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Rockets hit Baghdad’s Green Zone after protests turn violent

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AP, Baghdad Two rockets landed in Baghdad‘s highly fortified Green Zone on Saturday night following clashes at anti-government protests that left five dead, according to Iraqi security and hospital officials. The rocket attack left no casualties as the munitions landed on the parade grounds in the center of the highly fortified Baghdad compound that is home to Iraq’s government and ... Read More »

Trump considering ban on new immigrant from major Mulim countries

AFP, Washington, USA US President Donald Trump said Friday he is considering drafting a new order to ban migrants from majority-Muslim nations after his initial decree fell afoul of the law. Insisting that he has the law on his side despite two defeats in federal court in quick succession, Trump said security concerns may necessitate a quicker response than legal ... Read More »

Iraqi PM requests end to travel ban

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International Desk Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi asked US President Donald Trump to lift the ban on people from his country travelling to the United States, in the first phone call between the two leaders, the Iraqi government said today. “Mr Trump stressed the importance of coordination to find a solution to this issue as soon as possible and that ... Read More »

Gorsuch calls Trump attacks on judges ‘demoralising’

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World Desk Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch told a US senator Wednesday that the president’s attacks on judges and courts weighing the legality of his controversial immigration order was “disheartening” and “demoralising.” Gorsuch, who had remained largely silent since Trump nominated him on 31 January made the comments in a meeting with Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal, a spokesman ... Read More »

Putin’s rival given 5-year suspended sentence

International Desk Prominent Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was convicted on Wednesday of embezzlement and given a five-year suspended sentence in a ruling that threatens his bid to challenge President Vladimir Putin in next year’s presidential poll. The judge in the court in the provincial city of Kirov found the Kremlin critic and anti-corruption whistleblower guilty on a charge that ... Read More »

Pope criticises Myanmar’s treatment of Rohingya

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Pope Francis issued a stinging criticism of atrocities against Myanmar’s Rohingya minority on Wednesday, saying they had been tortured and killed simply because they wanted to live their culture and Muslim faith, reports agencies.  The pope’s remarks at his weekly audience followed last week’s UN report that said security forces in the north of the country had carried out mass ... Read More »

Madonna adopts twin girls in Malawi

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International Desk US superstar Madonna adopted twin girls in Malawi on Tuesday, a court official told AFP, raising to four the total number of children she has adopted from the southern African nation.  Just two weeks ago, she denied being involved in a fresh adoption application in Malawi, where she has been caught up in controversy. “I can confirm that ... Read More »

Robots can soon replace 250,000 British jobs

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IANS . London             Nearly 250,000 jobs in Britain’s public sector could be replaced by websites and artificially intelligent “chat bots” in the near future, leading to higher efficiency in the sector, a new report said. With the advancement of technology, many jobs in the public sector could be efficiently completed by machines, replacing some ... Read More »

Trump administration defends travel ban in court

The US Justice Department faced tough questioning Tuesday as it urged a court of appeals to reinstate President Donald Trump’s travel ban targeting citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries—put on hold by the courts last week, reports AFP  The latest twist in the legal showdown comes four days after a federal judge suspended Trump’s decree, opening US borders back up to ... Read More »

Myanmar Govt denied atrocities by its military against Rohingya Muslims

Myanmar’s government remains “in denial” about alleged atrocities by its military against minority Rohingya Muslims, officials present at a meeting in Bangladesh said, despite leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s pledge to investigate the findings of a devastating UN report.  The closed-door meeting of diplomats, government officials and international agencies in Dhaka follows a report last week from the United Nations ... Read More »

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