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3 killed, 4 injured in train accident in India

At least three people were killed and four others suffered burn injuries Tuesday after a passenger train collided head-on with a track-maintenance engine, derailed and caught fire in India's eastern state of Odisha, officials said.

Ashes of 152 people taken to space by SpaceX's rocket

America's private aerospace company SpaceX launched its hefty rocket Falcon Heavy on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, while carrying 24 satellites.

Critics hit out at millions spent on Harry and Meghan's home

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan's new home in Windsor cost £2.4 million ($3.05 million, 2.7 million euros) of taxpayers' money to renovate, royal accounts showed Tuesday, prompting criticism from anti-monarchy campaigners.

Russian, North American astronauts return to earth

The first crew to blast off to the International Space Station following a launch accident that deepened doubts over Russia's space programme returned to earth safely on Tuesday. 

Harry and Meghan's new home cost $3 million to refit

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan's new home in Windsor cost £2.4 million ($3.05 million, 2.7 million euros) to renovate before they moved in, royal accounts showed Tuesday.

Air Canada passenger falls asleep on plane, wakes up alone

"I think I'm having a bad dream (because) like seriously how is this happening," ​Tiffani Adams wrote.

Microsoft missed mobile dominance by 'tiny' margin: Bill Gates

Microsoft missed its chance to be the dominant firm in mobile technology because it was "distracted" during a lengthy antitrust battle with US authorities, company co-founder Bill Gates said Monday.

U.S. imposes sanctions on Iran's supreme leader, Iran says talks impossible now

The United States on Monday imposed new sanctions on Iran targeting its Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and other senior officials, a move further worsening the already strained Washington-Tehran ties.

Iran not to stamp passports of foreign visitors

​Iran will not stamp the passports of foreigners visiting the country, Tehran Times daily reported on Monday.

Iran says U.S. cyber attacks on rocket launchers "failed attempt"

The recent U.S. cyber attacks against Iranian missile control systems were failed to cause problems for Iran, Iranian Minister of Information and Communications Technology tweeted on Monday.

7.7-magnitude quake strikes off eastern Indonesia, no tsunami alert issued

A 7.7-magnitude earthquake struck off Maluku province of eastern Indonesia on Monday, but was not potential for tsunami.

UK-China-BRI Countries Education Partnership Initiative launched

Chinese and British authorities have announced a new funding program for education partnerships between the two sides, as well as for other countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative.

Trump puts Saudi arms sales above Khashoggi inquiry

President Donald Trump brushed aside the grisly killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, saying a Saudi pledge to spend billions of dollars on U.S. military equipment "means something to me."

ASEAN vows to maintain multilateral trade system

Southeast Asian nations reached a consensus on Sunday to fight against trade protectionism and support the maintaining of a multilateral trade system.

Yemeni rebels strike Saudi airport ahead of Pompeo visit

One person was killed and seven others were wounded in an attack by Iranian-allied Yemeni rebels on an airport in Saudi Arabia Sunday evening as the U.S. secretary of state was on his way to the country for talks on Iran.

Putin says Russia open to dialogue with U.S.

​Russia is open to dialogue when the United States is ready given how talks are necessary to reach an agreement on the outstanding issues between the two countries, President Vladimir Putin said in an interview published on Sunday.

U.S. launches cyber attacks against Iran: report

The United States carried out cyber attacks against Iranian missile control systems in retaliation after Iran shot down a U.S. surveillance drone, media have reported Saturday.
 

DRPK leader Kim Jong Un receives letter from Trump

Top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un has received a personal letter from U.S. President Donald Trump.

ASEAN leaders adopt Bangkok Declaration on combating marine debris

Leaders from the members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Saturday adopted Bangkok Declaration on Combating Marine Debris in ASEAN Region here during the 34th ASEAN Summit.

US to hit Iran with 'major' new sanctions Monday: Trump

President Donald Trump said Saturday that the United States would impose "major" new sanctions on Iran in two days.

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