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Putin sworn in as Russian president

Putin sworn in as Russian president

Vladimir Putin on Monday was sworn in as Russian president in the Grand Kremlin Palace in Moscow, marking the official commencement of his fourth term in this position. "Consider my duty and the meaning of my life to do everything for the prosperity and well-being of Russia", Putin told...

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Man who shot Pakistani minister affiliated to blasphemy-focused religious party: police report

Man who shot Pakistani minister affiliated to blasphemy-focused religious party: police report

The man believed to have shot Pakistan's Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal Sunday was affiliated to the new ultra-religious Tehreek-e-Labaik party, according to a police report seen by Reuters. The report said the shooter was Abid Hussain, 21, who "showed his affiliation" to the party,...

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Two miners dead, three missing after quake at Polish coal mine

Two miners dead, three missing after quake at Polish coal mine

 Rescue teams have confirmed the death of a second Polish coal miner and are searching for three more trapped nearly a kilometer underground after a quake, the chief executive of the mine owner said. The quake hit the Borynia-Zofiowka-Jastrzebie coal mine in southern Poland on...

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Lawyer says Trump could defy potential subpoena in Russia probe

Lawyer says Trump could defy potential subpoena in Russia probe

 Presidential lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Sunday that Donald Trump would not be required to comply with a potential subpoena from the special counsel investigating possible collusion with Russia. But Giuliani, whose statements since he recently joined Trump's legal team have created...

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Pakistani interior minister shot during political rally

Pakistani interior minister shot during political rally

Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal was shot and injured during a public meeting in his native town in northeastern Punjab province, a government official said. State Minister for Interior Talal Chaudhery told Anadolu Agency: “An unknown assailant has attacked the interior minister during a...

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Indian forces kill 5 militants in Kashmir

Indian forces kill 5 militants in Kashmir

Indian armed forces on Sunday killed five militants, including a top commander and a university professor, in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir. According to the police in the region, the gunbattle began early on Sunday morning in Badigam village of Shopian.  ...

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Indian forces kill 3 suspected militants in Kashmir

Indian forces kill 3 suspected militants in Kashmir

Indian armed forces on Saturday killed three suspected militants in a gunbattle in Chattabal area, on the outskirts of Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir, police said. The gunbattle broke out on Saturday morning after the Indian forces launched a search operation in the area, where mobile...

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Trump says time, place set for planned US-North Korea summit

Trump says time, place set for planned US-North Korea summit

President Donald Trump is offering his latest teaser for a historic U.S. summit with North Korea: The time and place have been set, but he's not saying when and where. The White House on Friday did announce the details of a separate meeting later this month between Trump and South...

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Final death toll at South African gold mine rises to seven

Final death toll at South African gold mine rises to seven

Seven miners were killed at Sibanye-Stillwater's Masakhane mine while six others are recovering in hospital after being trapped underground for two days, the company said Saturday. A total of 13 miners had been trapped at the mine located in its Driefontein operations west of...

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US asks UN council to reject 'unacceptable' Abbas remarks

US asks UN council to reject 'unacceptable' Abbas remarks

The United States on Friday asked the UN Security Council to reject the "unacceptable" and "deeply disturbing" remarks by Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas about Jews that included "vile anti-Semitic slurs." Abbas apologized over the remarks delivered in an address to the Palestinian...

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Trump denies changing story on porn star payoff

Trump denies changing story on porn star payoff

An angry Donald Trump dismissed a growing storm over a hush money payment to an adult movie star as "crap" Friday, as he denied changing his story on the scandal. After months of claiming he knew nothing of the $130,000 his personal lawyer paid the porn actress Stormy Daniels, who...

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7 killed in northeastern Nigerian city suicide blasts

7 killed in northeastern Nigerian city suicide blasts

Three suspected female suicide bombers and four civilians were killed in northeastern Maiduguri city late Thursday night, according to the country's relief agency Friday. “Last night at around 11 p.m. local time, three teenaged female suicide bombers tried to infiltrate Mainari Shuwa...

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Hawaii volcano forces 1,500 from homes as lava bubbles up

Hawaii volcano forces 1,500 from homes as lava bubbles up

Nearly 1,500 residents were ordered to evacuate from their volcano-side homes after Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano erupted, sending molten lava to chew its way through forest land and bubble up on paved streets. Volcano officials couldn't predict how long Thursday's eruption may last,...

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Russia says Skripal case to harm security cooperation with UK: RIA

Russia says Skripal case to harm security cooperation with UK: RIA

The poisoning of former Russian double agent in England will damage Britain-Russia cooperation in ensuring security for the soccer World Cup being staged in Russia from June, RIA cited a Russian deputy foreign minister as saying Friday. "Indeed, it will have an impact," Oleg Syromolotov...

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UN: 80 killed in weeks of flooding in Kenya

UN: 80 killed in weeks of flooding in Kenya

The U.N. humanitarian agency says 80 people have been reported dead and hundreds of thousands displaced from their homes since March due to heavy rainfall in Kenya. The U.N. statement says 244,400 people have been displaced, the majority of them in Tana River, Kilifi and Mandera...

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At least 125 killed as storms batter India

At least 125 killed as storms batter India

A huge dust storm and lightning strikes killed at least 125 people across India which braced Thursday for more wild weather. Dust clouds plunged swathes of north India into darkness as choking winds of more than 130 kilometers per hour swept across the states of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan...

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Trump: money for his lawyer Cohen 'not from the campaign'

Trump: money for his lawyer Cohen 'not from the campaign'

U.S. President Donald Trump Thursday said his lawyer Michael Cohen did not use presidential campaign funds to pay Stormy Daniels as part of a contract that he said was aimed at stopping the adult-film star from making "false and extortionist accusations" about an affair. "Money from the...

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Trump's top Mueller probe lawyer to resign post

Trump's top Mueller probe lawyer to resign post

President Donald Trump's lead lawyer dealing with an ongoing special counsel probe into Russia will resign from his post, the White House announced Wednesday. Ty Cobb plans to retire at the end of the month, the White House said in a brief one-sentence statement. Spokeswoman Sarah...

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