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US detainees thank Trump and God for release from North Korea

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters / AFP Image caption Left to right: Kim Hak-song, Kim Dong-chul, Tony Kim Three Americans released by North Korea on Wednesday have thanked President Donald Trump and his Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for securing their freedom.The men are flying to Andrews Air Force Base near Washington, where Mr Trump will welcome them early on Thursday. The White House said they had been freed as a
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Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad to become world’s elected leader

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Mahathir Mohamad is set to become the world's oldest elected leader, after a shock victory in Malaysia's election.Mr Mahathir, a former prime minister, came out of retirement and switched to the opposition to challenge his former protege, Najib Razak who has been beset by corruption allegations.His historic win has ousted the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition, which has been in power since independence in 1957.Mr Mahathir said
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Karnataka elections 2018: Karnataka polls: EC to take final call on countermanding of RR Nagar election | India News

[ad_1] BENGALURU: The fate of the RR Nagar assembly poll hangs in balance with the Election Commission rushing deputy election commissioner Chandra Bhushan Kumar to Bengaluru to take stock of the situation before taking a final call. He arrived in the city on Wednesday evening. Nearly 10,000 voter ID cards were seized from a flat in Jalahalli in RR Nagar on Tuesday. Thousands of counter foils of Form 6 used
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The impact of Iran sanctions – in charts

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Uncertainty is hanging over the future of the Iran nuclear deal following the US decision to withdraw.Under the 2015 agreement, Iran agreed to curb its nuclear activities in return for the lifting of sanctions imposed by the UN, US and EU.President Donald Trump's announcement that the US will leave the deal means that Washington will begin reinstating sanctions. But what will the economic impact be on
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My family had never seen a Kenyan: The Chinese making a new life in Africa

[ad_1] Image caption Xu Jing and Henry Rotich fell in love a decade ago "We fell in love but it was very difficult at first," Xu Jing explains from the courtyard of the Fairmont Hotel in Nairobi. "My family didn't know much about Africa at all. They hadn't even seen a Kenyan before so they were very worried."Henry Rotich - the Kenyan in question - was just as concerned.The pair
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Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi: Out on bail, 26/11 Mumbai attacks mastermind Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi raising funds | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Pakistan-based mastermind of 26/11 Mumbai attacks and top Lashker-e-Toiba commander Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi has resurfaced for the first time after being released on bail by the Lahore high court in 2015, and is allegedly collecting donations from wheat farmers in Punjab province to fund the outfit's terror activities . According to intelligence inputs with the Indian agencies, Lakhvi - a most-wanted terrorist in India - continues to
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California becomes first US state to mandate solar on homes

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Officials say solar energy will more than pay for itself, and homeowners could see significantly lower utilities costs per month California has become the first US state to mandate solar panels on new homes and apartment buildings built after 1 January, 2020.The California Energy Commission unanimously approved the plan, making it the state's next big step towards ending greenhouse gas emissions.State law already
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Rockefeller art auction opens with record-breaking $646m

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption The collection set a sales record on only the first day of a three day sale A record-breaking sale of late billionaire David Rockefeller's private art collection has brought in over $646 (£477m) on its opening night.A portrait by Pablo Picasso sold for $115m and a Monet painting from his water garden series sold for $84.7m - the highest ever paid for the artist.With
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Karnataka elections 2018: In poll-bound Karnataka, voter ID cards bought for Rs 100 | India News

[ad_1] BENGALURU: Bribing citizens to vote for a particular candidate is old school. Enticing voters not to exercise their franchise is the new trend that is fast catching up in poll-bound Karnataka. The seizure of 10,000 voter ID cards from an apartment at RR Nagar here on Tuesday afternoon seems to be an indication of this “new craft”. This is how the racket works: candidates bribe registered voters, who they
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Berlin court bars Muslim teacher from wearing headscarf

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption The teacher involved in the Berlin case was reassigned to a sixth-form college (file pic) A Muslim primary school teacher has lost her bid to overturn a law banning the wearing of religious clothing by public servants in Berlin.The Berlin labour court judge ruled that the city-state's neutrality law for teachers, police and court officials was constitutional.Germany's 16 states have differing laws on headscarves