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    Cambodia and Thailand reconnected by rail after 45 years

    Cambodia and Thailand reconnected by rail after 45 years


    Cambodian premier Hun Sen and his Thai counterpart Prayut Chan-O-Cha witnessed a signing ceremony at a Thai border post before riding together to the Cambodian town of Poipet on a train donated by Thailand. Hun Sen described their journey as "historic"...

    Cambodian premier Hun Sen and his Thai counterpart Prayut Chan-O-Cha witnessed a signing ceremony at a Thai border post before riding together to the Cambodian town of Poipet on a train donated by Thailand. Hun Sen described their journey as "historic" and thanked Thailand for its efforts "to reconnect the railway between Cambodia and Thailand".
    Saudis grapple with ever-shifting 'red lines'

    Saudis grapple with ever-shifting 'red lines'


    This month, a criminal court in Jeddah acquitted an unnamed Snapchat influencer accused of insulting fellow Saudis, saying every citizen had the right to express his opinion, local media reported without offering specific details.The much-hyped case,...

    This month, a criminal court in Jeddah acquitted an unnamed Snapchat influencer accused of insulting fellow Saudis, saying every citizen had the right to express his opinion, local media reported without offering specific details.The much-hyped case, which followed a broad government crackdown on dissenters and critics, drew both cheers and bewilderment in the kingdom.
    Iran, Pakistan to set up border 'reaction force' after attacks

    Iran, Pakistan to set up border 'reaction force' after attacks


    "We agreed to create a joint rapid reaction force at the borders for combatting terrorism," Iran's Prez Hassan Rouhani told a joint news conference, following months of increased tensions over attacks on both sides of the two countries' frontier. The...

    "We agreed to create a joint rapid reaction force at the borders for combatting terrorism," Iran's Prez Hassan Rouhani told a joint news conference, following months of increased tensions over attacks on both sides of the two countries' frontier. The border skirts the volatile southeastern Iranian province of Sistan-Baluchistan.
    Sudan tensions escalate after talks with military break down

    Sudan tensions escalate after talks with military break down


    Tensions are rising in Sudan after talks broke down between protesters and the country's military rulers who earlier in April ousted President Omar al-Bashir after months of street protests against his rule. Large crowds lit up the night sky with their...

    Tensions are rising in Sudan after talks broke down between protesters and the country's military rulers who earlier in April ousted President Omar al-Bashir after months of street protests against his rule. Large crowds lit up the night sky with their cellphones, singing and chanting as protest leaders delivered fiery speeches in the capital, Khartoum, on Sunday night.
    From comic to commander-in-chief: Challenges for new Ukraine leader

    From comic to commander-in-chief: Challenges for new Ukraine leader


    As leader of a country dependent on international aid and battling separatists, President-elect Volodymyr Zelensky will have to deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin, deep economic problems and possibly rebellious...

    As leader of a country dependent on international aid and battling separatists, President-elect Volodymyr Zelensky will have to deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin, deep economic problems and possibly rebellious elites.
    One-horse South African town still scarred by 'racist' murder

    One-horse South African town still scarred by 'racist' murder


    Not many people had heard of Coligny in South Africa's North West province until 2017, when the murder of a black teen by two Afrikaner farmers revived the demons of racism and inequality. The killing highlighted that a quarter century after the demise...

    Not many people had heard of Coligny in South Africa's North West province until 2017, when the murder of a black teen by two Afrikaner farmers revived the demons of racism and inequality. The killing highlighted that a quarter century after the demise of apartheid, the social fabric of the "Rainbow Nation" is still run by race and relations are often marred by suspicion and hostility.

    13 under arrest for Sri Lanka blasts: Police


    Authorities have not made public details on those held after Sunday's attacks. But a police source told AFP the 13 were detained at two locations in and around Colombo. The source said the 13 men are from the same radical...

    Authorities have not made public details on those held after Sunday's attacks. But a police source told AFP the 13 were detained at two locations in and around Colombo. The source said the 13 men are from the same radical group.
    Trump's 'greatest memory' lapsed in response to Mueller's questions

    Trump's 'greatest memory' lapsed in response to Mueller's questions


    President Donald Trump has boasted at various points that he has "one of the great memories of all time" or even "the world's greatest...

    President Donald Trump has boasted at various points that he has "one of the great memories of all time" or even "the world's greatest memory".
    Sri Lanka orders curfew after blasts

    Sri Lanka orders curfew after blasts


    The curfew will begin on Sunday night at 6:00 pm (local time) and run until 6:00 am (local time), the defence ministry said. Meanwhile, security has been intensified around the religious places across the capital. The government has decided to block all...

    The curfew will begin on Sunday night at 6:00 pm (local time) and run until 6:00 am (local time), the defence ministry said. Meanwhile, security has been intensified around the religious places across the capital. The government has decided to block all social media platforms in order to prevent incorrect and wrong information being spread. This is only a temporary measure", a release from Udaya R Seneviratne, Secretary to the President said.
    Holy Land Catholics condemn deadly Sri Lanka blasts

    Holy Land Catholics condemn deadly Sri Lanka blasts


    A statement issued in Jerusalem said the blasts were particularly sad as they "came while Christians celebrate Easter." "We pray for the souls of the victims and ask for speedy recovery of the injured, and ask God to inspire the terrorists to repent of...

    A statement issued in Jerusalem said the blasts were particularly sad as they "came while Christians celebrate Easter." "We pray for the souls of the victims and ask for speedy recovery of the injured, and ask God to inspire the terrorists to repent of their killing and intimidation," the statement said.