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Bus fire kills 52 Uzbeks travelling in Kazakhstan: Kazakh government

ALMATY (Reuters) - A bus fire in northwestern Kazakhstan killed 52 Uzbek citizens on a route used by migrant workers heading to Russia, the Kazakh Interior Ministry said...

‘Bookkeeper of Auschwitz’s’ plea for mercy rejected – German media

BERLIN (Reuters) - A plea for clemency from a 96-year-old German convicted over his role in the murders of 300,000 people at the Auschwitz death camp in Nazi-occupied...

EU is not at war with Poland, says EU’s Juncker

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union is not at war with Poland and is not set on sanctioning the country “come what may”, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker...

Indonesia bourse holds minute silence for injured after floor collapse

JAKARTA, (Reuters) - Indonesia’s stock exchange held a minute silence at the start of trading on Tuesday for more than 70 people injured when a mezzanine floor in...

Prodded by China, Qantas amends website references to Taiwan, other regions

SYDNEY/TAIPEI (Reuters) - Australia’s Qantas Airways said on Tuesday it had amended its website to no longer refer to Taiwan and Hong Kong as countries, rather than Chinese...

Russia will not support U.S. attempts to change Iran nuclear deal: Lavrov

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday Moscow will not support attempts by Washington to change the Iran nuclear deal. Lavrov warned that changes...

Philippines raises volcano alert level as eruptions spew ash

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines raised the alert at its restive Mayon volcano by one notch early on Sunday, citing signs of rising magma that could lead to...

Venezuela government, opposition conclude talks without agreement

SANTO DOMINGO (Reuters) - Members of Venezuela’s leftist government and opposition leaders concluded a round of talks in the Dominican Republic on Saturday, failing to reach a deal...

Costa Rica suspends airline amid probe of fatal plane crash

SAN JOSE (Reuters) - Costa Rica’s civil aviation agency suspended local airline Nature Air on Friday, two weeks after one of its small planes crashed near a tourist...

Trump denies vulgar remarks about Haiti, African countries; condemnation mounts

(Note: Language that may offend some readers) By Doina Chiacu and James Oliphant WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facing strong condemnation at home and abroad, U.S. President Donald Trump...
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More international tourists are visiting the English regions than ever before. Official statistics released today show that in the first nine months of 2017...