Fri07282017

LAST_UPDATEFri, 28 Jul 2017 2pm

Australia Urges China To Do More On North Korea Threat

FILE PHOTO: Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop talks during a meeting with her Sri Lankan counterpart Ravi Karunanayake at the bilateral meeting in Colombo, Sri Lanka July 19, 2017.

SYDNEY - Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop called on China on Thursday to do more to contain the threat of North Korea's nuclear and missile programs.

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Indonesian Maids In Hong Kong See Heroes In Militant Boyfriends: IPAC

Pic: mediacorpKUALA LUMPUR: Dozens of Indonesian domestic helpers in Hong Kong are involved in pro-Islamic State (IS) activities, from funding air tickets to Syria to marrying militant fighters online, according to a report released by the Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC) on Wednesday (Jul 26).

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US Senate Rejects Repeal Bill For Obamacare

John McCainAfter seven years of emphatic campaign promises, senate Republicans on Wednesday failed to repeal "Obamacare", as the senate voted 55-45 to reject legislation undoing major portions of Barack Obama's healthcare law without replacing it.

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Washington Refocuses On Tax; Anti-Tax Activist Sees Bill In September

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WASHINGTON: Congressional Republicans are ramping up discussions on overhauling the U.S. tax code that a prominent Republican anti-tax advocate said on Wednesday will produce a bill by September with a hefty corporate tax cut.

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Dubai Bans Arabian Business For One Month Over Report

Human rights groups criticise the UAE for limiting freedom of expression [Kamran Jebreili/AP]

The UAE has banned a Dubai-based popular website and magazine for publishing a report on failed real-estate projects - "false news" according to the authorities.

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Lebanon Calls On US To Help Solve Gulf Crisis

Hariri said he believed the Kuwaitis had made some mediation progress [Carlos Barria/Reuters]

Saad Hariri, Lebanon's prime minister, has called on the US to help solve the dispute between Qatar and the four Arab states that have imposed a blockade on Qatar.

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Families In Sanaa Demand Release Of 'Prisoners Of War'

Family members of people believed to be held in jails run by Shia Houthi fighters and a secret prison network run by the UAE and its local allies have staged two separate demonstrations in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, demanding the release of their loved ones.

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UK's Prince William Steps Down From Ambulance Job To Become Full-Time Royal

FILE PHOTO - Britain's Prince William walks away from his helicopter as he begins his new job as a co-pilot with the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) at Cambridge Airport, Britain July 13, 2015. POOL New via ReutersLONDON: Britain’s Prince William will give up his day job on Thursday when he completes his last shift as an air ambulance pilot before focusing full-time on his royal duties.

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Jerusalem Palestinians Find Voice Through Prayer Protests

JERUSALEM  — Thousands of Palestinian Muslims have been praying in the streets of Jerusalem every evening — creating a new, surprisingly effective form of protest in their long conflict with Israel.

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Protesters Gather Against Trump Ban On Transgender Troops

NEW YORK — Demonstrators have flocked to a military recruiting station in New York City to protest President Donald Trump’s abrupt ban on transgender troops in the military.

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