At least 113 dead, 150 injured in Iraq wedding inferno

At least 113 people were killed and more than 150 injured when a fire broke out during a wedding at an event hall in the northern Iraqi town of Hamdaniyah

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Bankrupt Sri Lanka's recovery 'not yet assured': IMF

Bankrupt Sri Lanka's economic recovery was "not yet assured", the International Monetary Fund warned today, after the first review of its $2.9 billion bailout aimed at repairing the island nation's ruined finances

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Trump inflated net worth by as much as $3.6 billion

Court finds Trump liable for fraud in New York civil case

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45 students injured in Manipur as police charge batons on protesters

Forty five students, many of them girls, were injured in ethnic strife-hit north eastern Indian state of Manipur's Imphal Valley today when the police fired tear gas shells and baton-charged protesters demonstrating against the killing of two youths who were allegedly kidnapped in July, PTI reported quoting officials said

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US army chief, allies discuss Asia-Pacific in India

Army chiefs and senior officers from 30 countries including the United States met in India yesterday to discuss threats facing the Asia-Pacific region, in the face of concern at an increasingly assertive China.

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Biden joins picket line of autoworkers on strike

President Joe Biden yesterday joined a picket line with striking autoworkers in Michigan, backing their call for a 40 percent pay raise and telling them they deserve a “lot more” than they are getting.

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‘Political convenience’ can’t determine response to terror

India yesterday told the United Nations “political convenience” cannot be the basis for a response to terrorism or extremism, and called on the global community to respect the rules-based order and the UN Charter.

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UKRAINE’S ODESA / Russian air strikes hit grain facilities

Russia hit Ukrainian port infrastructure and grain storage facilities in an overnight drone strike on the grain exporting district of Izmail, Ukrainian officials said yesterday.

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TALKS WITH ISRAEL / Saudi envoy seeks to reassure Palestinians

Saudi Arabia yesterday sent its first delegation in three decades to the occupied West Bank to reassure Palestinians that it will defend their cause even as it forges closer ties with Israel.

Armenia says 13,350 refugees arrived from Nagorno-Karabakh

Armenia on Tuesday said a total of 13,350 refugees have arrived from Nagorno-Karabakh, a majority ethnic Armenian breakaway enclave that was defeated in a lightning offensive by Azerbaijan last week.

DISPUTED SHOAL / Philippines removes Chinese barrier

The Philippines said yesterday it executed a “special operation” to remove a floating barrier installed by China at a prime fishing patch in the South China Sea, a move that could stoke tension after a years-long detente in Asia’s most disputed waters.

Putin critic Kara-Murza brought to Siberian penal colony

Russian opposition politician Vladimir Kara-Murza, jailed for 25 years on treason charges and for denouncing Moscow’s Ukraine offensive, has arrived to serve his sentence at a maximum-security Siberian prison, his lawyer said yesterday.

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West Bank Raid: Israeli forces kill two Palestinians

Israeli forces killed two Palestinians, including a fighter of the Islamist Hamas group, during a raid on a refugee camp in the occupied West Bank yesterday, emergency workers and Hamas said.

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Fire in shop kills 35 people

At least 35 people were killed in southeastern Benin on Saturday after a fire broke out at a shop where witnesses said gasoline was being unloaded, a justice ministry representative said.

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Biden blames Republicans

President Joe Biden on Saturday blamed “a small group of extreme Republicans” for a budget impasse that has placed the US government a week away from a shutdown, urging the lawmakers to resolve the issue.

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Iran defuses 30 bombs in Tehran

Authorities in Iran have neutralised 30 bombs meant to go off simultaneously in Tehran and detained 28 terrorists linked to Islamic State, Iran’s Tasnim news agency reported yesterday, citing the intelligence ministry.

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Armed men storm Kosovo village

A group of about 30 “heavily armed” men opened fire at Kosovo police in a northern Kosovo village early yesterday, killing a policeman, and the same armed men also stormed a nearby Serbian Orthodox monastery in the first such major regional violence since May, Kosovo officials said.

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120,000 Armenians may flee Nagorno-Karabakh

Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said yesterday the likelihood was rising that ethnic Armenians would flee the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh and blamed Russia for failing to ensure Armenian security.

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Philippines condemns Chinese ‘floating barrier’

The Philippines yesterday accused China’s coast guard of installing a “floating barrier” in a disputed area of the South China Sea, saying it prevented Filipinos from entering and fishing in the area.

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Israeli forces kill 2 Palestinians in West Bank raid

Israeli forces shot dead two Palestinians in a pre-dawn raid today in the West Bank, the Palestinian health ministry said

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Fire kills 34 at illegal fuel depot in Benin

At least 34 people were killed when a contraband fuel dump burst into flames in southern Benin near the border with Nigeria, a government official said on Saturday.

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