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Hopes for talks

SEOUL – South Korea said it hoped for “constructive” talks between North Korea and the US after a delegation from the North told South Korean President Moon Jae-in that Pyongyang was open to talks with Washington.

Moscow rally

MOSCOW – Thousands marched through central Moscow on Sunday to commemorate murdered Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, calling for President Vladimir Putin to be ousted just three weeks before a presidential election.

Cabinet reshuffle

COLOMBO – Sri Lanka’s president reshuffled his Cabinet on Sunday, appointing his prime minister as the law and order minister, after the governing coalition suffered a series of defeats in local elections earlier this month.

Villagers flee

SRINAGAR – India and Pakistan have exchanged artillery fire in the disputed Kashmir region forcing hundreds of people to flee, raising fresh doubts about a 15-year-old ceasefire between the nuclear-armed rivals in the area. It was not clear what triggered the latest fighting on Saturday.

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