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US General: Russia May Be Supplying Taliban Fighters

The top US general in Europe said on Thursday he has seen growing Russian influence on the Afghan Taliban, and raised the possibility that Moscow was helping supply the fighters.

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David Friedman Approved As US Ambassador To Israel

The US Senate has approved the appointment of President Donald Trump's former bankruptcy lawyer, a supporter of Israeli settlement building, as Washington's ambassador to Israel.

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Suspected Indonesian Radical Killed In Counter-Terrorism Operation

Indonesian police killed a suspected radical and detained three on Thursday (23/03) during a counter-terrorism operation in an industrial area just hours away from the capital Jakarta.

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Hundreds Feared Dead In The Mediterranean Sea

About 250 people are feared drowned in the Mediterranean after two partially submerged rubber dinghies were found off the coast of Libya.

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Donald Trump Suffers Setback Over Healthcare Bill

A vote in the US House of Representatives on a bill to repeal and replace "Obamacare" has been delayed, in a stinging setback for President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan in their first major legislative test.

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Westminster Attack: Vigil Held In Trafalgar Square

Thousands of mourners have filled Trafalgar Square for a vigil for the victims killed in Wednesday's car-and-knife attack in the heart of London.

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House Of Representatives Plans Healthcare Vote On Friday

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WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump will get a second chance to try to close the deal with Republican lawmakers on dismantling Obamacare, but it was unclear whether the House of Representatives would be able to pass a new healthcare bill in a rescheduled vote on Friday.

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London Attack: Khalid Masood Identified As Killer

Police have identified Khalid Masood as the man who carried out the Westminster attack, as the death toll rose to five.

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UNICEF Says Nearly 600 Million Children To Live With Extremely Limited Water Resources By 2040

UNITED NATIONS -- Some 600 million children, or one in four children worldwide, will be living in areas with extremely limited water resources by 2040, according to a report released here by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Wednesday to mark World Water Day, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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US Secretary Of State Holds Foreign Ministers’ Conference In Washington To Defeat IS

Rex Tillerson.

WASHINGTON -- A gargantuan conference of 68 foreign ministers, hosted by the US administration in Washington on Wednesday, emphasised its intention to defeat the Islamic State also known as ISIS or Daesh.

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