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Trump says transgender personnel barred from US military

Trump says transgender personnel barred from US military Wed, 26 Jul, 2017

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.
EU court upholds Hamas terror listing

EU court upholds Hamas terror listing Wed, 26 Jul, 2017

The European Union's top court on Wednesday upheld the bloc's decision to put Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas on its terrorism blacklist.
Hezbollah says nearing victory in battle at Lebanon-Syria border

Hezbollah says nearing victory in battle at Lebanon-Syria border Wed, 26 Jul, 2017

The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah said on Wednesday that the group was close to defeating Nusra Front militants in the battle along the Syrian-Lebanese border.
Wildfires force evacuation of 12,000 in French Riviera towns

Wildfires force evacuation of 12,000 in French Riviera towns Wed, 26 Jul, 2017

Backed by planes dropping water and fire retardant, more than 1,000 firefighters battled wildfires Wednesday that billowed smoke into the sky over France's southern Cote d'Azur coast and forced the evacuation of 12,000 people.
Venezuela regime hit by US sanctions, strike

Venezuela regime hit by US sanctions, strike Wed, 26 Jul, 2017

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

Iraqi PM declares victory over Islamic State in Mosul Mon, 10 Jul, 2017

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory over "brutality and terrorism" in Mosul on Monday, announcing his forces had ended the Islamic State group's rule over the country's second city.
At least 6 Hindu pilgrims killed in militant attack in Indian Kashmir

At least 6 Hindu pilgrims killed in militant attack in Indian Kashmir Mon, 10 Jul, 2017

Six Hindu pilgrims, most of them women, were killed in a gunbattle that erupted in Indian Kashmir on Monday following two of militant attacks on police.

Iraqi Prime Minister congratulates armed forces for Mosul 'victory'

Iraqi Prime Minister congratulates armed forces for Mosul 'victory' Sun, 09 Jul, 2017

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi arrived in Mosul on Sunday and congratulated the armed forces for their "victory" over Islamic State after nearly nine months of urban warfare, bringing an end to jihadist rule in the city.
Cease-fire in southern Syria goes into effect

Cease-fire in southern Syria goes into effect Sun, 09 Jul, 2017

A ceasefire in southern Syria brokered by the United States, Russia and Jordan began at noon local time on Sunday, with a monitor reporting quiet in three southern provinces.
Pakistan summons Indian diplomat after 5 killed in Kashmir

Pakistan summons Indian diplomat after 5 killed in Kashmir Sun, 09 Jul, 2017

Pakistan says it has summoned an Indian diplomat after five civilians were killed by "unprovoked" Indian fire across the Line of Control in the disputed Kashmir region.

Thousands evacuated in Poland after WWII bomb found

Thousands evacuated in Poland after WWII bomb found Sun, 09 Jul, 2017

Authorities in Bialystok, Poland, evacuated about 10,000 people from their homes Sunday morning after a 500-kilogramme (1,100-pound) World War II-era bomb was found during construction work.
South Sudan marks another year of freedom without peace

South Sudan marks another year of freedom without peace Sun, 09 Jul, 2017

South Sudan on Sunday marked its sixth independence anniversary in muted fashion, with no official celebration as the world's newest nation reels from a brutal and destructive ongoing civil war.
US-Russia agreement calls for cease-fire in southwest Syria

US-Russia agreement calls for cease-fire in southwest Syria Sat, 08 Jul, 2017

The United States and Russia struck an agreement Friday on a cease-fire in southwest Syria, crowning President Donald Trump's first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. It is the first U.S.-Russian effort under Trump's presidency to stem Syria's six-year civil war.
Western Canada wildfires prompt evacuations of thousands in British Colombia

Western Canada wildfires prompt evacuations of thousands in British Colombia Sat, 08 Jul, 2017

Thousands of residents in the interior of Western Canada's British Columbia province have evacuated their homes because of two rapidly spreading wildfires as high temperatures, heavy winds and dry conditions made it tough for authorities to control the blazes.
Former martial arts star Battulga wins Mongolian presidential election

Former martial arts star Battulga wins Mongolian presidential election Sat, 08 Jul, 2017

Populist former martial arts star and businessman Khaltmaa Battulga has won Mongolia's presidential run-off election, according to voter data from the General Election Commission released on Saturday.

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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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