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Venezuelan soldiers oversee fuel rationing in some towns amid shortages

Venezuela, whose economy is reeling from a five-year recession amid a prolonged political crisis, saw long lines of vehicles appear at services stations in several regions this week after a shutdown at the OPEC nation's second-largest refinery. Soldiers oversaw rationing of gasoline at service stations in several parts of Venezuela on Sunday as worsening fuel […]

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PM Morrison thanks community members

Australian coalition touches majority Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison thanked his fellow Pentecostal churchgoers on Sunday after a miraculous election victory that defied years of unfavourable opinion polls and bruised a Labor opposition that had been widely expected to win. Mr. Morrison’s Liberal-led conservative coalition has won or is leading in 76 seats, the number […]

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Most distant space object looks like man in meditation

NASAs New Horizons mission team has published the first image of the farthest world ever explored — a planetary building block and Kuiper Belt object clicked during New Years 2019 flyby of Ultima Thule which looks like a human being in deep meditation. Called “2014 MU69”, the object — detailed of which are published in […]

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Zarif rules out prospect of war with U.S.

Iran Foreign Minister says people around Trump are pushing him towards war Iran’s Foreign Minister on Saturday discounted the prospect of a new war in the region because Tehran opposed it and said no party should be under the “illusion” that the Islamic republic could be confronted. Tensions between Washington and Tehran have been on […]

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Key events leading to escalation of tensions between US-Iran

Taking a softer stance on the matter, President Donald Trump Friday replied to a question about going to war with Iran saying with 'I hope not'.  Tensions between the United States and Iran have soared in recent weeks with Washington dispatching warships and bombers and Tehran threatening to resume higher uranium enrichment. Since the US […]

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China, Iran foreign ministers meet amid Middle East tensions

Iran wishes to cooperate with China “bilaterally and multilaterally, in order to preserve the interests of our two peoples … for peace and security,'' Zarif said. Iran’s foreign minister praised his country’s relations with China during talks with his Chinese counterpart in Beijing amid heightened tensions and efforts by Tehran to keep its world markets […]

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Gay couples plan mass weddings after Taiwan legalises unions

That makes Taiwan the first place in Asia with a comprehensive law both allowing and laying out the terms of same-sex marriage. Gay couples in Taiwan plan a mass wedding registration after lawmakers voted to legalize same-sex marriage, a first in Asia and a boost for LGBT rights activists who had championed the cause for […]