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Bannon out at White House as pressure mounts on Trump

Bannon out at White House as pressure mounts on Trump

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump parted ways with his controversial chief strategist Steve Bannon on Friday (Aug 18) as the White House reels from the fallout over the president's response to a violent white supremacist rally.

18 dead in 'terrorist attack' on Burkina Faso restaurant

18 dead in 'terrorist attack' on Burkina Faso restaurant

At least 18 people including foreigners were killed and a dozen others wounded in a "terrorist attack" by suspected jihadists on a Turkish restaurant in the Burkina Faso capital, the government said Monday.

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White House defends Trump's response to Virginia violence

White House defends Trump's response to Virginia violence

A young woman died and 19 people were injured in the city of Charlottesville when a car ploughed into a crowd of people after a rally by Ku Klux Klan members and other white nationalists turned violent.

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Trump orders probe of China's intellectual property rules: Officials

Trump orders probe of China's intellectual property rules: Officials

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump will sign a memorandum Monday that could lead to sanctions against China over its intellectual property practices, administration officials said on Saturday (Aug 12.)

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Egypt train collision kills at least 37: Ministry

Egypt train collision kills at least 37: Ministry

ALEXANDRIA: At least 37 people were killed as two trains collided on Friday (Aug 11) outside the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, in one of the deadliest in a string of such accidents in Egypt, the health ministry said.

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Contaminated eggs scandal spreads from Europe to Asia

Contaminated eggs scandal spreads from Europe to Asia

BRUSSELS: A scandal involving eggs contaminated with insecticide spread to 15 EU countries, Switzerland and as far away as Hong Kong on Friday (Aug 11) as the European Commission called for a special meeting on the growing crisis.

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Portugal fires rage as scorching temperatures return

Portugal fires rage as scorching temperatures return

ABRANTES, Portugal: Over 2,600 firefighters battled 62 wildfires raging across Portugal on Thursday (Aug 10), officials said, as the return of scorching heat put an end to the respite after a spate of blazes.

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Cyberattack leaves millions without mobile phone service in Venezuela

Cyberattack leaves millions without mobile phone service in Venezuela

CARACAS: A massive cyberattack that took down government websites in Venezuela earlier this week also has left seven million mobile phone users without service, the government said on Thursday (Aug 10).

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Qatar waives visas for Singapore, dozens of other countries amid Gulf boycott

Qatar waives visas for Singapore, dozens of other countries amid Gulf boycott

DOHA: Qatar announced on Wednesday a programme to allow visa-free entry for citizens of 80 countries to encourage air transport and tourism amid a two-month boycott imposed on the Gulf state by its neighbours.

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Outrage over South Korean stem cell scandal official's new post

Outrage over South Korean stem cell scandal official's new post

SEOUL: Hundreds of South Korean scientists expressed outrage Wednesday (Aug 9) after a controversial figure accused of covering up a notorious stem cell research fraud was appointed as the country's top technology official.

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Vitamin 'breakthrough' to cut miscarriages, birth defects: Australian scientists

Vitamin 'breakthrough' to cut miscarriages, birth defects: Australian scientists

SYDNEY: Taking a common vitamin supplement could significantly reduce the number of miscarriages and birth defects worldwide, Australian scientists said on (Aug 10) Thursday, in what they described as a major breakthrough in pregnancy research.

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Suspect arrested after car rams Paris anti-terror troops

Suspect arrested after car rams Paris anti-terror troops

PARIS: French police shot and arrested a suspect in a dramatic motorway chase Wednesday (Aug 9) after a car smashed into soldiers outside a barracks in a Paris suburb, injuring six.

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Nearly 60,000 evacuated after China quake kills 19

Nearly 60,000 evacuated after China quake kills 19

CHENGDU: China on Wednesday (Aug 9) evacuated nearly 60,000 people in its mountainous southwest after a strong earthquake killed at least 19, rattling a region where memories of a 2008 seismic disaster remain fresh.

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Landslide in southwest China kills 24

Landslide in southwest China kills 24

BEIJING: A landslide triggered by heavy rain killed at least 24 people in China's mountainous southwestern province of Sichuan on Tuesday (Aug 8), state media reported.

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Icy treat for panda stars' birthday in Dutch zoo

Icy treat for panda stars' birthday in Dutch zoo

THE HAGUE: Two multi-layered "cakes" made from ice, vegetable juice and fruit greeted a pair of giant pandas at a Dutch zoo on Tuesday (Aug 8) for their first birthday party since arriving from China.

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Macron backpedals on creating First Lady status

Macron backpedals on creating First Lady status

PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron is preparing to backpedal on the issue of creating an official First Lady position for his wife in the face of attacks from left-wing opponents and a petition against the move, officials and reports said.

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