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  • Indian doctors strike over violence from patients and families

    18 hours ago

    Indian doctors strike over violence from patients and families

    NEW DELHI, June 17 — Tens of thousands of Indian doctors went on strike today calling for more protection against violence by patients and their families, as parliament met for...

  • Europe's air forces risk falling behind as US and China bulk up

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    Europe's air forces risk falling behind as US and China bulk up

    PARIS, June 17 — As European leaders prepare to formalise today the launch of a next-generation combat jet, analysts warn the continent's air forces are increasingly outpaced by...

  • Papua New Guinea set to end Australia refugee contract

    20 hours ago

    Papua New Guinea set to end Australia refugee contract

    PORT MORESBY, June 17 — Papua New Guinea will not renew a contract with an Australian company providing security at Pacific refugee camps, a senior minister has told AFP, in...

  • Johnson gets boost in race for UK PM's job as former rival backs him

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    Johnson gets boost in race for UK PM's job as former rival backs him

    LONDON, June 17 — Boris Johnson got a boost for his bid to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May when one of his former rivals backed his candidacy today and said he was...

  • New poll shows Biden with big lead over Trump

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    New poll shows Biden with big lead over Trump

    WASHINGTON, June 17 — A nationwide Fox News poll released yesterday shows President Donald Trump trailing former vice president Joe Biden and no fewer than four other Democratic...

  • The race to win the US Democratic primary: Where does it stand?

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    The race to win the US Democratic primary: Where does it stand?

    WASHINGTON, June 17 — A record 23 Democrats of diverse genders, races and political backgrounds are lining up to try to stop Republican US President Donald Trump from winning a...

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    Dozen killed in Indonesia bus crash after passenger argument

    JAKARTA, June 17 — Twelve people were killed and dozens more injured in an Indonesian traffic accident today after a passenger tried to wrest control of a bus steering wheel...

  • Japan arrests man for stabbing police officer, taking gun

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    Japan arrests man for stabbing police officer, taking gun

    TOKYO, June 17 — Japanese police today arrested a man on charges of stabbing a police officer and grabbing a loaded handgun in a western city near Osaka, which hosts a summit of...

  • Pompeo says US does not want war with Iran, pushes for international response

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    Pompeo says US does not want war with Iran, pushes for international response

    WASHINGTON, June 17 — The United States does not want to go to war with Iran but will take every action necessary, including diplomacy, to guarantee safe navigation through...

  • Moscow warns against 'baseless accusations' over tanker attacks

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    Moscow warns against 'baseless accusations' over tanker attacks

    MOSCOW, June 17 — The Kremlin yesterday warned against “baseless accusations” over last week's attacks in the Gulf of Oman on two oil tankers, blamed by Washington and...

  • Chinese activists seek UN investigation into Tiananmen crackdown

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    Chinese activists seek UN investigation into Tiananmen crackdown

    GENEVA, June 17 — More than 20 Chinese activists who took part in the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy movement called today on the United Nations' top human rights body to...

  • Hong Kong leader says sorry as protesters insist she quits

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    Hong Kong leader says sorry as protesters insist she quits

    HONG KONG, June 17 — Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam apologised to its people yesterday as an estimated one million-plus black-clad protesters insisted that she resign over her...

  • China state media criticise foreign 'hypocrisy' over Hong Kong after climbdown

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    China state media criticise foreign 'hypocrisy' over Hong Kong after climbdown

    SHANGHAI, June 17 — Foreign “meddling” in the affairs of Hong Kong is hypocritical and “ill-intentioned,” and Beijing will continue to back embattled chief executive...

  • Mexico detains 791 migrants, including 368 children under eight

    23 hours ago

    Mexico detains 791 migrants, including 368 children under eight

    COATZACOALCOS, June 17 — A total of 791 Central American migrants, including 368 children under the age of eight, have been detained in the Mexican state of Veracruz, officials...

  • Istanbul candidates clash on TV before election test for Erdogan

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    Istanbul candidates clash on TV before election test for Erdogan

    ISTANBUL, June 17 — Istanbul's mayoral candidates argued over the election they contested in March and their policy plans in a rare televised debate yesterday, a week before a...

  • Sudan's Bashir charged with corruption, in first appearance since April

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    Sudan's Bashir charged with corruption, in first appearance since April

    KHARTOUM, June 17 — Sudan's ex-president Omar al-Bashir was charged with corruption-related offences yesterday, as he appeared in public for the first time since he was...

