Australia to join US in Gulf maritime security mission

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(Sydney) - Australia will join the US-led mission to protect shipping through the Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions with Iran, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced. Morrison said Australia would send a "modest" contribution --…

Nigeria ‘s 3 year breakthrough takes Africa towards polio elimination

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(Abuja) - Nigeria announced that three years had transpired since it last recorded a case of polio, a key step towards eradicating the notorious disease in Africa. "Three years without a case of wild polio virus is a historic milestone for…

Amazon wildfires represent an international crisis: Macron

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(Paris) - French President Emmanuel Macron said wildfires in the Amazon were an "international crisis" and called on this weekend´s G7 to address the issue. "Our house is burning. Literally. The Amazon rainforest -- the lungs which produces…

UK supermarkets test plastic-free zones

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(London) - Bowing to pressure from environmentally conscious consumers, big brand shops have begun taking steps to strip their shelves of plastic wrapping over concerns about saving the oceans from waste. "Nude zones" and "Food in the Nude"…

UK to end EU free movement immediately after Brexit

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Britain said it will immediately end freedom of movement for people from the European Union after Brexit on October 31, in a policy shift under Prime Minister Boris Johnson. "Freedom of movement as it currently stands will end on October…

Emirates SkyCargo wins special recognition in Malaysia

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(Kuala Lumpur) - Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, was presented with the award for ‘Best Customer Airline 2018’ by the ground handling division of MAB Kargo for having transported the largest volume of air cargo from…

UN pays tribute, strengthens role of women humanitarians

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(New York) - The work of women humanitarians makes a "huge difference" to the lives of millions of women, men and children in urgent need, the United Nations chief said in his message for World Humanitarian Day. Marking the official day’s…

Bahraini King receives Commander of US Central Command

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(Manama)- King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa of Bahrain has received at Al-Safriya Palace, General Kenneth F. McKenzie, Commander of the US Central Command, currently on visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain. In the presence of His Highness Prince…

Six EU countries ready to take in migrants stranded off Italy

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(Rome) - Six EU countries have agreed to take some of the 147 migrants stranded on a rescue ship near the Italian island of Lampedusa, Rome announced, amid an immigration row between Italy´s interior minister and premier. "France, Germany,…

Mohammed bin Rashid visits Expo 2020 Dubai infrastructure projects

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(Dubai) - The Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, visited several infrastructure projects related to the Expo 2020 Dubai, which will begin in October 2020, with the participation…

Trudeau pledges tougher gun control

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(Ottawa) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that his Liberals, if re-elected in an October ballot, will bring in tougher gun control measures following a spate of shootings in Toronto. He stopped short, however, of promising a…

Saudi King, Mohamed bin Zayed discuss regional developments

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(Makkah) - The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia,received at Al Mina Palace in Makkah, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander…

Saudi Crown Prince meets Yemeni President

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(Riyadh) Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, the Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense of Saudi Arabia, has met in Mina with President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi of Yemen. During the meeting, they reviewed the latest…

‘We are facing a learning crisis’, UN chief

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(New York) - Schools are "not equipping young people with the skills they need to navigate the technological revolution", UN Secretary-General António Guterres warned, in a message released to mark the UN’s International Youth Day, which…