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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump urged Australia’s prime minister during a recent phone call to help the U.S. attorney general in an investigation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, the New York Times reported on Monday, citing two U.S. officials with knowledge of the call. The White House restricted access to the call’s
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JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia has decided it does not need to close the eastern island of Komodo next year as planned because its population of rare Komodo dragons is relatively stable and not under threat, the environment minister said on Monday. East Nusa Tenggara Governor Viktor B. Laiskodat said in July that the island needed
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BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – A bus veered into the opposite lane in China on Saturday morning, hitting a truck and killing 36 people, according to an official police notice. The bus, which was driving north, broke through a barrier dividing two lanes on a motorway and crashed into a truck carrying 3 people moving in the
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SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) – Authorities in Indian Kashmir tightened restrictions on people’s movements on Saturday to prevent possible protests triggered by a speech by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan. Khan, in an address to the United Nations General Assembly on Friday, warned there would be a bloodbath once India lifts its restrictions in Kashmir which
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NEW YORK (Bernama): Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the international community, instead of preparing for war, should be paying attention to the climate changes and accompanying natural disasters. “We should be preparing to combat climate change, to bring back the normal environment we had been used to over the last thousands of years,” the Prime
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BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) – U.S. forces said on Friday they killed 17 suspected militants in their third air strike in a week on southern Libya. The strike, conducted on Tuesday, hit southwestern Libya, the U.S. Africa Command said in a statement, without giving the location. Residents of the city of Sebha said they heard an
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LISBON (Reuters) – They want lower taxes on pet food and oppose bull-fights: with these proposals, Portugal’s People-Animals-Nature party could become a kingmaker in a national election next week, its ratings swelled by voters like car factory worker Alexandre Corona. Six years ago, Corona turned vegetarian after watching a documentary about the suffering of animals
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MIRI: An emergency evacuation of patients took place at the Lawas Hospital at around 6.30pm Thursday (Sept 26), after thick smoke began to fill the building. A check with the Lawas Fire and Rescue Department showed that the air-conditioning at one of the hospital treatment room had short-circuited. “There was thick smoke but no fire.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives plunge into a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump on Wednesday, a move that could dramatically change the 2020 presidential race. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who had for months resisted calls inside her party for Trump’s impeachment, announced her decision after meeting with members
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ALGIERS (Reuters) – Eight infants died in a fire in a hospital in Algeria’s El Oued early on Tuesday the fire service was quoted as saying on state media without giving any further details. The government has opened an inquiry into the causes of the fire, it added. The quality of government services has often
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HONG KONG (Reuters) – Amnesty International on Tuesday urged the Hong Kong government to investigate police use of force during nearly four months of protests, and to encourage Beijing to safeguard protesters’ right to peaceful assembly. Many peaceful protests have degenerated into running battles between black-clad protesters and police, who have responded with tear gas,
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MALAGA, Spain (Reuters) – Dozens of Britons marched through the southern Spanish city of Malaga on Sunday to register their concerns about their uncertain status as Britain prepares to leave the European Union. Spain is home to around 300,000 Britons. Together with Portugal, the Iberian peninsula accounts for almost a quarter of all Britons living
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