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SpaceX Falcon 9 lifts off at Cape Canaveral with Canadian satellite on board

Barrick Gold has a problem: it is running out of gold

Haida Gwaii village faces housing crisis as increased tourism leads to more short-term rentals

Controversial rental electric scooters may soon come to Canada

Trump Claims US 'Misled' Surveillance Court to Wiretap a Former Aide

Prolonged Slump in Bond Liquidity Rattles Investors

Meat Piles Up in U.S. Warehouses

Public Pensions Are Unlikely to Go On Earning 8%

Indigenous Honor First Female Native American Killed In Combat

Washington not considering issue of referendum in Donbas - U.S. National Security Council

Michoacán self-defense force reforms as state ‘incapable of halting violence’

800 dogs are put down every month in Mexicali

June homicides down 10% from May but six-month figures up 15% over last year

Valladolid celebrates nine years as world’s honey capital

Guerrero poppy farmers appeal to AMLO to legalize cultivation

Nayarit mango plant will process 2 million tonnes per season

Mexico Anti-Mining Network To AMLO: 'Country Not For Sale'

Mexico City Declares Lucha Libre 'Intangible Cultural Heritage'

Thousands protest at US-Mexico border

Honduras: Judge Orders Arrest of 38 Lawmakers, Officials

Barbadian Manufacturer Feels Effects of Government’s Default on Foreign Debt Payments

Cuba ditches aim of building communism from draft constitution

Guyana Sees 43 per cent Increase in Rice Exports

Ecuador's president to hand Assange over to UK during London visit – Greenwald

Ecuador: Cuenca Says 'No' To Mines In El Cajas National Park

Illegal Gold Mining in Peru Is Devastating the Amazon

Peru exports to exceed US$50 bn in 2018 despite trade war

BRICS ties offer youth brighter business prospects

In Argentina, 1 in 10 People Live with a Disability

Argentina's Cartoonist Quino: 'My Mafalda Is Not Anti-Abortion'

Argentina: Protests Against IMF as G20 Ministers Convene

Banco de Chile accuses computer specialist of stealing US$700000

GE expands into Chile

' Chile: Mapuche Protest Rulings In Luchsinger-Mackay Case

Japan heatwave kills over a dozen, 12,000 rushed to hospital

Western Japan rain disaster causes 120 bil. yen of agricultural damage

Gum sales drops to about half, losing out to increasing competition

Japan: G-20 finance chiefs share concerns over escalating trade friction

Nearly two-thirds oppose law authorizing casinos in Japan: poll

N. Korea
US Military Sees Change in North Korea

South Korean FM discusses North Korea with UN Secretary General

S. Korea
Seoul's NSC chief describe his meetings in U.S. "helpful to ensure ongoing talks"

Korea heatwave has claimed 10 lives; gov't vows to act

S. Korean gov't ranked top in civic engagement through ICT: UN survey

Direct sales of local produce gain popularity in rural S. Korean cities

Mongolia's nomadic way of life threatened by climate change, neglect, modernity

UK: Foreign Office Minister Mark Field visits Mongolia

Fresh scandal erupts over vaccine safety in China

China's air pollution control brings health benefits

Typhoon Ampil makes landfall in Shanghai

Taiwan's highest paying jobs in electricity, gas supply sector: DGBAS

First-time job seekers gain work in 26 weeks on average: DGBAS

Law professor Kuo Ming-cheng elected NCCU president

Duterte gets failing mark from activists ahead of SONA

Palace: Long term solutions vs poverty underway

Philippines: More areas placed under state of calamity due to floods

Key bills passed since July 2017: Martial law extension, Train, Bangsamoro

PM pays respect to fallen youth volunteers at Đồng Lộc T-junction

Vietnam: Food safety and hygiene shows improvement but needs more measures

Laos: Flash flooding kills one, damages homes, farmland in provinces

Luang Namtha urged to step-up measures boosting labour market access

Thailand: Gay union law ready for Cabinet by September

Cave group to be ordained into monkhood for nine days

Phu Wua waterfalls to be inaccessible for a week

Thailand: Majority objects to teachers not paying debts

Depression warning for North and Northeast on July 23-24

Floods force 300 villagers in Sangkhla Buri to be evacuated

Cambodian Government Leans on Civil Servants for Votes

Apple Singapore looking into fraudulent iTunes charges, dozens of cases reported

World Bank official drowns at Bali beach

Oranges may reduce risk of failing eyesight, study says

Cost of enjoying 'VIP' cell in Bandung prison: At least Rp 200 million

Indians Account For Highest Share Of Foreign Tourists Visiting Nepal

Indian forces gun down 3 militants in Jammu, Kashmir encounter

India vows justice as many Muslims fear being left off citizen list

After Outrage, India Scraps Luxury Tax on Sanitary Pads

J-K: Three militants linked to murder of police constable shot dead in Kulgam, Kashmir

