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Pilots' Union Calls For Better Conditions At Lufthansa's Eurowings

BERLIN - A German pilots union is calling on Lufthansa’s Eurowings (LHAG.DE) to offer better conditions, rejecting a labor agreement that would have allowed the budget carrier to quickly take on former Air Berlin (AB1.DE) staff on German contracts.

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Saudi-Led Forces Close Air, Sea And Land Access To Yemen

A still image taken from a video distributed by Yemens pro Houthi Al Masirah television

DUBAI - A Saudi-led military coalition will temporarily close all air, land and sea ports to Yemen to stem the flow of arms to Houthi rebels from Iran, it said in a statement on Monday carried by the state news agency SPA.

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Kenya Rights Groups: Government Trying To Shut Down Election Court Cases

Uhuru Kenyatta

NAIROBI - Kenya’s government is trying to intimidate democracy and human rights groups that could file a legal challenge against an Oct. 26 election won by President Uhuru Kenyatta, the groups said on Monday.

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9 More Pro-Daesh Militants Killed In Marawi In Southern Philippines

MANILA, Nov 6 -- At least nine more pro-Daesh Maute Group stragglers had been killed in a clearing operation by government troops inside the devastated Marawi City in southern Philippines, a security official said on Monday, Xinhua news agency reported.

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Israel Plans To Build 292 New Settlements In Jerusalem

RAMALLAH, Nov 6 -- The Planning and Building Committee of the Israeli municipality of Jerusalem will issue permits to build 292 new settlement units next Wednesday, Jordan News Agency (Petra) reported, citing Israeli radio report.

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Who Secures US$2 Mln To Boost Health Interventions In Somalia

MOGADISHU, Nov 6 -- The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday that it has received US$2 million grant to support epidemic disease surveillance and emergency primary health care response activities in Somalia, Xinhua news agency reported.

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Thailand Join Forces With Alibaba In Selling Thai Rice Online

Chutima Bunyapraphasara

BANGKOK, Nov 6 -- The Thai Agriculture Ministry has joined hands with Alibaba to promote Thai jasmine rice to Chinese consumers through the online channel, Thai News Agency (TNA) reported.

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No Imminent Threat To ASEAN Summit 2017 - Philippine Police

General Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosa

MANILA, Nov 6 -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday said there is no imminent threat to the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit 2017 which is scheduled next week, Phillippine News Agency (PNA) reported.

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Trump Greets Japanese Emperor With A Handshake And Nod – But No Bow

 Pic: Reuters

TOKYO — US President Donald Trump greeted Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko on Monday (Nov 6) with a genteel handshake and nod, but no bow, avoiding the pitfall of US President Barack Obama who was criticised at home for his deep bow to the monarch.

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Trump: Japan Could Shoot Down North Korean Missiles

US President Donald Trump has said Japan could shoot North Korean missiles "out of the sky" with military equipment bought from the US.

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