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Ailing Pakistan gets $3 billion bailout from Qatar

The United Arab Emirates also provided USD 2 billion cash deposit. Qatar's financial assistance was announced by its foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani.

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Donald Trump ‘comfortable with any outcome’ from pivotal Xi Jinping talk, says official

The United States and China have waged an 11-month trade war marked by tit-for-tat tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars of each others’ goods, roiling financial markets, disrupting supply chai

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‘Boom Boom’ to bust: Tennis star Boris Becker to auction trophies to pay off debts

The youngest winner in Wimbledon’s history, who claimed the first of three titles aged just 17, is auctioning off 82 items including medals, cups, watches and photographs.

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Pakistan court accepts review petition of jailed doctor who helped CIA track down Osama bin Laden

Afridi was arrested from Peshawar later that year. Initially, he was accused of organising a fake immunization campaign for the CIA to confirm presence of then al-Qaeda chief but later awarded 33 year

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China says it ‘won’t allow’ G20 discussion on Hong Kong

The issue is expected to be raised by Trump during his meeting with Xi as well as other G-20 members at the summit.

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Proposed Palestine-Israel ‘Deal of the Century’: America’s shot at solving century-old issue

The political contours of the Deal are likely to be unveiled after the Israeli elections in September this year.

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North Korea made $120 million a year from joint factory park, says report

The South's current President Moon Jae-in has dangled re-opening the complex as an incentive for Pyongyang to engage in denuclearisation talks, but doing so is complicated by the web of international

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UK falling behind in race to engage with India, warns UK Parliament inquiry

"The UK is falling behind in the global race to engage with a rising India...The story of the UK's recent relationship with India is primarily one of missed opportunities,” the report said.

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Cambodia building collapse: ‘No more survivors’, say authorities as toll hits 24

The night was punctuated by grim processions of bodies on stretchers being carried to waiting ambulances.

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G20 summit: China says will not allow Hong Kong issue to be discussed

The extradition bill and police reaction to the protests drew international criticism from rights groups.

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Earthquake of magnitude 7.5 shakes East Timor, Indonesia; no tsunami feared

The quake was also felt on Indonesia's holiday island of Bali, several people said on social media. But there were no immediate reports of damage or injury in Indonesia, said Rita Rosita, an official

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In Mideast, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo seeks a global coalition against Iran

Pompeo spoke as he left Washington for Saudi Arabia, followed by the United Arab Emirates, Sunni Arab allies that are alarmed by Shiite Iran's increasing assertiveness and are working to its influence

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Donald Trump says reelection ‘easier’ if he is impeached

The Democrats are split over whether Trump should be impeached after the Mueller Report into Russian interference in the 2016 election outlined numerous contacts between his campaign and Russians, as

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Iran’s nuclear standoff is about to enter a perilous new phase

In his Twitter post Trump specified the need to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, echoing comments made to reporters at the White House on Saturday.

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Magnitude 5.6 earthquake strikes near remote community in northern California

The tremor was estimated to have a depth of 9.4 km (5.8 miles).

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US, Taliban to hold more talks on ending war

The State Department, announcing Khalilzad's travel before the date of the latest talks were set, said the negotiations with the Taliban would take place as usual in Qatar.

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China’s President Xi Jinping to attend G20 summit, expected to meet Donald Trump

The G20 summit will be held in the city of Osaka on June 27-29.

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Skydiving plane crashes in Hawaii, killing all 11 aboard

The twin-engine Beechcraft King Air plane took off from Dillingham Airfield on the north shore of the island.

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North Korea’s Kim Jong Un says will consider letter received from Donald Trump

U.S.-North Korea talks have been stalled since a failed summit in February between Trump and the North Korean leader in Hanoi, Vietnam.

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US launched cyber attacks on Iran after drone shootdown: reports

The United States launched cyber attacks against Iranian missile control systems and a spy network this week after Tehran downed an American surveillance drone, US media reported on Saturday.

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US President Donald Trump says new sanctions on Iran to start Monday, dials back rhetoric

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would impose fresh sanctions on Iran but that he wanted to make a deal to bolster its flagging economy, an apparent move to defuse tensions following th

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Authorities say 9 killed after aircraft crashes in Hawaii

Other details of the crash, including whether the plane was landing or taking off at the time of the crash, weren't immediately known, Sakahara said.

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Mexico says National Guard deployment is complete to control flow of migrants headed toward US

The National Guard has not reappeared on the banks of the Suchiate river across from Guatemala in Ciudad Hidalgo since early in the week.

National Guard agents have been spotted intermittently in southern states supporting immigration officials at highway checkpoints. (Reuters photo) News

Mike Pompeo asks Pakistan to release those facing blasphemy charges

According to the annual report of the State Department, there were at least 77 individuals imprisoned on blasphemy charges, at least 28 of whom had received death sentences, although the government ha

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Sri Lanka extends emergency in surprise move

There was no immediate word from the government why Sirisena changed his mind, but security remains tight in the capital.

Sri Lankan Army soldiers secure the area around St. Anthony's Shrine after a blast in Colombo (AP Photo) News

Hong Kong police slam ‘illegal, irrational’ HQ protest

Thousands of protesters blockaded the police headquarters throughout Friday and into the small hours of Saturday morning, the latest manifestation of angry demonstrations sweeping the city.

Millions have marched this month to oppose a proposed law that would have allowed extraditions to the Chinese mainland. (Reuters photo) News

Three dead, dozens feared buried in Cambodia building collapse

Rescue workers in hard hats heaved chunks of broken cement from the flattened building, looking for anyone buried underneath, while the diggers shunted twisted metal to the side.

There are around 50 Chinese-owned casinos and dozens of hotel complexes under construction. (AP Photo) News
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