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Britain's Queen Elizabeth celebrates 92 years with star-studded concert

Reuters News - April 21, 2018 - 9:54pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Queen Elizabeth attended a star-studded special concert on Saturday as the world's oldest and longest-reigning living monarch celebrated her 92nd birthday.
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Underlining alliance, Venezuela's Maduro visits new Cuban leader

Reuters News - April 21, 2018 - 8:33pm
HAVANA (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro became on Saturday the first foreign leader to meet with Cuba's Miguel Diaz-Canel since he became president of the communist-run island this week, underscoring the importance of the Venezuelan-Cuban alliance.
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Pakistan's Ziarat: An ancient juniper forest and its living fossils

BBC News - April 21, 2018 - 7:11pm
Mature trees at Ziarat in Balochistan are often thousands of years old, but many end up as firewood.
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How leisure time is changing for North Korea's privileged

BBC News - April 21, 2018 - 7:03pm
The way Pyongyang's middle-class enjoy themselves is changing, but rural areas continue to miss out.
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U.S. Treasury chief may visit China as trade tensions simmer

Reuters News - April 21, 2018 - 4:04pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Saturday he may travel to China, a move that could ease tensions between the world's two largest economies, as international policymakers acknowledged Beijing needs to change its trade practices.
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Turkey's Erdogan says U.S. should look at its own actions if it wants jailed pastor freed

Reuters News - April 21, 2018 - 3:34pm
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan said the United States should look at its own actions if it wants the return of an American Christian pastor who has been jailed in Turkey for suspected links to a 2016 failed coup.
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Tens of thousands of Hungarians protest against PM Orban's rule

Reuters News - April 21, 2018 - 2:49pm
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Hungarians protested on Saturday against government control over the media, which they say helped Prime Minister Viktor Orban to a landslide election victory earlier this month.
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Barbara Bush remembered for her dignity and wit at Houston funeral

Reuters News - April 21, 2018 - 2:35pm
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Former first lady Barbara Bush was remembered at her funeral on Saturday as a formidable but caring figure whose devotion to her family was matched only by her commitment to public service.
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U.S. Treasury chief may go to China as trade tensions simmer

Reuters News - April 21, 2018 - 1:45pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin may visit China, in a move that could help defuse rising trade tensions between the world's two largest economies that threaten to derail a global economic recovery.
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Ex-U.S. presidents among mourners as Barbara Bush lauded at funeral

Reuters News - April 21, 2018 - 1:26pm
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Former first lady Barbara Bush was remembered on Saturday as a sharp-tongued but caring figure whose devotion to her family was matched only by her commitment to public service.
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Palestinian lecturer and Hamas member killed in Malaysia

BBC News - April 21, 2018 - 12:11pm
Malaysian officials say the suspects are believed to have links to a foreign intelligence service.
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Syrian rebels withdraw from enclave northeast of Damascus

Reuters News - April 21, 2018 - 11:42am
BEIRUT/AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian rebels began withdrawing from an enclave northeast of Damascus on Saturday and will go to northern Syria, state TV and a rebel official said, in a surrender agreement that marks another victory for President Bashar al-Assad.
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Chemical weapons watchdog: inspectors have samples from Douma

Reuters News - April 21, 2018 - 11:38am
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A team of inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) visited a site in Douma, Syria on Saturday to collect samples as it tries to determine whether such weapons were used there on April 7, the agency said.
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U.S. regulator permits China's ZTE to submit more evidence

Reuters News - April 21, 2018 - 11:28am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Commerce Department has granted ZTE Corp's request to submit more evidence after the agency banned American companies from selling to the Chinese technology firm, a senior Commerce official said on Saturday.
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India introduces death penalty for child rapists

BBC News - April 21, 2018 - 10:06am
The change to the penal code comes amid nationwide outrage over high-profile cases of child rape.
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Ex-U.S. presidents among mourners expected at Barbara Bush funeral

Reuters News - April 21, 2018 - 9:58am
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Several former U.S. presidents were among the 1,500 mourners expected to gather at a Houston church on Saturday for the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush, who died on Tuesday at the age of 92.
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Family of Myanmar policeman who described sting on Reuters reporters evicted: family

Reuters News - April 21, 2018 - 9:30am
YANGON (Reuters) - The family of a Myanmar policeman who told a court how police planted secret documents on Reuters reporters to "entrap" them was evicted from police housing in the capital Naypyitaw on Saturday, less than 24 hours after his testimony, family members said.
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Iran vows 'expected and unexpected' moves if U.S. exits nuclear deal

Reuters News - April 21, 2018 - 8:55am
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday Iran's atomic agency was ready with "expected and unexpected" reactions if the United States pulls out of a multinational nuclear deal, as U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to do.
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Former U.S. taekwondo star waits a decade for her #MeToo moment

Reuters News - April 21, 2018 - 8:17am
(Reuters) - It has taken a decade, but Mandy Meloon, a two-time taekwondo world champion thrown off the U.S. national team in 2007 after accusing her coach of molesting her at age 16, has won a measure of vindication.
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North Korea missile and nuclear test halt hailed

BBC News - April 21, 2018 - 7:46am
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's announcement is welcomed by world powers, ahead of key summits.
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