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  • WASHINGTON - The Trump administration has secretly issued waivers to some officials who may have violated ethics rules, according to a new media report. The New York Times, in collaboration with Pro Publica, an investigative news service, reported that after analysing reports from lobbyists and ...

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  • WASHINGTON - Sikh-Americans launched a million-dollar ad campaign over the weekend to spread awareness and address the "collective misunderstanding" about the minority community amid a spike in hate crimes against them in the United States. The series of commercials will run on CNN and Fox News as ...

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  • WASHINGTON -  A group of US House of Representatives Democrats are calling on federal authorities to suspend President Donal Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner’s security clearance amid a wide-ranging probe into Trump associates’ contacts with Russian ...

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  • WASHINGTON - A man, who American authorities said is a Pakistani national and permanent resident of Brazil, has accepted a plea deal with the United States government for his role in smuggling dozens of illegal aliens into the US through South and Central America. In his plea agreement, Sharafat ...

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  • WASHINGTON -  The Trump administration is reporting moving quickly to make good on President Donald Trump’s vow to crack down on illegal immigration, including preparing to hire hundreds of new officers and scouting locations for the U.S.-Mexico border wall. Less than 100 days into ...

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  • WASHINGTON -  The United States has dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb on a tunnel complex in Afghanistan, the US military said. The use of the GBU-43/B is a first for the battlefield, and was dropped in Nangarhar province on Thursday. The target was a tunnel complex in Achin district being ...

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  • UNITED NATIONS - Against the backdrop of almost two billion people around the world relying on sources of drinking-water contaminated with faeces, the United Nations has called on countries to “radically” increase investments in water and sanitation infrastructure not only to protect ...

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  • WASHINGTON - Two hard-line opponents of illegal immigration who have held leadership posts at two organizations labeled as hate groups have obtained high-level advisory jobs at federal immigration agencies in the Dept of Homeland Security. Jon Feere, a former legal policy analyst for the Center for ...

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  • WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump’s spokesman apologised Tuesday evening after causing a firestorm in Jewish circle for saying that Adolf Hitler “didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons” against his own people like Syria’s Assad. Spokesman Sean Spicer, speaking ...

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  • UNITED NATIONS : The United Nations on Wednesday declined comments on the death sentence handed down to a convicted Indian spy who was arrested in Pakistan last year and charged with espionage and sabotage, stating that the world body was not in position to judge this case. “We are not in a ...

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  • UNITED NATIONS -  At an impressive ceremony at United Nations headquarters in New York, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Monday gave Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai the top award, stating he was inspired by her "unwavering commitment to peace" and "resolve to foster a ...

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  • NEW YORK - The passenger who was violently removed from a U.S. plane is 69-year-old grandfather Dr David Dao, an American of Vietnamese origin, according to media reports. Footage of the victim being dragged out of the overbooked United Airways flight at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport on ...

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  • UNITED NATIONS - UN Secretary General Antonio Gutteres is keeping a watch on the situation in Indian occupied Kashmir where complete strike is being observed after security personnel killed eight civilians protesting against New Delhi’s rule on Sunday, his spokesman said. Spokesman Stephane ...

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  • UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has called for the release of the Rohingya children detained by Myanmar’s government as part of a heavy-handed crackdown on the Muslim minority group in Rakhine State. The international body made the plea to Myanmar’s de ...

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  • WASHINGTON -  US President Donald Trump said goodbye to his Chinese counterpart after two days of talks Friday, declaring that they "made tremendous progress" but without any breakthroughs to announce. Instead, the two sides agreed on a 100-day plan to address their differences on economic ...

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  • WASHINGTON: US President Trump Donald has signed an executive order removing his chief political strategist, Steve Bannon, from a key national security post. The move also restores the Director of National Intelligence, CIA director, and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to full participation ...

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  • UNITED NATIONS - In what appeared to be a departure from its hand-off policy on Pakistan-India disputes, the United States said Monday that it would try and “find its place” in efforts to de-escalate tensions between the two South Asian countries and hinted that President Donald ...

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  • UNITED NATIONS - In sharp contrast with earlier official statements, the United States has said it cannot accept Syrian President Bashar al-Assad running in future elections. US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley made the remarks during a news conference held on Monday at UN headquarters ...

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  • WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump has said that the US is willing to take unilateral action against North Korea if China doesn’t move to contain the east Asian nuclear power, as he put trade and the military threat from Pyongyang at the top of the agenda of his planned meeting with ...

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  • NEW YORK - Human Rights Watch, a leading international watchdog body, on Monday accused Israel of barring its researchers from entering the blockaded Gaza Strip to document abuses, saying the restrictions call into question Israel's stated commitment to investigating possible rights violations. In ...

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  • UNITED NATIONS -  The United Nations military observer group mandated to monitor the ceasefire violations in the disputed Jammu and Kashmir region is investigating the reported violations in the Azad Kashmir side of the Line of Control, a spokesman for the UN Secretary-General said on Monday, ...

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  • NEW YORK - The American Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, said Sunday that the United States was now in a leadership role at the world body and that "there's no love" between the US and Russia, adding that she is "beating up" on Moscow even as investigations in Washington scrutinise ...

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  • WASHINGTON - A federal judge has ruled that President Donald Trump during his campaign incited violence at a rally in Louisville, Kentucky, allowing the case against him and three supporters to proceed, according to the Courier-Journal newspaper. Judge David Hale rejected the free speech defence in ...

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  • NEW YORK -  India and Pakistan have in recent months adopted duelling steps to test new nuclear weapons aimed at gaining strategic advantage over each other, according to a US media report. “The nuclear arms race between India and Pakistan is intensifying, with new weaponry and more ...

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  • WASHINGTON -  US President Donald Trump Friday walked out of an executive order signing ceremony without placing his signature on the orders after being questioned over his former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and Russia. Exactly a week after his vow to “repeal and ...

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  • UNITED NATIONS -  The United Nations Thursday expressed concern over the deteriorating situation in the Indian-occupied Kashmir where pitched battles were taking place between protesting civilians and government security forces. “The basic point is we have concerns about the situation in ...

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  • WASHINGTON : The US Justice Department has submitted a notice to appeal a ruling from a Hawaii federal judge that indefinitely blocked President Donald Trump’s travel restrictions on people from several Muslim-majority countries. Two weeks ago, US District Judge Derrick Watson was the first ...

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  • WASHINGTON - Former US National Security Adviser Michael Flynn is in discussions with congressional investigators about receiving immunity from “unfair prosecution” in exchange for agreeing to testify about ongoing probes into possible contacts between President Donald Trump’s ...

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  • WASHINGTON - Pakistan's new Ambassador to the United States, Aizaz Chaudhry on Wednesday underscored the need for continued US-Pakistan partnership to work together for not only peace in Afghanistan but also to build stronger Islamabad-Washington relationship for the mutual benefit of the two ...

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  • WASHINGTON  -US lawmakers have voted to roll back rules that could prevent internet service provider (ISP) companies from selling users’ data to third parties without their consent. The lawmakers at the US House of Representatives voted 215-205 on Tuesday to overturn the Federal ...

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