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UN Envoy Meets Yemeni Official after Accusation of Bias

UN envoy Martin Griffiths met a Yemeni official in Riyadh on Wednesday, in an apparent bid to repair frayed ties after President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi accused him of siding with the country's Huthi rebels.

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Selfies and the Self: What They Say about Us and Society

The selfie craze speaks volumes about the era in which we live: how images race around the globe and can dominate public discourse, eliciting strong emotions and even blurring the lines of reality.

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Huawei Staff Pair Up with Chinese Military on Research

Huawei employees have teamed up with Chinese military scientists to carry out research, a collaboration that challenges the telecom giant's assertion that it has no ties to the country's government or armed forces.

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N. Korea Slams South for 'Meddling' in US Talks

North Korea on Thursday warned the South to stop "meddling" in nuclear talks between Pyongyang and Washington, denying President Moon Jae-in's assertion that dialogue was under way between the two Koreas.

"The reality is the contrary," senior foreign ministry official Kwon Jong Gun said in a statement carried by the state news agency KCNA.

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Scores from Amhara Party Arrested in Ethiopia after Coup Bid

Scores of people with links to an ethno-nationalist party in Ethiopia's Amhara state have been arrested after an attempted coup in the region, a party spokesman said Thursday.

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Nigerian Troops Repel Jihadist Attack on Military Base

Nigerian troops have thwarted a Boko Haram attack on a military formation in the volatile northeast, killing dozens of jihadists, the army said Thursday.

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Two Killed as Plane Hits Building in Siberia

A Russian passenger plane overshot the runway, crashed into a building and caught fire at an airport in Siberia on Thursday, killing two crew members, officials said.

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Zuckerberg Says US Govt Inaction Allowed Fake News to Spread

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg said Wednesday that a lack of action by US authorities on fake political content on the platform after the 2016 US election helped pave the way for a subsequent avalanche of online disinformation.

The CEO -- who has himself been widely criticised for a lackluster response to fake news -- also called on governments to further regulate private data, political advertising and step up efforts to prevent state actors from interfering in US elections.

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Two More Arrests over German Pro-Migrant Official's Murder

German police have made two more arrests related to the killing of a pro-migrant politician, allegedly by a far-right sympathiser, federal prosecutors said Thursday.

"We confirm two arrests," a spokeswoman for the Federal Prosecutor's Office told AFP.

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Asian Markets Rally as Crucial Trump-Xi Meeting Approaches

Asian markets rose Thursday as investors brushed off Donald Trump's latest dig at China and threat to impose more tariffs on the country's goods if crunch talks with Xi Jingping fail this weekend.

Before setting off for the G20 summit in Japan the president said in an interview that he had a "Plan B" in case the face-to-face shows no progress, adding he would "take in billions and billions of dollars a month and we'll do less and less business with them".

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