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Nauru: New law restricting essential medical transfers for refugees risks deadly consequences

Nauru: New law restricting essential medical transfers for refugees risks deadly consequences

Last week, immediately following the passing of the Australian law, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the re-opening of a detention centre on Christmas Island, which is Australian territory. Den...

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Trump to name Kelly Knight Craft U.N. ambassador

Trump to name Kelly Knight Craft U.N. ambassador

Donald Trump is nominating Kelly Knight Craft to be the United States' ambassador to the United Nations . "I am pleased to announce that Kelly Knight Craft , our current Ambassador to Canada, i...

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Violent clashes at Venezuela border as standoff over humanitarian aid intensifies

Violent clashes at Venezuela border as standoff over humanitarian aid intensifies

The aim is to take it over the border on Saturday. Meanwhile China, which along with Russian Federation backs Maduro, warned humanitarian aid should not be forced in because doing so could lead to v...

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Iran's Rouhani says U.S. sanctions are 'terrorist act'

Iran's Rouhani says U.S. sanctions are 'terrorist act'

Germany, Britain, France, China, Russia and the European Union have been trying to preserve the 2015 deal meant to keep Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon in exchange for sanctions relief afte...

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New York Prosecutors Will Charge Manafort In Bid To Prevent Trump Pardon

New York Prosecutors Will Charge Manafort In Bid To Prevent Trump Pardon

The Manafort interviews have been considered a key part of Mueller's investigation into Russian Federation and the 2016 presidential election, and with new reports that the probe is about to wrap u...

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Australian who rammed and killed six pedestrians jailed for life

Gargasoulas was handed life sentences for the six counts of murder. The brother of Japanese victim Yosuke Kanno said he will "continue suffering from this until I die". Robyn Davis, the mother of vi...

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Magnitude 7.5 quake hits Peru-Ecuador border region

Magnitude 7.5 quake hits Peru-Ecuador border region

The quake struck 71 miles east of Palora with a depth of 82 miles. A deep magnitude-7.5 quake struck the Peru-Ecuador border region early on Friday morning, the US Geological Survey said. Around 20 ...

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Nigeria election 2019: Who benefits from poll delay?

Nigeria election 2019: Who benefits from poll delay?

Dismissing the rumours of violence and unrest making the rounds, President Buhari gave the assurance that security agencies have worked diligently to ensure that adequate measures are in place to ch...

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IS teen asks United Kingdom to show 'more mercy'

IS teen asks United Kingdom to show 'more mercy'

It is illegal to make someone stateless but it has been speculated that Shamima, 19, may have Bangladeshi citizenship through her mother. Latterly, she worked more closely with patients'. But her baby...

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NHRC issues notices to Centre, Bengal, UP, Uttarakhand over 'ill-treatment' of Kashmiris

NHRC issues notices to Centre, Bengal, UP, Uttarakhand over 'ill-treatment' of Kashmiris

Gonsalves, appearing for petitioner, submitted that fresh attacks on Kashmiris have taken place in Maharashtra and Punjab. Condemning the rising incidents of lynching cases in India, the Supreme Court...

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U.S. To Leave 200 American Troops In Syria After Pullout

U.S. To Leave 200 American Troops In Syria After Pullout

In December, the White House said it would pull all 2,000 troops from Syria, a reversal of US policy that reportedly was met with disapproval within the Pentagon, and prompted Defense Secretary Jim M...

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Three Tory MPs quit party to join Independent Group over Brexit

Three Tory MPs quit party to join Independent Group over Brexit

In a letter to British Prime Minister Theresa May , the trio accused the Conservative Party of abandoning the political centre ground, and said "the final straw for us has been this government'...

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China Biz Roundup Podcast: Greater Bay Area, and Hong Kong Disneyland

China Biz Roundup Podcast: Greater Bay Area, and Hong Kong Disneyland

The blueprint aims at deepening collaboration, toward building the area into an internationally acknowledged economic powerhouse. - Hong Kong Disneyland narrows losses with high-flying revenues. T...

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Trump urges USA telecommunications companies to step up 5G systems

Trump urges USA telecommunications companies to step up 5G systems

In a series of tweets , the Trump said he wants American networks to "win through competition" instead of "blocking out" more advanced technologies. This post is interesting since the President i...

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrives in China

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrives in China

The crown prince will meet President Xi Jinping, who has made stepping up China's presence in the Middle East a key foreign policy objective, despite its traditional low-key role there. Prince Mohamme...

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Pakistan denies involvement in Iran attack

Pakistan denies involvement in Iran attack

The head of the IRGC's ground forces also said that another alleged member of the militant cell that planned the February 13 attack was also Pakistani. The attack killed 27 members of Iran's Revolutio...

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Bernie Sanders slams Howard Schultz for being a billionaire

Bernie Sanders slams Howard Schultz for being a billionaire

Faiz Shakir will be the first Muslim and Pakistani-American to manage a USA presidential campaign. "Sanders is burdened by his utter lack of intersectionality". "He's not a Democrat, so to me I wouldn...

