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US House of Representatives votes to condemn Donald Trump

The vote on Tuesday came days after Trump's tweets about four newly elected Democratic lawmakers - Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, and

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Donald Trump says he wants review of Google’s ties to China

Trump echoed an unsubstantiated remark from tech billionaire Peter Thiel that Google had been working with China's government or military establishment.

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Donald Trump signs executive order, raises the bar on Made in America products

"Today, I'm pleased to announce that we will begin our Buy American requirements, but even stronger. Currently, a product can be 50 per cent foreign and it still counts as American-made," Trump told r

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Previous administrations allowed foreign countries to steal US jobs, says Donald Trump

The president also pointed out to China's lowest level of GDP growth in nearly three decades.

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Drug gangs behind Sri Lanka Easter bombings: President Sirisena

Sri Lanka's last hangman retired in 2014, but officials said they had selected two new executioners from a pool of candidates.

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European powers urge dialogue, end to escalation in Iran nuclear crisis

The statement by the leaders of Britain, France and Germany expressed concern that the 2015 deal over Iran's nuclear programme risked further unravelling but said it was up to Tehran to ensure the dea

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Indonesia earthquake: 2 people dead, dozens of homes damaged

The shallow quake struck about 165 kilometres (100 miles) south-southwest of the town of Ternate in North Maluku province at 6:28 pm (0928 GMT), according to the US Geological Survey.

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5,000 pilgrims to be allowed to visit Kartarpur Sahib per day: Pakistan

To further facilitate the pilgrims, Pakistan is building walkways to permit travel by foot from the start. Pilgrims may travel individually or in groups, preferably of 15 people each, it said.

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New York power outage: Times Square goes dark, evacuations held in middle of Jennifer Lopez concert

It lasted all of five hours — and hit just the spot on New York’s power system to take out the lights in Times Square, force the evacuation of Madison Square Garden in the middle of a Jennifer

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Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Russia, 34 other countries come out in support of China at UN over crackdown in Xinjiang

China is facing severe criticism from western countries over persistent reports of mass detention of Uighurs in Xinjiang, bordering Afghanistan and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), in bid to control v

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7.3 earthquake causes panic in eastern Indonesia; no reports of major damage

At least seven aftershocks stronger than magnitude 5 were recorded following the main quake, BMKG official Rahmat Triyono said in a statement.

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Death toll in Nepal floods and landslide reaches 43

At least 43 people, including 18 women, were killed and 20 others injured in floods and landslides triggered by torrential rains in various parts of Nepal, police said.

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Huge power outage that plunged Manhattan into darkness ends

A power outage that gripped New York's Manhattan ended Saturday after it plunged Broadway theaters into darkness, brought subways to a halt and flicked off billboards in Times Square.

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Pakistani mafia using bribe, blackmailing to put pressure on Judiciary: Imran Khan

"In a similar vein to the "Sicilian mafia", the Pakistani mafia uses tactics of bribe, threat, blackmail and begging to pressurise state institutions and judiciary in order to protect their billions o

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UK envoy said Donald Trump ditched Iran deal to spite Barack Obama: Report

Britain's ambassador to Washington believed US President Donald Trump pulled out of the Iranian nuclear deal because it was associated with his predecessor Barack Obama, leaked documents showed Saturd

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Lanka PM to appear before Parliamentary Committee probing Easter attacks

The Islamic State claimed the attacks, but the government blamed local Islamist extremist group National Thawheed Jamaath (NTJ) for the bombings which killed 258 people, including 11 Indians, and inju

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Somali forces end extremist siege of Kismayo hotel; 18 dead

Al-Shabab, which is allied to al-Qaida, often uses car bombs to infiltrate heavily fortified targets like the hotel in Kismayo, which has been relatively quiet in recent years.

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US needs to reach out to India, other Asian partners to strengthen ties beyond Europe: Joe Biden

Former vice president and the Democratic Party frontrunner in the 2020 presidential campaign Joe Biden said the US needs to reach out to India and other partners in Asia to “fortify” its collectiv

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Donald Trump drops census citizenship question, vows to get data from government

Critics of the effort said asking about citizenship in the census would discriminate against racial minorities and was aimed at giving Republicans an unfair advantage in elections by lowering the numb

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Donald Trump blasts Bitcoin, Facebook’s Libra, demands they face banking regulations

"If Facebook and other companies want to become a bank, they must seek a new Banking Charter and become subject to all Banking Regulations, just like other Banks, both National and International," he

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Pakistan train collision: 16 killed, over 80 injured in eastern Punjab province

All passengers, onboard the train headed to Quetta, have been removed from the train and track clearance operations were underway, Deputy Commissioner Rahim Yar Khan, Jamil Ahmed Jamil said.

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Good news for Indian IT professionals: US House passes Bill removing country-cap on Green cards

Passed by the US House of Representatives, the Bill, on being signed into law, would considerably reduce the agonising wait for talented professionals from countries like India seeking permanent work

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Germany’s Angela Merkel suffers third bout of shaking during ceremony

In subsequent days she also appeared to be fine, joking about the incident. The second incident over a week later, which occurred indoors, she tried to explain as a psychological effect.

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US wants North Korea freeze as beginning, not end, of denuclearization

The Trump administration has dismissed a New York Times report that said an idea was taking shape among U.S. officials to seek to negotiate a nuclear freeze by North Korea, rather than its complete de

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Maryam Nawaz summoned by anti-graft court in fake trust deed case

An accountability court summoned Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice-President Maryam to appear in a case related to the fake trust deed in the Avenfield Apartments case.

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Pakistan facing ‘significant economic challenges’, economy at critical juncture, says IMF

The global lender last week formally approved the USD 6 billion loan to Pakistan, which is facing "significant" economic challenges on the back of "large" fiscal and financial needs and "weak and unba

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Iran ‘better be careful’ on nuclear enrichment, says Donald Trump

Trump's top diplomat, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, earlier Sunday said Iran will face further sanctions in response to the expected breach of the cap set by an endangered nuclear deal reached with

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