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Leaders approve Charles as C’wealth head

The Commonwealth leaders have agreed the appointment of Prince of Wales Charles as the next head of the Commonwealth, the BBC reported a short while ago. Queen Elizabeth II had said it was her “sincere wish” that Prince Charles would succeed her in the role “one day”. Leaders of the …

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US to hit Russia with new sanctions over Syria

The Trump administration said that it will impose new sanctions as soon as this week on Russia for supporting the Syrian regime as it allegedly conducted a deadly chemical attack against its own people. The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, on Sunday announced the sanctions and President …

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Russia calls for UN meeting on Syria

Russia has called for an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council as Moscow said it would consider supplying S-300 missile systems to Syria following US-led strikes. “Russia convenes an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss aggressive actions of the US and its allies,” President Vladimir …

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Former PM Nawaz Sharif from holding office for life

Pakistan’s Supreme Court disqualified deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from holding office for life on Friday, television news channels reported. Sharif, 67, resigned in July after the Supreme Court disqualified him from holding office over an undeclared source of income, but the veteran leader maintains his grip on the ruling …

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Up to 200 feared dead in Algeria plane crash

An Algerian military plane crashed near an airport outside the capital Algiers, killing more than 100 people on board, foreign media reported. More than 200 military personnel were on board the plane when it came down near Boufarik airport, Algérie24 reported. There was no immediate confirmation from authorities. Television footage …

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South Korea’s ex-President sentenced to 24 years in jail

Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye was sentenced to 24 years in prison by the Seoul Central District Court after she was found guilty of corruption, Al-Jazeera reported today. The former president was found guilty of several corruption charges, abuse of power and coercion in a verdict issued on Friday. …

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