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Dalai Lama turns 85: Cuts album, seeks prayers to live over 100 years - 07/06/2020

New Delhi - The Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, turned 85 on Monday, with followers holding prayers for a long life for him as well as organizing global events online to...

200,000 urged to flee homes amid torrential rains in Japan - 07/04/2020

Tokyo - By Lars Nicolaysen, - Hundreds of thousands of people in Japan's south-west have been urged to get to safety due to severe flooding and landslides caused by torrential rain.  ...

Turkey starts limited lockdown as nearly 2.5 million take exams - 06/27/2020

Istanbul - A limited lockdown started in all 81 Turkish provinces on Saturday, part of efforts to halt the spread of the novel coronavirus as 2.43 million students take university entry exams, state...

Interior watchdog to probe US Park Police clash with demonstrators - 06/23/2020

Washington (tca/dpa) - More than two weeks after the US Park Police and other federal law officers forcefully cleared Lafayette Square near the White House of protesters, the agency is under scrutiny...

Britain's Prince William celebrates 38th birthday - 06/21/2020

London - Prince William, second in line to the British throne, celebrated his 38th birthday in private on Sunday. Kensington Palace tweeted a new photograph of William with his three children: Prince...

Mexican anti-narcotics judge and wife killed in their home - 06/17/2020

Mexico City - A Mexican anti-narcotics judge and his wife were shot dead in their home in the west of the country on Tuesday, the attorney general's office reported. Judge Uriel Villegas and his wife...

Police arrest more than 100 after London Black Lives Matter protests - 06/14/2020

London - More than 100 arrests were made after thousands of Black Lives Matter and far-right protesters rallied in London on Saturday despite calls for them to stay away, the Metropolitan Police...

German state parliament probes 2018 release of McCann murder suspect - 06/10/2020

Kiel, Germany - The regional parliament in the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein will on Wednesday discuss whether judicial failures occurred in the handling of the Madeleine McCann murder...

Summer heat prompts Japanese authorities to advise removal of masks - 06/09/2020

Tokyo (dpa) - High temperatures and humidity have prompted Japanese authorities to warn the public to remove protective masks whenever possible, despite the coronavirus pandemic. Japanese broatcaster...

New Zealand to lift restrictions after declaring it is Covid-19 free - 06/08/2020

Wellington - New Zealand has announced that it will be lifting its coronavirus restrictions after the country on Monday declared that it had no known active cases of Covid-19. The last remaining...
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