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  • TTwo people were injured when a car drove into security barriers outside the British parliament on Tuesday and the driver was arrested, emergency services said, with counter-terrorism police leading the investigation into the incident. Neither of those hurt were believed to have suffered serious ...

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  • TUS President Donald Trump signed a $716 billion defense policy bill on Monday that authorizes military spending and includes watered-down controls on US government contracts with China’s ZTE Corp and Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. Trump signed the law at the US Army’s Fort Drum base in ...

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  • TLONDON - Gold prices sank below $1,200 per ounce for the first time in 17 months on Monday, losing out to U.S. Treasuries and a stronger dollar as investors sought refuge from a financial market rout triggered by a crashing Turkish lira. Investors traditionally use gold as a means of preserving the ...

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  • TNEW YORK - Oil prices edged lower on Monday as troubled emerging markets and trade tensions dented the outlook for fuel demand, though U.S. sanctions against Iran could mean tighter supply ahead. Brent crude futures fell 14 cents to $72.67 a barrel by 11:18 a.m. EDT (1518 GMT). U.S. West Texas ...

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  • TANKARA: Iran’s Supreme Leader on Monday rejected U.S. President Donald Trump’s offer of unconditional talks to improve bilateral ties and he also accused the Iranian government of economic mismanagement in the face of reimposed U.S. sanctions. Washington reimposed the sanctions last ...

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  • TBERLIN - German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier has sharply criticised U.S. President Donald Trump’s tariffs and sanctions policies, saying such measures were destroying jobs and growth and that Europe would not bow to U.S. pressure regarding Iran. The United States has triggered a ...

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  • TAZAZ: A “National Army” being set up by Syrian militants with Turkey’s help could become a long-term obstacle to President Bashar al Assad’s recovery of the northwest–if they can end factional rivalries that have long blighted the opposition. The effort is at the ...

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  • TThe airline worker who stole an empty airplane from a Seattle airport on a flight that ended in his death once ran a bakery with his wife and enjoyed the benefits that came with his job to travel the world, social media posts showed. Richard Russell, who liked to be called Beebo, was a 29-year-old ...

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  • TIranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said there was no meeting planned with US officials including his counterpart Mike Pompeo at the United Nations General Assembly, the semi-official news agency Tasnim reported on Saturday. Asked about the likelihood of a meeting with US officials, ...

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  • TISLAMABAD/WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump’s administration has quietly started cutting scores of Pakistani officers from coveted training and educational programs that have been a hallmark of bilateral military relations for more than a decade, US officials say. The move, which has not ...

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  • TThe Maldives wants India to withdraw military helicopters and personnel posted there following the expiry of an agreement in June, its envoy said, the latest snub to New Delhi by President Abdulla Yameen's China-backed government. India and China are going head to head in the Maldives, the Indian ...

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  • TTransgender candidates, running for political office in unprecedented numbers in the United States this year, could make history in upcoming primary elections by securing Democratic Party nominations in races in three states. Kim Coco Iwamoto is up for the party’s nomination for lieutenant ...

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  • TMOSCOW: Russia warned the United States on Friday it would regard any US move to curb the activities of its banks as a declaration of economic war which it would retaliate against, stepping up a war of words with Washington over spiralling sanctions. The warning, from Prime Minister Dmitry ...

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  • TAn escalating trade war between the United States and China could abruptly end a glittering stock market run for luxury goods firms, with some investors already put off by lofty valuations in a sector powered by shoppers in the two countries. From pricey handbags to designer shoes, booming sales at ...

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  • TBEIJING: Hundreds of ethnic Hui Muslims are staging a sit-in protest in China’s western region of Ningxia against government plans to demolish a huge new mosque, amid tightening curbs on Islam to pull its practice in line with the Chinese mainstream. China officially guarantees freedom ...

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  • TNine people died early on Thursday when a boat carrying migrants sank off the western coast of Turkey, the Turkish coast guard said. Four people were rescued. The boat sank off the coast of Aydin province, near Kusadasi, a popular tourist destination, it said. In 2015, Turkey became one of the main ...

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  • TPrime minister-in-waiting Imran Khan called for more “trustworthy” ties with the United States which have frayed amid US accusations that Pakistan is aiding Islamist insurgents waging war in Afghanistan, something Islamabad denies. Khan, who is due to be sworn-in as premier next week ...

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  • TNIAMEY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ankle-deep in mud, Mahamane Soumana hesitatingly throws a net in his home’s flooded yard in Banga Bana district, in Niger’s capital. “I’m a rice farmer, not a fisherman,” he sighs, tugging at the net. “But my field has been ...

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  • TCAIRO: Egypt said Tuesday it supported Saudi Arabia in a political row with Canada, and stood in “solidarity” with the Gulf Arab kingdom against foreign interference in its domestic affairs. Cairo’s foreign ministry said on its Facebook page that it was “concerned by the ...

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  • TLOS ANGELES: Angelina Jolie on Tuesday sought to move forward with her long and sometimes bitter divorce from Brad Pitt, which has yet to be finalized after almost two years. Jolie's attorney filed papers in Los Angeles Superior Court saying the actress wanted a judgment "returning the parties to ...

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  • TA woman was pulled alive from a collapsed building on Indonesia’s tourist island of Lombok on Tuesday, two days after a powerful earthquake that killed dozens, destroyed villages and left thousands of people homeless. Rescue workers were also digging under the rubble of a mosque in the north ...

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  • TAustralia’s senior bowlers must step up to help captain Tim Paine lead an inexperienced team during their next tour against Pakistan, pace spearhead Mitchell Starc has said. Australia head to the United Arab Emirates for a test series slated for October without two of their most experienced ...

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  • TAll 20 people on board were killed when a small vintage plane crashed in the Swiss Alps, police said on Sunday. Three Austrians and 17 Swiss were on board the trimotor JU-52 aircraft, built in the late 1930’s as a military aircraft and later used to operate scenic and charter flights, when it ...

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  • TSaudi Arabia will suspend new trade and investment with Canada after that country’s foreign ministry urged Riyadh to release arrested civil rights activists, it said in a statement released to the official Saudi Press Agency on Sunday. It also gave the Canadian ambassador 24 hours to leave ...

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  • TAt least 91 people were killed when Indonesia’s resort island of Lombok was hit by a powerful magnitude 7.0 earthquake on Sunday, triggering widespread panic as thousands fled their homes for emergency shelters as buildings collapsed. The death toll is expected to rise with hundreds injured ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - A phone app and a database of more than 50 million voters were key weapons in the successful campaign of cricket legend Imran Khan in last month’s general election, though rivals allege Khan also received clandestine aid from the military. How Khan’s Pakistan ...

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  • TIran’s Revolutionary Guards confirmed on Sunday it had held war games in the Gulf over the past several days, saying they were aimed at “confronting possible threats” by enemies, the state news state news agency IRNA reported. US officials told Reuters on Thursday that the United ...

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  • T Hurricane Hector gained strength as it headed across the Pacific, threatening to hit Hawaii’s Big Island and possibly its active volcano, officials said early Sunday. Hector grew to a Category 4 hurricane late Saturday with sustained winds of 130 mph as it moved westward at 12 mph ...

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  • TA suicide bomber killed three NATO service members on patrol in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, officials said. A NATO Resolute Support mission service member, an American, and two Afghan soldiers were wounded, the mission said. The attack is being investigated.  Officials said the blast ...

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  • TA phone app and a database of more than 50 million voters were key weapons in the successful campaign of cricket legend Imran Khan in last month’s general election, though rivals allege Khan also received clandestine aid from military. How Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) party ...

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