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Assailants kill journalist, police bodyguards in Kashmir

Srinagar, June 14 : A senior journalist and his two police bodyguards were fatally shot Thursday by assailants in Indian-controlled Kashmir, police and the journalist’s colleagues said. Shujaat Bukhari was shot by unidentified gunmen as he left his office in ...

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Colorado wildfire forces nearly 2,000 evacuations

Denver, June 14 : National Forest Service officials told residents of 163 more homes near the fire in the southwestern Colorado to be ready to leave Thursday — as well as residents who had been allowed to return to 180 ...

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Canada-US relations at a low after Trudeau-Trump trade tiff

Toronto, June 14 : For the first time in decades, one of the world’s most durable and amicable alliances faces serious strain as Canadians — widely seen as some of the nicest, politest people on Earth — absorb Donald Trump’s ...

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UN Assembly blames Israel for Gaza violence, but not Hamas

United Nations, June 14 : The U.N. General Assembly approved a Palestinian-backed resolution Wednesday blaming Israel for violence in Gaza and deploring its “excessive use of force,” after narrowly rejecting a U.S. demand to add a condemnation of attacks on ...

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Big hurdles for bold push to split California into 3 states

Sacramento, June 14 : Californians will face a choice this November of whether to divide the nation’s most populous state into three, an effort that would radically shake up not only the West Coast, but the entire nation. The “Cal ...

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Koreas holding military talks to reduce tensions on border

Seoul, June 14 : The rival Koreas were holding rare high-level military talks Thursday to discuss reducing tensions across their heavily fortified border. It’s possible North Korean officials during the talks at the border village of Panmunjom will seek a ...

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Senators seek to soothe relationship with Canada

Washington, June 14 : Senators from both parties sought to mend a frayed relationship with Canada during a closed-door meeting Wednesday with Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland. The meeting involving members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee followed President Donald ...

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‘Like dominoes’: Utah homes burn as wildfires menace US West

Denver, June 14 : A fast-moving brush fire destroyed eight homes in the Utah tourist town of Moab, while more than 3,000 people in Colorado and Wyoming fled multiple wildfires scorching the drought-stricken U.S. West on Wednesday. The blaze in ...

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Brazil president names general to lead Defense Ministry

Sao Paulo, June 13 : Brazilian President Michel Temer has named a general to the position of defense minister, the first time a military officer has held the post since it was created in 1999. Reserve Gen. Joaquim Silva e ...

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Argentine Congress begins debate on legal elective abortion

Buenos Aires, June 13 : Argentina’s legislature has begun debating a measure that would allow elective abortions in the first 14 weeks of gestation. It’s a debate that has sharply divided the homeland of Pope Francis. Crowds of supporters and ...

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