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Hong Kong rejects asylum for refugees who sheltered Snowden

Hong Kong rejects asylum for refugees who sheltered Snowden

Four years ago, they took Snowden into their cramped Hong Kong apartments when he was trying to evade authorities after carrying out one of the biggest intelligence thefts in USA history, releasing ...

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Fear Pakistan will execute Jadhav before UN order

Fear Pakistan will execute Jadhav before UN order

Pakistani legal experts are of the view that India's case at the global legal tribunal is weak. India must be prepared to answer all these objections. Though Pakistan says Jadhav has the right to appe...

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Kejriwal's wife slams Kapil Mishra

Later, Sunita, a former income tax commissioner, posted another tweet saying, "Law of nature never errs". Refuting allegations of irregularities in political donations leveled against it by sacked M...

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Tehran mayor Qalibaf quits presidential race, backs hardliner Raisi

Tehran mayor Qalibaf quits presidential race, backs hardliner Raisi

Raisi called Qalibaf's decision "revolutionary", the conservative news agency Tasnim reported the cleric as saying on Monday. Qalibaf, a former Guards commander and police chief, was one of main r...

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Cyber attack is biggest of its kind ever launched, say security chiefs

The attack looks like this: images appear on victims' screens demanding payment of $300 (275 euros) in the virtual currency Bitcoin, saying: "Ooops, your files have been encrypted!" A July report pr...

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A timeline of events that led up to Comey's firing

The blowback against the firing of Comey angered the increasingly frustrated president, who made the decision after consulting only a small group of advisers, anxious the news would leak out. When the...

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Syria activists say civilians killed in strike on IS village

Syria activists say civilians killed in strike on IS village

The Syrian leader said "nothing substantial" would come from the talks and that they were "merely a meeting for the media". Rights groups say the actual figure is much higher. An air strike by the U...

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Kurdish-led forces advance on IS-held Raqqa, say activists

Kurdish-led forces advance on IS-held Raqqa, say activists

Erdogan is expected to ask Trump directly to extradite Gulen. "But in practice, once the weapons are distributed, tracking them becomes very hard", he said . That is true even though the policies of...

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President Trump Is Right: Andrew Jackson Might Have Prevented the Civil War

President Trump Is Right: Andrew Jackson Might Have Prevented the Civil War

Panelist Symone Sanders, however, pointed out that Trump had clearly said that Jackson was angry about the Civil War as it was happening, which means Trump believed he was still alive at the time ...

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Navy SEAL killed in Somalia was earning business degree from W&M

Navy SEAL killed in Somalia was earning business degree from W&M

A Somali intelligence official confirmed the United States military operation, saying United States forces in helicopters raided an Al-Shabaab hideout near the Somali capital on Thursday night and eng...

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China's Xi says Belt and Road summit reaches consensus, achieves positive outcomes

Xi addressed nearly 30 leaders on the second day of a forum on his new Silk Road plan, a huge infrastructure project meant to revive ancient land and sea trade routes from Asia to Europe and Africa. C...

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North Korea accuses Central Intelligence Agency of 'vicious' plot to kill Kim Jong

North Korea accuses Central Intelligence Agency of 'vicious' plot to kill Kim Jong

Pyongyang fired a barrage of 170 artillery shells onto Yeonpyeong island in November 2010, killing four people including two civilians in the first North Korean attack on a civilian area since the 195...

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South Korean president 'may visit Pyongyang'

The North's state-run propaganda Web site Uriminzokkiri claimed that North Korea policies that are hostile to fellow countrymen and intensify confrontation should be fundamentally eliminated. As her a...

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Victim's family to file wrongful death lawsuit against Penn State

Victim's family to file wrongful death lawsuit against Penn State

But as he lay injured, about 20 fraternity brothers failed to dial 911 or get Piazza help from campus authorities and waited almost 12 hours before one of them finally called emergency responders. The...

