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Malala Yousafzai Targeted On Social Media For Wearing ‘Skinny Jeans & Heels’ At Oxford

Women’s education activist Malala Yousafzai has faced backlash on social media for reportedly wearing skinny jeans and high-heeled shoes around her new university town. An unverified image emerged on Facebook, later shared by Pakistani and Indian media.

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Artist Who Breastfed Dog And Fertilized Her Egg With Dog Cell Wins Prestigious Prize

Maja Smreker.

A Slovenian artist breastfed her dogs and fertilized one of her eggs with a dog cell as part of an award-winning three-month art project. She also produced a video documenting the creative process behind the bizarre venture.

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China’s Premier, Russian PM To Attend ASEAN Meet In November

Dmitry Medvedev.

MANILA  -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev are coming to Manila to attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Meetings next month, Philippine News Agency (PNA) reported.

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Facebook Denies Zuckerberg's Upcoming Visit To Thailand

BANGKOK – Social media giant, Facebook has denied media reports that its founder Mark Zuckerberg plans to visit Thailand later this month and meet Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha.

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Myanmar Investigating Cause Of Lakeside Hotel Fire

YANGON -- The Myanmar authorities are urgently investigating the cause of Thursday's huge fire that devastated a lakeside hotel in Yangon run by the Htoo Group of Companies, China's Xinhua news agency reported U Htay Lwin, the company's managing director as saying.

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Spain's Cabinet To Meet Saturday To Discuss Suspending Catalan Autonomy

MADRID -- Spain's cabinet will meet on Saturday to discuss suspending the Catalonia region's autonomy and imposing central rule in response to Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont's threat of secession unless talks were held on the issue, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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TRT World Is Voice Of Truth, Says Turkey's Deputy PM

Bekir Bozdag.

ISTANBUL -- Turkey's deputy prime minister Bekir Bozdag on Wednesday described TRT World, Turkey’s first English-language news channel, as "a mirror reflecting reality", Turkey's Anadolu Agency (AA) reported.

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Tillerson Describes India As A Key Partner In Indo-Pacific Region

Rex Tillerson.

WASHINGTON DC -- At an India-US bilateral event at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday described India as a key partner in the Indo-Pacific region for the next century.

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Qatar Provides Syria US$2.4 Bln Since Gulf Crisis

DOHA -- Qatar has provided assistance valued US$2.4 billion for Syria since the start of the gulf crisis, China's Xinhua news agency reported, citing Qatar News Agency (QNA) on Thursday.

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Vietnam Recognised As Active, Responsible Member Of IPU: Official

Nguyen Van Giau.

HANOI -- Vietnam is seen as an active and responsible member of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) with substantive contributions to the IPU Assembly, said Chairman of the National Assembly (NA)’s Committee for External Relations Nguyen Van Giau, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.

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