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UN headquarters [Photo: Google.com]

Half of the world’s poor are children – UN

A total of 104 countries considered in the study.

Ebola: Russian ministry gets new powder vaccine

The vaccine is being tested on volunteers and has shown promising results so far.

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30 passengers fall sick on India flight due to pressure problem

Pilots forgot to switch on pressurisation system.

United Arab Emirates (UAE) on map

UAE capital, Abu Dhabi, named World’s safest City

The city surpassed more than 300 others across the world to be so graded.

Angela Merkel

Journalist covering German protest against tree-felling, dies in fall

The journalist has for some time been observing activists in the tree houses they had built in Hambach Forest.

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German police officer suspended after xenophobic incident

Five people were slightly injured, police say.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae In

North Korea agrees to dismantle nuclear facilities, President Jae-In says

He said North had agreed to allow international experts to witness the dismantling of its west coast Sohae missile engine testing facility and launch pad.

North, South Korea agree to pursue joint 2032 Olympic Games bid

They also agreed to “participate jointly” at international competitions including the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Donald Trump

Trump says U.S. may make a trade deal with China

The U.S and China has been engaged in a trade war.

Bangladesh on map. [Photo Credit: Operation World]

Nigerian govt seeks Bangladesh’s support on flood resistant seed

The two officials speak on areas of mutual concerns.

U.S. to admit 310,000 refugees, asylum seekers in 2019

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the country proposed resettling up to 30,000 refugees under the new refugee ceiling.

President Recep Erdogan

Erdogan appoints himself chairman of Turkey’s sovereign wealth fund

Erdogan’s son-in-law is the deputy chairman.

China on map

China tells UN rights chief to respect its sovereignty

The UN chief spoke on the treatment of Chinese minority.

India on map

49 killed as overcrowded bus veers into gorge in southern India – Official

At least 31 of the victims were women while four were children.

The European Union headquarters in the Belgian capital, Brussels [Photo: Press TV]

EU report blames poor air quality for 400,000 yearly deaths

The report comes as EU air-quality rules are getting more scrutiny.

Trump

U.S. issues fresh warning to airlines about using Iranian airspace

Tensions ramped up between Iran and the U.S. after President Donald Trump pulled out of a landmark nuclear deal with Iran.

Russian troops [photo: Business Insider]

Russia prepares for largest military exercise since cold war

The planned week-long manoeuvres will be the largest since 1981, according to Russia’s Defence Ministry.

Angela Merkel

Berlin museum can continue displaying dead bodies – Court rules

The exhibition shows bodies that have been preserved through a method known as plastination.

UN headquarters [Photo: Google.com]

UN condemns killing of journalists, 20 others in Kabul bombings

A total of 75 others were wounded in the twin bombing.

Italy bridge accident used to illustrate the story. [Photo credit: Los Angeles Times]

Italy magistrates investigate 20 suspects over bridge collapse

A 200-metre section of the Morandi Bridge gave way on August 14, plunging dozens of vehicles into the valley below.

Donald Trump

Trump to attend 9/11 memorial ceremony

Nearly 3,000 people died during September 11, 2001 attacks on New York’s World Trade Center and the Pentagon

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7,000 Syrians to return home – Russian Defence Ministry

Syria is gradually recovering from a seven-year conflict.

Map of Pakistan. [Photo credit: Cryptid Wiki - Fandom]

Pakistan elects new President

The new Pakistani president is a dentist.

UN headquarters [Photo: Google.com]

UN demands unconditional release of convicted Reuters journalists

Kyaw Soe Oo and Thet Oo Maung were sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment on charges of violating the “ill-defined” Official Secrets Act.

Two Malaysia women flogged for same-sex relations

Muslims make up approximately 60 per cent of Malaysia’s population of 32 million.