Donald Trump picks a retired general as ambassador to Saudi Arabia
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Donald Trump picks a retired general as ambassador to Saudi Arabia

General John P Abizaid, commander of the US Central Command, is backed by Army staff as he testifies on the situation in Iraq before the Senate Armed Services…

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UK’s Prince Charles parties as he celebrates 70th birthday
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UK’s Prince Charles parties as he celebrates 70th birthday

In this handout image provided by Clarence House and taken on Sept. 5, 2018, Britain’s Prince Charles poses with his family for an official portrait to mark his…

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‘No longer deserves to serve in White House’: First lady Melania Trump seeks aide’s firing
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‘No longer deserves to serve in White House’: First lady Melania Trump seeks aide’s firing

Melania Trump’s problems with Ricardel seem to date to the first lady’s trip to Africa in October She bad-mouthed the defense secretary. She was the hatchet woman for…

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Japan’s economy shrank in July-September as trade falls
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Japan’s economy shrank in July-September as trade falls

Dragging on growth for the world’s third-largest economy was diminished trade, with exports falling 1.8 per cent and imports dropping 1.4 per cent, the data show. (Source: Reuters)…

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Full text: Donald Trump’s remarks during Diwali 2018 celebrations at White House
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Full text: Donald Trump’s remarks during Diwali 2018 celebrations at White House

President Trump speaks during a Diwali ceremonial lighting of the Diya in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Tuesday, November 13, 2018, in Washington. (AP/PTI Photo) US…

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CIA considered using ‘truth serum’ on post-9/11 detainees
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CIA considered using ‘truth serum’ on post-9/11 detainees

A portion of a once-classified CIA report that disclosed the existence of a drug research program dubbed “Project Medication” is photographed in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. (AP…

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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny allowed to leave Russia
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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny allowed to leave Russia

Navalny posted a picture of himself at passport control at a Moscow airport on Wednesday morning, saying that he has now been allowed to leave the country. (Source:…

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Beijing, northern China hit by worst pollution this year
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Beijing, northern China hit by worst pollution this year

Air pollution is worsening in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei province region and nearby areas and is expected to linger until Friday due to unfavourable meteorological conditions for dispersal, state-run China…

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Myanmar’s handling of Rohingya was ‘without excuse’: US Vice-President
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Myanmar’s handling of Rohingya was ‘without excuse’: US Vice-President

Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and US Vice President Mike Pence hold a bilateral meeting in Singapore, November 14, 2018. (Source: REUTERS) Myanmar’s leader Aung San…

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British PM May tries to sell Brexit deal to ministers
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British PM May tries to sell Brexit deal to ministers

EU leaders could meet on November 25 for a summit to seal the Brexit deal if May’s cabinet approves the text. (File) Prime Minister Theresa May will try…

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