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Hundreds Feared Dead In The Mediterranean Sea

About 250 people are feared drowned in the Mediterranean after two partially submerged rubber dinghies were found off the coast of Libya.

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Donald Trump Suffers Setback Over Healthcare Bill

A vote in the US House of Representatives on a bill to repeal and replace "Obamacare" has been delayed, in a stinging setback for President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan in their first major legislative test.

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Westminster Attack: Vigil Held In Trafalgar Square

Thousands of mourners have filled Trafalgar Square for a vigil for the victims killed in Wednesday's car-and-knife attack in the heart of London.

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House Of Representatives Plans Healthcare Vote On Friday

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WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump will get a second chance to try to close the deal with Republican lawmakers on dismantling Obamacare, but it was unclear whether the House of Representatives would be able to pass a new healthcare bill in a rescheduled vote on Friday.

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London Attack: Khalid Masood Identified As Killer

Police have identified Khalid Masood as the man who carried out the Westminster attack, as the death toll rose to five.

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UNICEF Says Nearly 600 Million Children To Live With Extremely Limited Water Resources By 2040

UNITED NATIONS -- Some 600 million children, or one in four children worldwide, will be living in areas with extremely limited water resources by 2040, according to a report released here by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Wednesday to mark World Water Day, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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US Secretary Of State Holds Foreign Ministers’ Conference In Washington To Defeat IS

Rex Tillerson.

WASHINGTON -- A gargantuan conference of 68 foreign ministers, hosted by the US administration in Washington on Wednesday, emphasised its intention to defeat the Islamic State also known as ISIS or Daesh.

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Hundreds Of Middle Eastern Refugees Refused Entry Into Australia On Security Grounds

CANBERRA -- Hundreds of Syrian and Iraqi refugees bookmarked for resettlement in Australia have been refused entry on grounds of national security, it was revealed on Thursday, after security networks discovered their names were on an international watch list, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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Sunken Ferry Sewol Emerges From Water In Massive Salvage Operation

In this handout photo, a submersible vessel attempts to salvage sunken Sewol ferry in waters off Jindo, on March 22, 2017 in Jindo-gun, South Korea. Photo: Getty

SEOUL -- The sunken ferry Sewol began emerging from the water in a massive salvage operation early Thursday, nearly three years after the ship sank and left more than 300 dead or missing in one of South Korea's worst maritime disasters, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported.

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North Korea To Hold Parliamentary Meeting On April 11

SEOUL -- North Korea will hold the fifth session of the 13th Supreme People's Assembly in Pyongyang on April 11, Japan's Jiji Press reported citing state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).

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