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Trump tweets ‘millions’ dead in Lanka blasts

Among the first to offer condolences to the victims of Sunday’s blasts in Sri Lanka, US President Donald Trump initially claimed incorrectly that “millions have died”.

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Stratolaunch, world’s largest plane by wingspan, makes first flight

Stratolaunch, the massive aircraft dreamed up by the late Paul Allen, flew for the first time Saturday, becoming the largest plane by wingspan to take to the skies.

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Google takes on ‘Africa’s challenges’ with first AI centre in Ghana

An artificial intelligence research laboratory opened by Google in Ghana, the first of its kind in Africa, will take on challenges across the continent, researchers say.

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Iranian president to visit Iraq with political and economic issues on the agenda

In the latest sign of growing ties between Iran and Iraq regardless of the US sanctions, Iranian president will visit Baghdad tomorrow for the first time during his presidency. The visit is expected to boost bilateral relations in various political, economic and security fields.

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Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders lead Iowa poll of 2020 Democratic field

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont lead the field of prospective and declared 2020 Democratic presidential candidates in an Iowa Poll of voters likely to participate in the first nominating contest 11 months from now.

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US deploys THAAD missile defense in Israel for exercise

The United States has deployed its advanced THAAD missile defense system temporarily to Israel for a joint military exercise, the first of its kind, officials said Monday.

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After India’s strike on Pakistan, both sides leave room for de-escalation

For the first time in five decades, Indian warplanes crossed into Pakistan and conducted airstrikes on Tuesday (Feb 26). But in the jarring escalation of hostilities, the leadership of each nuclear-armed country also appeared to leave itself a way out of pushing the conflict into war.

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Ghani flags off first Afghan cargo to India through Chabahar port

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday flagged off the first Afghan cargo from western Nimroz province that will be exported to India through Chabahar Port in Iran which was inaugurated in 2017.

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Senegal’s Sall wins re-election in first round: PM

Senegal’s President Macky Sall won in the first round of the election Sunday, his prime minister said, although his two main challengers look set to contest the outcome.

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Oscars Goes Without Host, Cracks Political Jokes and Gives Win to Green Book

The 91st Academy Awards is going without a host for the first time in 30 years – but is retaining the same playful tone and spectacular performances between the nomination announcements.

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Kim Jong Un leaves for Vietnam summit with Trump, accompanied by sister Kim Yo Jong, confirms North Korea

North Korea on Sunday (Feb 24) confirmed for the first time that its leader Kim Jong Un will hold a second summit with US President Donald Trump, days ahead of the high-stakes nuclear meeting set to take place in Vietnam’s capital of Hanoi.

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Mueller investigation is almost finished, says acting attorney general

The special counsel’s Russia investigation is “close to being completed”, the acting attorney general said Monday in the first official sign that the investigation may be wrapping up.

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Rashida Tlaib removes Israel from the map in her congressional office

Rashida Tlaib, the first Palestinian congresswoman, made a change to the map of her congressional office in Washington, DC, replacing Israel with Palestine.

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Rivals China and India count down to joint military drill

China and India will launch a two-week joint military drill on Tuesday, the first exercise of its kind since the two Asian giants were locked in a tense border stand-off in the Himalayas 18 months ago.

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Outflanking China, Western allies pledge to provide electricity to PNG

The United States and three of its allies on Sunday unveiled a $1.7 billion plan to provide electricity and internet to much of Papua New Guinea (PNG), the first step of a plan that will counter China’s Belt and Road spending in the region.

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Xi Calls on World States to Resist Trade Protectionism Together

Chinese President Xi Jinping called on the international community on Monday at the opening ceremony of the first China International Import Expo (CIIE) to resist trade protectionism and policy of unilateral actions together, avoiding confrontation.

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