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CIA launches Instagram account

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The Central Intelligence Agency opened its own account on Instagram Thursday with a picture of a desk of mysteries teased by the children’s game prompt “I spy with my little eye.” The photo tempts with intrigues and adventure: A wig suggesting disguises, maps of China and the Gulf, foreign banknotes, a burn […]

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Congo ranger’s gorilla selfie in park goes viral

Standing casually and turning their heads to stare straight at the camera, Ndakazi and Ndeze look like any cool selfie pros – only these posers are gorillas. The picture showing the two orphaned female gorillas posing like humans was taken in Democratic Republic of Congo’s Virunga National Park and has gone viral since it was […]

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Sri Lankans urged to avoid mosques, churches

COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said yesterday police are looking for 140 people believed to have links with the Islamic State group, which has claimed responsibility for the Easter Sunday suicide bombings of churches and hotels. Muslims in Sri Lanka were urged to pray at home yesterday and not attend mosques or […]

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Kim Jong Un shows up late for ceremony

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AFP) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un kept an honor guard and officials waiting for two hours yesterday but eventually showed up for a wreath-laying ceremony in Russia’s Far Eastern city of Vladivostok. Visiting the city a day after his first summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Kim had been scheduled to […]

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Kim tells Putin: US acted in ‘bad faith’ at Hanoi talks

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AFP) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un accused the US of acting in ”bad faith” at his summit with Russia’s Vladimir Putin, Pyongyang’s state media said yesterday, after he secured Moscow’s backing in his standoff with Donald Trump. Kim and Putin met Thursday in the far eastern Russian port of Vladivostok for […]

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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 […]

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