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Singapore PM's Brother To Relinquish Top Aviation Post

SINGAPORE: The younger brother of Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will relinquish his post as head of the country's civil aviation authority, the transport ministry said on Thursday.

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Firefighters Quell Big Blaze Near London's Euston Train Station

LONDON: A large fire in a pub near London’s Euston train station was brought under control on Friday evening and there were no reports of casualties, the British capital’s fire brigade said.

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UN Women Condemns Harassment Of Russian Women During World Cup

RIO DE JANEIRO -- The Brazilian office of UN Women released videos on Friday condemning the sexual harassment of Brazilian tourists against Russian women in the FIFA World Cup, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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Kate Spade's Heartbroken Father Dies Night Before Designer's Funeral

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NEW YORK -- The father of US fashion designer Kate Spade died a night before her funeral in Kansas City, Missouri, the family said in a statement, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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Washington “Indefinitely” Delays 2 More Military Exercises With Seoul

The US continues to wind down the scope of its military activity on North Korea’s doorstep, with the Pentagon announcing on Friday it was “indefinitely” suspending two joint training programs with Seoul.

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US To Send 215 Caskets To North Korea, Get Back Remains Of Soldiers Killed In Korean War

SEOUL -- The US military plans to send 215 empty caskets to North Korea via the inter-Korean border on Saturday to get back the remains of American soldiers killed during the Korean War, South Korea's Yonhap news agency quoted a South Korean military official as saying.

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Official ‘Humiliates' Indian Interfaith Couple, Sparking Outrage

The case of an interfaith couple who said they faced religious prejudice and harassment by an Indian passport official has spurred outrage about growing religious hostility in India.

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South Sudan Rival Leaders To Hold New Talks Amid Deep Rift

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and his arch-rival Riek Machar have agreed to meet in Sudan's capital for their second round of talks in nearly two years, the Sudanese foreign ministry said, even as expectations for a possible agreement are quite low.

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OPEC Reaches Deal To Raise Oil Output

Leaders from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) have agreed on a modest increase in oil production from next month.

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Malta Says Not Responsible For Lifeline Boat Denied By Italy

A ship with more than 200 migrants and refugees on board is being blocked from entering Italian waters, the second time in two weeks that a new anti-immigrant government in Rome has turned away a vessel carrying people rescued from drowning in the Mediterranean.

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