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  • TISLAMABAD - Engulfed in a blizzard at 6,000 metres, Denis Urubko screamed into the vast darkness on Pakistan’s “killer mountain” - then, through the wind came a woman’s faint reply, setting up a daring late-night rescue. Urubko and climbing partner Adam Bielecki scrambled ...

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  • TWASHINGTON - The United States stepped up pressure Sunday on Russia to rein in Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, warning that any further chemical attacks would be "very damaging" to their relationship and suggesting there can be no peace in Syria while Assad remains in power. President Donald ...

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  • TMOSUL/WASHINGTON - Airstrikes have killed dozens of civilians in west Mosul in recent days, officials said Saturday, as the number of people fleeing fighting against militants in the area topped 200,000. Hundreds of thousands more are still in danger inside the city, where Iraqi forces have ...

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  • TWASHINGTON -  The Department of Homeland Security issued tough new orders Tuesday to begin a sweeping crackdown on illegal immigrants, putting nearly all of the country's 11 million undocumented foreigners in their cross-hairs. Two memos issued by DHS Secretary John Kelly order border patrol ...

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  • TWASHINGTON/ WEST PALM BEACH - After reportedly hitting it off in the Oval Office President Donald Trump and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe flew south to tee off on the golf course, meeting Saturday in Florida to discuss US-Asia engagement. As part of a two-day visit that began in Washington, ...

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  • TALEPPO - Thousands of traumatised Syrians including children left the rebel enclave of Aleppo on Monday as the UN Security Council voted to deploy observers to the battered city to monitor the evacuations. Families had spent hours waiting in below-freezing temperatures, sheltering from the rain in ...

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  • TUNITED NATIONS - Incoming UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday announced his choice of Nigeria’s Environment Minister Amina Mohammed to be the UN’s number two official and tabbed two other women for key leadership posts. Guterres has made achieving gender parity at the ...

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  • TWASHINGTON - US President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday again rejected the CIA’s conclusion that Russia manipulated the US election, as the hacking scandal expanded into a hefty foreign policy challenge just five weeks before he takes office. Even as NBC News reported that US intelligence ...

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  • TLOS ANGELES - Hundreds of students in several US states, including California and Maryland, walked out of classrooms on Monday to protest Donald Trump's election as president. Students in east Los Angeles, some of them carrying signs that read "Rise Up" and "Together We Stand" as well as American ...

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  • TNEW YORK -  Polls showed the US election tightening Sunday as Hillary Clinton campaigned in the crucial state of Florida, grappling with the fallout from the FBI director disclosing more of her emails were under review. With the US elections now just nine days away, an ABC News/Washington Post ...

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  • TNEW YORK - Donald Trump on Monday laid out a US blueprint for defeating global terrorism in partnership with NATO and Middle East allies, demanding extreme restrictions on immigration and likening the fight to the Cold War. The Republican nominee, who is tanking in the polls following weeks of ...

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  • THillary Clinton stood poised to win her party's presidential nomination Tuesday with husband Bill tasked with steeling fractious Democrats for the White House fight against Republican Donald Trump. She will be formally proclaimed the party's nominee after a roll call vote at around 6 pm (2200 GMT) ...

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  • TBRUSSELS - Impatient European leaders pressed a humiliated Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday to speed up Britain’s divorce from the EU, warning that the UK cannot expect special treatment outside the bloc. Five days after Britons shocked the world by voting to leave the 28-nation EU, ...

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  • TUNITED NATIONS - Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Barack Obama sparred over the crisis in Syria in duelling UN speeches on Monday, each accusing the other of fuelling the carnage.The Russian urged UN General Assembly members to unite to fight the Islamic State group and said ...

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  • TSANAA/UNITED NATIONS - Yemen's government in exile said Friday that it would join UN-mediated peace talks next week, as Iran-backed rebels were accused of killing 20 civilians at a busy market.The coalition battling the Iran-backed Shia Huthi insurgents meanwhile sent new reinforcements over the ...

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  • TAHMEDABAD (AFP): Flash floods triggered by torrential monsoon rain have killed at least 26 people in a west Indian state in the past 48 hours, authorities said Wednesday.The rain and high winds have also cut power and communications across the north of Gujarat state, raising concerns that villagers ...

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  • TWASHINGTON/UNITED NATIONS - CIA spymaster John Brennan was to confront his agency’s legacy of torture head-on Thursday, staging a rare news conference to defend his officers’ brutal response to the September 11 attacks. This week’s detailed revelations about the US intelligence ...

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