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Trump Urges U.S. Congress To Back 'Right To Try' For Terminally Ill

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WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said in his State of the Union address to the U.S. Congress on Tuesday that he wants lawmakers to support the “right to try” for terminally ill patients to try experimental therapies not approved by federal authorities.

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May Says Will Give Parliament 'Appropriate Analysis' Before Brexit Deal Vote

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WUHAN, China - British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday that lawmakers would be given official analysis on any Brexit deal before they are asked to approve it, dismissing a leaked document showing the economy would be worse off under all exit scenarios.

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Suspected Russian Warplanes Hit Busy Market In Idlib, Kill 15

AMMAN: At least 15 people were killed on Tuesday when suspected Russian warplanes struck a crowded market in the rebel-held city of Ariha in the second such strike on a shopping area in opposition-held Idlib within 24 hours, residents and rescuers said.

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Shivering In The Tropics: Southeast Asia Faces 'Cooling Crisis'

KUALA LUMPUR: Southeast Asia faces a “cooling crisis” as more and more people crank up inefficient air-conditioning to cope with rising temperatures and worsening air pollution, researchers said.

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#MeToo Movement Puts Pressure On US Banks To Disclose Diversity Data

WASHINGTON: The #MeToo movement has put new momentum behind efforts to have companies, especially in finance, disclose details about their workforce diversity – data that could throw into sharper relief the slow pace of progress for women and minorities in the field.

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NEC Aims To Cut 3,000 Staff In Japan

TOKYO: Japan’s NEC Corp said on Tuesday it was seeking to reduce its domestic workforce by 3,000 people, as its mainstay telecommunications infrastructure business continues to struggle.

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India Has 21 Million 'Unwanted' Girls Due To Preference For Sons

MUMBAI: Some 21 million girls in India are “unwanted” and receive fewer resources because their parents wanted a son, the government said, as analysts called for action to boost women’s earnings.

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Saudi Arabia Says Settlement In Anti-Corruption Crackdown Valued At $106 Bn

Settlements from Saudi Arabia's crackdown on corruption have generated an estimated 400 billion riyal (US$106.7 billion), according to Attorney-General Sheikh Saud Al Mojeb.

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Israeli Forces Arrest 56 In Jerusalem And West Bank

RAMALLAH -- Israeli occupation forces accompanied with air support carried out Tuesday a wide arrest campaign in Al-Issawiya village in the occupied Jerusalem, arresting 30 Palestinians including children, reported Jordan News Agency (Petra).

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Effective Communication Will Help Remove Misconceptions About Chinese Investments In US

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Effective communication between China and the United States will help remove some American people's misunderstanding about China's rising investment in the North American country, according to a Chinese entrepreneur, reported China's Xinhua news agency.

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