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Greece, Macedonia sign historic deal to end name row

  Greece and Macedonia on Sunday signed a historic preliminary agreement to rename the small Balkan nation the Republic of...

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In Gaza, unpaid government salaries dampen Eid joy

  Hani al-Laham sits down to a family dinner after a long day of fasting, but he has little to...

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'iPal' robot companion for China's lonely children

  It speaks two languages, gives math lessons, tells jokes and interacts with children through the tablet screen in its...

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Huh? China stumped by Ivanka Trump's 'Chinese proverb'

  Chinese social media users are scratching their heads over a “Chinese proverb” US President Donald Trump’s daughter and advisor...

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Egyptian band in Israel musical wins big on Broadway

  A heart-warming musical about an Egyptian band visiting an Israeli desert town triumphed on New York’s Broadway late Sunday,...

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G7 divides to G6 plus Trump over trade war threat

Leaders of the G7 nations spent Friday hunting for a face saving formula to mask the deep rift inflicted on...

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US fears of 'mystery weapon' revived by new China diplomat cases

A US health alert issued for China over a mysterious illness has revived fears of a rumoured sonic weapon that...

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Taliban agrees to ceasefire with Afghan forces for Eid

The Taliban announced its first ceasefire in Afghanistan since the 2001 US invasion on Saturday, with a three-day halt in...

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BeIN or not beIN, sport TV contracts a must for football-mad Egypt

Like it or not, Egypt is having to resort to pricey beIN sports TV network subscriptions to watch the national...

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Facebook says Chinese phone makers got access to data

  Facebook on Tuesday confirmed that a Chinese phone maker deemed a national security threat by the US was among...

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Toll rises in Guatemala volcano as more bodies recovered

Rescue workers pulled more bodies Monday from under the dust and rubble left by an explosive eruption of Guatemala’s Fuego...

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King warns Jordan 'at crossroads' over economic protests

Jordan’s King Abdullah II has warned that the country is “at a crossroads”, after a week of anti-austerity protests that...

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FIFA files criminal complaint against secondary ticket firm Viagogo

FIFA on Tuesday said it had filed a criminal complaint against the secondary ticketing firm Viagogo’s sale of 2018 World...

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First Saudi women get driving licences

  Saudi Arabia on Monday began issuing its first driving licences to women in decades, authorities said, just weeks before...

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