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Renewing settlement activity could derail talks, warns Abbas

JERUSALEM: As the Palestinian Authority prepares to resume direct negotiations with Israel, its chief Mr Mahmoud Abbas has warned that any effort to renew construction activities in the settlements would lead to the collapse of direct talks.

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33 Chilean miners trapped underground for 17 days found alive

COPIAPO:  All 33 Chilean miners trapped deep underground for 17 days have been found alive, Chile’s president confirmed on Sunday.
 But as relatives celebrated outside the San Jose mine at Copiapo, 800 kilometre, north of Santiago, rescue workers said it could take four months to get them out.

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Alarming shrinkage in mangroves worldwide

WASHINGTON: New satellite imagery shows an alarming shrinkage in mangrove forests worldwide.

The imagery reveals that approximately 1,37,760 sq km of mangroves exist, which is 12.3 per cent less than the previous estimates.

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India pledges full support to flood-hit Pakistan

UNITED NATIONS: Offering its wholehearted support to flood-stricken Pakistan, India has vowed to do all it can to assist the country in relief efforts, apart from the US dollars five million in aid already extended by it.

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Iran’s first nuclear power plant opens

BUSHEHR (IRAN): Iran’s first nuclear power plant was opened Saturday by Iranian and Russian nuclear officials in the southern port city of Bushehr after a delay of almost three decades.

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Unwanted guest: Goat takes up residence in German home

LONDON: A couple in Germany were in for a rude shock when they came to check on their home that had undergone renovation. A goat had not only moved into their third-floor apartment, it had also chewed up and ripped their curtains.

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