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Trump Says North Korea 'Total Denuclearisation' Started, Officials See No New Moves

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WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said yesterday North Korea was blowing up four of its big test sites and that a process of “total denuclearisation ... has already started,” but officials said there was no such evidence since a landmark summit last week.

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Thai Police Seize 41 Home-Made Bombs From Truck At Narathiwat Road-Block

NARATHIWAT – Thai police stumbled on 41 home-made bombs and timer devices when they stopped and inspected a pick-up truck at a road-block in Kampung Saring, Takbai district this morning.

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Indonesia Ferry Disaster: More Than 100 Still Missing

JAKARTA -- An overcrowded ferry which sank on Monday in Lake Toba, North Sumatra has yet to be located as of Thursday.

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Saudi King Hopes For Renewal Of Afghanistan-Taliban Truce

Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

KUALA LUMPUR – King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia has called for the renewal of the truce between the Afghanistan government and the Taliban.

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New Zealand PM Gives Birth To First Child

Jacinda Ardern.

WELLINGTON -- New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave birth to her first child in Auckland on Thursday afternoon, Xinhua news agency reported.

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UN Chief Urges Unity, Solidarity For Refugees

NEW YORK -- United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday urged unity and solidarity to help refugees around the world, Xinhua news agency reported.

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Divers, Underwater Drone Join Indonesia’s Search For 192 Missing In Ferry Disaster

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TIGARAS PORT: Divers and an underwater drone yesterday joined a fleet of rescue vessels in Indonesia’s search for at least 192 passengers missing two days after an overcrowded wooden ferry sank in one of the world’s deepest volcanic lakes in Sumatra.

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Jacinda Ardern Baby: New Zealand PM Gives Birth To Girl

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has given birth to her first child, a girl weighing 3.31kg (7.3lb).

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New Zealand Leader Jacinda Ardern In Hospital For Birth

WELLINGTON, New Zealand  — New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern arrived Thursday at the country’s largest public hospital as she prepared to give birth to her first child.

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Hundreds Pray At Indonesia Lake As Search For Bodies Resumes

TIGARAS, Indonesia  — Hundreds of family members waiting in desperation at a small port on Indonesia’s Lake Toba for news of missing relatives performed mass prayers Thursday as the search for more than 190 people unaccounted for after a ferry sinking continued for a fourth day.

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