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Hillary Clinton criticizes UK government for blocking Russian report

Clinton told the BBC in an interview broadcast Monday that the public needs to know what is in the report by Parliament's Intelligence and Security Committee.

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Former President Jimmy Carter enters hospital for surgery

Nearly four decades after he left office and despite a body that's failing after 95 years, the nation's oldest-ever ex-president still teaches Sunday school roughly twice a month at Maranatha Baptist Church in his tiny hometo

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Mercury transits the Sun today! Here’s how and where you can see Mercury parading across the Sun

The rest of North America, Europe and Africa will catch part of the action. Asia and Australia will miss out.

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Hundreds of thousands evacuated as cyclone hits Bangladesh

According to US-based AccuWeather Inc., Bulbul strengthened from a deep depression into a tropical cyclone on Thursday morning, and by Friday afternoon had strengthened into a severe cyclone.

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UN votes overwhelmingly to condemn US embargo on Cuba

Cuba's Rodriguez countered that "the United States government does not have the slightest moral authority to criticize Cuba or any other country when it comes to human rights.

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China defence chief Wei Fenghe defends policy on Hong Kong, Xinjiang

Semi-autonomous Hong Kong has been wracked by five months of anti-government protests that Beijing accuses the US and other foreign forces of encouraging.

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In last days, al-Baghdadi sought safety in shrinking domain

In his last months on the run, Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was agitated, fearful of traitors, sometimes disguised as a shepherd, sometimes hiding underground, always dependent on a shrinking circle of conf

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‘This city is not livable’: Delhiites are done with air pollution and raising their voice now

The pollution crisis is piling public pressure on the government to tackle the root causes of persistent haze.

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US woos Asia with plan to rival China’s ‘Belt and Road’

The plan announced at a US business forum in Bangkok is meant to rival China's own multibillion-dollar "Belt and Road" infrastructure program. Ross is leading a high-powered trade mission in Asia and attended a regional summi

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Donald Trump invites ASEAN leaders to US ‘special summit’ after skipping annual meet

US President Donald Trump has invited Southeast Asian leaders to a "special summit" in the United States early next year after skipping their annual gathering.

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Nigel Farage tells Boris Johnson: Drop Brexit deal and I’ll help you win

If the Brexit Party runs in only a small number of seats, that would help the Conservatives, who are vying with Farage for the support of Brexit backing voters. "I believe the only way to solve this is to build a 'leave' alli

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Islamic State confirms Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi death, names new leader

The Islamic State jihadist group confirmed the death of its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and named his replacement as Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Quraishi, said a statement released Thursday.

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UK’s Brexit deal estimated to cost almost $100 billion

"We would not expect economic activity to be boosted by the approval of the government's proposed Brexit deal," the group said.

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Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg faces tough questions over 2 crashes of 737 Max jets

Boeing successfully lobbied regulators to keep any explanation of the system, called MCAS, from pilot manuals and training. After the crashes, the company tried to blame the pilots, said Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.

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Iraq: Masked gunmen attack protesters in Shiite holy city of Karbala; 18 killed, hundreds injured

The overnight attack came as Iraqis took to the streets for a fifth straight day after a hiatus in the demonstrations that began earlier this month to protest government corruption, a lack of jobs and municipal services, and

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Bangladesh court asks Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus to surrender

Yunus maintains those businesses are independent and should remain so. Hasina was reportedly angered by Yunus' 2007 attempt to form his own political party backed by the influential army when the country was under a state of

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Baghdadi is dead: The tip, the raid, the reveal – here is how US took down IS chief

Trump said U.S. troops remained in the compound for about two hours after al-Baghdadi's death and recovered highly sensitive material about the Islamic State group, including information about its future plans.

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Brexit: EU chief Donald Tusk approves Brexit ‘flextension’ up to January 31

"The EU27 has agreed that it will accept the UK's request for a Brexit flex tension until 31 January 2020," the president of the European Council, Donald Tusk, tweeted.

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ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi believed dead in military raid in Syria: US official

President Donald Trump teased a major announcement, tweeting Saturday night that "Something very big has just happened!"

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Ex-Donald Trump aide wants judge to decide on impeachment testimony

The impeachment inquiry is rooted in a July 25 phone call Trump made to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

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North Korea says it’s running out of patience with US

It's warning that a close personal relationship between their leaders alone wouldn't be enough to prevent nuclear diplomacy from derailing.

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Pentagon hands Microsoft $10B ‘war cloud’ deal, snubs Amazon

The resulting system will store and process vast amounts of classified data, allowing the US military to use artificial intelligence to speed up its war planning and fighting capabilities.

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Mark Zuckerberg appears in Congress as Facebook faces scrutiny

The company seems to spark public and official anger at every turn these days, from its shift into messaging services that allow encrypted conversations to its alleged anticompetitive behavior to its refusal to take down phon

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Hong Kong government to withdraw bill that sparked protests

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam had proposed the amendments to resolve a case involving a man wanted for murder in Taiwan who could not be sent to the self-ruled island because there was no extradition agreement in place.

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Afghan official: Taliban storm checkpoint, kill 15 policemen

An Afghan official says the Taliban have stormed a checkpoint in northern Kunduz province, killing at least 15 policemen in the latest attack by insurgents.

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Ballon d’Or 2019: Neymar misses out on top 30 nominees, Messi faces Ronaldo, Van Dijk

Lionel Messi will have Cristiano Ronaldo and Virgil van Dijk as rivals for the 2019 Ballon d'Or award. But not Neymar.

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Facebook tightens security efforts ahead of 2020 US election

With just over a year left until the 2020 US presidential election, Facebook is stepping up its efforts to ensure it is not used as a tool to interfere in politics and democracies around the world.

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