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Australia faces hung Parliament
Iran starts loading fuel in 1st N-plant
The facility does not pose a proliferation risk
U.S. to host West Asia peace talks
Washington: After months of stalling, the West Asia peace process received a shot in the arm this week when the United States announced that it would be hosting talks between the leaders of Palestine and Israel in Washington in ...
Hamas rebuffs call
Gaza: The Islamic Hamas movement ruling the Gaza Strip has rejected the call to resume peace talks, with a spokesman saying it was “a new attempt to deceive our people”. It said the invite was “useless and will bring us ...
Row over Colosseum ticket sales cash
Rome: The Colosseum in Rome is at the centre of a tug of war between city officials and the Italian government over who gets to run the ancient monument — and who takes home the €35 million in annual ticket sales, cash today ...
Activists target “fire bulls” after bullfight ban
Madrid: In village festivals taking place in north-eastern Spain these days, an iron structure containing balls of flammable material is attached to the horns of a bull. The balls are set alight, and the animal is let loose on the ...
An unusual campaign pledge by aspiring woman candidate in Brazil
Rio de Janeiro: It's an unusual campaign pledge: a strip club in every town. That, however, is what Adriely Fatal, a stripper and “erotic actress” from north-eastern Brazil, is promising voters as she hits the campaign trail in ...
Nepali parties differ on UNMIN term
Kathmandu: Sharp disagreements have surfaced among political forces regarding the extension of United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN), whose mandate ends on September 15. Minister for Peace and Reconstruction Rakam Chemjong told ...
Dutch teen on solo round-the-world bid
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