The freedom to question
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The freedom to question

President Donald Trump during a campaign rally. (Source: The New York Times) Plaintiff Jim Acosta has been a journalist for more than two decades. For more than five…

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North Korea tests new weapon amid stalled nuclear diplomacy
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North Korea tests new weapon amid stalled nuclear diplomacy

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un observed the successful test of an unspecified “newly developed ultramodern tactical weapon,” state media reported Friday, in an apparent bid to apply…

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Donald Trump’s summit no-show draws Asian nations closer together
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Donald Trump’s summit no-show draws Asian nations closer together

And yet, in Trump’s absence, countries from South to East Asia pressed on with forging multilateral ties on trade and investment among themselves, including with China. (Source: AP/PTI)…

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US midterm polls: Florida to recount ballots by hand in tight Senate race
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US midterm polls: Florida to recount ballots by hand in tight Senate race

A voter waits for her party to cast their midterm election ballots (File/ REUTERS/Kyle Grillot) Florida election officials on Thursday ordered a hand recount of ballots in a…

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California town’s wildfire evacuation plan raises questions
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California town’s wildfire evacuation plan raises questions

Firefighters hose down a condo unit during the Woosley Fire in Malibu, California. (REUTERS photo) Ten years ago, as two wildfires advanced on Paradise, residents jumped into their…

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Trump Jr’s business trip to India in February cost US taxpayers nearly $100,000: report
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Trump Jr’s business trip to India in February cost US taxpayers nearly $100,000: report

Trump Jr outside the Oberoi Hotel in New Delhi in February (Express Photo/Tashi Tobgyal) A business trip by Donald J Trump Jr, the son of the US president,…

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Mike Pence says South China Sea doesn’t belong to any one nation
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Mike Pence says South China Sea doesn’t belong to any one nation

US Vice President Mike Pence Pence on Thursday told leaders of Southeast Asian nations on there was no place for “empire and aggression” in the Indo-Pacific region, a…

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US imposes sanctions for Khashoggi killing, Saudis seek death penalty
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US imposes sanctions for Khashoggi killing, Saudis seek death penalty

Khashoggi, a royal insider turned critic of Saudi policy, was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2. (Reuters) The United States imposed economic sanctions on…

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China offers Myanmar support over Rohingya issue after US rebuke
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China offers Myanmar support over Rohingya issue after US rebuke

China has close relations with Myanmar, and backs what Myanmar officials have called a legitimate counter-insurgency operation in Rakhine. (Representational image) China supports the Myanmar government’s efforts to…

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California wildfire: At least 63 dead, 630 reported missing
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California wildfire: At least 63 dead, 630 reported missing

A vintage car rests among debris as the Camp Fire tears through Paradise, Calif. (File/AP Photo/Noah Berger) Search for victims of a catastrophic blaze that reduced a northern…

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