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Facing ruin, India’s ancient glass artists blame the Taj

Hanuman Prasad Garg doesn’t blame rising fuel prices or pressure from cheap knock-offs for the slow demise of the glass industry where Indian artisans have forged bangles for centuries. He blames the Taj Mahal.

Agence France-Presse, Jun 26 2017

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Hopes fade in China as more landslide victims found

Rescue workers in China pulled more bodies out of piles of rock and mud on Sunday as they searched for 93 people still missing a day after a landslide buried a mountain village, with hopes fading of finding survivors.

Reuters, Jun 26 2017

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India’s Modi in Washington for ‘no frills’ Trump meet

India’s leader Narendra Modi arrived in the US for his first meeting on Monday with President Donald Trump, seeking to build on growing ties and move beyond disagreements over climate change.

Agence France-Presse, Jun 26 2017

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Top democrat slams obama admin over russian hacks

The top Democrat on the U.S. House Intelligence Committee on Sunday criticized the administration of former President Barack Obama for not taking earlier and tougher action against Russia for its alleged hacks aimed at swaying the Nov. 8 election for Donald Trump.

Reuters, Jun 26 2017

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Arab demands on Qatar unlawful, says Turkey prez

President Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday dismissed calls for Turkey to close a military base in Qatar and said a wider list of demands issued by four Arab states was an unlawful intervention against the Gulf emirate’s sovereignty.

Reuters, Jun 26 2017

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Oil tanker blast kills 146 people in Pakistan

An oil tanker crashed and exploded on a road in Pakistan on Sunday, killing 146 people, many of whom were collecting leaking fuel before it ignited, government officials and rescue workers said.

Reuters, Jun 26 2017

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