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    Russia to deliver 10 Su-35 fighter jets to China this year: Interfax

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's state conglomerate Rostec will supply China with 10 Su-35 fighter jets this year, Interfax news agency reported on Thursday, citing Rostec.

  • Trump ramps up attacks on 'scandal' of Russia inquiry
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    Trump ramps up attacks on 'scandal' of Russia inquiry

    Donald Trump makes his way to board Marine One from the South Lawn of the White House on Wednesday. Donald Trump said the investigation into Russian collusion during the 2016 election “could be one of the biggest political scandals in history” as he dubbed the investigation into election inference “

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    13 transgenders will contest 2018 Pakistan general elections

    Islamabad, May 24 (IANS) At least 13 transgenders will contest the Pakistan general elections this year. Two of them will contest for the National Assembly and the rest for the provincial assemblies. This was officially announced on Wednesday at a national consultation organised by All Pakistan Transgender

  • Indestructible Foyt back at Indy after another health scare
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    Indestructible Foyt back at Indy after another health scare

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A.J. Foyt still cuts an imposing figure around Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

  • Landmark abortion vote in Ireland may change constitution
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    Landmark abortion vote in Ireland may change constitution

    DUBLIN (AP) — An abortion debate that has inflamed passions in Ireland for decades will come down to a single question on Friday: yes or no?

  • Premier Li, asked about artist Liu Xia, says China protects rights
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    Premier Li, asked about artist Liu Xia, says China protects rights

    Premier Li Keqiang said on Thursday China's constitution protects human rights after he was asked about Liu Xia, the widow of Nobel Peace Prize-winner Liu Xiaobo, with concern growing that Beijing will not allow her to leave the country. Liu Xia, an artist and poet who suffers from depression, has

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    Macron and Putin to discuss Iran nuclear deal, Syria

    PARIS (AP) — Having failed to persuade U.S. President Donald Trump to stay in the Iran nuclear accord, French President Emmanuel Macron is reaching out to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

  • China, Germany bullish on investment as Merkel visits Beijing under shadow of Trump trade threats
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    China, Germany bullish on investment as Merkel visits Beijing under shadow of Trump trade threats

    China welcomes German firms and will protect their investments, Premier Li Keqiang said on Thursday after meeting visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who said Germany supported Chinese investment there. Merkel faces a delicate diplomatic balancing act on her two-day China visit, which is clouded

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    IANS India Private Limited

    Facebook unveils three-pronged strategy to fight fake news

    San Francisco, May 24 (IANS) To stop false news from spreading on its platform, Facebook has said it put in place a three-pronged strategy that constitutes removing accounts and content that violate its policies, reducing distribution of inauthentic content and informing people by giving them more context

  • Discovery of World War II soldier's plane brings closure
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    Discovery of World War II soldier's plane brings closure

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tom Kelly grew up on a Northern California farm and once thought of becoming a cowboy before World War II got in the way.

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    Hungarian runner and coach Laszlo Tabori dies at 86

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Laszlo Tabori, who in 1955 became the third man to break the four-minute barrier in the mile and later coached distance runners at the University of Southern California, died Wednesday. He was 86.

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    Cyclone Mekunu pounds Yemen island on its path to Oman

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Yemeni island of Socotra has been pounded by Cyclone Mekunu, which is on a path to strike Oman this weekend.

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    IANS India Private Limited

    Trump to consider possible import duties on automobiles

    Washington, May 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump ordered the Commerce Department to start a study into determining the need to impose import duties on autos and parts. "I instructed Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross, to consider initiating a Section 232 investigation into imports of automobiles

  • Korean Air heiress questioned over Filipino housekeepers
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    Korean Air heiress questioned over Filipino housekeepers

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A Korean Air heiress whose tantrum over nuts delayed a flight nearly four years ago is being investigated by South Korean immigration officials on suspicion she unlawfully hired housekeepers from the Philippines.

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    Top Asian News 5:43 a.m. GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ahead of a planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, President Donald Trump's focus has been on stagecraft, the will-they-won't-they drama and visions of a legacy-defining nuclear deal. The human rights woes of North Koreans have been more of an afterthought. Eager

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    Pakistani mob demolishes mosque belonging to minority sect

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Sunni extremists have demolished a mosque belonging to Pakistan's minority Ahmadi sect in the eastern city of Sialkot, the latest mob attack on minorities in the country.

  • NKorea hits Pence 'stupid' remarks, threatens to quit summit
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    NKorea hits Pence 'stupid' remarks, threatens to quit summit

    North Korea has renewed its threat to pull out of a summit next month with President Donald Trump, saying it is just as ready to meet in a nuclear confrontation as at the negotiating table. Pyongyang's latest salvo follows recent comments by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence suggesting the North may

  • Indonesia ride app Go-Jek to add 4 Southeast Asian nations
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    Indonesia ride app Go-Jek to add 4 Southeast Asian nations

    Indonesian ride-hailing app Go-Jek will expand into Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore and the Philippines in the next few months, it said Thursday, stepping up competition with rival Grab for Southeast Asian customers. Go-Jek, which currently only operates in Indonesia, said it will spend $500 million on

  • Qantas says has been given more time to clarify description of Chinese territories
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    Qantas says has been given more time to clarify description of Chinese territories

    SHANGHAI/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Australian airline Qantas Airways said on Thursday that it has been given more time to clarify how it refers to Chinese territories on its website, as a deadline set by Chinese authorities approaches. "We made adjustments to our websites earlier this year and, along

  • China says will 'firmly defend' rights over auto tariffs
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    China says will 'firmly defend' rights over auto tariffs

    China says it will "firmly defend" its rights and interests against what it calls the Trump administration's abuse of national security provisions in trade. The Commerce Ministry's response Thursday came after the Trump administration launched an investigation into whether tariffs

  • In Cambodia's capital, Chinese buyers pump luxury property bubble
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    In Cambodia's capital, Chinese buyers pump luxury property bubble

    Guo Qirui, 30, says it's a lonely journey when he goes home to his rented luxury condominium in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, the country where the Chinese retail executive has lived for nearly half a decade. Guo now lives on Diamond Island, also known as Koh Pich, a neighbourhood in the

  • In costly quest for security, U.S. schools face law of diminishing returns
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    In costly quest for security, U.S. schools face law of diminishing returns

    Pressure from parents and community members to find solutions, both high and low tech, has grown in the wake of deadly mass shootings at high schools in Parkland, Florida, and Santa Fe, Texas, among other violent incidents. Meanwhile, some schools are spending precious funds on untested technologies

  • China jails insurer PICC's ex-president for corruption: state media
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    China jails insurer PICC's ex-president for corruption: state media

    The former president of the People's Insurance Company (Group) of China Ltd was jailed for 11 years for taking bribes, state media reported on Thursday, the latest senior executive brought down by Beijing's anti-graft campaign. Wang Yincheng, who was also a vice Communist Party secretary at

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    IANS India Private Limited

    HP aims at partnering with Indian government to push 3D printing dream

    Barcelona, May 24 (IANS) Global printing and PC major HP is seriously looking at partnering with the Indian government to push its 3D printing solutions in the domestic manufacturing and prototyping market that has the potential to grow exponentially in the coming years. HP continues to reinvent the

  • For North Korea summit, human rights an afterthought
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    For North Korea summit, human rights an afterthought

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ahead of a planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, President Donald Trump's focus has been on stagecraft and prospects for a legacy-defining nuclear deal.