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Former US VP Biden announces 2020 run for White House

Former US VP Biden announces 2020 run for White House

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Former US Vice President Joe Biden jumped into the race for the White House Thursday, positioning the veteran Democrat as a frontrunner among the many candidates seeking to challenge Donald Trump in 2020. The party’s 76-year-old senior statesman is the most experienced and recognized Democrat in the race, a popular former vice […]

Xi calls Duterte genuine friend, trusted partner

BEIJING – Chinese President Xi Jinping has lauded the robust relations between the Philippines and China despite the conflict in the South China Sea, saying he considers President Duterte a genuine friend and trusted partner. Xi and Duterte held bilateral talks at the Great Hall of the People Thursday and reaffirmed their commitment to further […]

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Blasts at Sri Lanka hotels, churches kill more than 160

COLOMBO (AFP) – A series of eight devastating bomb blasts ripped through high-end hotels and churches holding Easter services in Sri Lanka yesterday, killing more than 160 people, including dozens of foreigners. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe condemned the attacks – the worst act of violence since the end of Sri Lanka’s civil war a decade […]

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Pope: Live for God, not wealth

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis led the world’s Roman Catholics into Easter at a vigil Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on Saturday night, urging the faithful to live not for transient things like wealth and success but for God. The largest church in Christendom was dark at the start of the long service as […]

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1 dead, 3 hurt in drive-by shooting in Australia

SYDNEY (Reuters) – A drive-by shooting outside a nightclub in the Australian city of Melbourne inflicted “horrific injuries” that killed a security guard and wounded three men, police said yesterday, but there was no suggestion yet that the attack was terror-related. Australia has some of the world’s toughest gun control laws, adopted after its worst […]

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Sudan protesters present demands to military

KHARTOUM (AFP) – Sudanese protest organizsers presented demands, including the creation of a civilian government, in talks with the country’s new military rulers late Saturday, the group spearheading demonstrations said. Thousands remained encamped outside the army headquarters in the capital overnight to keep up the pressure on a military council that took power after ousting […]

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