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British interior minister faces calls to resign after Windrush scandal

British interior minister faces calls to resign after Windrush scandal

British interior minister Amber Rudd faced calls to resign on Thursday after a scandal in which Caribbean immigrants who have lived legally in Britain for decades were being labelled illegal immigrants. For nearly two weeks, British ministers have been struggling to explain why some...

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Britain's Prince Harry asks elder brother William to be his best man at wedding

Britain's Prince Harry asks elder brother William to be his best man at wedding

Britain's Prince Harry has asked his elder brother Prince William to be his best man at his wedding to U.S. actress Meghan Markle next month, his office said in a statement on Thursday. Harry was William's best man at his own glittering wedding to wife Kate Middleton in 2011....

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Explosions in Afghan capital wound three: officials

Explosions in Afghan capital wound three: officials

Twin explosions in the center of the Afghan capital of Kabul wounded at least three people Wednesday, officials said, amid there were conflicting reports about the cause of the blast. With the city on high alert following Sunday's deadly attack on a voter registration center that killed...

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Afghan Taliban announce start of spring offensive

Afghan Taliban announce start of spring offensive

In a blow to potential peace talks, the Taliban in Afghanistan on Wednesday have announced yet another annual spring offensive dubbed ''Al-Khandaq'' (trench). Zabihullah Mujahed, the Taliban spokesman, in a social media post cited four main "reasons", one of which a clear reference to...

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Russia says expects to sign deal with India on S-400 missiles sale: Ifax

Russia says expects to sign deal with India on S-400 missiles sale: Ifax

Russia said Wednesday that it expected to sign a deal with India this year on the sale of S-400 surface-to-air missiles, the Interfax news agency reported. It cited Russia's Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation as saying that all the technical aspects of the contract had...

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Canada: After attack, Trudeau says don't give into fear

Canada: After attack, Trudeau says don't give into fear

In the aftermath of a deadly van attack that killed 10 in Toronto, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urged Canadians on Tuesday not to be overwhelmed by feelings of fear. “We cannot as Canadians choose to live in fear every single day as we go about our daily business,” Trudeau told...

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Trump meets with Macron, praises US-French alliance

Trump meets with Macron, praises US-French alliance

Praising the strength of America's oldest alliance, President Donald Trump welcomed French President Emmanuel Macron to the White House Tuesday with a pomp-filled ceremony on the South Lawn. Then they plunged into a day of talks on the future of the Iran nuclear deal and the crisis in Syria....

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Taliban attacks kill 9 soldiers, policemen: Afghan officials

Taliban attacks kill 9 soldiers, policemen: Afghan officials

A new wave of Taliban attacks killed at least nine Afghan soldiers and policemen on Tuesday, officials said, the latest in a particularly deadly week of assaults by militants. At least five soldiers were killed when their checkpoint was attacked by the Taliban in western Farah province,...

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Spokesman: George HW Bush hospitalized with blood infection

Spokesman: George HW Bush hospitalized with blood infection

Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston with an infection, just after attending the funeral of his wife, Barbara, a spokesman said Monday. Jim McGrath said on Twitter that the 93-year-old Bush is "responding to treatments and appears to be recovering." He was...

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Driver kills nine, injures 16 plowing van onto Toronto sidewalk: police

Driver kills nine, injures 16 plowing van onto Toronto sidewalk: police

TORONTO (Reuters) - A driver plowed his white Ryder rental van into a crowd, killing nine people and injuring 16 along a roughly mile-long stretch of busy Toronto sidewalk during lunch hour on a sunny Monday afternoon, police said. Officials declined to answer questions about what...

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Libyan navy finds 11 bodies in open water

Libyan navy finds 11 bodies in open water

Libyan naval forces on Sunday announced the death of 11 undocumented migrants, and the rescue of another 83. In a statement, the naval forces affiliated with the national consensus government said the bodies were found afloat on early Sunday, five miles off the coast of northwestern...

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Nigeria: Suicide bombing in mosque kills 4

Nigeria: Suicide bombing in mosque kills 4

At least four people including two suicide bombers were killed in an attack at a mosque on Sunday in northeastern Nigeria, police said. Two female suicide bombers sneaked into a mosque in Bama town of Borno State early morning and detonated explosives, killing themselves and two other...

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Afghanistan: 31 dead in voter registration office blast

Afghanistan: 31 dead in voter registration office blast

A Sunday morning suicide bombing in the Afghan capital Kabul killed over 30 people trying to register for fall elections, officials confirmed. “Thirty-one people were killed and over 50 are injured and undergoing treatment in various public hospitals,” Waheed Majroh, spokesman for...

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Trump says he doesn't think personal lawyer will 'flip'

Trump says he doesn't think personal lawyer will 'flip'

(AP)- President Donald Trump said Saturday that he doesn't expect Michael Cohen, his longtime personal lawyer and fixer, to "flip" as the government investigates Cohen's business dealings. Trump, in a series of tweets fired off from Florida on the morning of former first lady Barbara...

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U.S. President Trump to visit Britain mid-year, possibly July: reports

U.S. President Trump to visit Britain mid-year, possibly July: reports

U.S. President Donald Trump will visit Britain midway through 2018, possibly in July, British newspapers reported on Saturday, citing government sources in Washington and London. A spokeswoman for Prime Minister Theresa May's office said officials were still working out the details of a...

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India seeks death penalty for rape of girls under 12

India seeks death penalty for rape of girls under 12

India's government has decided to prescribe the death penalty for people convicted of raping girls under the age of 12 to combat an increase in crimes against women. The Press Trust of India news agency reported Saturday that the ordinance is being sent to the president for approval. It...

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10 killed in violent protests against Nicaragua's pension reform plan

10 killed in violent protests against Nicaragua's pension reform plan

Violent protests against a proposed change to Nicaragua's pension system have left at least 10 people dead over two days, the government said Friday. In the biggest protests in President Daniel Ortega's 11 years in office in this poor Central American country, people are angry over the...

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US: Democrats sue Russia, Trump campaign, WikiLeaks

US: Democrats sue Russia, Trump campaign, WikiLeaks

The Democratic Party filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit Friday against Russia, the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks for allegedly conspiring to bolster President Donald Trump's 2016 White House bid. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Manhattan raises the issue of the hacking of the...

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