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In first under Trump, US warship challenges Beijing`s claims in South China Sea

In first under Trump, US warship challenges Beijing`s claims in South China Sea

Reuters, Washington :A U.S. Navy warship sailed within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built up by China in the South China Sea, U.S. officials said on Wednesday,

Obama gets rock-star welcome in Berlin, praises Merkel

Obama gets rock-star welcome in Berlin, praises Merkel

AP, Berlin :Barack Obama received a rock-star welcome in Berlin as he appeared at a public debate Thursday with Chancellor Angela Merkel, whom he praised as one of his

May to cut short G7 trip after Manchester attack

May to cut short G7 trip after Manchester attack

AFP, London :British Prime Minister Theresa May will curtail her trip to the G7 summit in Italy this week following the deadly suicide attack on a Manchester concert, an

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Xi says navy should become world classReuters, BeijingChinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday called for greater efforts to make the country's navy a world class one, strong in operations

Trump promises peace push after 'fantastic' Pope talks

Trump promises peace push after 'fantastic' Pope talks

AFP, Brussels :Donald Trump vowed on Wednes­day to use his US preside­ncy to promote peace aro­u­nd the world after what he depicted as an inspirational meeting with an initially

NATO chief wants allies to 'step up' in fight against ISIS after Manchester bombing

NATO chief wants allies to 'step up' in fight against ISIS after Manchester bombing

AP, Brussels :The head of NATO cited the Manchester bombing as evidence that member states of the international coalition are not doing enough to fight ISIS and other terrorist

Pope urges Trump to use his presidency for peace

Pope urges Trump to use his presidency for peace

AFP, Vatican City : Pope Francis urged Donald Trump to use his US presidency for peace as two leaders who have sparred repeatedly through the media finally met in a Vatican

Xi urges Taiwan business lobby to back 'one China' principle

Xi urges Taiwan business lobby to back 'one China' principle

Reuters, Beijing :Chinese President Xi Jinping urged a business lobby for Taiwan enterprises on the mainland to support the "one China" principle and contribute to unity between Beijing and Taipei,

Suu Kyi seeks to revive peace process with ethnic groups

Suu Kyi seeks to revive peace process with ethnic groups

Reuters , Yangon : Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi opened a new round of talks with some of the country's myriad ethnic groups on Wednesday, looking to revive a stuttering

Former CIA chief says he warned Moscow over election hacking

Former CIA chief says he warned Moscow over election hacking

Reuters, Washington :Former CIA director John Brennan said on Tuesday that he had seen signs of possible collusion between Moscow and President Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign that merited investigation,

Jewish hardliners ejected from Jerusalem mosque compound

AFP, Jerusalem :A group of hardline activists were removed from the flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound in east Jerusalem on Wednesday after violating a ban on Jewish prayer there, police said.The

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139 cleric Gulen men detained in Turkey  AP, AnkaraTurkey's state-run news agency says authorities have issued detention warrants for 139 public employees who are suspected of links to U.S.-based cleric

Trump plays up ME peace hopes after talks with Abbas

Trump plays up ME peace hopes after talks with Abbas

Reuters, Bethlehem : US President Donald Trump talked up the prospects of peace between Israelis and Palestinians on Tuesday, saying he believed both sides were committed to an historic deal,

South Korea’s ex- president Park denies charges as corruption trial begins

South Korea’s ex- president Park denies charges as corruption trial begins

AP, Seoul :Former President Park Geun-hye denied corruption charges Tuesday at the start of a criminal trial that could potentially send South Korea's first female leader to prison for life.Police

Philippines, China play down Duterte's talk of war in disputed Sea

Reuters, Manila :The Philippines and China played down on Monday a warning by President Rodrigo Duterte that China would go to war if the Philippines drilled for oil in the

Outgoing WHO Chief says world 'better prepared' for health crises

Outgoing WHO Chief says world 'better prepared' for health crises

AFP, Geneva  :The World Health Organization's outgoing chief Margaret Chan defended her legacy Monday, insisting the world had become better prepared to face health emergencies like Ebola on her watch.In

Two Indonesian men caned for gay sex before jeering crowd

AFP, Banda Aceh :Two Indonesian men were caned Tuesday in front of a jeering crowd as a punishment for gay sex, in a first for the Muslim-majority country where there

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Militants kill 10 Afghan soldiers in base attackReuters, Kabul Militants attacked an Afghan government army base in the southern province of Kandahar, killing at least 10 soldiers and wounding nine,

South Korea fires at suspected drone at border with North amid missile crisis

South Korea fires at suspected drone at border with North amid missile crisis

Reuters, Seoul :South Korea's military fired warning shots at a suspected drone from North Korea on Tuesday amid tension over Pyongyang's latest missile test which drew international condemnation and a

Iran reformists sweep Tehran municipal council election

Iran reformists sweep Tehran municipal council election

AP, Tehran :Candidates backing reform of Iran's clerically overseen government swept municipal elections in Tehran, taking all 21 local council seats in the country's capital while moderate President Hassan

No time for Brexit delays, says May as poll lead slips

No time for Brexit delays, says May as poll lead slips

Reuters, London :Prime Minister Theresa May will on Monday urge voters to back her to deliver the country's exit from the European Union, playing one of her strongest cards

North Korea declares medium-range missile ready for deployment

North Korea declares medium-range missile ready for deployment

AFP, Seoul :North Korea on Monday declared its medium-range Pukguksong-2 missile ready for deployment after a weekend test, the latest step in its quest to defy UN sanctions and

Israel in rare overture to Palestinians ‘at Trump request’

AFP, Jerusalem :Israeli ministers have approved measures aimed at improving the Palestinian economy and facilitating crossings, rare moves said to be at Donald Trump's request hours ahead of the

Trial begins of alleged Turkey coup ringleaders

AFP, Sincan (Turkey) :The trial opened on Monday of more than 220 suspects, including over two dozen former Turkish generals, accused of being among the ringleaders of the attempted

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Lanka President switches Foreign, Finance Ministers in reshuffleReuters, ColomboSri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena switched the finance and foreign ministers in a cabinet reshuffle on Monday in a bid to

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, US President Donald Trump and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, among others, pose for photograph at the Arab Islamic American(AIA) Summit in Riyadh on Sunday.

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, US President Donald Trump and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, among others, pose for photograph at the Arab Islamic American(AIA) Summit in Riyadh on Sunday.

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Comey now believes Trump was trying to influence Russia investigation, source says

Comey now believes Trump was trying to influence Russia investigation, source says

The Independent :Former FBI director James Comey is now convinced Donald Trump was trying to influence his investigation into ties between the President and Russia, a source close to

Rouhani draws fire from US after election win

Rouhani draws fire from US after election win

AFP, Tehran :Iran's President Hassan Rouhani was still celebrating his resounding re-election victory on Saturday when he came under pressure from the country's long-standing foe the United States.Rouhani, a

US teen spits on Muslim classmate, tries to yank off her Hijab

US teen spits on Muslim classmate, tries to yank off her Hijab

PTI, New York :A 16-year-old Muslim girl was spat upon and abused by her classmate who even tried to pull her hijab off in a city school in the

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Trump hopes to visit Egypt soonReuters, RiyadhU.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he hoped to visit Cairo soon, praising President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi after a meeting in Saudi