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Kuwait ruler dissolves parliament

Kuwait’s emir ordered the dissolution of parliament on Sunday, saying regional developments and “security challenges” meant the national assembly should choose fresh representatives. The order was contained in a decree by Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah published by the Gulf Arab state’s official KUNA state news agency. The agency had no further details. Elections now need to be held under constitutional ...

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Two Americans held in Yemen released and flown to Oman

Two American prisoners held captive by Yemen Houthi rebels have been released and taken to neighboring Oman after Omani officials mediated their release, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday. Kerry, speaking to reporters in the Swiss city of Lausanne, also said that the United States was discussing a ceasefire in Yemen with Saudi officials. He suggested he ...

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Trump Vs Republican in Ohio

War between the Ohio Republican Party and Donald Trump’s campaign just went nuclear. On Saturday, Trump Ohio director Bob Paduchik criticized Ohio Republican Party Chairman Matt Borges for not supporting Trump’s presidential bid and running a “self-promotional media tour” across the state, according to a letter sent to the party’s 66-member governing body. “I have no idea what game he ...

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U.S. detects failed North Korean missile test: Pentagon

  The U.S. military detected a failed North Korean test launch of an intermediate ballistic missile, the Pentagon said on Saturday. The test-firing was the latest in a series conducted by North Korea in violation of United Nations resolutions, drawing a fresh U.S. vow to take its concerns to the world body and seek to hold North Korea “accountable for ...

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“best friends” with India if I Elected: Trump

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pledged that the United States and India would be “best friends” if he is elected and that he would boost intelligence sharing with India in the battle against Islamic militants. Trump spoke at an event sponsored by the Republican Hindu Coalition to raise money for victims of terrorism. It featured Bollywood-style performers who danced ...

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Iraq cannot handle Mosul assault alone

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that Iraq could not deal alone with driving Islamic State from the city of Mosul and that the presence of Turkish forces in a nearby military camp was an insurance against attacks on Turkey. Turkey has been locked in a fierce row with Iraq’s central government over the presence of Turkish troops at ...

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Floods kill 11 people in central Vietnam

Floods in Vietnam’s four central provinces have killed at least 11 people and displaced thousands, with a storm in the South China Sea approaching the central coast. Flooding from very heavy rainfall brought by a tropical low pressure system since Wednesday have cut food supplies to thousands of people and blocked north-south traffic, the government said in a statement on ...

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“Yemen funeral attack, based on bad information”

The Saudi-led coalition attacked a funeral in Yemen after receiving incorrect information that armed Houthi leaders were in the area, an investigative body set up by the coalition said on Saturday.   The Saudi-led campaign in Yemen has come under severe criticism since last Saturday’s air strike hit the funeral gathering in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, killing 140 people according ...

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Stampede kills 19 pilgrims in ancient Indian city

At least 19 people died in a stampede in the ancient northern Indian city of Varanasi on Saturday, officials said. Panic spread as hundreds of Hindu pilgrims tried to cross a bridge to a sacred site in one of the world’s oldest inhabited cities, at the heart of the constituency of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.  

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Singapore Airlines bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on its flights

Singapore Airlines said on Saturday it has banned Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 mobile phones from all its flights and any passenger carrying one will not be allowed to board its planes. The U.S. Department of Transportation has issued an emergency order banning the devices from aircraft in the United States as of Saturday at noon. Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has ...

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