Category: Foreign News

Fidel Castro’s ashes buried

Fidel Castro’s ashes buried

Fidel Castro’s ashes have been laid to rest in the eastern Cuban city of Santiago, nine days after his death at the age of 90. Crowds lined the streets to see the cortege heading to the Santa Ifigenia cemetery for a private ceremony. “There were no speeches. It was very simple,” French Environment Minister Segolene Royal said afterwards. 0emailprint

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Trump will understand new responsibilities–Putin

Trump will understand new responsibilities–Putin

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is a clever man and will quickly understand his new responsibilities, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with NTV TV. Putin has spoken previously of his hope that Trump will help restore U.S.-Russia relations, and analysts said he was unlikely to want to dial up anti-Western rhetoric before Trump’s inauguration in January.

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Dozens feared dead in California fire

Dozens feared dead in California fire

Dozens of people are feared dead after a fire broke out during a rave at a converted warehouse in Oakland, California. Authorities have confirmed nine deaths but say they are preparing for the death toll to rise as high as 40. Oakland fire chief Teresa Deloche-Reed said between 50 and 100 people were thought to have been inside the venue.

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International day of Palestine observed

The International day of solidarity with the People of Palestine have been observed with a call on international communities to remain committed to Palestine and Israel in their negotiations for peace. The United Nations Resident Coordinator in Ghana, Ms. Christine Evans-Klock, who made the call in Accra on Tuesday, stressed on the need to address remote causes of conflict and […]

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Millions voted illegally, Trump claims

US President-elect Donald Trump has asserted he won the popular vote on November 8 “if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally”. The Republican, who won the all-important electoral college count, offered no evidence to back his claim. It comes after the camp of Democratic rival Hillary Clinton said it would support a vote recount in Wisconsin initiated […]

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Army seizes third of rebel-held Aleppo

Army seizes third of rebel-held Aleppo

Syrian government forces have captured a third of the rebel-held territory in eastern Aleppo, monitors say. The advance, after heavy bombing from the air, is a major blow for the armed opponents of President Bashar al-Assad. State TV said government troops were dismantling mines and explosives and continuing their advance. Thousands of civilians have fled the besieged districts after a […]

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Indian shelling kills 9 on bus

Officials in Pakistan say at least nine people were killed when cross-border shelling from India hit a passenger bus in the disputed Kashmir region. Eleven others were reportedly wounded. Officials say two people also died in Indian shelling elsewhere in Pakistan-administered Kashmir.

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Trump denies conflict of interest

Trump denies conflict of interest

Billionaire US President-elect Donald Trump has said he is not obliged to cut ties to his business empire when he takes office on January 20. A Democratic senator is tabling a resolution calling on him to liquidate his assets to prove he does not intend to profit from the office of president. There is no legal requirement to liquidate assets […]

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India train crash death toll exceeds 100

The death toll following the derailment of a train in India’s northern Uttar Pradesh state has now passed 100, with more than 150 injured, police say. Fourteen carriages of the Indore-Patna Express derailed just after 03:00 local time on Sunday (21:30 GMT Saturday) near the city of Kanpur. Rescuers are still trying to reach the injured and recover the dead […]

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School children die in Aleppo rebel attack

School children die in Aleppo rebel attack

Seven children and a woman have died in government-controlled western Aleppo after a school was hit by rebel fire, state media says. At least 32 others were injured at the school in the Furqan neighbourhood, according to the Sana news agency. The attack comes after days of heavy bombing on the rebel-controlled east. On Sunday, UN envoy Staffan De Mistura […]

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