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Obama announces full lifting of Vietnam arms embargo

HANOI, May 24: The United States has fully lifted its ban on weapons sales to Vietnam, President Barack Obama announced on Monday (May 23) during a visit to Hanoi, unpicking a decades-old embargo on the one-time enemy. “The United States is fully lifting the ban on the sale of military equipment to Vietnam that has been in place for ...Full Article

North Korean envoy rejects Trump overture to meet leader

GENEVA, May 24: US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s proposal to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is a “kind of propaganda or advertisement” in his election race, a ...Full Article

Taiwan indicts man over child’s beheading

TAIPEI, May 24: Taiwanese prosecutors indicted a man Monday (May 23) for murder over the public decapitation of a four year old girl, saying they would seek the death ...Full Article

Zika crisis fuelled by ‘massive’ mosquito control failures: WHO chief

GENEVA, May 24: The spiralling crisis surrounding the Zika virus is the result of decades of policy failures on mosquito control and poor access to family planning services, the World ...Full Article

Obama says no apology for A-bomb on Hiroshima visit

TOKYO, May 23: US President Barack Obama will not apologise for the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on his landmark visit this week, he told Japanese public broadcaster NHK in ...Full Article

17 schoolgirls die in Thailand school hostel fire

BANGKOK, May 23: Seventeen schoolgirls perished in a fire that burned their school hostel to the ground in Wiengpapao, Chiangrai province, northern Thailand, late Sunday night, according to local police. ...Full Article

Syria regime relentless on siege of ‘thorn in side’ Daraya

BEIRUT, May 23: Under international pressure, Syria’s government has agreed to partial aid access for thousands of civilians living under regime siege but one town near Damascus remains a ...Full Article

Iraq announces start of operation to retake Fallujah

BAGHDAD, May 23: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Monday (May 23) announced the start of a military operation to retake the city of Fallujah from the Islamic State ...Full Article

Search on for clues in EgyptAir crash

CAIRO, May 23: Egypt enlisted a submarine on Sunday (May 22) to search the Mediterranean seabed for the black boxes of EgyptAir MS804 three days after it crashed, hoping ...Full Article

Clinton, in ‘dead heat’ with Trump, offers sharper contrast

WASHINGTON, May 23: Hillary Clinton tried to draw a sharper contrast with Donald Trump on Sunday (May 22), saying the central message of her campaign was “We’re stronger together,” ...Full Article
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