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Embattled Trump replaces chief of staff

US President Donald Trump ousted his beleaguered chief of staff Reince Priebus on Friday, replacing him with Homeland Security Secretary and former general John Kelly after vicious White House infighting spilled into the open. Only hours after a humiliating defeat ...

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N Korea tests another missile, putting US cities in range

North Korea fired a missile on Friday that experts said was capable of hitting Los Angeles and other US cities and the United States and South Korea responded by staging a joint missile exercise. North Korea confirmed the launch on ...

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North Korea hacking increasingly focused on making money more than espionage: South Korea study

North Korea is behind an increasingly orchestrated effort at hacking into computers of financial institutions in South Korea and around the world to steal cash for the impoverished country, a South Korean state-backed agency said in a report. In the ...

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Trump ban on transgender service members alarms some military officers

US President Donald Trump’s sudden decision to ban transgender personnel from serving in the military has alarmed some senior military officers who were caught off guard by it. Trump’s declaration, which came via early morning tweets on Wednesday, appeared to ...

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Israel bans men under 50 from disputed Jerusalem holy site on Friday

Israel sent extra police into Jerusalem on Friday and said men under the age of 50 would be banned from the Old City’s Al-Aqsa mosque for the day in anticipation of more mass protests. Tensions have been high at the ...

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Pakistan’s Supreme Court ousts PM Sharif over corruption claims

Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Friday toppled Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who resigned after the court ruled he was unfit to hold office and ordered a criminal investigation into his family over corruption allegations. Sharif’s ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party, ...

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17 bodies found, Gujarat flood toll rises to 111

With the recovery of 17 more bodies on Wednesday, the deaths in the Gujarat floods since Jun 1 rose to 111 even as relief and rescue operations were in full swing following a break in the rain. Gujarat Revenue Minister ...

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26 Afghan soldiers killed in Taliban assault

At least 26 soldiers have been killed in a blistering Taliban assault on an Afghan National Security base in southern Kandahar province. Mohammad Radmanish, defense ministry’s deputy spokesman, said Wednesday the Taliban assault overnight in Khakrez district left another 13 ...

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‘Pranab Mukherjee not in favour of 2 executives’

Vice President Hamid Ansari on Sunday said outgoing Indian President Pranab Mukherjee had told Governors and Lt. Governors that their role was “mainly confined to giving advice to the Chief Minister as there cannot be two functional executive authorities in ...

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Car bomb in Kabul kills at least 35

A suicide attacker detonated a car bomb in the western part of Kabul on Monday, killing at least 35 people and wounding 40, and the death toll could rise, an Interior Ministry spokesman in the Afghan capital said. Police cordoned ...

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