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5 killed in separate shootings in US

Los Angeles: At least five persons were killed following shootings at multiple locations in Tehama County in Northern California in the US, including an elementary school where at least two children were wounded. Authorities described a…

31st Asean Summit begins in Manila

Manila: The 31st Summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) began with leaders of 10 member-nations and dialogue partners convening to discuss security, cooperation and regional integration here in Philippines on Monday.…

More than 750,000 march in support of Catalonia

Barcelona: Thousands of people took to the streets in Barcelona to demand the release of jailed Catalonian leaders for their outlawed drive to secede from Spain. Barcelona's municipal police force said 750,000 people participated in the…

Unesco confirms Audrey Azoulay as new chief

Paris: The UN cultural agency UNESCO on Friday named France's Audrey Azoulay as its new Director-General. The second woman to hold the post, she will take over from outgoing UNESCO chief Irina Bokova on November 15, the agency said.…