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Huawei founder speaks amid pressure: 'The U.S. can't crush us'

Huawei founder speaks amid pressure: 'The U.S. can't crush us'

On Monday, Ren said in a separate interview with the BBC that the technology company would not undertake any spying activities and that it could shift its business investments to other countries a...

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Bill Weld: Republicans in Washington Want to Have No Presidential Election

Criticizing Trump for declaring a national emergency on border security, Weld said , "Congress thought they had a deal" with the administration on the issue. "I think it's not what the country need...

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Pakistan’s Hajj quota increased to 200,000

Pakistan’s Hajj quota increased to 200,000

The Saudi delegation had wanted the Delhi leg of the crown prince tour to be devoted to bolstering its oil supplies to India. The crown prince said the two countries were in each other's "DNA", hi...

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North Carolina board orders new election in disputed congressional race

North Carolina board orders new election in disputed congressional race

The Republican candidate in a US House race in North Carolina says a new election should be called after an investigation into election irregularities. It is unclear whether Harris will run again. ...

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IS on brink of defeat in Syria enclave

IS on brink of defeat in Syria enclave

The SDF was working to evacuate some remaining civilians in Baghouz, Bali said. Taking it will nudge the eight-year-old Syrian war towards a new phase, with US President Donald Trump's pledge to...

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Microsoft uncovers major European Union hacking campaign

Microsoft uncovers major European Union hacking campaign

Microsoft has detected a range of coordinated cyberattacks against European think tanks and non-profit organisations, which focus on issues related to "democracy, electoral integrity, and public poli...

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Alabama woman who joined ISIS won't be allowed back in US

Alabama woman who joined ISIS won't be allowed back in US

Mr Trump's refusal to admit 24-year-old Hoda Muthana comes just as he is pressing Europeans to repatriate their own ISIS fighters and will likely face legal challenges, with United States citizenshi...

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Pope Francis lays out 'concrete measures' to stop Catholic sex abuse

Pope Francis lays out 'concrete measures' to stop Catholic sex abuse

Earlier this month, an 88-year-old former cardinal was defrocked in the U.S. over claims of abuse, the most senior Catholic figure to be dismissed from the priesthood in modern times . "We have to re...

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Giant tortoise feared extinct for over 100 years found on Galapagos Islands

Giant tortoise feared extinct for over 100 years found on Galapagos Islands

Investigators think there may be more members of the species on the island because of tracks and scat they found. Conservationists have taken measures to save the tortoise by moving it to a breeding...

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Main challengers to Netanyahu announce alliance for Israeli polls

Main challengers to Netanyahu announce alliance for Israeli polls

Recent polls project Likud winning about 30 of parliament's 120 seats, while the prospects for Jewish Home and Otzma Yehudit remained unclear prior to their decision to merge in the upcoming election...

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Billionaire Branson hopes aid concert opens Venezuela's borders

Billionaire Branson hopes aid concert opens Venezuela's borders

Guaido, recognised as the interim leader by 50 countries, was himself heading to the Colombian border today with his supporters to try to collect aid being stockpiled there. Guaido still has not provi...

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Imran Khan asks Pak army to 'respond decisively' to any Indian aggression

Imran Khan asks Pak army to 'respond decisively' to any Indian aggression

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan announced the order in a government statement released after a meeting of his National Security Committee. Colville said the High Commissioner, Michelle Bachel...

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Judge Orders Roger Stone to Court Over Instagram Post

Judge Orders Roger Stone to Court Over Instagram Post

Stone has maintained his innocence and blasted the special counsel's investigation as politically motivated. On Tuesday, Stone posted a photo of a book he received from a supporter, writing in an ...

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Bone-chilling moment Swiss avalanche buried skiers caught on camera

Bone-chilling moment Swiss avalanche buried skiers caught on camera

A skier captured the terrifying footage on a helmet-cam as he careened down the mountain slope. Pierre Huguenin, a local avalanche expert, described the avalanche as exceptional and told RTS that ...

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UNPRECEDENTED: Trump Admin to Launch Worldwide Campaign to End 'Criminalization of Homosexuality'

UNPRECEDENTED: Trump Admin to Launch Worldwide Campaign to End 'Criminalization of Homosexuality'

Out Magazine , a gay and lesbian culture publication, is accusing the Trump administration of racism over its efforts to decriminalize homosexuality internationally. The organizational attempt is be...

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3 police officers killed in Cairo after device carried by militant explodes

3 police officers killed in Cairo after device carried by militant explodes

The Interior Ministry, which oversees the police, said in a statement that the Cairo suspect was linked to a bombing on Friday near a mosque in the Cairo district of Giza, which wounded three people i...

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Indian military jets collide in air show rehearsal

Indian military jets collide in air show rehearsal

Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat, Air Force Chief B S Dhanoa and Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba were also present. The show is held once every two years and facilitates the Indian aerospace industry as well...

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Bernie Sanders enters race for 2020 presidential campaign

Bernie Sanders enters race for 2020 presidential campaign

Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., who threw her hat into the 2020 race earlier this month, raised more than $1 million in the first 48 hours of her candidacy, her campaign announced. He ran for United States ...

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