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Trump dilemma: Preserve Saudi alliance or declare prince a murderer

WASHINGTON, Nov 20 (AFP) -- The Saudi assassination of a US-based journalist has put President Donald Trump in an intractable bind.


Uzbekistan holds international conference to boost its booming tourism industry

TASHKENT, Nov 19 (Bernama) -- Uzbekistan is aggressively working on unleashing its booming tourism industry by creating favourable conditions for the foreign investment community to penetrate into the local market, including launching here today the inaugural “International Investment Forum in Tourism” an international platform to market the sector.


Death toll from central Vietnam typhoon-triggered flood rises to 14

HANOI, Nov 19 (Bernama) -- Floods and landslides caused by Typhoon Toraji over the weekend in Vietnam's central Nha Trang city have left 14 people dead and two others missing, according to local authorities on Monday.


Police called on diplomats as APEC summit tensions boil over

PORT MORESBY, Nov 18 (AFP) -- The police were called when Chinese officials attempted to "barge" into the office of Papua New Guinea's foreign minister, it emerged Sunday, as APEC summit tensions boiled over.


Moon, Xi hold summit over North Korea denuclearisation

SEOUL, Nov 17 (Bernama) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Chinese President Xi Jinping held a summit in Papua New Guinea on Saturday to discuss North Korea's denuclearisation and other issues, Yonhap news agency reported.


30 taliban militants killed in eastern Afghanistan

JALALABAD (Afghanistan), Nov 17 (Bernama) -- Up to 30 militants were killed after the government forces stormed Taliban hideouts in Afghanistan’s Khogiani district of the eastern Nangarhar province on Friday night, Xinhua news agency reported.


7 killed, over 8,000 flee homes as quakes, landslides hit west Sulawesi

JAKARTA, Nov 17 (Bernama) -- Seven people were killed and more than 8,000 others are taking shelters as landslides and quakes struck Mamasa district of Indonesia's West Sulawesi province, Xinhua news agency quoted a disaster agency official as saying Saturday.