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No Way Out For Residents After Apartment Removes Stairs Without Warning

What if you woke up one day to find that your apartment had no access out?

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Philippine Troops Seize US$1.6 Mln From Besieged Terror Base

ZAMBOANGA CITY -- Troops fighting to retake the southern city of Marawi have found the equivalent of US$1.6 million in a house used by pro-Daesh militants, the military said Tuesday, Turkey's Anadolu Agency (AA) reported.

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Bolivian President Slams U.S. For Leaving Paris Climate Change Agreement

Evo Morales.

NEWS YORK -- The ongoing five-day United Nations Ocean Conference, as the large gathering of world leaders, politicians, environmentalists and ocean experts under the UN auspices in New York is being called, is also turning out to be a platform for some to vent their anger and frustration against the US, following the announcement by US President Donald Trump to withdraw from the painstakingly hammered out agreement of Paris against climate change.

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IATA Appoints Goh As IATA BoG Chairman

Goh Choon Phong.

KUALA LUMPUR - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) today announced that Goh Choon Phong, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Singapore Airlines, has assumed his duties as Chairman of the IATA Board of Governors (BoG) for a one-year term, effective June 6.

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Turkey Calls For Dialogue To Solve Qatar Row

Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

ANKARA -- President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman has called for dialogue and negotiation among the members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) after some of them severed diplomatic relations with Qatar for national security concerns, Turkey's Anadolu Agency (AA) reported.

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Vietnam, France Share Experience In Running Peacekeeping Hospital

HANOI -- The Ministries of Defence of Vietnam and France shared experience in operating level-2 field hospitals for United Nations peacekeeping missions at a conference here on Tuesday, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.

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Stress Test For Brazilian Democracy

Brazilian President Michel Temer's days appear to be numbered. Charges of corruption are undermining his administration's credibility. And now a decision by the country's Superior Electoral Court could speed his exit.

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Why Ramadan Sparked a Fruit Protest

Fruit prices shot up with the advent of Ramadan

Social media activists in Pakistan have ended a three-day boycott of fruit aimed at forcing down soaring prices during Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting.

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‘I Was Frozen’: Cosby Accuser Says She Was Drugged, Groped

NORRISTOWN, Pa. — Bill Cosby’s chief accuser took the stand at his sexual assault trial Tuesday to tell her story publicly for the first time, saying the comedian violated her after giving her three blue pills that left her paralyzed and helpless.

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Paris's Notre-Dame: Attacker Shot Outside Cathedral

Police have shot a man who attacked an officer with a hammer outside the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris.

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