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Greek Navy Helicopter Crashes In Aegean, Killing Three

Satellite view of Kinaros.ATHENS: A Greek navy helicopter crashed early on Thursday off the small island of Kinaros in the eastern Aegean Sea, killing a crew of three, a Greek Defense Ministry official said.

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United Arab Emirates Picks Woman To Be First 'Happiness' Minister

It sounds a bit New Age, but the United Arab Emirates has just appointed state ministers for happiness, tolerance and youth.

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Korean Actor, Lee Jong-suk Returns The Love With 200 Million Won Donation

Korean actor Lee Jong-suk has reportedly donated 200 million won (RM600,000) to the Korean Committee for UNICEF to help underprivileged children, both at home and abroad.

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NATO Agrees Russian Deterrent But Avoids Cold War Footing

(L-R) Britain's Secretary of State for Defence Michael Fallon, U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen attend a NATO defense ministers meeting at the Alliance's headquarters in Brussels. REUTERS/YVES HERMAN

NATO agreed on Wednesday its boldest steps yet to deter Russia from any attack in the Baltics or eastern Europe, setting out ways to rapidly deploy air, naval and ground forces without resorting to Cold War-era military bases.

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Harry, Ron And Hermione's Wizarding Adventure Continues In The Eighth Book

Harry Potter fans rejoice! JK Rowling has announced plans to release another book – nine years after the last novel.

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Want To Be Happy, Tolerant, Young? UAE Has A Ministry For That

It sounds a bit New Age, but the United Arab Emirates has just appointed state ministers for happiness, tolerance and youth.

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Female Suicide Bombers Kill Over 60 People In Northeast Nigeria: Officials

The Dikwa camp, pictured earlier this month, is home to tens of thousands of displaced people. Cr. AFP

Two female suicide bombers killed more than 60 people at a camp for people displaced by an insurgency of the jihadist Boko Haram group in the northeast Nigerian town of Dikwa, military and emergency officials said on Wednesday.

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Russia, Pressed To End Syria Bombing, Proposes March Truce

Salim al-Muslat, spokesman for the High Negotiations Committee (HNC), the main Syrian opposition group at the Geneva peace talks, attends a news conference in Geneva, Switzerland, January 31, 2016. REUTERS/DENIS BALIBOUSE/FILES

World powers pressed Russia on Wednesday to stop bombing around Aleppo in support of a Syrian government offensive to recapture the city and a Western official said Moscow had presented a proposal envisaging a truce in three weeks' time.

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EU Warns UK Deal 'Fragile' As Paris, East Seek Changes

The Canary Wharf financial district is seen in east London in this November 12, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/SUZANNE PLUNKETT

BRUSSELS - A draft accord to help keep Britain in the European Union is "very fragile", a top EU official warned on Wednesday as France and eastern states pushed for changes before leaders meet to try and seal the deal next week.

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South Korea Plans To Cut Power, Water To Factory Park In North

Pic: BloombergSouth Korea plans to stop supplying power and water to a factory park in North Korea, suspending their joint manufacturing venture as it punishes Kim Jong Un for his recent nuclear test and rocket launch, a government official with knowledge of the matter said Thursday.

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