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68 countries, global organisations inked OBOR pacts with China: Xi Jinping

Over the weekend, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi rejected China's offer to participate in the ambitious "Belt and Road" global investment initiative, also known as "One Belt, One Road". "We are o...

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Activist resigns after congressman writes letter to employer

Activist resigns after congressman writes letter to employer

Frelinghuysen, who has served in Congress for 22 years, is up for re-election in 2018 and may face more opposition than he has in previous campaigns. The bank's pressure and criticism of Avelenda wa...

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North Korea says missile launch tested ability to carry large nuclear warhead

The data, combined with the announcement by South Korea that the projectile covered a distance of 692km, showed that it was an intermediate-range ballistic missile that could target key USA military b...

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Trump admin says Syria is killing detainees, burning the bodies

The State Department has released satellite images of the facility which it said was used to hide evidence. "We believe that the building of a crematorium is an effort to cover up the extent of mass m...

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Trump say it's possible he could pick Federal Bureau of Investigation head by next week

Trump say it's possible he could pick Federal Bureau of Investigation head by next week

Three other were expected to be interview on Saturday afternoon. At least seven candidates to be the bureau's director were in line Saturday for the first interviews with Attorney General Jeff Sessi...

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India skips Belt and Road Summit; Pakistan, China firm on CPEC

But governments including Russian Federation, the United States and India are uneasy that China is using its status as the second-largest global economy to expand its political influence. "We are awai...

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Palestinians clash with Israeli police on Nakba anniversary

A Border Police officer fires tear gas during "Nakba" Day clashes with Palestinians in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, on May 15, 2017. Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians fled or were driven out...

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USA upbeat after Turkey talks on Syria, Mattis: 'We'll work it out'

USA upbeat after Turkey talks on Syria, Mattis: 'We'll work it out'

The capture of a key Syrian town and a nearby dam from Islamic State group militants by Syrian Kurdish-led forces undermines the IS's ability to defend its de facto capital, Raqqa and disrupts its a...

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Kushner family apologises for mentioning Jared at China pitch

Kushner family apologises for mentioning Jared at China pitch

Kushner's sister, Nicole Kushner Meyer, referred to her brother's role in the Trump administration during a pitch for one of the company's projects in New Jersey. Kushner's lawyer says he has no finan...

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Jeremy Corbyn vows NHS `for the many´ with package of health reforms

He will say: "In the past seven years the Tories have driven our National Health Service into crisis". "A&E departments struggling to cope". Labour says the cash would pay to take one million pe...

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North Korea says missile could carry nuke warhead

The signs read: "A missile was sacked from near Kusong in North Phyongan province". "Despite strong warning from the global community, North Korea launched a ballistic missile again", Abe said, ...

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Korea: Latest missile could carry heavy nuke

Korea: Latest missile could carry heavy nuke

The US has warned that it may resort to military action to end North Korea's nuclear program, and North Korea has responded with threats of its own. In April the North put dozens of missiles on show...

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Trump seeks new Federal Bureau of Investigation nominee

For a White House accustomed to bouts of chaos, Trump's handling of Comey's firing could have serious and long-lasting implications. Several associates told The New York Times that President D...

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Moon to send special envoys on THAAD, DPRK to China

Moon to send special envoys on THAAD, DPRK to China

Moon said in his first speech as president soon after he was sworn in on Wednesday that he would immediately begin efforts to defuse security tensions on the Korean peninsula and negotiate with Was...

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Malaysia seizes 330 exotic tortoises from Madagascar

Malaysia seizes 330 exotic tortoises from Madagascar

The golden-domed ploughshare tortoise is native to Madagascar and due to poaching is the most endangered tortoise on the planet. "These tortoises would normally be kept as exotic pets but we aren't ...

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Germany: SPD chief Martin Schulz acknowledges defeat in national elections

Their poll ratings surged after Schulz was nominated in January but have since sagged. About 13.1 million eligible voters in North Rhine-Westphalia are casting ballots to elect a new regional parl...

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