Hotline for Indians in UAE wishing to avail amnesty

Middle East
Pakistan: Ghani's Overtures to Taliban Give Hope for Afghan Peace

Election candidate killed in Pakistan suicide attack

Pakistan military calls for probe into judge's claims against spy agency

Pakistani delegation in Kabul to attend bilateral action plan for peace session

Deadly Bomb Hits Kabul Minutes After Exiled Dostum Returns Home

Afghan Government Considering New Cease-Fire

Afghan vice president Dostum escapes blast on return from exile

Afghan Taliban, US officials ‘engaging in indirect talks’

Indian Sandeep Bijawat disappointed with lack of tolerance in Kyrgyzstan

Iran president to visit Uzbekistan in August

Armenia’s first deputy PM meets UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner in New York

Azerbaijan valued partner country for International Energy Agency: Fatih Birol

Member of Russian Presidential Council: Azerbaijan plays large role as platform for dialogue in Caucasus region

Azerbaijani companies in Turkey work globally from the country - chairman of DEIK Turkey-Azerbaijan Business Council

Iran's Rouhani Warns Trump About 'Mother of All Wars'

Forty people injured in western Iran earthquake

FM:Iran expects Europe to take practical steps to save JCPOA

Iran exports some $3.1bn worth of petrochemical products in 3 months

Mr. Trump, ‘do not play with the lion’s tail’, Rouhani warns

Iran has naval supremacy over Strait of Hormuz: admiral

Baghdad will not agree to have US bases deployed in Iraq, says Iraqi ambassador

'Many humanitarian achievements can be observed' - Humanitarian Coordinator in Iraq on the one-year anniversary of the liberation of Mosul

Israel Rescues ‘White Helmets’ from Syria

Two unidentified UAVs flying towards Hmeimim base destroyed in two days

Geagea: Compromise between Russians and Americans to ensure the return of two million Syrian refugees to Syria

Russian-backed air strikes hit Daesh in southern Syria

Turkish firm denies building US embassy in Jerusalem

Germany Lifts Sanctions on Turkey, Cancels Travel Warning

İYİ Party to hold extraordinary congress: Report

Turkey’s economic growth trend continues, finance minister says

Turkish airstrikes ‘neutralize’ 8 terrorists

ElKhalil says those wishing to overthrow the Taef are impeding the cabinet formation

Rahi calls on UN, Security Council to overturn Knesset's decision

Riachy: We will not accept to be represented by less than five ministers

Rabbi’s arrest signals Israel ‘no longer for all Jews’ — US Conservative leader

Transgender solidarity march set to begin in Tel Aviv

Over 1,000 Israeli settlers raid al-Aqsa Mosque

Palestinian Authority says foiled US 'conspiracy'

UN chief urges Hamas and Israel to ‘step back from the brink of another devastating conflict’ in Gaza

Jordan approves UN relocation of 800 Syrians to UK, Canada, Germany

Jordan: Press syndicate seeks ban on non-member journalists

Gov’t issues travel ban on 7 suspects involved in ‘forged’ tobacco case

UJ students call for boycotting upcoming semester’s registration following fee increase

Jordan ‘only Arab state that sells more than buys’ medicines

Jordan, PA protest as record number of Jews visit Temple Mount for Tisha B’Av

Migrant groups demand public apology from Kuwaiti blogger

Gold prices in Oman dip to lowest in ten months

Qatar Airways 'free tickets' scam still making rounds on WhatsApp

Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia to Spend Billions to Revive Foreign Investment

KSA must become more resilient against cyberattacks

Thousands attend Saudi Arabia’s 11th Honey Festival

Israeli law will hinder peace efforts, says Saudi Shoura council speaker

U. A. E.
UAE Embassy: The socalled 'Emirates Leaks' are groundless

Dubai recipe for economic success looks stale as markets slump

Xi's UAE visit showcases achievements, promises more Sino-Arab cooperation

Yemeni army arrests local elements cooperating with Houthis in Hodeidah

United Kingdom
Poll: British Reject May's Brexit Plan, Some turn to Boris, Far Right

Saudis Paid Millions to Tony Blair Institute for Advisory Role – Reports

UK Queen 'Fuming' Over 'Disgraceful' Fake News of Prince Philip's Death – Report

UK to Deploy Supercarrier to Pacific to Counter Beijing’s Clout in S China Sea

British reject May's Brexit plan, some turn to Boris and far right: poll

Vast majority of Britons disapprove of Theresa May’s Brexit plan, according to a new poll

