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Siamese twins sharing one face born in India

Siamese twins sharing a face have been born in Gujarat, India. The babies, who each had their own heart, arms and legs were born weighing 2lbs 6oz at a hospital in Rajkot, eastern India. But doctors confirmed they only lived for six minutes following their birth at Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay …

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Is North Korea finally close to collapse?

© 2016 DW.COM, Deutsche Welle Predictions of an imminent demise of the Kim regime in Pyongyang have so far failed to come true. But are powerful sanctions taking their toll and leading to more defections and unrest in the North? For decades, politicians, policy experts and analysts have been predicting …

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Taiwan earthquake: Girl pulled out alive 2 days after deadly quake

  Rescuers pull a man from the rubble two days after Friday’s deadly quake in Tainan, southern Taiwan. The official death toll is at 38, but there are still 100 people missing after Friday’s quake. (Tyrone Siu/Reuters) At least four people, including an 8-year-old girl, were rescued Monday from a …

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Syria ‘exterminating detainees’ – UN report

  Syria’s war   The Syrian government has carried out a state policy of extermination against thousands of detainees, UN human rights investigators say. They accuse President Bashar al-Assad’s regime of crimes against humanity, in a report for the UN Human Rights Council. The study says both loyalist and anti-government …

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Chinese woman becomes ‘world’s luckiest passenger’

Plenty of leg room, personalised service and no crying babies or unruly fellow passengers. That was what one lucky traveller in China experienced while flying home to Guangzhou for the New Year holiday. Delays meant all other passengers had swapped to an earlier flight, leaving Ms Zhang to enjoy the …

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Syrians feel ‘hopeless’ as government-sponsored refugees in Toronto, mother says

  Virginia Johnson, one of two volunteers working at the hotel, joined CBC Radio’s Metro Morning on Monday to speak to host Matt Galloway. Some government-sponsored Syrian refugees staying at a budget hotel in Toronto say they feel like they’re “trapped in a prison” without hope due to a lack of communication, …

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Tsai Ing-wen elected Taiwan’s first female president

Ms Tsai, 59, leads the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) that wants independence from China. In her victory speech, she vowed to preserve the status quo in relations with China, adding Beijing must respect Taiwan’s democracy and both sides must ensure there are no provocations. China sees the island as a …

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Syria crisis: ISIS massacre, kidnappings reported in Deir el-Zour

Syria’s government said Sunday that militants with Islamic State in Syria and Iraq (ISIS) killed 300 people in an “appalling massacre” committed in the eastern city of Deir el-Zour in daylong attacks that saw the extremists make significant advances in the contested region. The state-run SANA news agency said that …

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North Korea nuclear H-bomb claims met by scepticism

International scepticism and condemnation have greeted North Korea’s claim to have successfully carried out an underground hydrogen bomb test. If confirmed, it would be North Korea’s fourth nuclear test since 2006 and mark a major upgrade in its capabilities. But nuclear experts have questioned whether the size of the blast …

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Iran-Saudi Arabia row: Kuwait recalls ambassador from Tehran

Kuwait has announced it is recalling its ambassador to Iran as a regional row over the execution of a Shia cleric in Saudi Arabia deepens. Saudi Arabia’s embassy in Tehran was ransacked and set alight on Saturday, after it executed Shia Muslim cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr and 46 others. Saudi …

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