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Pakistan President Urges Int'l Community To Join Hands On Water Challenges

 President Mamnoon Hussain.

DUSHANBE (Tajikistan) -- Pakistan's President Mamnoon Hussain Wednesday highlighted the importance of water in human life and called upon the international community to join hands in striving to end poverty, provision of quality healthcare and sustainable development across the globe.

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Australia "Disappointed" By US Withdrawal From UN Human Rights Council

 Julie Bishop.

SYDNEY -- Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop spoke out on Wednesday about the United State's decision to turn their backs on the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), Xinhua reported.

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Security Forces Gun Down Armed Man In Pattani

PATTANI – Thailand security forces shot dead a member of an armed group during a shootout at a house in Kapo district early today.

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S. Korea Participates In UN Space Meeting

SEOUL -- South Korea is taking part in the first global United Nations space summit of the 21st century to discuss global cooperation in the future of space activities, Yonghap news agency reported, quoting government officials Wednesday.

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Japanese Fans Keep "DJ Police" Busy In Shibuya Following Shock Victory Over Colombia In World Cup

TOKYO -- World Cup fever finally struck Japan with vengeance Tuesday night following the Samurai Blue's surprising victory over much higher ranked Colombia in Japan's opening game in the tournament.

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UK Culture Secretary Says Schools Should Ban Mobile Phones

Children should be banned from using their mobile phones at school, the culture secretary has said.

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South Korea Leader Urges Denuclearization Steps From North

BEIJING — South Korea’s president on Wednesday urged Pyongyang to show a plan for concrete steps toward denuclearization, raising the pressure on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during his visit to Beijing to discuss the outcome of his summit with President Donald Trump.

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Trump Says Would Back Both House Immigration Bills As Separation Crisis Grows

Pic: Reuters

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump told Republican lawmakers on Tuesday he would back either of the immigration bills making their way through the House of Representatives, as the outcry grew over his administration’s separation of immigrant parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Japan's World Cup Win Over Colombia Lifts Mood After Quake

Pic: ReutersTOKYO: Japan on Wednesday basked in the glow of its World Cup soccer team’s historic win over Colombia, a victory that has lifted the nation’s mood after an earthquake struck its second-biggest metropolis Osaka.

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Taliban Kill 30 Afghan Soldiers And Take Base In First Major Attack Since Ceasefire

KABUL- Taliban militants killed 30 Afghan soldiers and captured a military base in the western province of Badghis on Wednesday, the provincial governor said, their first major attack since a ceasefire for the Eid al-Fitr holiday.

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