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U.S. urges China to come clean on Tiananmen anniversary

U.S. urges China to come clean on Tiananmen anniversary

The Tiananmen crackdown is a taboo subject in China and 29 years later it remains a point of contention between China and many Western countries. The United States urges China to make a full public account of those killed, detained or who went missing during a crackdown on student-led pro-democracy protests in …

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Guatemala volcanic eruption kills 25

Guatemala volcanic eruption kills 25

Aviation authorities closed the capital’s international airport because of the danger posed to planes by the ash. A fiery volcanic eruption in Guatemala sent lava flowing into rural communities, killing at least 25 as rescuers struggled to reach people where homes and roads were charred and blanketed with ash. The death toll …

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Hawaii volcano lava destroys 87 homes in 4 weeks

Hawaii volcano lava destroys 87 homes in 4 weeks

‘Vigorous lava eruptions’ from Kilauea force evacuation of residents by Friday afternoon. More than 80 homes have been destroyed by the Kilauea volcano eruption in Hawaii in the four weeks since lava began flowing, a top official said.The number of homes swallowed by the lava flowing from fissures has jumped …

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Officials 6 police officers killed in Mexico attack

Officials 6 police officers killed in Mexico attack

Attack took place in Guanajuato, which is plagued by crime gangs that rob freight trains and drill into state-owned oil pipelines to siphon off fuel. Six police officers were killed by gunmen in the north-central Mexico state of Guanajuato, authorities said. State Interior Secretary Gustavo Rodriguez Junquera said the dead officers were …

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Trump meets families affected by Texas shooting

Trump meets families affected by Texas shooting

Displaying empathy does not come naturally to Mr. Trump, who has been criticised for appearing unfeeling in times of tragedy, including when he sharply criticised a mayor in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of a deadly hurricane and fought with a Gold Star military family. The latest spasm of violence …

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China dispatches low-level official to security conference

China dispatches low-level official to security conference

The move follows a recent pattern of not sending high-level officials to the three-day forum that begins on Friday, in an apparent attempt to deflect attention from China’s shoring up its claims to virtually the entire South China Sea. China has dispatched a low-level military delegation to an annual security …

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Rival Koreas resume peace talks Seoul sees as building trust

Rival Koreas resume peace talks Seoul sees as building trust

South Korea plans to use Friday’s meeting with the North to set up military talks on reducing tensions across their heavily armed border and Red Cross talks to resume reunions of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War. North and South Korea on Friday resumed senior-level peace talks Seoul sees as an …

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