The 6th convocation of the National Assembly continues its activity May 19

Author Lilian Galstyan

17:01 19/05/2017

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Produced by Redford’s Wildwood Enterprises, “Our Souls” marks the first time that the two Hollywood icons have re-teamed on screen since their lead roles in “The Electric Horseman” (1979). They previously starred together in “Barefoot in the Park” (1967).

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Jordan soldier who killed US trainers jailed for life

Marik al-Tuwayha, who pleaded not guilty to premeditated murder, attacked the men as their vehicles approached al-Jafr airbase in November.

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The project's major contracts are awarded for firms to build tunnels and viaducts between London and Birmingham.

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14:02 World
Flash floods in Arizona kill at least 9

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office said on Sunday that it had recovered nine bodies near a swimming hole close to Payson, a small town about 90 miles northeast of Phoenix. 

13:41 World
China's strong second quarter GDP growth paves way for deeper reforms

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13:38 World
UAE minister denies any hacking of Qatar

Anwar Gargash denied as false a story in the Washington Post that cited U.S. officials saying the UAE had orchestrated the hack of Qatar's state news agency.

13:07 World
LPGA accused of 'slut-shaming' over new women's golf dress code

The LPGA is under fire for introducing a new women’s golf dress code that forbids plunging necklines, leggings and revealing skirts on the course.

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Asia shares advance on strong China GDP, cautious Fed view

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12:02 World
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11:38 World
Australian woman in Minneapolis fatally shot by police officer

Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said it is providing consular assistance to her family. The agency declined to identify the woman citing privacy concerns.

10:27 World
George A. Romero, creator of 'Night of the Living Dead,' dead at 77

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10:00 World
S. Korea offers inter-Korean military talks on easing border tensions

Seoul wants to have the rare meeting Friday at Tongilgak, a North Korean building in the truce village of Panmunjom, according to the Ministry of National Defense.

18:28 World
Theresa May didn't want to wear £995 leather trousers but was forced into it by aide, report claims

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Elon Musk launches mystery website, X.com

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17:45 World
Get away from it all: The Scottish island up for sale for £4.25m

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17:00 World
Honolulu tower blaze kills three, including mother and son

The blaze at the 36-story Marco Polo condominium complex sent thick black smoke pouring over the city, a month to the day after a deadly high-rise fire in London.

16:38 World
Berlin 'dismayed and furious' over murder of German women in Egypt

An Egyptian man stabbed the two German tourists to death and wounded four others on Friday at a popular seaside vacation spot on the Red Sea, officials and witnesses said.

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Scientists say marine life has proved ‘remarkably resilient’ despite the Pacific island being declared a wasteland in the 1950s.

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Woman who fears daughter faces FGM gets deportation reprieve

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Poland MPs back controversial judiciary bill

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14:02 World
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13:28 World
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After a verbal conflict between a cleric and a young man in Shahr-e Rey subway on Saturday, the man stabbed him and some other people on the scene who tried to help and stop the conflict.

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Bill Clinton is literally hiding between two Bushes in a viral photo

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Trump Jr meeting: Russia lobbyist confirms attendance

Rinat Akhmetshin, now a lobbyist, confirmed to US media he was present at the Trump Tower encounter.

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Colombia producing more cocaine than ever before, UN figures show

An estimated 866 tonnes of cocaine were produced at clandestine labs across the country in 2016, according to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). In 2015, the estimate was 649.

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Two Israeli police and three gunmen killed in shootout at holy site

Prayers cancelled at Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif complex in Jerusalem as attack threatens to raise Israeli-Palestinian tensions.

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20:30 World
China villagers launch Dutch court bid to retrieve mummy

The villagers say a Dutch collector, whom they are suing, bought the statue in Hong Kong in 1996.

20:09 World
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