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Japan Volcano Featured In 'James Bond' Movie Erupts, Ejecting Smoke And Rocks

Pic: ReutersTOKYO: A Japanese volcano that figured in a 1960s James Bond movie erupted explosively on Friday for the first time since April, sending smoke thousands of meters into the air, less than a week after a strong earthquake shook the country’s west.

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Brazil:Uruguay Ex-President Mujica Says Lula 'In Good Spirits'

Former Uruguayan President Jose Pepe Mujica

BRASILIA -- Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is "in good spirits" despite his incarceration on corruption charges, says former Uruguayan President Jose 'Pepe' Mujica, who has visited the Brazilian presidential candidate in his detention centre and delivered a message of encouragement to supporters.

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A Need To Verify NKorea Nuclear Pledges

WASHINGTON  — The Trump administration on Thursday identified the missile test engine site that it says North Korea has pledged to destroy, but the president’s latest comments about resolving the nuclear standoff have raised new questions about what concessions Pyongyang has made.

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Hanoi Commits To Fulfilling 90-90-90 Goals In HIV/AIDS Prevention

HANOI – Hanoi city is making efforts to achieve the 90-90-90 goals in HIV/AIDS prevention set by the United Nations by 2020, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.

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In China, Universities Seek To Plant 'Xi Thought' In Minds Of Students

Pic: ReutersBEIJING: Armed with interactive online courses, generous funding and new dedicated research institutes, China’s universities are on the frontlines of an effort to promote the thinking of President Xi Jinping to China and the world.

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New Zealand Leader Recovers With Mac-N-Cheese After Birth

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was regaining her strength with macaroni and cheese on Friday and planned to spend at least one more night in an Auckland public hospital with her newborn girl.

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Indonesia Cleric Linked To Islamic State Gets Death Sentence For Militant Attacks

JAKARTA  - An Indonesian court on Friday sentenced to death a cleric linked to Islamic State, for masterminding from his jail cell a string of deadly militant attacks across the world’s largest Muslim-majority country.

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Father Says Little Honduran Girl On Time Cover Was Not Taken From Mother

Pic: TIME

TEGUCIGALPA: The Honduran toddler pictured sobbing in a pink jacket before US President Donald Trump on an upcoming cover of Time magazine was not separated from her mother at the US border, according to a man who says he is the girl's father.

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Judge Denies Request By Ex-Trump Campaign Aide To Suppress Evidence

Pic: ReutersWASHINGTON: A federal judge on Thursday declined a request by President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort to suppress evidence seized from a storage unit by investigators for Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

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'Heartbroken' Father Of Designer Kate Spade Dies At Age 89

Pic: ReutersThe father of fashion designer Kate Spade has died just over two weeks after the suicide of his daughter, the family said on Thursday.

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