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Duterte says he became local millionaire due to inheritance

AP, Davao :The Philippine president says he became a local millionaire at a young age due to inheritance and reiterated he has no unexplained wealth as alleged by his

Russia urges calm as US, North Korea tempers flare

Russia urges calm as US, North Korea tempers flare

Reuters, United Nations :Russia urged "hot heads" to calm down on Friday as the United States admitted it felt "challenged" by North Korea's warning that it could test a

Kurds press historic independence vote despite regional fears

Kurds press historic independence vote despite regional fears

Reuters, Erbil :Iraqi Kurds are expected to vote for independence in a referendum on Monday that neighboring countries and Western powers fear could break up the country and stir

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Iran tests new missile defying US warningsAFP, TehranIran said on Saturday that it had successfully tested a new medium-range missile in defiance of warnings from Washington that it was

US election hacking impacted 21 states, Fed confirm

US election hacking impacted 21 states, Fed confirm

AP, Florida ;The federal government on Friday told election officials in 21 states that hackers targeted their systems before last year's presidential election.The notification came roughly a year after

May to spell out key Brexit demands

AFP, London :European leaders braced on Friday for a speech by British Prime Minister Theresa May that is expected to spell out key positions on Brexit after wrangling and

Merkel hopes for fourth term

AP, Berlin :Chancellor Angela Merkel appears all but certain to win a fourth term when Germans vote Sunday after a humdrum campaign produced few divisive issues but saw smaller

Trump`s travel ban to expire tomorrow

AFP, Washington :President Donald Trump's contentious travel ban expires Sunday with little clarity over whether America's door will reopen for travelers from six majority-Muslim countries.Based on the policy, US

Defying Trump, Iran will boost missile capabilities

Defying Trump, Iran will boost missile capabilities

Reuters, London :Iran will strengthen its missile capabilities and will not seek any country's permission, President Hassan Rouhani said on Friday in a snub to demands from U.S. President

Afghan President praises Trump`s strategy for Afghanistan

Reuters, United Nation :Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump's strategy to win the war in Afghanistan will work where his predecessor's failed because

Russian special forces helping Syrian troops in key city

Russian special forces helping Syrian troops in key city

AP, Moscow :Russian special forces are helping Syrian government troops fight Islamic State militants in the battle underway for the strategic city of Deir el-Zour in eastern Syria, the

Filipino protesters slam martial law, killings under Duterte

Filipino protesters slam martial law, killings under Duterte

AP, Manila :Thousands of protesters marked the anniversary of the 1972 martial law declaration by late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos with an outcry against what they say is the

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Grenade attack kills 3 in Indian-held KashmirAP, SrinagarThree civilians were killed and 23 others wounded after suspected rebels Thursday lobbed a grenade at a motorcade of a local government

Time for North Korea dialogue is over: Japanese PM

Time for North Korea dialogue is over: Japanese PM

AFP, United Nations :Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday declared the time for dialogue with North Korea to be over and rallied behind a US warning that "all

Melania threatens lawsuit over English class billboard

Melania threatens lawsuit over English class billboard

AP, Zagreb :Billboards featuring Melania Trump and the slogan "just imagine how far you can go with a little bit of English" were removed Tuesday from the Croatian capital

Hindus fleeing Myanmar violence nowhope for shelter in India

Hindus fleeing Myanmar violence nowhope for shelter in India

Reuters, New Delhi : Caught in the crossfire between Myanmar's military and Rohingya insurgents, hundreds of Hindus who have fled to Bangladesh are placing their hopes on the Hindu nationalist

Iran in UN spotlight as Trump threatens nuclear deal

Iran in UN spotlight as Trump threatens nuclear deal

AFP, United Nations :Tehran will defend itself on the world stage on Wednesday with President Donald Trump threatening to trigger a new international crisis by pulling out of the

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Raqqa campaign in 'final stages': SDFReuters, BeirutThe U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Wednesday its campaign to capture Raqqa from Islamic State (IS) was in its final stages

Turkey warns of global conflict if Iraq or Syria break up

Turkey warns of global conflict if Iraq or Syria break up

Reuters, Sirnak, Turkey :Turkey escalated its opposition to a Kurdish independence referendum in northern Iraq on Tuesday, training tank guns and rocket launchers across the southern border and saying

Trump expresses his hopes for peaceful settlement to ME crisis

Trump expresses his hopes for peaceful settlement to ME crisis

AFP, United Nations :US President Donald Trump again expressed his hopes for a peaceful settlement to the Middle East crisis Monday as he met Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.Netanyahu was

Japan deploys missile interceptor near North Korea flight path

Japan deploys missile interceptor near North Korea flight path

AP, Tokyo  :Japan on Tuesday moved a mobile missile-defense system on the northern island of Hokkaido to a base near recent North Korean missile flyover routes.Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said

Hong Kong leader demands end of independence talk

Hong Kong leader demands end of independence talk

Reuters, Hong Kong  :Hong Kong's leader urged an immediate end to independence debates in the Chinese-ruled global financial hub on Tuesday, warning that the issue was harming the city's relationship

Police posted in Iraqi oil city as tensions rise ahead of independence vote

Police posted in Iraqi oil city as tensions rise ahead of independence vote

Reuters, Kirkuk :Police deployed overnight in the northern Iraqi oil city of Kirkuk to prevent any outbreak of ethnic violence ahead of a referendum on Kurdish independence, local residents said.The

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Russia intensifies war games that have rattled WestReuters, Moscow President Vladimir Putin observed Russia's biggest war games in years on Monday, watching as his forces successfully repelled an imaginary enemy

US may stay in Paris climate accord : Tillerson

US may stay in Paris climate accord : Tillerson

Reuters, Washington :The United States could remain in the Paris climate accord under the right conditions, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday, signaling a shift in tone

Britain proposes new security treaty with EU after Brexit

Reuters, London :Britain will propose on Monday signing a new security treaty with the European Union after Brexit to maintain and intensify cooperation to thwart "ever-growing and increasingly cross-border

US flies powerful warplanes amid standoff with N Korea

US flies powerful warplanes amid standoff with N Korea

AFP, Seoul :The US flew four stealth fighter jets and two bombers over the Korean peninsula on Monday in a show of force after North Korea's latest nuclear and

UN gives top prize to Chibok girls negotiator

AFP, Abuja :A Nigerian lawyer who helped secure the release of more than 100 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram was on Monday awarded one of the United Nations' top

Trump's eldest son will testify publicly on Russia

Trump's eldest son will testify publicly on Russia

AFP, Washington :Donald Trump Jr. will testify publicly before a congressional committee probing Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign and possible collusion by his father's campaign, a Democratic

Trump to push UN reform as world leaders gather for crisis talks

Trump to push UN reform as world leaders gather for crisis talks

AFP, United Nations :US President Donald Trump makes his debut at the United Nations on Monday, with an address on UN reform as a week of intense diplomacy kicks