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August 16, 2018 2:59 am gmt |
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Donald Trump has revoked the security clearance of ex-CIA chief John Brennan, denying the US president’s critic any access to sensitive information. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders announced the decision by reading a statement from Mr Trump. The statement cited Mr Brennan’s R...
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August 14, 2018 2:59 am gmt |
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A former adviser to Donald Trump has released what she says is a tape of a phone call from the US president after her dismissal last year. In the tape played on US TV channel, a voice presumed to be Mr Trump’s expresses surprise at Omarosa Manigault Newman being fired the previous day. “N...
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August 13, 2018 2:57 am gmt |
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At least 39 people – including 12 children – have been killed in a blast that brought down a building in Syria’s mainly rebel-held north-western province of Idlib, reports say. The building in the Sarmada town is said to have contained munitions belonging to an arms trafficker. Doze...
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August 12, 2018 2:56 am gmt |
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A man who stole an empty passenger plane from Seattle airport and then crashed it was an airline worker with full credentials, authorities say. The 29-year-old had worked for Horizon Air for more than three years, towing and tidying aircraft and loading bags. The man, named by US media as Richard Rus...
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August 10, 2018 4:24 am gmt |
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Researchers in Crimea have uncovered a riveting archaeological find not far from the Sevastopol coastline. At the mouth of the usually busy and picturesque Balaklava Gulf, sonar scans revealed what turned out to be a Roman trading vessel dating from 2-3rd century AD. The ship lay 85 meters below the ...
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August 10, 2018 4:24 am gmt |
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The US has said it will impose fresh sanctions on Russia after determining it used nerve agent against a former Russian double agent living in the UK. Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found unconscious on a bench in the city of Salisbury in March. The attack left the pair seriously ill, but...
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August 8, 2018 4:16 am gmt |
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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday (August 7) his administration was in contact with officials in California over wildfires burning in the state and would look into what could be done to mitigate fire danger in the state. “My administration is in constant contact … with the local...
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August 8, 2018 4:16 am gmt |
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The ex-deputy of Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort has told a court he committed crimes with his former boss and stole from him. Rick Gates, star prosecution witness in the fraud trial, said the defendant, Mr Manafort, directed most of the crimes. Both were indicted last Octo...
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August 6, 2018 3:09 am gmt |
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At least 82 people are now known to have died after a powerful earthquake hit the Indonesian island of Lombok. Hundreds of people have been wounded by yesterday’s quake, officials say, and the death toll is expected to rise. The magnitude seven tremor was shallow, occurring only 10km (6.21 mile...
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August 5, 2018 3:09 am gmt |
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Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro says he has survived an assassination attempt involving explosive drones. Mr Maduro was speaking at an military event in Caracas when the alleged attack occurred. Mr Maduro has blamed Colombia for the attack – something denied by Bogota as a “baseless&#...
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August 4, 2018 3:11 am gmt |
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he is impressed by Malaysia’s economic development and dynamism. “We’re proud of our strong partnership with American companies that do business here,” he said in a series of tweets yesterday (Friday).  Pompeo also congratulated Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mo...
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August 3, 2018 3:00 am gmt |
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President Emmerson Mnangagwa has won Zimbabwe’s presidential election, according to the country’s electoral commission. With all 10 provinces declared, Mr Mnangagwa won 50.8% of votes to 44.3% for opposition leader Nelson Chamisa. Police removed opposition officials from the electoral com...
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August 2, 2018 3:17 am gmt |
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A government crackdown in Zimbabwe after Monday’s elections has prompted international calls for restraint. The UN and former colonial power the UK both expressed concern about the violence, in which three people were killed after troops opened fire. Parliamentary results gave victory to the ru...
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August 1, 2018 3:09 am gmt |
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A plane has crashed in the capital of Mexico’s Durango state, with the state governor confirming nobody was killed. Governor José Aispuro tweeted that there were no deaths among the 101 aboard, although around 85 were injured – two critically. Aeroméxico flight AM2431 was flying from Guad...
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July 31, 2018 5:06 am gmt |
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The Trump administration says it has reunited more than 1,800 migrant children with family members by a court-ordered deadline. This includes 1,442 children back with their parents in US immigration custody and 378 others released in “appropriate circumstances”, says a court filing. But m...