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    Phoenix mayor apologises after police pull gun on parents of alleged child shoplifter

    PHOENIX, June 17 — The mayor of Phoenix apologised and called a community meeting for this week amid public anger over a viral video showing police pointing a gun at the parents...

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    French soldier shoots knife-wielding man in Lyon

    LYON, France, June 17 — A French soldier opened fire yesterday at a man clad in a North African-style robe who was threatening military personnel with a knife in Lyon, police...

  • Power mostly restored after massive blackout in Argentina, but questions remain

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    Power mostly restored after massive blackout in Argentina, but questions remain

    BUENOS AIRES, June 16 — Power returned to much of Argentina and two neighbouring countries following a massive blackout that left tens of millions in the dark yesterday, but...

  • Israel launches 'Trump Heights' on Golan but construction may lag

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    Israel launches 'Trump Heights' on Golan but construction may lag

    BERUCHIM, June 17 — Israel approved in principle yesterday a new community named after US President Donald Trump on a contested frontier zone with Syria — but construction...

  • Pompeo vows US will guarantee passage through Strait of Hormuz

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    Pompeo vows US will guarantee passage through Strait of Hormuz

    WASHINGTON, June 16 — US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blamed Iran today for last week’s attacks on oil tankers and vowed that the United States will guarantee free passage...

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    Massive power outage hits Argentina and Uruguay

    BUENOS AIRES, June 16 — Millions of people across Argentina and Uruguay were left without power early today after a massive power failure hit the Argentine grid, according to...

  • Sara Netanyahu: Israeli premier’s scandal-plagued wife

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    Sara Netanyahu: Israeli premier’s scandal-plagued wife

    JERUSALEM, June 16 — Sara Netanyahu the wife of Israel’s prime minister, who was convicted today of misusing public funds, has long been the target—with her husband—of...

  • South Africa youth unemployment a ‘national crisis’, says president

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    South Africa youth unemployment a ‘national crisis’, says president

    CAPE TOWN, June 16 — Youth unemployment in South Africa has become a “national crisis”, President Cyril Ramaphosa said today at an event commemorating youth activism during...

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    Armed gang kills at least 34 in northwest Nigeria, police say

    BAUCHI, Nigeria, June 16 — An armed gang killed at least 34 people in attacks on villages in northwest Nigeria, police said today, part of a wave of violence the government has...

  • Severe heat kills dozens in India's Bihar state

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    Severe heat kills dozens in India's Bihar state

    PATNA, June 16 — Severe heat has left dozens dead over a 24-hour period in India’s Bihar state, as the country enters a third week of searing temperatures, officials said...

  • Taking aim at Johnson, British PM hopefuls make Brexit case

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    Taking aim at Johnson, British PM hopefuls make Brexit case

    LONDON, June 16 — Several hopefuls vying to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May turned their fire on favourite Boris Johnson today, questioning his pledge to leave the...

  • Israel PM’s wife convicted of misusing public funds

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    Israel PM’s wife convicted of misusing public funds

    JERUSALEM, June 16 — An Israeli court today convicted the wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of fraudulently using state funds for meals, under a plea bargain which saw...

  • Italian ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ arrested in Thailand for Clooney fraud

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    Italian ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ arrested in Thailand for Clooney fraud

    BANGKOK, June 16 — An Italian who allegedly posed as Hollywood superstar George Clooney to sell clothes online has been arrested with his wife in Thailand after years on the...

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    Turkey says observation post attacked from Syria regime area

    ANKARA, June 16 — One of Turkey’s observation posts was hit by shelling from an area controlled by Syrian government forces in northwestern Syria, the Turkish defence ministry...

  • China stays mum as Hong Kong protests against extradition bill

    1 day ago

    China stays mum as Hong Kong protests against extradition bill

    BEIJING, June 16 — Chinese state media remained largely silent today as hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong people took to the streets to protest against a controversial...

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    Somali journalists’ group slams police ‘threats’

    MOGADISHU, June 16 — A Somali journalists' association today slammed the actions of police who it said threatened to shoot reporters trying to access the scene of a car bombing...

  • France launches trial of Macron’s new national service for teens

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    France launches trial of Macron’s new national service for teens

    PARIS, June 16 — Nearly two decades after France phased out conscription for men, some 2,000 teenagers today began trialling a new national service, a pet project of French...