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Bannon returns to Breitbart after his White House ouster

Hours after he left the White House as its chief strategist, Stephen Bannon today returned to Breitbart News as its executive chairman, a position he held before joining the Trump campaign last year to help him attain the presidential…

Prez's arts council quits over Trump's Charlottesville remarks

The members of the Presidents Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH), an advisory committee to the White House on cultural issues, have resigned citing the controversial comments made by US President Donald Trump about the racist…

Friday, Aug 18

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Bannon out as Trump's chief strategist: White House

US President Donald Trump's embattled chief strategist Steve Bannon today left his position, a top White House official said, without elaborating whether he was fired, or resigned.Bannon, 63, who played a key role in the electoral victory…

Two dead, six injured in Finland stabbing spree

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Two people were killed and six were injured in a stabbing spree in the Finnish city of Turku on Friday, police said, after officers shot one suspect and warned several others could still be at large. "There are eight victims in the…

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Prepared militarily, will act if N Korea launches missile: US

The US has warned North Korea that it was prepared to meet any eventuality and will take "immediate specific actions" if Pyongyang launches a missile attack against it or its allies. The US strong assertion comes days after President…

US general pledges to defend Japan from North Korean attack

Americas top military official reiterated today his countrys pledge to defend Japan against a North Korean missile attack, as western Japan carried out a test of an emergency alert system. "I think we made it clear to North Korea and…

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Spanish police kill 5 suspects linked to Barcelona attack

Spanish police have shot and killed five people carrying bomb belts who were connected to the Barcelona van attack that killed 13 people, as the manhunt intensified for the perpetrators of Europes latest rampage claimed by the Islamic…

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Online piracy sites blocked in Australia crackdown

An Australian court today ordered internet providers to block more than 40 piracy websites after a successful case by leading film distributors, in a major ruling on online content sharing. Australia is one of the worlds top illegal…

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North Korea media grade South's Moon a 'fail'

North Koreas top state newspaper gave the Souths President Moon Jae-In a "fail" grade today for his first 100 days in office, dismissing his proffered olive branches as "hypocrisy". Moon, elected to replace impeached president Park Geun-…

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Police arrest five in raid after Finland stabbing spree

Finnish police arrested five people in a Turku apartment overnight in their investigation into a stabbing rampage that left two people dead, they said today. Police shot and wounded a knife-wielding suspect yesterday, arresting him minutes…

Boy, 16, dies after 45-foot fall in Hindu temple

A 16-year-old boy in the US has died after falling about 45-feet while volunteering on a construction project inside a Hindu temple in New Jersey, police said. The boy from Hatfield, Pennsylvania, was volunteering on a construction project…

Mother of Virginia victim says she will not talk to Trump

The mother of a 32-year-old woman who was killed in the racist violence in Virginia has said she will not speak to US President Donald Trump despite having received a number of calls from the White House. Heather Heyer was killed in…

Strong 6.4 quake hits off Fiji: US monitor

A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck off Fiji today, US seismologists said, but it was considerably deep and there were no reports of damage or injury. The offshore quake hit at 3:00 pm (0200 GMT) and was centred around 287 kilometres …

Police name three Moroccans suspected of Spain attacks

Spanish police today released the names of three Moroccans suspected of deadly terror attacks and who were shot dead overnight by security forces in the seaside resort of Cambrils. Catalonias regional police identified them as Moussa…

Sino-India frictions raise potential for open conflict: CRS

Intensified frictions between India and China raise the potential for an open conflict and could serve as an "impetus" for further US-India strategic cooperation that could have implications for Beijing, according to a Congressional report…

Widow of late Chinese Nobel laureate reappears in video

The widow of late Chinese Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo has resurfaced in an online video, weeks after her friends raised concerns about her fate at the hands of the authorities. Liu Xia was last seen in government-released images of her…

Japan launches satellite for better GPS system

Japan today launched the third satellite in its effort to build a homegrown geolocation system aimed at improving the accuracy of car navigation systems and smartphone maps to mere centimetres. An H-IIA rocket blasted off at about 2:30 pm …

Trump presidency is over, says ex-White House chief strategist

Ousted White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon today said the Trump presidency that the right-wing conservatives helped make a reality is "over" and the president would now be "moderated" by the Republicans. Bannon, who headed the…

Thursday, Aug 17

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Barcelona terror attack: local media says at least 13 dead

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At least 13 pedestrians were killed and many injured after a driver deliberately ploughed a van into them on one of Spain's busiest streets what police said was a "terrorist attack"."Huge collision on Las Ramblas in Barcelona by an…

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Trump aide: No military solution in North Korea

President Donald Trumps chief strategist Steve Bannon says theres no military solution to the threat posed by North Korea and its nuclear ambitions, despite the presidents recent pledge to answer further aggression with "fire and fury." In…

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US move to blacklist Hizbul Mujahideen 'unjustified', says Pak

Pakistan today said that it was "disappointed" with the US decision to designate the Kashmiri militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen as a foreign terrorist organisation and termed the move as "completely unjustified." The US yesterday…

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S Korea's Moon: There will be no war on Korean peninsula

There will be no war on the Korean peninsula, South Korean President Moon Jae-In said today, saying Seoul effectively had a veto over US military action in response to the North's nuclear and missile programmes."All South Koreans have…

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Saudi Arabia reopens Qatar border after surprise meeting

Saudi Arabia said today it is reopening its border with Qatar to allow Qataris to attend the hajj amid a monthslong rift between the neighbouring countries that led to both sides trading accusations of politicising the ritual. The decision…

Mass burials for Sierra Leone flood victims

The first mass burials of victims of Sierra Leones devastating floods and mudslides take place today, as blame grows over government "inaction" over deforestation and poor urban planning. As it emerged that at least 105 of the dead were…

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Pak's apex anti-corruption group summons Sharif, sons

Pakistans ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his two sons have been summoned by the countrys top anti-graft body to appear before it tomorrow for interrogation in connection with the money laundering and corruption cases. The National…

Microsoft CEO Nadella, Zuckerburg condemn Virginia violence

India-born Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Apple chief Tim Cook and Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerbeurg have condemned the violence at the white nationalist rally in Virginia, saying there is no place for hate and senseless violence. Terming…

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Trump disbands business councils after CEOs quit in protest

Donald Trump was today forced to disband two key business advisory councils after some members the panels rebuked the US President for his incendiary remarks on the Virginia violence in which he apparently defended white nationalists. The…

Wednesday, Aug 16

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Fears for 600 still missing in Sierra Leone floods

Concern shifted Wednesday to the estimated 600 people still missing and thousands made homeless in Sierra Leone by deadly floods in the capital, as aid groups scrambled to coordinate a response. The United Nations said yesterday it was…

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Trump praises N Korean leader's 'wise' decision to halt Guam missile test

US President Donald Trump today praised North Koreas leader for backing off on plans to fire missiles toward the US Pacific territory of Guam. "Kim Jong-Un of North Korea made a very wise and well reasoned decision. The alternative would…

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Trump lauds contributions of Indian-Americans on I-Day

The future of the Indo-US partnership has never looked brighter, President Donald Trump said as he lauded the "irreplaceable contributions" of the Indian-American community in shaping the country. Trump in his message to the India Day…