India set to unveil world’s tallest ‘statue of unity’

World’s tallest statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel is set to be inaugurated on October 31 in India. Patel who was a popular Indian political and social figure was also part…

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel to step down as party leader

(CNN) German Chancellor Angela Merkel has announced she will give up leadership of her center-right Christian Democrat Union (CDU) party after 18 years in the post, German media has reported….

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Indonesian plane with 189 on board crashes after take-off from Jakarta

(Reuters) An Indonesian aircraft with 189 people on board crashed into the sea and sank on Monday soon after taking off from the capital, Jakarta, on a flight to a…

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Palestinians worry over ‘normalisation’ of Arab-Israeli ties

(A handout picture released by the Omani Royal Palace on October 26, 2018 shows Sultan Qaboos (L) meeting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the capital Muscat (AFP Photo/-) (AFP)…

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Malaysia’s Mahathir says Asia won’t follow west on LGBT rights

(Bloomberg) Going against a growing tide of legal reforms sweeping across the region, Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Asia didn’t need to “copy” the west in accepting its lesbian,…

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Ethiopia appoints first female president

Ethiopia parliament on Thursday appointed the East African country’s first female president, Sahle-Work Zewde to the largely ceremonial position of president. Ethiopian lawmakers unanimously voted United Nations career diplomat Sahle-Work…

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Driverless hover-taxis to take off in Singapore

(AFP) Test flights of a driverless hover-taxi will take place in Singapore next year, a German aviation firm said, the latest innovation to offer an escape from Asia’s monster traffic…

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