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Council of Europe’s CPT releases report on torture, impunity and corruption in Azerbaijan

The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) has published today reports on six of its visits to Azerbaijan – in 2004, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

23 tourists injured when lava bomb hits Hawaii

Twenty three tourists were injured when Kilauea volcano shot out of ground and hit a tour boat on Monday morning in Hawaii, CNN reported.

Japan, EU sign free-trade agreement

Japan and the European Union (EU) on Tuesday signed a free-trade agreement that will enable to create the largest economic alliance, with 30 percent of the global GDP, reported Russian News Agency TASS.

North, South Korea military restore communication “hotline”

The South Korean Ministry of National Defense on Tuesday announced that the South and North Korean military have completely restored their emergency communication line which is located in the western part of the demilitarized zone, and which was interrupted in February 2016, reported RIA Novosti news agency of Russia.

Over 40 people killed in Nigeria floods

At least 44 people were killed and 20 are missing as a result of floods in northern Nigeria, Xinhua reported referring to the governor of the state Aminu Masari.

Quake hits Iran

A magnitude-4.4 earthquake has occurred Tuesday in Iran.

Trump agrees with Russia’s Putin that low level of relations is ‘a shame’

US President Donald Trump has agreed with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin’s remark that the current low level of relations between the two countries is a shame, as he himself said in an interview with Fox News, TASS reports.

Saudi Arabia bans many video games after children’s deaths

Saudi Arabia says it’s banning a long list of popular video games after allegations surfaced that two children killed themselves after being encouraged to do so in an online game.

President of Italy to arrive in Armenia on state visit late July

President of Italy Sergio Mattarella will arrive in Armenia on a state visit on July 30 at the invitation of President Armen Sarkissian, Armenia’s foreign ministry spokesperson Tigran Balayan said during today’s briefing.

Putin and Trump shake hands as they meet in Helsinki

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin met and shook hands on Monday to kick off a summit in Finland, the Telegraph reported.

Turkey’s justice minister says state of emergency will be lifted in coming days

Turkey’s justice minister Abdulhamit Gul announced that the state of emergency will be lifted in the country in coming days, Anadolu reports.

Princes Charles, William unwilling to meet with Trump during UK visit

Prince Charles and Prince William were unwilling to meet Donald Trump on his visit to Britain, leaving Queen Elizabeth II to greet the US president alone, The Times reported citing its source.

EU's Tusk calls on China, U.S., Russia not to start trade wars

European Council President Donald Tusk said on Monday China, the United States and Russia had a duty not to start trade wars and called on the three countries to reform the World Trade Organization.

Lavrov: Helsinki summit would be ideal If Russia and US re-open channels of communication

Moscow would like to agree with Washington on re-opening all the channels of dialogue during the Helsinki summit, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview with Larry King on RT.

Kremlin aide reveals format of Putin-Trump summit

The Russian-US summit begins at 13:00 hours East European Summer Time [13:00 hours Moscow Standard Time, 10:00 hours GMT] on Monday, July 16, in Helsinki and it will be held in the Presidential Palace - Presidentinlinna, President Vladimir Putin’s aide Yuri Ushakov told reporters on Friday.

128 people killed in Pakistan election rally bombing

The deadliest attack in Pakistan’s troubled election campaign killed 128 people, including a candidate, in southwestern Baluchistan province on Friday ahead of disgraced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s return to Pakistan, The Times of Israel reported.

China chemical plant blast kills 19, injures 12

An explosion at a chemical plant in China has killed 19 people and injured 12, authorities said on Friday, the latest deadly industrial incident in the world’s largest producer of chemicals, Reuters reports.

U.S.'s Pompeo urges allies to cut off funding to Iran

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on American allies on Thursday to help impose economic pressure on Iran, and accused Tehran of continuing to sell weapons in the Middle East despite United Nations resolutions.

NATO insists Georgia will join the alliance

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is insisting that Georgia will one day join the world's biggest security alliance, despite separatist ambitions in parts of the former Soviet republic, The Associated Press reported.

1 killed, 13 injured in Baku bus crash

One person was killed, 13 were injured as the result of the crash of passenger bus in Baku, APA reported.