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White House on alert after ‘metal object’ hurled over fence

Authorities temporarily placed the White House on lockdown today after someone threw a metal object over the fence around the presidential mansion, officials said.

White House on alert after ‘metal object’ hurled over fence

Alibaba tells vendors to halt drug sales online, cites government rule change

Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has told vendors on its Tmall website to stop selling medicine, saying a local regulator has issued an "urgent" directive halting drug sales via third

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Beijing tears into Pentagon over South China Sea issue

Ahead of a high-level Sino-US dialogue, China today accused the Pentagon of clinging to "cold war" mentality and attempting to stage a Hollywood blockbuster by deploying its modern weapons in the Sout

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Former Zurich Insurance CEO Martin Senn kills himself

Switzerland's Zurich Insurance Group says former chief executive Martin Senn, who ran the company for six years until last December, has killed himself.

Former Zurich Insurance CEO Martin Senn kills himself

It’s raining men! Sweden sees historic gender balance shift

Famous for its efforts to put women on an equal footing with men, Sweden is experiencing a gender balance shift that has caught the country by surprise: For the first time since record-keeping began i

It’s raining men! Sweden sees historic gender balance shift

EU negotiators seek leaders’ backing for US trade talks

The European Union negotiators who have been locked in protracted talks over free trade with the United States are asking the EU's 28 leaders to publicly back them.

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Iraqi army storms to edge of Islamic State-held Falluja; fresh bombings hit Baghdad

The Iraqi army stormed to the southern edge of Falluja under U.S. air support on Monday and captured a police station inside the city limits, launching a direct assault to retake one of the main stron

Iraqi army storms to edge of Islamic State-held Falluja; fresh bombings hit Baghdad

EU debate insults UK voters’ intelligence, says ex-central bank chief

Former Bank of England governor Mervyn King has criticised arguments in the debate over Britain's European Union membership that he said "insult the intelligence of voters," British media reported on

EU debate insults UK voters’ intelligence, says ex-central bank chief

Troop-contributing nations need greater say in UN missions: Dalbir Singh Suhag

Countries contributing troops to United Nations peacekeeping (UNPK) missions need greater say in the conduct of the operations they are part of, Army Chief Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag said today.

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London’s Labour Party mayor joins David Cameron against ‘Brexit’

London's new mayor has joined forces with Prime Minister David Cameron in the campaign to prevent a British exit from the European Union.

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Pakistan court issues notices to 26/11 accused, govt over plea to examine boat

A top Pakistani court today issued notices to the seven Mumbai attack case accused, including 26/11 mastermind Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi

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Antarctic seas defy global warming thanks to chill from the deep

A persistent chill in the ocean off Antarctica that defies the global warming blamed for melting Arctic ice at the other end of the planet is caused by cold waters welling up from the depths after hun

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Former Swiss fund manager Dieter Behring on trial for suspected $800 mn fraud

A former Swiss fund manager accused of cheating 2,000 investors out of an estimated 800 million Swiss francs ($800 million) went on trial on Monday, more than a decade after his investment empire coll

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Stephen Hawking baffled by dynamics of Donald Trump’s popularity

Stephen Hawking understands the workings of the universe - but says he cannot fathom the popularity of Donald Trump.

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Dawood Ibrahim call logs: Hacker files plea in HC for CBI probe

A Gujarat-based person, who claims to have hacked the call records of Dawood Ibrahim, today filed a petition in Bombay High Court seeking protection for himself...

Dawood Ibrahim call logs: Hacker files plea in HC for CBI probe

Five UN peacekeepers killed in Mali attack: UN, police sources

At least five UN peacekeepers were killed in an ambush in central Mali by suspected militants, the UN and police sources have said.

Five UN peacekeepers killed in Mali attack: UN, police sources

Pakistan to approach towards ‘water scarcity’ by 2025

The Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) has warned the country will approach absolute water scarcity by 2025.

Pakistan to approach towards ‘water scarcity’ by 2025

Germany plans draft law on nuclear storage costs in August

The German cabinet plans to approve a draft law on August 3 that will require its utilities to pay billions of euros into a state fund to help cover the cost of nuclear storage, according to an Econom

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China hails brotherly Africa relations after “racist” ad outcry

The Global Times, a popular tabloid known for a nationalistic bent, said in an editorial Western media coverage was "too extreme" and China had no problems with discrimination.

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China launches three satellites

Together, the two Ziyuan III satellites boast a "revisit time"-- the time elapsed between observations of the same point on Earth-- of around...

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Kremlin: We expect no breakthrough in EU-Russia ties after Juncker visit

A Commission spokeswoman said on Monday that Juncker had agreed to participate in the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on June 16....

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French unions plan strikes to disrupt trains, ports, flights

The planned walkouts starting Tuesday on train services coincide with the run-up to the monthlong European soccer championship, which begins June 10 and is expected to draw 2.5 million people to stadi

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Attacks in Baghdad kill at least 20

Such assaults are seen as an attempt by the militants to distract the security forces' attention away from the front lines.

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For many Chinese migrants, the lure of the city is fading

After two decades trying to make a life in China's entrepreneurial city of Wenzhou, Ji Shouquan and his brother Shoufang are ready to head home.

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‘Western media magnifying racism in China over racial Ad’

"Unless Qiaobi intended to promote its brand by courting controversy, it made a genuine mistake, with no intent to offend the public. In this case, the Western media can understandably show their disp

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China adds pipelines, depots at “teapot” oil hub to ease congestion

A group of Chinese companies plans to build new pipeline and storage facilities in eastern Shandong province, the hub for the country's independent refineries, providing much-needed infrastructure as

China adds pipelines, depots at “teapot” oil hub to ease congestion

US-backed Syrian alliance widens offensive near IS capital

A U.S.-backed alliance of Syrian militias is widening an offensive against Islamic State near its de facto capital of Raqqa, targeting an area where the group controls a disused air base, a monitoring

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