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Trump signs order to build Mexico border wall to stem illegal immigration

President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed directives to build a wall along the US border with Mexico and crack down on US cities that shield illegal immigrants, proceeding quickly on sweeping and divisive plans to curb immigration and boost national security. The Republican President is also expected to take steps in the coming days to […]

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Brazil jail break: Over 150 prisoners escape; 62 still at large

Brazilian authorities say more than 150 prisoners have escaped a so-called semi-open prison during a riot, and more than 60 remain at large. Inmates set fire to one of the cellblocks before escaping from the Penitentiary Progression Center, a semi-open prison in the town of Bauru, northwest of Sao Paulo, the national prisons authority said. […]

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White House says Trump stands by voter fraud belief, ‘millions’ voted illegally

President Donald Trump stands by his belief that millions of people voted illegally in the US election, the White House said on Tuesday, despite widespread evidence to the contrary. “The president does believe that,” White House spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters. State officials in charge of the Nov 8 election have said they found no […]

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Six killed in explosion at a fireworks shop in China

At least six persons have been killed in an explosion at a fireworks shop in a market in Yueyang City of central China’s Hunan Province. The six victims were suffocated by the smoke from the blasts, late on Tuesday night. Another individual was hospitalised and is now in stable condition, according to local authorities, state-run […]

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Trump moving forward with border wall, weighs refugee cuts

US President Donald Trump will begin rolling out executive actions on immigration Wednesday, beginning with steps to build his proposed wall along the US-Mexico border, according to two administration officials. He’s also expected to target so-called sanctuary cities and is reviewing proposals that would restrict the flow of refugees to the United States. The president […]

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US Senate committee clears Trump’s nominee Nikki Haley for UN ambassador

Two more of President Donald Trump’s cabinet picks advanced toward confirmation Tuesday including US ambassador-designate to the United Nations Nikki Haley, but Democrats delayed consideration of his nominee for attorney general. Haley, a Republican governor of South Carolina, was overwhelmingly approved by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in a voice vote that advances her nomination […]

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Indian-American Nikki Haley confirmed as US envoy to United Nations

The US Senate on Tuesday overwhelmingly confirmed Nikki Haley, the governor of South Carolina, as US ambassador to the United Nations, delivering new President Donald Trump one of his most potent diplomatic tools. The nomination of Haley, the daughter of Indian immigrants, sailed through the Senate by a vote of 96 to four. The 45-year-old […]

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Trump tells Modi India ‘a true friend and partner’, invites PM to US ‘later this year’

In a phone call with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, President Donald Trump said the US considers India a “true friend and partner in addressing challenges around the world”, according to a White House statement. The two leaders also discussed opportunities to “strengthen the partnership between the United States and India in broad areas […]

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US President Trump has resigned from Trump Organization: White House spokesperson

US President Donald Trump has resigned from the Trump Organization and his sons Don Jr. and Eric are in charge of the business, White House spokesperson Sean Spicer said on Monday. “He has resigned from the company as he said he would before he took office. Don and Eric are fully in charge of the […]

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US: ‘Net neutrality’ foe Ajit Pai is the new ‘Federal Communications Commission’ head

President Donald Trump has picked a fierce critic of the Obama-era “net neutrality” rules to be chief regulator of the nation’s airwaves and internet connections. In a statement Monday, Ajit Pai said he was grateful to the president for choosing him as the next chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. Several reports last week had […]

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