Almost 50pc of Irish people describe themselves as overweight or obese

Portugal: June jobless total lowest in 16 years

Spain's PP picks Casado to replace Rajoy as leader

France's far-right patriarch refused questioning in EU fraud case

Heat rises on Macron as 'Benallagate' upends parliament

MEP Slams Bannon's Right-Wing Initiative for Europe, Vows Response

Russia’s Rosneft eyeing opening filling stations network in Germany

Some in German media are using my Turkish background as right-wing propaganda – Ozil

VW to temporarily park cars due to new emissions testing bottlenecks

German industry groups warn US on tariffs before Trump-Juncker meeting

IMF warns G20 economic leaders that tariffs hurting global economy

Will the CSU's hard-line asylum strategy pay off?

Thousands protest against Bavaria's ruling CSU

Holy See
Pope appeals for end of migrant shipwrecks, prays for dead

Maltese PM's wife cleared in inquiry over offshore shell company

Slovenia delegation making Crater Lake 'sister park' visit

Two Ukrainians imprisoned in Greece for 180 years for smuggling of migrants

Holding referendums in FYROM and Greece

TAIPED, AIA scrambling to seal Athens airport 20-year extension agreement by fall

FYROM focusing on name deal and reforms, deputy PM says

ASF: Mandatory private pension funds' assets worth 43.7 bn lei on June 30 2018

JusMin Toader: No candidates yet for chief-prosecutor of DNA; most probably tommorow we'll have some

Deputy PM Birchall: Gov't, determined to endorse film industry

Biker gang complex in Dolná Krupá raises questions

Slovak company joins forces with Europol’s cybercrime centre

Poland to use satellite images to check crops

Polish MPs back contested changes to Supreme Court

Ukraine's army reports 15 enemy attacks in Donbas in past day

Rubizhne, Severodonetsk, Lysychansk mark fourth anniversary of liberation from Russian occupation

Ex-U.S. Ambassador Herbst: Kremlin has no right to offer Donbas referendum amid Russian aggression

Referendum in Donbas would be illegitimate - U.S. Department of State

President of Moldova receives Secretary General of Nizami Ganjavi International Center

MEPs Demand To Explain EU’s Policy With Regard To Belarus

Belarus president okays new approaches to mending ailing agricultural enterprises

Belarusian office supercomputer going through tests

Anti-aircraft weapons of Russia’s Hmeymim airbase brings drone down

Tsar-rocket: Russia starts developing ultra-heavy Soyuz-5 launch vehicle

UN Security Council's making decision on peacekeepers is now impossible because of Russia - Zerkal

Syria & South Ossetia sign diplomatic relations agreement

European Georgia Names Davit Bakradze as Presidential Candidate

Adjara Supreme Council Approves Region’s New Government

SOCAR buys new gas pipeline netwroks in Georgia

Latvia gearing up for Belarus president's visit

Estonia: Operatives Pushing Russian Agenda

Paper: Estonia no longer NATO darling for defence spending

Finland is not the happiest place on earth for an academic

Libya rejects EU plan for asylum processing centres

Chinese, Senegalese presidents pledge to create better future for ties

Nigeria: Minister Dalong's Motorcade in Road Accident

Nigeria: First Batch of Pilgrims Depart for Saudi Arabia

18 killed in Boko Haram attack in Chad: military source

Polish foreign minister visiting Sudan

Sudan: Militants Ambush Govt Convoy in Darfur

South Sudan
US 'Deeply Concerned' Over South Sudan Peace Process

Ethiopia prime minister calls for multiparty democracy: chief of staff

Politicians Laud Kenyatta, Odinga Unity Efforts

Angola to attend Great Lakes Region peace, security meeting

Lake Victoria cargo operations revived

Gang of unknown rapists on the rampage in Mto-wa-Mbu

USAID launches anti- GBV, ‘rescue girl-child’

Zim's pill-popping president has 'bad cold': spokesperson

Zimbabwe: Visiting Kofi Annan Says No Time for Mugabe

Jamaican Prime Minister arrives in Namibia for four day official visit

South Africa
Police implement 72-hour plan to trace and arrest KZN taxi shooting suspects

Former journalist turned MP Zelda Jongbloed dies

ANC MP Fezeka Loliwe dies in car accident

R30m damage caused by Cape Town train fire

Australia: Poll boost for PM before crucial byelections

Melbourne South Sudanese leader claims he was attacked

'We don’t have problems with Sudanese gangs in NSW'

Melbourne airport rail up and away with $5b pledge

New Zealand
Department of Conservation - Statement about the whale in Wellington Harbour and Matariki

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