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Trump administration seeking to deter Iran, not to start war: Pentagon

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan held a closed-door meeting with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The US recently announced fresh sanctions on Iran following which tensions between the decades

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UK PM Theresa May tweaks Brexit deal in last-ditch bid to win support

Britain was due to leave the EU on March 29, but the bloc extended the deadline until October 31 amid the political impasse.  Talks on securing a compromise between May's Conservatives and the opposi

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US warns Chinese drones may steal data, says report

Washington has cranked up the heat on China's Huawei by effectively banning American companies from selling or transferring US technology to the telecoms giant, though the US Commerce Department has g

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Indian-origin man guilty of trying to join ISIS jailed for 14 years in UK

The 22-year-old told his family that he was due to be leading prayers at a mosque in Germany but after concerns were raised, West Midlands Police searched his home and began piecing together his inten

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Eiffel Tower closed after intruder tries to climb monument

The Paris monument's media office said the unidentified individual tried to climb up the tourist attraction on Monday afternoon. But it wasn't clear how high the trespasser managed to get.

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China asks US envoy to make ‘unbiased judgement’ during his Tibet visit

Branstad was travelling to China's Qinhai province and the bordering Tibet Autonomous Region from May 19 to May 25, making the first trip by an American envoy to the highly restricted area in four yea

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Sweden requests detention order for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

The development sets up a possible future tug-of-war between Sweden and the United States over any extradition of Assange from Britain. Assange was evicted last month from the Ecuadorian Embassy wher

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Hundreds protest strict Alabama abortion law

Around 400 people took to the streets in the capital city of the southern US state of Alabama on Sunday to rally against the nation's most restrictive bans on abortions in decades.

The country's largest human rights organization, ACLU, has said it will file suit against Alabama's law as unconstitutional. (Reuters photo) News

Australian PM Morrison looks set to form majority govt: report

Before the election, the Coalition held 73 seats, while Labor 72. According to ABC, the Liberal party led by Prime Minister Morrison was expected to secure Bass, Chisholm, Boothby and Wentworth seats

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Rocket fired on Iraqi capital’s ‘Green Zone’, no casualties

A rocket was fired into the Iraqi capital Baghdad's heavily-fortified Green Zone, which houses government buildings and foreign embassies, on Sunday but caused no casualties, the Iraqi military said.

The blast was heard across central Baghdad on Sunday night, according to Reuters witnesses and residents. (AP File photo) News

Australia elections: Defying exit polls, PM Morrison-led coalition scores a miracle win

Around 16 million Australians swarmed to the polling booths across the country on Saturday to elect the nation's 31st prime minister, in what was widely referred to as the climate-change election.

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Abortion ban: Donald Trump says ‘Pro-Life’ but favours exceptions for rape, incest

The US president spelt out his position on abortion -- set to feature prominently at next year's election -- in his first comments on the hot-button issue since Alabama's governor signed a near-total

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Don’t go ‘too far’ in ‘damaging moves’: China tells US

Wang, noting that the US has recently made remarks and taken actions that are harmful to the Chinese interests in various fields including cracking down on Chinese enterprises' normal operations throu

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Sikhs say Nordstrom apologized for turban, waiting for Gucci

Gucci's turban was first talked about last winter, when a white model walked the runway wearing it during a fashion show.

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Australian PM Scott Morrison declares victory; Bill Shorten steps down as Labor leader

Concern about climate change is now at a 10-year high among Australians, with 64 per cent believing it should be a top priority for the government, according to an Ipsos poll released in April.

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Donald Trump is ‘divider-in-chief’, says former US Vice President Joe Biden as he formally launches 2020 presidential bid

Giving a clarion call "Defeat Trump" amidst chanting “We want Joe” by several thousands of his die-hard supporters, 76-year-old Biden formally launched his 2020 presidential bid from Philadelphia,

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North Korea asks UN chief to address ship seizure by ‘gangster’ US

The letter also called for "urgent measures" by Guterres and claimed that Washington infringed the North's sovereignty and violated U.N. charters.

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US, Lanka resolved to work together for peace, security in Indo-Pacific: Joint statement

The United States and Sri Lanka vowed to ensure a rules-based order in the Indian Ocean.

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Ex-CIA agent gets 20-year sentence for spying for China

Mallory is one of several US officials with high-level security clearances arrested and charged over unsanctioned dealings with Chinese intelligence.

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Indian-origin man indicted for USD 98 million fraud in US

An Indian-origin man in the US has been indicted for committing wire fraud to the tune of USD 98 million, the Department of Justice said on Friday

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Video captures exact moment when part of dam over Guadalupe river collapsed in US – WATCH shocking footage

Speaking about the incident, GBRA said even as no evacuations were necessary, those living along the water were asked to take precautionary measures.

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Iran urges China, Russia ‘concrete action’ to save nuclear deal

Washington has deployed more troops in the Gulf, one of the world's most strategic waterways, in what US officials said was a reaction to photographs showing Iran had loaded missiles onto small tradit

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Brexit talks collapse as UK Opposition blames ‘weak’ Theresa May

The Labour Party has been in favour of a form of a common customs arrangement with the European Union (EU) that keeps the UK aligned with its European neighbours on trade tariffs post-Brexit.

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What they left behind: Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday bombing victims

Men, women and children of all ages were among those killed in the blasts across the country, claimed by Islamic State, that targeted churches and hotels.

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US slaps sanctions over Russia rights despite revived ties

The law, which blocks any US assets of blacklisted people and bars them from traveling to the United States, is named after Sergei Magnitsky, an anti-corruption accountant who died in custody in 2009.

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Panic in Pakistan’s Sindh province after over 500 test positive for HIV

As many as 23 children and five women were tested HIV-positive in the latest screenings carried out in Ratodero town, where the highest number of such cases have been detected in the district.

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Donald Trump terminates designation of Turkey as GSP beneficiary nation

The termination of Turkey, a NATO ally, becomes effective May 17.

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