the country, with state-owned ...

Rescuers find 3 alive, 27 missing after boat sinks off Hong Kong

HONG KONG: An engineering vessel with 30 people on board went missing 200 miles off Hong Kong after it snapped ...

As Covid cases rise in France, no return to mandatory restrictions

NICE, France -As some 1,000 Frenchmen are being hospitalized daily with Covid infections, French officials have "invited" or "recommended" the ...

In "geopolitical signal," UE, New Zealand sign free trade pact

BRUSSELS, Belgium: Negotiations on a free trade agreement between the European Union and New Zealand ended successfully this week, paving ...