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Trump says transgender personnel barred from US military

Trump says transgender personnel barred from US military

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that transgender people may not serve "in any capacity" in the US military, upending a key policy from Barack Obama's administration and drawing swift condemnation.

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Africa

South Sudan marks another year of freedom without peace ICC says South Africa should have arrested al-Bashir Congo requests financial support from donors amid economic crisis Mali relaunches beleaguered peace process Shabaab restaurant assault leaves 18 dead in Mogadishu Tunisians protest for right not to fast during Ramadan

Middle East

Hezbollah says nearing victory in battle at Lebanon-Syria border Iraqi PM declares victory over Islamic State in Mosul Iraqi Prime Minister congratulates armed forces for Mosul 'victory' Cease-fire in southern Syria goes into effect US-Russia agreement calls for cease-fire in southwest Syria Palestinians hail UNESCO Hebron vote slammed by Israel

Europe

EU court upholds Hamas terror listing Wildfires force evacuation of 12,000 in French Riviera towns Thousands evacuated in Poland after WWII bomb found Trump, Putin hold first meeting at protest-marred G20 summit Trump, Putin in first showdown at fractious G20 G20 summit begins amid violent protests

Asia - Pacific

Former martial arts star Battulga wins Mongolian presidential election More heavy rain forecast for Japan as death toll rises to 16 15 dead, scores missing hours after landslide buries Chinese village 13 Philippine marines killed in fighting with militants President of Europe Peace Foundation meets South Korean Ambassador in Spain Ceasefire hopes for civilians in war-torn Philippine city

US & Canada

Trump says transgender personnel barred from US military Western Canada wildfires prompt evacuations of thousands in British Colombia Trump, Putin hold first meeting at protest-marred G20 summit

Latin America & Caribbean

Venezuela regime hit by US sanctions, strike Eight killed, five missing in Colombia coal mine blast Colombia's ELN rebels free two kidnapped Dutch reporters

South Asia

At least 6 Hindu pilgrims killed in militant attack in Indian Kashmir Pakistan summons Indian diplomat after 5 killed in Kashmir 123 dead, more than 100 injured in Pakistan oil tanker fire

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Venezuela regime hit by US sanctions, strike

The regime of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was hit by US sanctions and a 48-hour opposition-led nationwide strike on Wednesday, both aimed at thwarting his controversial plans to elect a new body to rewrite the constitution. Iraqi PM declares victory over Islamic State in Mosul At least 6 Hindu pilgrims killed in militant attack in Indian Kashmir Iraqi Prime Minister congratulates armed forces for Mosul 'victory' Cease-fire in southern Syria goes into effect Pakistan summons Indian diplomat after 5 killed in Kashmir

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Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia on first foreign trip

Dogged by controversy at home, Donald Trump opened his first foreign trip as president in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, looking to shift attention from a ...

Venezuelan women protest against President Maduro

Dressed in white and chanting "Liberty!", tens of thousands of women opposed to Venezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro marched on Saturday, pr ...

Protesters Storm Macedonia Parliament

Macedonian police fired stun grenades on Thursday evening to disperse protesters outside the parliament and clear the way for the evacuation of lawmak ...

UK parliament terror attack

Four people were killed and 20 injured in a "terrorist" attack at the gates of British democracy Wednesday when a man mowed down pedestrians, then sta ...

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