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Caracas, Venezuela: At least 12 people were killed overnight following looting and violence in Venezuela’s capital amid a spiraling political crisis, authorities said Friday. Most of the deaths took place in El Valle, a working class neighborhood near Caracas’ biggest military base where opposition leaders say 13 people were hit with an electrical current while […]

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AFP, Ixtapa (Mexico): A Dutch sailing boat offering abortions, often in defiance of some country’s laws, arrived in international waters off Mexico on Friday, the organisation crewing it said. The ‘Women on Waves’ vessel.(Twitter) The ‘Women on Waves’ vessel was expelled from near Guatemala in February without carrying out a single pregnancy termination. It had […]

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Reuters, Washington: In February, US President Donald Trump promised to release a “phenomenal” tax plan within a few weeks, without offering details. But none emerged.(Reuters) President Donald Trump on Friday promised a big announcement about tax reform next week and ordered an administration review of Obama-era tax rules written to discourage US companies from relocating […]

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AFP, Moscow: U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson attends a news conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov following their talks in Moscow, Russia, April 12, 2017. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin(REUTERS) Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov voiced “regret” in a phone call with his US counterpart at Washington’s opposition to a Moscow-backed plan to investigate an alleged […]

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Washington:US surgeon general Vivek H Murthy was on Friday dismissed by the Trump administration, and replaced by his deputy, Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams. Vivek H Murthy was the 19th US surgeon general(US Surgeon General/Facebook) The US department of health and human services issued a statement saying Murthy was asked to step down “after assisting in a smooth […]

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Press Trust of India: US President Donald Trump has accused Iran of “not living up to the spirit” of the nuclear deal signed in 2015 under the Obama administration and termed the agreement as “terrible” and “badly negotiated”. US President Donald Trump holds a joint news conference with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni at the […]

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Seoul: North Korean state media warned the United States of a “super-mighty preemptive strike” after US secretary of state Rex Tillerson said the United States was looking at ways to bring pressure to bear on North Korea over its nuclear programme. A man walks in front of portraits of North Korea founder Kim Il Sung […]

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Atlanta: Georgia has issued a birth certificate for a toddler with the last name “Allah” after initially declining to do so because that doesn’t match either of the parents’ last names, a civil rights group that sued on behalf of the parents said on Thursday. The group that fought for the parents say no one […]

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Islamabad: Pakistan on Thursday termed as “inflammatory” India’s reaction to the conviction of Indian prisoner on death row Kulbhushan Jadhav, saying he was found guilty of “espionage and terrorism” after a “fair trial”. In this March 29, 2016 photo, journalists look at an image of Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was arrested in March […]

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Tel Aviv, Israel: The ear-splitting explosion from America’s “mother of all bombs” has been followed by calculated silence about the damage it inflicted. US defence secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday he does not intend to discuss damage estimates from last week’s use of the military’s most powerful non-nuclear bomb on an Islamic State stronghold in […]

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