Fri07282017

LAST_UPDATEFri, 28 Jul 2017 2pm

Qatar: UN Should Play A Role In Resolving Gulf Crisis

Qatar's foreign minister called on Thursday for the United Nations to help resolve the crisis in the Persian Gulf and accused the four Arab countries that have imposed a blockade on Doha of violating international law.

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Boko Haram attack on Nigeria oil team killed over 50

More than 50 people were killed in a Boko Haram ambush on an oil exploration team in northeast Nigeria earlier this week, multiple sources told AFP news agency on Thursday, warning the death toll could rise.

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Contractor Appeals Delay Trump Border Wall Prototypes

Pic: APSAN DIEGO: The Trump administration said Thursday that prototypes for a proposed border wall with Mexico have been delayed until November because two companies have objected to the bidding process, dealing another setback to the president’s aggressive timetable to make good on a signature campaign pledge.

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Britain Plans To Send Warship To South China Sea In Move Likely To Irk Beijing

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SYDNEY: Britain plans to send a warship to the disputed South China Sea next year to conduct freedom of navigation exercises, Defence Minister Michael Fallon said on Thursday, a move likely to anger Beijing.

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Transgender Troops: A Presidential Tweet Is Not An Order

WASHINGTON  — Unmoved by President Donald Trump’s proclamation-by-Twitter, top Pentagon leaders declared on Thursday they’ll allow transgender troops to remain in uniform until Defense Secretary Jim Mattis receives an authoritative directive to remove them.

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‘What Happened’: Clinton Memoir Looks At 2016 Election, Russia, Sexism

NEW YORK: Hillary Clinton's memoir about her failed attempt to win last year's US presidential election will be called What Happened, a declaration rather than a question, her publisher said in the run-up to its September 12 release.

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Mother Who Murdered Two-Year-Old Daughter Jailed For 16 Years

Cody Anne Jackson

A woman who made a “sham” 999 call several hours after murdering her two-year-old daughter has been sentenced to a minimum of 16 years in prison.

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Iran Launched Rocket Carrying Satellite, Official Says

Iran launched a rocket carrying a satellite on Thursday, a U.S. official confirmed to Fox News -- but it's unclear if the Islamic Republic achieved its ultimate objective of putting the satellite into orbit.

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Hamas Declared A Terrorist Organisation By The European Court Of Justice

Palestinian militants of the Hamas movement take part in a rally in Gaza

The Palestinian Islamist group Hamas has been declared a terrorist organisation by the European Court of Justice (ECJ).

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Duterte Says He’ll Bomb Schools That Teach “Children To Rebel”

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte voiced his intentions to launch airstrikes against indigenous tribal schools that he claimed teach “subversion and communism” and inspire students to become rebels, setting off a new round of concerns that the Filipino strongman may extend his brutal gaze beyond his drug war.

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