Foreign ministry thanks allies, partners for backing Taiwan’s UN participation

Foreign ministry thanks allies, partners for backing Taiwan’s UN participation

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The MOFA deeply appreciates allies and partners supporting Taiwan’s meaningful U.N. during the General Assembly in New York. (MOFA) Staunch support for the meaningful participation of Taiwan in the U.N. system shown by the country’s allies and partners during the General Assembly…

Jeff Bezos tells Khashoggi’s fiancee, ‘You are not alone’

Jeff Bezos tells Khashoggi’s fiancee, ‘You are not alone’

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Mr Bezos Washington Post owner, Jeff Bezos, tells Jamal Khashoggi’s fiancee, Hatice Cengiz: “You are not alone.“ The two embraced on stage on Wednesday at a memorial in Istanbul for Khashoggi, steps away from Saudi Arabia’s consulate where he was murdered. “No…

New York Met museum returns stolen ancient Egyptian coffin

New York Met museum returns stolen ancient Egyptian coffin

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Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Hassan Shoukry (centre) and District Attorney Cyrus R Vance (second from right) examine the coffin US authorities have returned a stolen coffin to Egypt, two years after it was acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New…

Jacques Chirac: Former French president dies at 86

Jacques Chirac: Former French president dies at 86

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The late French leader, Chirac Jacques Chirac, the former French president who championed the European Union, but whose later years were blighted by corruption scandals, has died aged 86. “President Jacques Chirac died this morning surrounded by his family, peacefully,” his son-in-law…

Liberia school fire leaves many children dead near Monrovia

Liberia school fire leaves many children dead near Monrovia

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Crowds of people gathered near the school on Wednesday At least 27 people, many of them children, have been killed in a fire at a boarding school in a suburb of the Liberian capital Monrovia. The fire is believed to have broken…

74th UNGA: Nigeria’s Muhammad-Bande takes over as president

74th UNGA: Nigeria’s Muhammad-Bande takes over as president

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Muhammad-Bande receives the gavel from his predecessor, Espinosa, at the handover ceremony. Ms Maria Espinosa, the President of the 73rd UN General Assembly, on Monday handed over to Nigeria’s Muhammad-Bande, who will lead the 74th session of the assembly in the next…

North Korea leader Kim invited Trump to Pyongyang in letter – report

North Korea leader Kim invited Trump to Pyongyang in letter – report

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North Korean Jong Un North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, invited U.S. President Donald Trump to visit Pyongyang in a letter sent in August, amid stalled denuclearisation talks, a South Korean newspaper reported on Monday, citing diplomatic sources. Kim, in the letter…

Mexico Jalisco: Forensics identify 44 bodies in well

Mexico Jalisco: Forensics identify 44 bodies in well

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Forensic scientists in Mexico have managed to identify 44 bodies buried in a well in the state of Jalisco. Discovered just outside the city of Guadalajara, the human remains were hidden in 119 black bags. The remains were discovered earlier in September…

Mugabe funeral: Leader’s body kept in hometown after state funeral

Mugabe funeral: Leader’s body kept in hometown after state funeral

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The BBC’s Shingai Nyoka said the national stadium in Harare was not full, as some African leaders paid tribute to Mugabe The body of Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe is being kept in his birthplace, after a sparsely-attended state funeral at in…

Gold toilet stolen in Blenheim Palace burglary

Gold toilet stolen in Blenheim Palace burglary

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The fully-functioning solid gold toilet went on show at the palace earlier this week A 18-carat solid gold toilet has been stolen in a burglary overnight at Blenheim Palace. A gang broke into the Oxfordshire palace at about 04:50 BST and stole…