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China releases Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo on medical parole

China releases Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo on medical parole

He is just receiving medical treatment for his illness", lawyer Mo Shaoping said, adding that he was diagnosed on May 23 and released days later. A prolific writer and longtime activist, Liu had been in and out of jail since the bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Tiananmen Square in 1989.


10 bodies found, scores missing in massive China landslide

10 bodies found, scores missing in massive China landslide

The landslide from a mountain engulfed the village of Xinmo at about 6 a.m., burying some 40 homes, the government of Mao County in Sichuan province said. A massive quake hit the Sichuan province in 2008, which left about 90,000 dead or missing, and the BBC notes it also caused a landslide that killed 37 tourists.


Rouhani: Missile attack on Daesh was 'essential'

Rouhani: Missile attack on Daesh was 'essential'

Iran's semi-official Fars news agency , believed to be close to the Guard, said the paramilitary force launched a total of six missiles that flew over Iraqi airspace before striking Syria . Frants Klintsevich, deputy head of the defense committee in Russia's upper house of parliament, said the defense ministry statement does not mean there will be war with the U.S.in Syria , but rather that Moscow will not accept attacks on its Syrian allies.


Not 'that far off' from passing health-care overhaul

Not 'that far off' from passing health-care overhaul

The language is complex, but multiple experts who have reviewed the section believe it would reverse key consumer protections in small business health plans - including the requirement to cover essential health benefits - and take away regulatory power from the states, and potentially push up costs for small businesses whose workers are not overwhelmingly young and healthy.



Trump, Modi seek rapport despite friction on trade, immigration

But despite a lot of sweet talk as Modi arrived in Washington for a White House meeting Monday, the question remains whether his dalliance with Trump will be a one-night stand or will blossom into a full-on romance. "Technology is helping with that", Modi said. Arrangements were made to take group photographs with Modi. India's growth presents a win-win partnership for India and USA both.



Trudeau wishes Eid Mubarak to Muslims in Canada and worldwide

Ramadan is a month-long fast, which marks the month Muslims believe their Holy Book, the Quran, was revealed to the Prophet Mohammed. On Sunday evening, Pakistan's central Ruet-i-Hilal Chairman Mufti Muneebur Rehman announced that Shawwal moon was sighted in most of the areas of the country and Eid-ul-Fitr would be celebrated tomorrow (Monday), the Dawn News reported.