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Another Major Step Forward, Says Singapore Minister On AssetCo Tender

Khaw Boon Wan.SINGAPORE -- Malaysia and Singapore have taken another major step forward in the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) journey, said Singapore Minister for Transport and Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure, Khaw Boon Wan.

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Climate Change May Hit Australian Saltwater Croc Numbers: Research

SYDNEY -- Climate change may have a larger impact on saltwater crocodile populations than previously thought, with the reptiles' nesting periods particularly susceptible to flooding or drought, a latest Australian research has found, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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Trump And May Speak After An Awkward Silence

Washington - Britain's leader at last aired her differences with President Donald Trump over his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, nearly two weeks after vowing to confront him over the controversial move.

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Israel Arrests Palestinian Teen Who Forced Them Off Her Land

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A 16-year-old Palestinian girl was arrested early this morning after a video of her telling Israeli soldiers to leave her property went viral, according to Haaretz.

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Anarchists In Greece Claim To Have Poisoned Popular Super Market Items

The anarchist group Black and Green Arsonists claim they have taken popular food and drink items off the shelves of super markets, and that they will return them poisoned.

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China Can Play Even Bigger Role In Global Governance Using UN Platform: Expert

UNITED NATIONS -- China could play a much bigger and more active role in global governance using the platform of the United Nations (UN), as China's governance notions agree with the organisation's goals, a senior UN expert said here Tuesday, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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US House Passes Final Republican Tax Bill, Senate To Vote Next

WASHINGTON -- The US House of Representatives on Tuesday passed the final Republican bill to overhaul the tax system in three decades, which would slash income taxes for corporates and individuals while widening American budget deficit and income inequality, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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Giant Panda Cub Xiang Xiang Wows Visitors In Public Debut

TOKYO -- In her much-awaited public debut on Tuesday, Xiang Xiang, a six-month-old giant panda cub at Tokyo's Ueno Zoo, enthralled lucky visitors chosen by lottery, Japan's Jiji Press reported.

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Delay In Military Drills Requires Halt To N Korean Provocations: Cheong Wa Dae

SEOUL -- South Korea and the United States may delay their joint military exercises only for the duration of the Winter Olympic Games to be held here next year and if the North halts its military provocations, South Korea's Yonhap news agency quoted a ranking South Korean official as saying Wednesday.

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Myanmar Begins Investigation Into Bodies Discovered In Mass Grave

Border police stand guard at Tinmay village Buthidaung township in Myanmars northern Rakhine state on July 14 2017

YANGON -- A forensic investigation into 10 bodies uncovered in a village in Maungtaw, Myanmar's western Rakhine state, has begun with a medical team, judicial personnel and local administration, China's Xinhua news agency reported according to Myanmar News Agency report on Wednesday.

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