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Dozens die in fighting between two Somali states over disputed land

Dozens die in fighting between two Somali states over disputed land

Dozens of people have been killed in clashes between troops of Somalia's breakaway region of Somaliland and its semi-autonomous region of Puntland, medical workers and military officials from both sides said Wednesday. Puntland and Somaliland have been engaged in conflict over the...

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NKorea threatens to scrap Trump summit: Yonhap

NKorea threatens to scrap Trump summit: Yonhap

North Korea threatened Wednesday to cancel a much-anticipated and unprecedented summit between its leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump, the South's Yonhap news agency reported. Pyongyang also cancelled high-level talks due Wednesday with Seoul over the Max Thunder joint...

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Daesh claim responsibility for Indonesia police HQ bombing: SITE

Daesh claim responsibility for Indonesia police HQ bombing: SITE

Daesh (ISIS) claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing of a police headquarters in Indonesia's second largest city Surabaya Monday, according to the SITE monitoring group. A family of five, including a child, carried out the suicide bombing which wounded 10 people, police said, a...

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Gunmen attack Gorran Movement HQ in Iraq’s Sulaimaniyah

Gunmen attack Gorran Movement HQ in Iraq’s Sulaimaniyah

Gunmen attacked the headquarters of the Gorran Movement in Iraq’s northern city of Sulaimaniyah on Saturday. The attack came shortly after the movement complained about alleged vote violations during Iraq’s first parliamentary election since the defeat of the Daesh terrorist group...

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Public office in Afghanistan comes under armed attack

Public office in Afghanistan comes under armed attack

A public office in eastern Afghanistan came under an armed attack on Sunday, officials said. Gunmen entered the general finance directorate in Jalalabad, capital of Nangarhar province bordering Pakistan, said Attaullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor. Security...

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Suicide bombers hit Indonesian churches; 11 dead, 41 hurt

Suicide bombers hit Indonesian churches; 11 dead, 41 hurt

Suicide bombers on motorcycles and including a woman with children targeted Sunday Mass congregations in three churches in Indonesia's second-largest city, killing at least 11 people and wounding dozens in one of the worst attacks on the country's Christian minority, police said. The...

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Malaysia's Mahathir announces top cabinet picks, bars former PM from leaving

Malaysia's Mahathir announces top cabinet picks, bars former PM from leaving

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad announced his top cabinet picks on Saturday and barred his predecessor, Najib Razak, from going overseas, saying there was enough evidence to investigate his links to a multi-billion-dollar scandal. Immigration...

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Time travelers invited to Stephen Hawking send-off

Time travelers invited to Stephen Hawking send-off

LONDON (Reuters) - Stephen Hawking’s family have invited time travelers to his memorial service, seeking to tackle one of the curiosities that eluded the British physicist during his extraordinary life. The world’s most recognizable scientist died in March aged 76 after a lifetime...

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In inter-planetary first, NASA to fly helicopter on Mars

In inter-planetary first, NASA to fly helicopter on Mars

NASA said on Friday it will send a small helicopter to Mars as part of the U.S. space agency's 2020 mission to place a next-generation rover on the Martian surface, marking the first time such an aircraft will be used on another world. The remote-controlled Mars Helicopter, designed to...

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19 dead in fighting between Myanmar army, rebels: military

19 dead in fighting between Myanmar army, rebels: military

 At least 19 people were killed Saturday in northern Myanmar when ethnic rebels attacked security force posts in restive Shan State, army and local sources told AFP, the most deadly flare-up in recent years as fighting in the borderlands intensifies. Rights defenders say clashes in...

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Top Trump aide says protected immigrants need path to citizenship

Top Trump aide says protected immigrants need path to citizenship

 Immigrants from Honduras, Haiti, El Salvador and other countries who were given protected status to live in the United States should have a path to citizenship, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly told National Public Radio Friday. Kelly said many of those with temporary...

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AP sources: WH aide dismisses McCain view, says 'he's dying'

AP sources: WH aide dismisses McCain view, says 'he's dying'

WASHINGTON (AP) - A White House official dismissed Sen. John McCain's opposition to President Donald Trump's CIA nominee, saying "it doesn't matter" because "he's dying anyway," two people in the room told The Associated Press. Kelly Sadler was discussing McCain's opposition to Trump's...

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Chatter grows about Trump's Nobel Peace Prize prospects

Chatter grows about Trump's Nobel Peace Prize prospects

(AP) — Barack Obama won it.  So did Jimmy Carter, Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson. Now, President Donald Trump's supporters are pushing for him to be the next U.S. leader to win the Nobel Peace Prize — a move that's being met by smirks and eye rolls in Europe, where Trump...

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Mahathir sworn in as Malaysia’s 7th prime minister

Mahathir sworn in as Malaysia’s 7th prime minister

Mahathir Mohamad, who led an opposition alliance to a surprise victory in Wednesday’s parliamentary elections, has been sworn in as seventh Prime Minister of Malaysia on Thursday.  The 92-year-old Mahathir was sworn in at a ceremony held at the State Palace.  In a...

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Trump to meet with North Korea's Kim on June 12 in Singapore

Trump to meet with North Korea's Kim on June 12 in Singapore

President Donald Trump said Thursday that he will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for a historic summit on June 12 in Singapore where the U.S. leader will try to persuade Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons. It will be the first ever summit between the leaders of the two...

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Trump gives freed Americans flag-waving, wee-hours welcome

Trump gives freed Americans flag-waving, wee-hours welcome

Staging a made-for-TV, still-of-the-night arrival ceremony, President Donald Trump welcomed home three Americans freed by North Korea and declared their release a sign of promise toward his goal of denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula. Speaking early Thursday on an air base tarmac with...

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Malaysia's Mahathir says expects to be sworn in as PM on Thursday

Malaysia's Mahathir says expects to be sworn in as PM on Thursday

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said he expects to be sworn in as prime minister on Thursday because his opposition coalition has the support of the majority of members of Parliament. Mahathir said his coalition will have the support of 135 members of Malaysia's...

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Pompeo to immediately pursue talks with allies on Iran - US officials

Pompeo to immediately pursue talks with allies on Iran - US officials

Immediately on returning from North Korea on Thursday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will embark on talks with allies in Europe, the Middle East and Asia to try to persuade them to press Iran to curb its nuclear and missile programs, U.S. officials said. The open question is whether...

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