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‘Seriously looking’ to end birthright citizenship: US President Donald Trump

"Birthright citizenship where you have a baby on our land, you walk over the border, have a baby, congratulations, the baby is now a US citizen. We're looking at it very, very seriously," Trump said.
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Anyone who ‘touches’ Iran tanker risks US sanctions, says Mike Pompeo

Pompeo said the US doesn't want crude oil to go to Syria because it will be "off-loaded, sold, used by the Quds force, an organization that has killed countless Americans and people all across the wor

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Donald Trump wants Russia to rejoin G-7 group

"I think it's much more appropriate to have Russia in. It should be the G8, because a lot of the things we talk about have to do with Russia,” Trump told reporters in his Oval Office.

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Boris Johnson issues backstop ultimatum to EU over Brexit

The communication was sent soon after another conversation between the British Prime Minister and his Irish counterpart Leo Varadkar.

Boris Johnson, who has been a vehement critic of the clause in the withdrawal agreement negotiated by his predecessor Theresa May (Reuters File photo) News

After call with Narendra Modi, Donald Trump dials Imran Khan, asks to ‘moderate rhetoric’

Trump spoke by telephone with Khan to discuss "the need to reduce tensions and moderate rhetoric with India over the situation in Jammu and Kashmir," the White House said in a readout of the call.

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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam sees ‘way out’ of chaos through dialogue

Anger erupted in June over a now-suspended bill that would allow criminal suspects in the former British colony to be extradited to mainland China.

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Portugal: Wildfire on Canary Islands forces 8,000 people to evacuate

Wildfires are common in southern Europe during the parched summer months but changing habits and lifestyles have made woodlands more vulnerable, experts say.

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British PM Johnson calls on Germany and France to compromise on Brexit

I hope they will see fit to compromise." "I want a deal, we are ready to work with our friends and partners to get a deal but if you want a good deal for the UK you must simultaneously get ready to co

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Iran oil supertanker sails off Gibraltar with Indian crew

According to the Marine Traffic monitoring website, the supertanker lifted anchor on Sunday evening before 2300 GMT and the vessel was tracked moving east into the Mediterranean and listed Kalamata in

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Donald Trump says buying Greenland ‘a large real estate deal’

The semi-autonomous territory of Denmark has said it's not for sale. In remarks to reporters on Sunday, Trump cast the possible purchase as a strategic move by the US but not a top priority for his ad

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China warns Canada to stop meddling in Hong Kong

Weeks of protests in the Chinese territory show no sign of relenting.

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India strongly condemns horrific Kabul bombing

India on Sunday strongly condemned the "horrific" bombing at a wedding hall in Kabul in which over 60 people were killed.

Workers inspect a damaged wedding hall after a blast in Kabul (Reuters) News

Pakistan approaches Facebook, Twitter over suspension of accounts posting about Kashmir

Pakistan Army on Sunday said the authorities have taken up the issue of suspension of some Twitter and Facebook accounts posting about the Kashmir issue with the social media giants.

Pakistan Army spokesman said the reason behind the suspension of social media accounts was Indian employees working at the regional headquarters of Facebook and Twitter News

Defiant Iran prepares for oil tanker to leave Gibraltar with Indian crew

An Iranian oil supertanker released from detention by Gibraltar authorities earlier this week could be ready to sail on with its Indian crew on board soon, in defiance of a US warrant after the Britis

Iranian oil tanker Grace 1 sits anchored after it was seized in July by British Royal Marines. (Reuters) News

Hong Kong protest: Tens of thousands flood park, major roads for latest rally

Hong Kong protest: Organisers said they hoped the assembly would be peaceful, which would make for a rare calm weekend in a months-long movement that has been marked by violent clashes with police.

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Hong Kong protesters rally to show ‘peaceful’ credentials after chaos

Tens of thousands of protesters massed in the park as the rally started on Sunday afternoon, while many others thronged the nearby streets in a show of defiance expected to stretch into the evening.

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Small plane crashes into New York home, killing 2

The names of the victims were not being released until family members were notified, the state police spokesman said.

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Portland ‘ground zero’ for protests between right, left-wing; draws President Trump’s attention

Authorities had asked residents not to call 911 Saturday unless it's a life-threatening emergency and to stay away from the heart of downtown.

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Afghanistan: Bomb blast at Kabul wedding party kills 63, wounds over 175

Insurgents have periodically struck Afghan weddings, which are seen as easy targets because they frequently lack rigorous security precautions.

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Indonesia ferry accident: Seven die, four missing after ferry catches fire

The passenger manifest listed 50 but rescuers and locals recovered 61 survivors while seven people, including two children aged two and four, were found dead.

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Iceland commemorates first glacier lost to climate change

According to a study published by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)in April, nearly half of the world's heritage sites could lose their glaciers by 2100 if greenhouse gas emiss

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UK faces food, fuel and drugs shortages in no-deal Brexit, say reports

The prime minister is coming under pressure from politicians across the political spectrum to prevent a disorderly departure, with opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn vowing this week to bring down Johnso

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British MPs press Johnson to recall parliament over Brexit

Labour main opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn wants to call a vote of no confidence in Johnson's government after parliament returns.

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Dozens dead or hurt in wedding party blast in Kabul

The blast occurred near the stage where musicians were and "all the youths, children and all the people who were there were killed," witness Gul Mohammad said.

An Afghan police man stand guard outside the wedding hall after an explosion in Kabul (AP Photo) News
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