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Catalan Officials Won’t Follow Madrid Orders, But Will Of Catalan People – Region’s Spokesman

Catalan authorities will not follow orders from Madrid, but will only listen to the will of the Catalan people, Catalonia’s Foreign Affairs spokesman told BBC Radio.

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S Korean PM Says Pyeongchang Olympics Will Be A Success Despite Tensions With N Korea

ATHENS -- South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon said Monday that the PyeongChang Winter Olympics will turn out to be a success, just as the 1988 Seoul Olympics and the 2002 FIFA World Cup were successfully held despite tensions with North Korea, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported.

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Trump, Abe Set Golf Date For Start Of Us Leader’s Asia Tour

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TOKYO: Donald Trump will start his first trip to Asia as the U.S. president next month in somewhat predictable fashion: with a round of golf.

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Philippines Declares Battle With Islamist Rebels Over In Marawi City

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MARAWI CITY/CLARK, Philippines: The Philippines announced on Monday the end to five months of military operations in a southern city held by pro-Islamic State rebels, after a fierce and unfamiliar urban war that has marked the country’s biggest security crisis in years.

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Sydney To Be Reshaped As 3 Interconnected Cities Under New Plan

SYDNEY -- An ambitious long-term strategy to transform Sydney into three separate but interconnected cities was launched on Sunday, with the goal of creating communities that are within 30 minutes travel of services and job opportunities, China’s Xinhua news agency reported.

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Philippine Defence Secretary Declares End Of Combat Operations In Marawi

Delfin Lorenzana.

CLARK, the Philippines -- Philippine Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana announced on Monday the "termination of all combat operations" in the southern city of Marawi, saying the city has been cleared of the last terrorist.

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South Korean Scientists Develop Early Alzheimer's Detection Method

SEOUL -- A group of South Korean medical scientists have developed a biomarker for the early detection of Alzheimer's disease and referred the technology to a local company, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported the ICT ministry as saying.

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US Defence Chief Says To Discuss Regional Security With Allies, ASEAN Nations

WASHINGTON, Oct 23 -- US Defence Chief James Mattis said Sunday en route to the Philippines that he will discuss regional security challenges with his counterparts of US Asian allies and Southeast Asian nations there, China’s Xinhua news agency reported quoting the Defence Ministry as saying in a press release.

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Philippine Defence Secretary Declares End Of Marawi Fighting

CLARK, the Philippines, Oct 23 -- Philippine Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana announced on Monday the "termination of all combat operations" in the southern Philippine city of Marawi, saying the city has been cleared of the last terrorists, China’s Xinhua news agency reported.

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15 Extreme Jewish Nationalists Detained For Campaign To Stop Israeli-Arab Dating

Fifteen members of the radical Jewish group Lehava suspected of attacking and threatening Arab men dating Jewish women have been arrested in Israel, including the group's controversial leader, Ben-Tzion Gopstein.

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