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Armenian PM claims victory in snap election as rival alleges fraud

Armenian prime minister Nikol Pashinyan has claimed victory in a snap parliamentary election he called in an effort to defuse a political crisis after last year’s disastrous war with Azerbaijan.But the electoral alliance of his top rival, former president...

Body of missing US student Catherine Serou found in Russia

Russian investigators have detained a man on suspicion of murder after finding the body of a foreign woman identified by media as a missing American student.Russian news agencies identified the woman as 34-year-old US citizen Catherine Serou.Earlier this week,...

‘It was war’: partygoer loses hand amid clashes with French police at illegal rave

French police clashed for hours with partygoers at a 1,500-strong illegal rave over the weekend, with one partygoer losing a hand and five officers injured.Local official Emmanuel Berthier said partygoers threw “Molotov cocktails, metal balls and bits of breeze...

Kim Jong-un says North Korea preparing for ‘dialogue and confrontation’ with US

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has said his country needs to prepare for “both dialogue and confrontation” with the United States under Joe Biden, state media reported on Friday.At a meeting of the central committee of the ruling Workers’...

First astronauts blast off for China’s new space station

The first astronauts for China’s new space station have blasted off on the country’s longest crewed mission to date, a landmark step in establishing Beijing as a major space power.The trio were aboard a Long March-2F rocket for the...

At least 18 die as hospital hit in shelling of Syrian city

Shelling of the rebel-held city of Afrin in northern Syria killed at least 18 people, many of them when a hospital was hit, a war monitor said.The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a doctor, three hospital staff,...

‘Get to work’: US defence chief tells Pentagon to sharpen China focus

The US defence secretary, Lloyd Austin, has directed the Pentagon to sharpen its focus on China, which the United States has tagged as its top strategic rival.“Now, it is up to the department to get to work,” Austin said...

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