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Former UN chief and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Kofi Annan has died

  • His family said he died after a short unspecified illness
  • During his tenure, Annan presided over some of the worst failures and scandals at the world body
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Imran Khan takes oath as 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan

  • Oath-taking ceremony was held at President House
  • In his first address to parliament on Friday, Imran Khan vowed to act against corruption
By Arab News Pakistan ·

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Iranian navy mounts new defense system on warship

  • The US military’s Central Command confirms it has seen increased Iranian naval activity
  • Iran has developed a large domestic weapons industry to achieve self-sufficiency
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Turkey’s president says country will defy economic threats

  • The lira’s value dropped 38 percent against the dollar since the beginning of the year and sunk as low as 7.24 this week
  • Turkey is reeling from a massive sell-off of its currency as Washington imposed sanctions and threatened new ones
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Putin attends Austria wedding, to meet Merkel for gas talks

  • Putin is flying to Austria to attend the wedding Saturday of the country’s foreign minister
  • Austrian authorities have imposed tight security measures around the site of the ceremony
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Iran anti-money laundering law faces challenge as deadline looms

  • Iran has been trying to implement standards set by the Financial Action Task Force
  • Foreign businesses say legislation that includes FATF guidelines is essential if they are to increase investment
By Reuters ·

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Sorry, mum and dad — Indian shooting star bans parents from foreign trips

  • The 16-year-old has brought home World Cup and Commonwealth Games gold medals this year
  • The Asian Games promises to be the toughest field yet for her
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Google employees demand more oversight of China search engine plan

  • Hundreds of employees have called on the company to provide more “transparency, oversight and accountability
  • Employees have asked Google to create an ethics review group with rank-and-file workers, appoint ombudspeople to provide independent review and internally publish assessments of projects
By Reuters ·