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British PM to set out ‘Road to Brexit’ in speech

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Author: REUTERSMon, 2018-02-12 18:03ID: 1518369336951438500LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May will make two speeches on Brexit in the coming weeks to provide more details setting out the country’s path to leaving the EU. Britain is hoping to seal a transition deal next month to smooth its exit from the EU, and reach agreement on a long-term trade […]

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Trump laments ‘shattered’ lives after aides resign

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AFP WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said Saturday that lives were being “shattered” by allegations that may be false after two of his White House aides quit over domestic abuse accusations. Trump’s White House has been heavily criticized for its handling of the allegations, which come amid a national debate over sexual misconduct and the […]

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UK threatens to cut off aid cash to charities after Oxfam sex report

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Author: REUTERSMon, 2018-02-12 18:42ID: 1518368942421390600LONDON: Britain will cut off aid funding from any organization that does not comply with a new review into charities work overseas, Aid Minister Penny Mordaunt said on Sunday, describing reports of sexual exploitation in the sector as “utterly despicable.” Oxfam, one of Britain’s biggest charities, on Friday condemned the behavior of some […]

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US Senate set to debate fate of ‘Dreamer’ immigrants

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Author: APMon, 2018-02-12 19:17ID: 1518367492921250200WASHINGTON: The Senate will open up a rare, open-ended debate on immigration and the fate of the “Dreamer” immigrants on Monday. But the most influential voice in the conversation may be on the other side of Pennsylvania Avenue. If the aim is to pass a legislative solution soon, President Donald Trump remains a […]

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Ten killed in attack on Indian army camp in Kashmir

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Author: AFPSun, 2018-02-11 12:29ID: 1518362848680817200SRINAGAR: The death toll from a militant attack on an army base in the Indian-administered part of Kashmir climbed to 10, police said, as a siege at the compound stretched into a second day. A firefight erupted Saturday when an unknown number of heavily-armed militants stormed the base in Jammu, the second-largest city […]

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Sri Lanka coalition suffers humiliation at local vote

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Author: AFPSun, 2018-02-11 14:33ID: 1518361757050683300COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s ruling alliance was humiliated in local elections seen as a test of its leadership and the party of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was on track for a shock landslide victory, early results showed Sunday. The mid-term polls further strained the uneasy coalition between President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil […]

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Search for Taiwan quake victims ends as toll rises to 17

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Author: AFPSun, 2018-02-11 12:58ID: 1518360578010567300TAIPEI: Rescuers Sunday ended their search of a Taiwan building partially toppled by a 6.4-magnitude earthquake as the last trapped pair were presumed dead, bringing the final death toll to 17. Thousands of emergency workers had combed through rubble at the foot of the 12-story Yun Tsui apartment block since the quake struck […]

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Woman killed, 12 injured in Beijing mall knife attack

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Author: REUTERSSun, 2018-02-11 20:26ID: 1518359256440423200BEIJING: A woman was killed and 12 other people injured after a man carried out a knife attack in a mall in a busy shopping district in the Chinese capital, Beijing, police said on Sunday. Beijing police said in a short statement they had detained a man over the early afternoon attack at […]

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71 dead, no survivors in Russian passenger plane crash

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Author: AFPSun, 2018-02-11 15:36ID: 1518352955179649300STEPANOVSKOYE, Russia: A Russian passenger plane carrying 71 people crashed near Moscow on Sunday minutes after taking off, killing everyone on board in one of the country’s worst ever aviation disasters. Investigators said the Antonov An-148 plane crashed in the Ramensky district on the outskirts of Moscow at 2:48 p.m. (1128 GMT) after […]

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UK’s Johnson meets Myanmar’s Suu Kyi on Rohingya crisis

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Author: AFPSun, 2018-02-11 10:30ID: 1518335965198215100NAYPYIDAW: Britain’s foreign minister Boris Johnson met with Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar’s capital on Sunday to press for action on the Rohingya crisis, as the country faces mounting pressure to punish troops accused of atrocities against the Muslim minority. Johnson spoke with the embattled Myanmar leader, whose reputation among the international […]

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