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    Rio Paralympics closing ceremony held
    Sep20

    Rio Paralympics closing ceremony held

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP)–Rio said farewell to the 2016 Paralympics Sunday in a closing ceremony showcasing Brazil’s passion for music and celebrating what many consider to have been a surprisingly successful Games.The famous Maracana football stadium was packed, with the Paralympians themselves seated across the field, as proceedings kicked off...

    Monument of Gratitude to Kazakh People to Open in Shymkent
    Sep20

    Monument of Gratitude to Kazakh People to Open in Shymkent

    The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. ASTANA – A monument of gratitude titled “Kazak Elіne Myn Algys” (“A Thousand Thanks to the Kazakh People”) initiated by the ethno-cultural centres of the South Kazakhstan region is being constructed in Shymkent. Photo credit: zakon.kz At the top of the monument a...

    Clinton, Trump vie for world leaders’ attention in New York
    Sep20

    Clinton, Trump vie for world leaders’ attention in New York

    US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton attends a bilateral meeting with Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko (R) at a hotel in New York, US, on Monday, September 19, 2016. Photo: Reuters NEW YORK: With national security again a major US election issue after bombings in New York and New Jersey, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump...

    France hopeful climate accord takes effect in November
    Sep20

    France hopeful climate accord takes effect in November

    UNITED NATIONS: France’s environment minister on Monday voiced optimism that the Paris global accord on fighting climate change will come into force by November. Segolene Royal, who is president of the so-called COP21 conference behind last year’s far-reaching agreement in Paris, said the goal was to put it in place before the next...

    After bomb blasts, Clinton, Trump trade charges on national security
    Sep20

    After bomb blasts, Clinton, Trump trade charges on national security

    File- Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump (left) speaks to supporters at a Super Tuesday campaign rally in Louisville, Kentucky and (right) US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addresses supporters at her Super Tuesday primary night party in Miami, Florida, on March 1, 2016. Photos: Reuters PHILADELPHIA: Democrat Hillary...

    What the big win for Putin’s party at Russia vote tells us
    Sep20

    What the big win for Putin’s party at Russia vote tells us

    MOSCOW: The crushing victory of Russia’s ruling party has been welcomed as a vote for “stability” by President Vladimir Putin, but slammed as a catastrophe by the marginalised opposition. The record win for Putin’s party came despite the country suffering the longest economic crisis of the strongman’s 16-year rule, but the low...

    Syria declares ceasefire over as bombing of Aleppo reported
    Sep19

    Syria declares ceasefire over as bombing of Aleppo reported

    Syria’s military declared a week-long ceasefire over on Monday and air raids were reported in Aleppo, even as officials from the United States and Russia met behind closed doors in Geneva to try to extend the truce. Syrian or Russian warplanes bombed rebel-held areas in the city of Aleppo and nearby villages, the Syrian Observatory for...

    Putin cheers crushing win in Russia parliament vote
    Sep19

    Putin cheers crushing win in Russia parliament vote

    MOSCOW: Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on Monday hailed a vote for “stability” after his ruling party won a record number of seats at parliamentary polls amid a low turnout. The Kremlin’s United Russia scooped three quarters of the seats in the 450-member State Duma after bolstering its tally to over 54 percent at a nationwide vote...

    Vladimir Putin firms control with big win for Russia’s ruling party
    Sep19

    Vladimir Putin firms control with big win for Russia’s ruling party

    Vladimir Putin won even greater supremacy over Russia’s political system after the ruling United Russia party took three quarters of the seats in parliament in a weekend election, paving the way for him to run for a fourth term as president. With most votes counted, the party, founded by Putin almost 16 years ago after he first became...

    Study in Japan Reveals Over 40% of Single Men and Women Aged 18-34 Still Virgins
    Sep19

    Study in Japan Reveals Over 40% of Single Men and Women Aged 18-34 Still Virgins

    The institute said the increase in singles was particularly sharp for people in their late 20s . . TOKYO – According to a new study that highlights concerns about demographic challenges in Japan, people aged 18 to 34 found 42% of men and 44.2% of women have never had sex. The institute said the increase in singles was particularly sharp for...

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