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SHANGHAI, Oct 17 (Bernama) -- After six years of renovation by the Italian fashion brand Prada, a century-old mansion in Shanghai opened to the public on Tuesday, China's Xinhua news agency reported.


TRIPOLI, Oct 17 (Bernama) -- More than 8,000 illegal immigrants have been repatriated from Libya this year, China's Xinhua news agency reported the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) as saying on Monday.


NEW DELHI, Oct 17 (Bernama) -- India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday began a damage control exercise, two days after one of its prominent lawmakers created a nationwide row by calling Taj Mahal - one of the Seven Wonders of the World - a "blot on Indian culture", China's Xinhua news agency reported.


TOKYO, Oct 17 (Bernama) -- Japan and the United States agreed in talks on Tuesday that focus should be kept on a diplomatic solution to address the current tensions on the Korean Peninsula, China's Xinhua news agency reported.


ANKARA, Oct 17 (Bernama) -- Turkish jets and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) targeted Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) positions in northern Iraq, killing eight militants, the military announced in a statement on Tuesday, China's Xinhua news agency reported.


KABUL, Oct 17 (Bernama) -- A suicide bomber on Tuesday blew his explosive device next to a police training center in Gardez city, capital of Afghanistan's eastern Paktia province, killing at least 20 people and injuring 160 others, China's Xinhua news agency reported a local official as saying.


MANILA, Oct 17 (Bernama) -- The Philippine media reported on Tuesday that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte had declared the liberation of the southern city of Marawi after nearly five months of fighting, China's Xinhua news agency reported.