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July 22, 2017 11:18 am gmt |
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Qatar’s emir called for dialogue on Friday (July 21) to resolve a political crisis pitting his country against four Arab states, saying any talks must respect national sovereignty. In his first speech since four Arab countries severed ties with Doha, a defiant Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani sa...
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July 21, 2017 8:34 am gmt |
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An explosion caused by a gas canister in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou killed at least two people and injured 55 on Friday (July 21), state media reported. The explosion occurred at around 8:40 AM local time (0040 GMT), state media reported. Local media said 12 of the 55 injured are in serious...
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July 21, 2017 8:25 am gmt |
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A Qatar official on Thursday accused the United Arab Emirates (UAE) of being involved in the hacking of its national news agency in May. Lieutenant-Colonel Ali Mohammed al-Mohannadi, head of the Qatari Interior Ministry’s technology division, told a press briefing in Doha that evidence collecte...
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July 21, 2017 8:20 am gmt |
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Tensions spilled over in the streets of Venezuela on Thursday (July 20) during a strike called by foes of President Nicolas Maduro to demand elections and the scrapping of plans for a new congress they fear would consolidate dictatorship in the OPEC country. In the capital Caracas, police fired tear ...
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July 21, 2017 5:10 am gmt |
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A powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.7 has killed at least two people on the island of Kos and injured 200 in Greek and Turkish coastal towns. The quake struck near major tourist destinations around the Aegean sea in the early hours of Friday, Turkish and Greek officials said. Around 200 people have ...
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July 20, 2017 3:27 pm gmt |
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Germany’s foreign minister has announced a significant “reorientation” of its policy towards Turkey after a human rights activist became the latest German citizen to be detained for alleged terrorist activity. “We need our policies towards Turkey to go in a new direction … we can’t continue as ...
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July 19, 2017 2:58 pm gmt |
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China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi met his Tunisian counterpart Khemaies Jhinaoui in Beijing on Wednesday (July 19) and called for the international community to step up efforts to prevent Libya from “becoming the next Syria”. Wang said Libya was at risk of becoming a new hub for inte...
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July 19, 2017 1:37 pm gmt |
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After Republicans’ effort to pass a healthcare bill in the Senate collapsed on Monday (July 17), U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday put the blame on Democrats and a few members of his own party, but vowed to come back with “a great healthcare plan.” “We were let down by al...
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July 18, 2017 1:38 pm gmt |
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President Donald Trump promised on Monday (July 17) he would take more legal and regulatory steps during the next six months to protect U.S. manufacturers, lashing out against trade deals and trade practices he said have hurt U.S. companies. Trump climbed into an American-made fire truck parked behin...
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July 16, 2017 5:37 am gmt |
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The United States House of Representatives has voted for three legislative amendments to impose tougher conditions for reimbursement of defence funding to Pakistan, adding a caveat that Islamabad should make satisfactory progress in the fight against terrorism. The conditions are related to Pakistan’...
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July 14, 2017 8:29 am gmt |
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Singapore temporarily suspended all road and rail construction on Friday (July 14) to carry out safety checks after a viaduct under construction collapsed, killing a worker from China and injuring 10 of his colleagues. Preliminary investigations showed corbels – brackets that help support beams...
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July 14, 2017 8:26 am gmt |
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Three gunmen opened fire at police near Jerusalem’s holiest site on Friday (July 14), wounding three Israelis, two of them critically, before the attackers were killed by security forces, Israeli police said. The gunmen arrived at the sacred site, known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and to ...
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July 14, 2017 5:53 am gmt |
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French President Emmanuel Macron welcomed U.S. President Donald Trump to Paris on Thursday (July 13) in a ceremony at Les Invalides military hospital and museum. The two leaders listened to a military band play each country’s national anthem before inspecting the troops and visiting the museum,...
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July 13, 2017 1:22 pm gmt |
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A video has been released reportedly showing ISIS fighters crawling out of their tunnels to surrender to Counter Terrorism units in Mosul after the city was reclaimed from jihadists. The clip, uploaded to Twitter on Wednesday, appears to show wounded fighters, one using a pair of crutches, walking aw...
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July 12, 2017 2:43 pm gmt |
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Israeli forces killed two Palestinians on Wednesday (July 12) during a raid in the occupied West Bank, according to local medical officials, and the Israeli military said troops opened fire after coming under attack. The incident took place before dawn in Jenin refugee camp, and no Israeli casualties...