Somali holds book fair to promote reading culture

Somali holds book fair to promote reading culture

Somalia is hosting an international book fair, the fourth such event in the restive Mogadishu in more than two decades.  (9 hours ago)

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World News in Brief: August 18

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Problems with US can be solved easily without current mindset: Turkish FM

  Aug 17, 2018 08:37:15
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World News in Brief: August 17

  Aug 17, 2018 08:37:07
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UK disoriented in Brexit negotiations

  Aug 16, 2018 17:44:57
NDO – Brexit negotiations between the United Kingdom (UK) and the European Union (EU) have come a long way, but the closer the deadline is, the more disoriented London has become and the UK is at risk of leaving the EU without a deal being reached. This threatens to pose many implications and an ambiguous future for the “country of fog”. 

Italy PM declares state of emergency after bridge collapse

  Aug 16, 2018 17:35:12
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte declared on August 15 a state of emergency covering the region around Genoa after a bridge collapse killed 39 people and severed the port city's main land corridor with southern France. 

Cambodian PM's party wins all 125 parliamentary seats in recent election: official results

  Aug 16, 2018 16:58:25
The ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) of Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen won all 125 parliamentary seats in the recent general election, according to the National Election Committee (NEC) official results released on Wednesday (August 15) evening. 

Death toll soars to 48 in Kabul education center bomb blast

  Aug 16, 2018 16:58:14
Up to 48 students were killed and 67 others injured in a suicide bomb blast targeting a private educational center in Dasht-e-Barchi locality of Afghan capital Kabul on August 15, the Public Health Ministry said. 

World News in Brief: August 16

  Aug 16, 2018 16:50:26
The UN Security Council (UNSC) on August 15 condemned the attack targeting an education center in Kabul that killed at least 48 people, calling it a "heinous and cowardly terrorist attack." 

Cambodian PM says country very stable after recent general election

  Aug 15, 2018 14:15:49
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said Wednesday (August 15) that the country is very stable after a recent general election that handed victory to his ruling party. 

Search for survivors after deadly Italy bridge collapse

  Aug 15, 2018 14:08:40
Italian rescuers searched through the night Wednesday (August 15) for any survivors under the shattered remains of a motorway bridge in Genoa as investigators probed what could have caused such a catastrophic collapse. 

US sanctions risk triggering a new “economic war”

  Aug 15, 2018 12:48:21
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US, RoK discuss Peninsula denuclearization, vow close coordination

  Aug 15, 2018 11:08:35
US State Department said on August 14 that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo earlier spoke with the Republic of Korea (RoK)'s foreign minister by phone to discuss the denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula, and they vowed to keep close coordination on the issue. 

Myanmar, Thailand reach cooperation agreements

  Aug 15, 2018 09:59:45
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World News in Brief: August 15

  Aug 15, 2018 09:11:43
The Morandi Bridge, west of the northern Italian port city of Genoa, collapsed during a violent storm around noon local time Tuesday (August 14) with around 30 vehicles on it. The police reported at least 30 dead, though the number could continue to rise as search and rescue operations continue.