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Philippines blaze kills at least 28

Philippines blaze kills at least 28

At least 28 people were killed and dozens more feared dead after a fire tore through a factory producing flip-flops in the Philippine capital Manila on Wednesday, the city’s fire marshal said. Firemen said they counted 28 bodies but were only able to retrieve three as the gutted building threatened …

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John Kerry to meet Putin in Sochi on Tuesday

John Kerry to meet Putin in Sochi on Tuesday

US Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin for crucial talks in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi on Tuesday amid tensions with Moscow over Ukraine, both sides said. President Vladimir Putin has refused to budge on Ukraine but has signalled his readiness …

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Pope to visit Cuba in September, says Vatican

Pope to visit Cuba in September, says Vatican

Pope Francis, who played a key role in the diplomatic thaw between Washington and Havana, will visit Cuba in September after a scheduled visit to the US, the Vatican confirmed on Wednesday. His visit to the island that has many Roman Catholics will be the third by a pope after …

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