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Trump Government Exploits New York Blast To Push Immigration Reforms

WASHINGTON -- US President Donald Trump on Monday evening urged his country to fix its lax immigration system, in response to an explosion striking downtown New York, injuring several and causing chaos during the morning rush hour, China’s Xinhua news agency reported.

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Foreign Residents Top 2 Million In 2016, But Multicultural Marriages Sink

SEJONG -- The number of foreign residents in South Korea has more than doubled over the past decade, topping the 2 million mark in 2016, but multicultural marriages have dropped sharply, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported citing the government data showed Tuesday.

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Rahul Gandhi: Rise Of The Gandhi Family Scion

Rahul Gandhi has been elected as the new president of India's main opposition Congress party.

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Airbus To Pay Million-Dollar Reparations For Brazilian Plane Crash Victims

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Plane manufacturer Airbus was sentenced to pay 30 million reals (US$9.15 million) in reparations for 33 victims of a crash involving one of the company's aircraft, China’s Xinhua news agency reported according to the local media on Monday.

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Group: Refugees Abused By Border Forces In Balkans

Refugees and migrants attempting to cross from Serbia into neighbouring European Union countries have endured illegal deportations and widespread police violence, including beatings and electric shocks, according to a report by a watchdog group.

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NYC Port Authority Bombing 'An Attempted Terror Attack'

At least one man is in custody after an explosion at a main transit station in central Manhattan in what New York City officials have called "an attempt terrorist attack".

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New Drug Offers Hope For Treating Huntington's Disease

An experimental drug has for the first time been shown to slow the progression of Huntington's disease, giving hopes to patients suffering from the incurable disorder.

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Women Demand Probe Into Alleged Trump Sexual Assaults

Three women who have accused Donald Trump of sexual assault and misconduct are now calling on Congress to launch a bipartisan investigation into the US president's alleged actions, saying a probe should go beyond partisan politics.

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India's Deafening Silence After Trump's Jerusalem Shift

India's two-sentence response to the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital last week elicited mixed reactions after New Delhi for decades strongly backed the Palestinian cause.

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EU Shuns Call To Recognise Jerusalem As Israeli Capital

The European Union has rejected Benjamin Netanyahu's call to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, saying the two-state solution remains the only path to resolving the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians.

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