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    Harry and Meghan attend first royal event

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have attended a Buckingham Palace garden party for their first royal engagement as a married couple. The duchess wore a dress by Goat and a hat by Irish milliner Philip Treacy to the party, which was part of the Prince of Wales' 70th birthday celebrations. She and the Duchess of Cornwall started laughing when Prince Harry's speech was interrupted by a bee. Prince Harry, 33, and Meghan, 36, were married at Windsor Castle on Saturday. The garden party, which is being held six months ahead of Prince Charles' actual 70th birthday in November, celebrated the future king's charity work, patronages and military affiliations. Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall were

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    VIDEO: Saudi plane makes an emergency landing at Jeddah Airport

    A Saudi Arabian Airlines was forced to make an emergency landing at King Abdul Aziz airport in Jeddah after suffering a malfunction with the front landing gear. The airplane, Saudi Arabian Airlines flight SV3818, was initially travelling to Dhaka from Medinah had to be diverted to Jeddah. The airplane had reportedly circled Jeddah for several hours until it was able to land on a runway at the airport at 10 pm local time.

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    Trump's threats are empowering hardliners in Iran

    In a speech delivered on May 21, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo laid out 12 demands that Iran has to fulfill in order to negotiate another nuclear deal with Washington. Pompeo's list came just two weeks after US President Donald Trump withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and promised to impose new tougher sanctions on Tehran.  Feeling intensifying pressure at home, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani had to respond forcefully: ""Who are you to decide for Iran and the world? The world today does not accept that the United States decides for the world. Countries have their independence," he said in a statement published on Iran's ILNA. This new list of demands and Washington's

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    Obamas will be on and off camera in unique Netflix deal

    Barack and Michelle Obama will work both in front of and behind the camera in a multi-year production deal with Netflix. The unique pact was announced on Monday. The first content from the Obamas will appear in 2019 at the earliest, according to a person involved in the deal. Netflix did not specify a timeline. But the company's announcement of the deal said "the Obamas will produce a diverse mix of content, including the potential for scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries and features." Sometimes the former president and first lady will be on camera as hosts or moderators, the source said on condition of anonymity. In other cases they will stay behind the scenes as producers.

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    Apple 'sweat-proof' headphones in court

    A US judge has ruled legal action against Apple over its Powerbeats headphones can go ahead "in part". Seven customers, from various US cities, say the headphones do not hold their charge for as long as Apple advertises and they are not as water- or sweat-proof as claimed. The judge said the sweat-proof claims "require amendment" but the challenge regarding battery life could proceed. Apple had asked for all claims to be dismissed. District judge Richard Seeborg said the case could go ahead but some amendments were required to the allegations the headphone failed when in contact with sweat despite being marketed as activity wear. He wrote that while the customers had not explicitly specified

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    'Hero' nurse who died battling Nipah

    "I don't think I will be able to see you again. Sorry. Please raise our children well." Lini Puthussery, a 28-year-old nurse, wrote this note to her husband as she succumbed to the deadly Nipah virus on Monday in India's southern state of Kerala. She has two sons, aged five and two. At least nine other people have died in the outbreak in Kozhikode, formerly Calicut. Two others who have tested positive for the virus are critically ill. Some 40 people have been put into quarantine following the deaths. Health authorities across Kerala have been on alert, setting up medical camps and a control room to tackle the situation. The virus, which can be transmitted from animals to humans, is hard to diagnose.

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    F-35 stealth fighter jets get first taste of combat

    However, the aircraft, which is the most expensive weapons system in history, has also drawn sharp criticism in recent years after facing a long list of setbacks -- including problems with the software, engines and weapon systems. And critics have continued to express skepticism about the F-35's combat capability despite reassurances by US military leaders who say the kinks are being worked out. The US Air Force became the first military service to declare its version of the F-35 ready for combat in August 2016. The Marine Corps accomplished a significant milestone last year by deploying its variant to Japan -- the aircraft's first permanent overseas deployment. f-35 us joint strike fighter jet