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March 6, 2016 11:16 PM The Odd Couple: Merkel, Tsipras Fate Tied Over EU Refugees Deal

When Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras traveled to Tehran last month, he carried a joint message worked out with an unlikely ally: German Chancellor Angela Merkel. In meetings with Iranian leaders, Tsipras pressed for measures to encourage a million or more Afghan refugees currently in Iran to stay there, according to two officials familiar with the diplomacy 14

March 6, 2016 5:23 PM Truck bomb kills, wounds at least 60 in province south of Baghdad

HILLA, Iraq (Reuters) - A truck bomb at an Iraqi checkpoint south of Baghdad killed at least 60 people and wounded more than 70 on Sunday, medical and security officials said, and Islamic State claimed responsibility for the blast. The suicide attack, involving an explosive-laden fuel tanker, is the second deadliest this year after one on Feb. 28 that killed 7

March 5, 2016 5:01 PM Over 60 hospitalised as boat engine explodes in Bangkok

BANGKOK: More than 60 people were hospitalised yesterday, mostly for burns, after the engine on a Bangkok commuter boat burst into flames and sent passengers leaping to a nearby pier, officials said. The crowded boat was ferrying passengers through a major canal in the eastern outskirts of the Thai capital, which boasts an extensive network of waterways 8

March 5, 2016 1:14 PM Sixty injured as boat engine explodes in Bangkok: official

BEIJING: Sixty people were hospitalised Saturday (Mar 5), mostly for burns, after the engine on a Bangkok commuter boat exploded and sent passengers leaping to a nearby pier or into the water, officials and reports said. The crowded boat was ferrying passengers on a major canal in the eastern outskirts of the Thai capital, which boasts an extensive network 6

March 5, 2016 9:16 AM Sixty hospitalised as boat engine explodes in Bangkok

BANGKOK: Sixty people were hospitalised Saturday, mostly for burns, after the engine on a Bangkok commuter boat exploded and sent passengers leaping to a nearby pier or into the water, officials and reports said. The crowded boat was ferrying passengers on a major canal in the eastern outskirts of the Thai capital, which boasts an extensive network of waterways 6

March 5, 2016 12:54 AM SpaceX rocket fails to land on barge

SpaceX has another launch under its belt, but not another rocket landing. The unmanned Falcon 9 rocket blasted off at sunset Friday, carrying a broadcasting satellite for Luxembourg-based company SES. It was the fifth launch attempt over the past 1 1/2 weeks; Sunday's try ended with an engine shutdown a split second before liftoff. As it has tried before 20

March 4, 2016 2:32 PM Brazilian Police Question Ex-President Lula da Silva in Petrobras Probe

Widening investigation already ensnared several high-ranking members of ruling Workers’ Party SÃO PAULO—Brazil’s federal police on Friday detained former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva for questioning in connection with a burgeoning corruption scandal, deepening a political crisis that threatens to engulf the nation’s government and fuel confrontation 8

March 3, 2016 3:14 PM Syria reports nationwide electricity outage

Power slowly being restored to parts of country The Syrian government reported a nationwide power outage on Thursday -- just the latest electricity problem in a country that has seen frequent outages during a five-year war between the regime, rebels and terror groups. Electrical workers determined the cause and had begun restoring power to some places 8

March 3, 2016 11:44 AM PAF plane delivers supplies for soldiers, residents in Pagasa

MANILA, Philippines - An Air Force C-130 cargo plane arrived on Pagasa Island last Wednesday carrying supplies and provisions for the tiny municipality’s residents and small contingent of soldiers. The arrival of the Hercules aircraft came at a time when Filipino fishermen were complaining about being harassed by Chinese vessels in the West Philippine 8

March 3, 2016 6:33 AM N. Korea fires missiles after UN imposes tough sanctions

UNITED NATIONS, United States: North Korea fired six short-range projectiles into the sea Thursday in a show of defiance just hours after the United Nations adopted the toughest sanctions to date on Pyongyang over its fourth nuclear test and rocket launch. Limited displays of military firepower have become a routine response by North Korea to international 8