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Catalans say 'yes' to independence
Barcelona, Oct. 2 (BNA): Catalans voted overwhelmingly in favour of independence from Spain on Sunday in a referendum marred by violence, the Catalan government announced.cen
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Italy orders N. Korea's envoy to leave
Seoul, Oct. 2 (BNA): Italy has ordered North Korea's newly-appointed ambassador to leave the country in an apparent bid to join the global drive to punish the North for its continued missile and nuclear provocations, a local media report showed Sunday.
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S. Korea, U.S. hold joint air defence exercise
Seoul, Sep. 30 (BNA): South Korea and the U.S. forces have conducted their first joint short-range air defence drill, South Korea’s News Agency (Yonhap) reported.
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US to accommodate 45,000 refugees in 2018
Washington, Sep. 30 (BNA): The United States is planning to accommodate 45,000 refugees in the fiscal year, 2018, a directive issued by President Donald Trump revealed.
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US health secretary quits over charter flights investigation
Washington, Sep. 30 (BNA): Embattled Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price resigned amid an uproar over his use of private and military jets at taxpayer expense while heading one of the US’s largest government agencies.
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EU deplores Kurdish referendum in Iraq
Brussels, Sep. 26 (BNA): The European Union stressed that it has consistently confirmed its full support for the unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Iraq.
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Burmese refugees plight highlighted
Dhaka, Sep. 26 (BNA): The chief of the United Nations' refugee agency has called for increased support for the more than 430,000 Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh after having fled Myanmar's sectarian violence.
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N. Korea, US urged to halt war of words
Seoul, Sep. 23 (BNA): South Korea's ruling Democratic Party on Saturday urged the leaders of North Korea and the United States to halt a war of words to help ease tensions on the Korean Peninsula.
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UAE donates US$10m to hurricane-stricken Florida
Washington, Sep. 21 (BNA): Following the destruction caused by Hurricane Irma, which brought widespread devastation to the Florida Keys and communities all across the state, the United Arab Emirates Embassy in Washington has announced that the UAE government has pledged US$10 million to help with recovery efforts, UAE News Agency (WAM) reported.
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5.7 magnitude earthquake strikes Indonesia
New York, Sep. 21 (BNA): An undersea earthquake of 5.7 magnitude struck off the coast of Java island, in Indonesia, today, the US Geological Survey reported.
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