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GOP in turmoil after speaker race withdrawal – McCarthy’s astonishingly decides to abandon campaign

Posted by on 09/10/2015
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GOP in turmoil after speaker race withdrawal – McCarthy’s astonishingly decides to abandon campaign

GOP in turmoil after speaker race withdrawal – McCarthy’s astonishingly decides to abandon campaign

WASHINGTON: Jolted by political lightning for the second time in two weeks, House Republicans are staring at turmoil and uncertainty after Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s astonishing decision to abandon his campaign to become the chamber’s next speaker. GOP lawmakers, who lately have acted more like feuding relatives than a unified party, were meeting soon to […]

After Obama apology, medical charity presses probe request; Important for NGOs working in conflict zones

Posted by on 08/10/2015
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US government deports fewest immigrants in nearly a decade

Posted by on 07/10/2015
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US government deports fewest immigrants in nearly a decade

US government deports fewest immigrants in nearly a decade

WASHINGTON: The Obama administration deported fewer immigrants over the past 12 months than at any time since 2006, according to internal figures obtained by The Associated Press as Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton called Obama’s deportation policies too harsh. Deportations of criminal immigrants have fallen to the lowest levels since President Barack Obama took […]

MSF demands probe into deadly Kunduz air strike

Posted by on 07/10/2015
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MSF demands probe into deadly Kunduz air strike

MSF demands probe into deadly Kunduz air strike

KABUL: Medical charity MSF yesterday demanded an international probe into a deadly US air strike on an Afghan hospital, after reports said NATO’s top regional commander thought American forces broke their own rules of engagement. Three separate investigations-by the US military, NATO and Afghan officials-are currently under way into Saturday’s catastrophic strike in the northern […]

Luxury birthing clinics spur cesarean ‘epidemic’ in Brazil

Posted by on 07/10/2015
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Clinton promotes gay rights as key pillar of ’16 campaign – ‘The civil rights issue of our time ‘

Posted by on 04/10/2015
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Clinton promotes gay rights as key pillar of ’16 campaign – ‘The civil rights issue of our time ‘

Clinton promotes gay rights as key pillar of ’16 campaign – ‘The civil rights issue of our time ‘

WASHINGTON: Hillary Rodham Clinton on Saturday delivered the strongest speech in support of gay rights in the 2016 presidential race on Saturday, promising that ending discrimination against gay, lesbian and transgender people would be a central pillar of her administration. “I see the injustices and the dangers that you and your families still face,” she […]

Clashes after Mexico City massacre protest – ‘Dead had been shot in the back’

Posted by on 03/10/2015
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Clashes after Mexico City massacre protest – ‘Dead had been shot in the back’

Clashes after Mexico City massacre protest – ‘Dead had been shot in the back’

MEXICO CITY: Masked protesters clashed with riot police in Mexico City on Friday after thousands of people marched to commemorate the 47th anniversary of a student massacre. Three people were arrested in the hour-long violence in Zocalo square during which about 300 self-styled “anarchists” lobbed stones and firebombs at police guarding the National Palace, who […]

Trump and Carson’s attacks on Muslims worry GOP elders – ‘If I win, they’re going back’

Posted by on 02/10/2015
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Trump and Carson’s attacks on Muslims worry GOP elders – ‘If I win, they’re going back’

Trump and Carson’s attacks on Muslims worry GOP elders – ‘If I win, they’re going back’

WASHINGTON: The candidates atop the GOP presidential field are ramping up political attacks aimed at Muslims, a move designed to appeal to hardline conservatives. But party elders worry that escalating anti-immigrant rhetoric could cost Republicans the White House in 2016. The aggressive words, in particular from front-runners Donald Trump and Ben Carson, have exacerbated a […]

I will send Syrian refugees home if elected: Trump – ‘Refugees may also include IS members’

Posted by on 01/10/2015
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Sole woman on Georgia’s death row gets executed – First woman put to death in seven decades

Posted by on 30/09/2015
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Sole woman on Georgia’s death row gets executed – First woman put to death in seven decades

Sole woman on Georgia’s death row gets executed – First woman put to death in seven decades

JACKSON: The only woman on Georgia’s death row was executed early yesterday, making her the first woman put to death by the state in seven decades. Kelly Renee Gissendaner was pronounced dead by injection of pentobarbital at 12:21 am at the state prison in Jackson. She was convicted of murder in the February 1997 slaying […]

US military in support of keeping troops in Afghanistan past 2016 – Timing of new decision on troop levels unclear

Posted by on 30/09/2015
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Russia, US to cooperate on fighting Islamic State – European powers softening their stance with Moscow

Posted by on 29/09/2015
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