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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.

Remnants of an aircraft carrying nine people lies on the ground (AP Photo) News

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

Office of religious freedom to be elevated, says Mike Pompeo

He announced the elevation of the Office of International Religious Freedom along with the Office of the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism within the State Department.

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7 dead in crash between truck, motorcycles in New Hampshire

Authorities said additional details would be provided as they investigate the crash. Along with the seven dead, state police said two additional people were transported to the Androscoggin Valley Hosp

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New York-based columnist accuses Donald Trump of sexual assault

According to a book excerpt that appeared in New York magazine, Carroll bumped into then-real estate mogul Trump at Bergdorf Goodman.

In a statement, Trump denied that he ever met Carroll. (Reuters File photo) News

Donald Trump says he halted US strike on Iran over possible casualties

Trump said US sanctions imposed on Iran were having an effect and, without mentioning details, said more were added Thursday night.

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Pentagon is without a chief as US faces many global threats

Acting Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan stepped down this week and the man tapped to replace him on an interim basis appears to face legal hurdles that could initially prevent him from serving more

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Chinese President Xi Jinping presses economic theme in speech at North Korea summit

The North's long-moribund economy has shown some recent improvements, but it remains heavily dependent on aid — mainly from China — and food security is a constant concern.

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Storms bring tornadoes, floods, power outages across the US

Straight-line winds of up to 85 mph (137 kph) damaged roofs Wednesday in the northeast Texas city of Greenville, the National Weather Service reported Thursday.

A wind gust of 79 mph (127 kph) was recorded in the city that afternoon. (Reuters File photo) News

Ecuador judge frees Swedish programmer close to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange; probe continues

But Ola Bini, a 36-year-old software developer who has lived in Ecuador for five years, remains under investigation in the case and will be barred from leaving the country, according to the court ruli

Bini was detained in April at the Quito airport before boarding a flight to Japan (AP Photo) News

‘I love you, China’: North Korea woos Xi Jinping in lavish state visit

China is the North's only major ally and Xi's visit is aimed at bolstering an ally under pressure from U.N. sanctions over its nuclear and missile programmes and a breakdown in denuclearisation talks

Xi arrived in Pyongyang on Thursday for a two-day visit (Reuters photo) News

Indian man in Florida gets 7 years for arranging 80 fake marriages

A federal investigation began in 2017 after authorities noticed an unusually large number of marriages in rural Alabama counties involving Indian men who were unlawfully in the U.S. and women from Bay

Court records show that 47-year-old Ravi Babu Kolla was sentenced Thursday in Panama City federal court. News

Donald Trump says he is ready to press China’s Xi Jinping on case of two detained Canadians

China has charged the two Canadians with spying and blocked imports of canola seed and pork from Canada.

Trump is due to meet Xi to discuss the trade war between the two countries and has suggested Huawei could be part of an eventual deal. (Reuters/ File photo) News

Mexico ratifies new North American trade deal with US, Canada

There was little doubt the new deal would pass easily in Mexico: the very similar agreement it aims to replace, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), has helped turn the country into an exp

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Young Indians get arrested in Ecuador for human trafficking

The Indians on reaching Ecuador remained locked in hotels and boarding houses before they were arrested.

As per the information available with Embassy, since 2017, nine Indian nationals have been arrested and jailed on various charges (Representational image) News

Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman linked to journalist Jamal Khashoggi murder in UN report

After a six-month investigation, the 100-page report by the U.N. special rapporteur on extrajudicial executions, Agnes Callamard, accused Saudi Arabia of a "deliberate, premeditated execution".

A demonstrator holds a poster with a picture of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (Reuters photo) News

Xi Jinping arrives in North Korea to meet Kim Jong Un ahead of Trump talks

Xi is the first Chinese president to visit North Korea in 14 years, after relations between the Cold War era allies deteriorated over Pyongyang's nuclear provocations and Beijing's subsequent backing

Xi and Kim have been working to repair ties (AP File photo) News

Donald Trump campaign raises USD 24.8 million in less than 24 hours

The staggering total was announced in a tweet on Wednesday morning by Republican Party Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel.

US President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign kick off rally at the Amway Center in Orlando (Reuters photo) News
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