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Fukushima execs stand trial for 2011 nuclear disaster in Japan

Trials have begun in Japan for three former executives with the operator of the now-defunct Fukushima nuclear plant over alleged negligence in a 2011 nuclear disaster. The trial in the Tokyo District Court opened on Friday, for the first time, to decide whether high-ranking officials were criminally responsible for the ...

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11 killed in rain-related incidents in Karachi

KARACHI – At least 11 people, including two children, were killed in various rain-related incidents in different parts of Karachi in two days, Dunya News reported. According to details, 15-year-old boy was electrocuted in Liaquatabad area while a 30-year-old man was electrocuted to death in Sea Area of Liaquatabad-B Area. ...

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Turkey: Cyprus talks last chance, no troop pullout

Turkey’s foreign minister on Thursday scolded Greece and Greek Cypriots to “wake up from their dream” that Ankara will withdraw all of its troops from Cyprus and give up military rights there as part of any deal to reunify the ethnically-divided island. Turkish troops and security “guarantees” are at the ...

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India army chief visits site of tensions at border with China

India’s army chief visited the mountainous state of Sikkim bordering China on Thursday, where tensions have flared after Beijing accused New Delhi of sending troops into its territory and obstructing the construction of a road. Small incursions and troop stand-offs are common along other parts of China and India’s contested ...

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Trump’s controversial travel ban comes into effect

The United States begins implementation of President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban on nationals from six Muslim majority countries despite a great deal of opposition to the plan. The ban went into effect on Thursday night, after the Supreme Court allowed the Trump administration to go forward with it, handing ...

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Football: Rapid-fire Goretzka puts Germany in Confed Cup final

SOCHI- Germany booked their place in the Confederations Cup final as Leon Goretzka scored twice in a devastating opening spell to Thursday s 4-1 semi-final win over Mexico. Attacking midfielder Goretzka ran riot in Sochi with goals on six and eight minutes before Timo Werner and substitute Amin Younes netted in ...

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UN, EU hail Iran nuclear commitment; US differs

On an important international stage, the United Nations and many major world countries all speak appreciatively of Iran’s commitment to its nuclear agreement with foreign states, while the United States acts as the sole detractor of the landmark deal. On Thursday, the UN Security Council held a plenary meeting addressing ...

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