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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Erdogan urges Muslims to visit and protect Jerusalem

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday urged all Muslims to visit and protect Jerusalem after violence broke out over metal detectors that Israel installed and later removed from
Erdogan urges Muslims to visit and protect Jerusalem

Pope shuts off fountains amid Italy drought

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The Vatican has started shutting off its famous fountains amid a prolonged drought in many parts of Italy. Vatican Radio said the move was in line with Pope Francis's
Pope shuts off fountains amid Italy drought

Australia backtracked on refugees, UN says

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The UN's refugee agency has accused Australia of reneging on an agreement to reunite some refugees with relatives already living in the nation. The "clear understanding" had been part
Australia backtracked on refugees, UN says

Man attacks police on Morocco-Spain border

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A knife-wielding man shouting Allahu Akbar charged across the border between Morocco and the Spanish territory of Melilla on Tuesday, attacking and injuring a police officer, authorities said. The man

Polish president approves controversial reform

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Poland's President Andrzej Duda Tuesday approved one of three controversial judicial reforms that have sparked huge street protests and threats of EU sanctions, after vetoing the other two.Despite appeals

Trump plea on showdown healthcare vote

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US President Donald Trump has issued a challenge to Republican senators to rally behind their healthcare bill, on the eve of a crucial vote. "Now is the time for

'More than 80,000 NHS posts vacant'

| By International Desk
More than 86,000 NHS posts were vacant between January 2017 and March 2017, figures for the NHS in England suggest.Statistics from NHS Digital, which collates data, shows the number

Trump savages 'weak' attorney general

| By Asian Age Online
President Donald Trump has launched yet another attack on US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, labelling him "weak".
Trump savages 'weak' attorney general

US House votes Tuesday to sanction Russia, Iran, NKorea

| By Asian Age Online
The US House of Representatives votes Tuesday to slap new sanctions against Russia, a move that limits President Donald Trump's ability to tinker with the penalties
US House votes Tuesday to sanction Russia, Iran, NKorea

Putin to meet with Iraq's vice-president Nouri al-Maliki

| By Asian Age Online
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday will meet with Iraq's visiting Vice-President Nouri al-Maliki in St. Petersburg, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov
Putin to meet with Iraq's vice-president Nouri al-Maliki

Syrian rebel aid program was 'dangerous and wasteful': Trump

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US President Donald Trump on Monday announced he had ended a program to support rebels fighting against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad because
Syrian rebel aid program was 'dangerous and wasteful': Trump

Trump intensifies criticism of own attorney general

| By Asian Age Online
Donald Trump's war of words against his attorney general and one-time ally Jeff Sessions escalated Monday, raising speculation the president may be
Trump intensifies criticism of own attorney general

Trump blasts newspaper's reporting on US-Syria policy

| By Asian Age Online
President Donald Trump has assailed The Washington Post in connection with a story about termination of U.S. efforts to aid rebels fighting to oust Syria's President
Trump blasts newspaper's reporting on US-Syria policy

No Russia collusion, 'nothing to hide,' Kushner tells Senate

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President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner answered questions from Senate investigators for hours behind closed doors Monday, acknowledging four meetings with Russians during
No Russia collusion, 'nothing to hide,' Kushner tells Senate

Kenya: Incumbent a no show at presidential debate

| By Asian Age Online
Kenya's leading opposition candidate has debated moderators after incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta turned down an invitation to the presidential debate.
Kenya: Incumbent a no show at presidential debate

Trump son-in-law, Kushner denies Russia collusion

| By International Desk
President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner will tell a Senate panel later that neither he nor any member of the Trump campaign team colluded with Russian officials over the

Protests prompt veto on Polish reforms

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Polish President Andrzej Duda has announced he is vetoing a controversial law to replace Supreme Court judges with government nominees. Three key judicial reforms have been passed by Poland's
Protests prompt veto on Polish reforms

Suicide bombs kill three in Nigeria

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Three people were killed in suicide bomb attacks at a camp for those displaced by the Boko Haram conflict in northeast Nigeria, the emergency services said on Monday. Abdulkadir

Mugabe lavishes sister-in-law with $60k birthday gift

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Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe lavished his sister-in-law with $60,000 on her birthday, state-owned media reported Monday, at a time when the country is running critically short of cash.The Herald

140 migrants reach Cyprus by boat

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Cypriot authorities said a boat carrying over 140 migrants believed to be Syrians, more than half of them women and children, was escorted to shore by the coast guard

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