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  • TLONDON - Britain's Heathrow airport will set up a plan to financially support its European employees after Brexit, said John Holland-Kaye, chief executive officer (CEO) of the airport. According to a report by local Sky News, the airport was to set aside hundreds of thousands of pounds to help its ...

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  • TAs a 55-year-old father who cannot secure the next meal for his eight starving children, Ahmed al-Sharafi doesn't complain. "There is always a glimmer of hope," he told Xinhua. Unlike millions of starving Yemenis, al-Sharafi is lucky as a charity bakery is few meters away from his house in a ...

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  • TSaudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir asserted on Sunday that the action against Qatar aims to change its policy, Al Arabiya TV reported. Al-Jubeir told a press conference after the end of the 39th Summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in the Saudi capital of Riyadh. He said that the ...

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  • TThe British House of Commons' committee on Exiting the European Union (EU) unanimously agreed in a report its downbeat verdict on Brexit Sunday, saying Prime Minister Theresa May's deal fails to offer sufficient clarity or certainty for the future of the country. The highly critical report came ...

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  • TBEIJING   -  Chinese scientists have designed a new biodegradable and bioactive material that can enhance wound-healing and skin regeneration. It is difficult for skin wounds to completely heal in cases of large-area burns, severe microbial infections and diabetes. Chronic wounds ...

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  • TWASHINGTON  -   American researchers have transformed toxin in wasps into potential antibiotic drugs that may eliminate hard-to-cure bacterial infections. In a study published in this week's Nature Communications Biology, the researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology ...

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  • TNANJING   -  Why do some brains discover the laws of universe, while others create soul-stirring music or paintings? How is memory and consciousness generated? We can observe billions of stars and detect ripples in space, but we still barely understand our brains, which can fathom ...

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  • TSANYA:- Twenty-six-year-old Vanessa Ponce De Leon from Mexico was crowned Miss World after she won the final competition of this year's beauty pageant of the same title Saturday night in the resort city of Sanya, Hainan Province. Miss Thailand Nicolene Pichapa Limsnukan finished as the runner-up, ...

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  • TBritish Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday warned lawmakers against voting down her deal, saying there would be "uncharted waters" ahead. The warning came two days ahead of a crucial Brexit vote in the House of Commons. Speaking to the Mail on Sunday, May said a rejection of her proposals would ...

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  • TArmenia kicked off snap elections on Sunday to pick a new parliament for the next five years, after a second failed at0tempt by the National Assembly in November to elect a prime minister. More than 2.57 million registered voters are expected to cast their ballots at 2,010 polling stations across ...

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  • TIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed on Saturday to soon arrange a meeting between security delegations of the two countries. The agreement was reached during the earlier phone talks between the two leaders over the current Israeli operation on its ...

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  • TThousands of people marched again through French cities on Saturday to express their anger over President Emmanuel Macron's leadership which, according to them, aims to court big business and squeeze revenue of lowest-paid workers. In the fourth week end of protest, 31,000 people took to the ...

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  • TFour people were killed and as many as 236 villagers were forced to flee home as landslides and floods struck East Java province of western Indonesia, disaster agency official said on Sunday. The landslides occurred after soils of a hill slid down and hit a house, where the four were staying, ...

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  • TA total of 135 people were injured and 1,385 had been detained on Saturday after violence broke out between police and gangs of masked youth in several French cities during protests against high living costs, said Interior Minister Christophe Castaner. In a joint press briefing with Prime Minister ...

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  • TUS President Donald Trump said Saturday that White House chief of staff John Kelly will leave his job at the end of the year. Trump called Kelly "a great guy," when speaking to reporters at the White House before leaving for the Army-Navy football game in Philadelphia. "He's been with me almost two ...

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  • TNEW YORK: - Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd (CATL), a leading lithium-ion battery maker for electric vehicles (EVs) and supplier of energy storage facilities, has opened its first subsidiary in North America. The subsidiary, named Contemporary Amperex Technology USA Inc. and unveiled ...

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  • TLOS ANGELES-Nasa’s InSight lander, which touched down on Mars last week, has provided the first ever “sounds” of Martian winds on the Red Planet, said Nasa on other day. InSight sensors captured a haunting low rumble caused by vibrations from the wind, estimated to be blowing ...

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  • TChina's Chang'e-4 lunar probe was launched in the early hours of Saturday, and it is expected to make the first-ever soft landing on the far side of the moon. A Long March-3B rocket, carrying the probe including a lander and a rover, blasted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest ...

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  • TThe Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and Non-OPEC oil producers on Friday agreed to jointly cut the crude production by 1.2 million barrels per day (bdp), to be implemented in January 2019 for an initial period of six months. According to the agreement reached, OPEC member ...

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  • TUS President Donald Trump on Friday signed a two-week spending bill to extend federal government funding, averting a partial government shutdown and delaying an expected partisan fight over the proposed US-Mexico border wall. The legislation, which would keep the Homeland Security Department and ...

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  • TWhite House chief of staff John Kelly is expected to resign in the coming days, local media reported Friday morning, quoting sources familiar with the situation. Potential replacements include Nick Ayers, Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff, according to CNN. Two White House sources told CNN ...

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  • TThe Italian Competition Authority (ICA) has fined Facebook with two penalties worth 10 million euros (11.3 million US dollars) overall for improper use of its subscribers' personal data, the authority said in a statement on Friday. After an investigation was launched in April, and closed on Nov. ...

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  • TCHICAGO-Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis have developed a new tool described as a “flight data recorder” for developing cells, illuminating the paths cells take as they progress from one type to another. The study was published in the journal Nature on ...

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  • TJapanese forces and the coast guard have been continuing as of Friday to search for five US Marines still missing following the mid-air collision and crash of two US military aircraft during refuelling training off Cape Muroto off Japan's western coast a day earlier. The mishap occurred in the ...

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  • THead of the Libyan Higher National Commission of Elections, Imad Al-Sayah, on Thursday said that a referendum of a permanent constitution could be held before the end of February 2019. "By studying the technical ability of the commission, referendum on the constitution could be held before the end ...

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  • TLibyan government officials and a United Nations team on Thursday met and discussed a program to dispose liquid fuel and oxidizing materials in two locations in western Libya. According to Libya's official news agency, the meeting took place in the city of Gharyan, some 90 km southwest of the ...

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  • TChina and Portugal pledged Wednesday to jointly push forward the construction of the Belt and Road to strengthen Asia-Europe connectivity and boost global trade. The consensus was reached during a meeting between visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping and Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio ...

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  • TWASHINGTON - SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft was launched on other day on a way to bring worms, liquid fuel and other new experiments to the International Space Station. The spacecraft, riding on a Falcon 9 rocket, lifted off at 1:16 p.m. EST at the Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force ...

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  • T BEIJING : China has intensified efforts to implement policies designed to ease foreign investment restrictions and improve the business environment, Xinhua-run Economic Information Daily reported Thursday.Authorities have started to clear up restrictive regulations on foreign investment that go ...

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  • TIran will not be a part of any agreement by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) over quota reduction as long as it is the target of US sanctions, an Iranian official said on Thursday. "Iran should be exempted from any decision (by the OPEC) concerning the (oil) output ...

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