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BRICS leaders declare common stand on WTO reform
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BRICS leaders declare common stand on WTO reform

: Leaders of the emerging economies’ bloc BRICS declared their common stand on the reform of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) here on Friday. A communique was issued after Brazilian President Michel Temer, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping and South African President Cyril […]

Indonesia: Toll from quake, tsunami now 1,424
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Indonesia: Toll from quake, tsunami now 1,424

Indonesia’s disaster agency says the death toll from the earthquake and tsunami that struck a central island last week has increased slightly to 1,424. National disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho provided the updated figure Thursday at a news conference in Jakarta. The disasters struck Palu and surrounding districts in […]

Furious Brett Kavanaugh denies sex assault, calls it a “national disgrace” after accuser testifies
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Furious Brett Kavanaugh denies sex assault, calls it a “national disgrace” after accuser testifies

A defiant Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the US Supreme Court, angrily denied sexual assault allegations on Thursday and condemned his bitter Senate confirmation process as a “national disgrace.” Kavanaugh’s passionate defence came after a university professor, Christine Blasey Ford, told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he sexually […]