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The visit by foreign envoys to Jammu and Kashmir was a "useful" step, a top American diplomat said on Friday, urging New Delhi to release "political leaders detained without charge" following the lockdown that was imposed in the union territory last August.

03:03:01 on 25 Jan

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The visit by foreign envoys to Jammu and Kashmir was a "useful" step, a top American diplomat said on Friday, urging New Delhi to release "political leaders detained without charge" following the lockdown that was imposed in the union territory last August.

03:00:02 on 25 Jan

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A powerful earthquake struck eastern Turkey late on Friday, killing at least 20 people and collapsing buildings in towns near the centre of the tremor, which was strong enough to be felt in several neighbouring countries. The magnitude 6.8 quake shook Elazig province, about 550 km (340 miles) east of the capital Ankara, and was followed by dozens of aftershocks.

01:03:02 on 25 Jan

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A powerful earthquake struck eastern Turkey late on Friday, killing at least 20 people and collapsing buildings in towns near the centre of the tremor, which was strong enough to be felt in several neighbouring countries. The magnitude 6.8 quake shook Elazig province, about 550 km (340 miles) east of the capital Ankara, and was followed by dozens of aftershocks.

01:00:01 on 25 Jan

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United Nations officials do not use WhatsApp to communicate because "it's not supported as a secure mechanism," a U.N. spokesman said on Thursday, after U.N. experts accused Saudi Arabia of using the online communications platform to hack the phone of Amazon chief executive and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos.

07:03:01 on 24 Jan

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United Nations officials do not use WhatsApp to communicate because "it's not supported as a secure mechanism," a U.N. spokesman said on Thursday, after U.N. experts accused Saudi Arabia of using the online communications platform to hack the phone of Amazon chief executive and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos.

07:00:01 on 24 Jan

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President Trump's administration on Thursday published new visa rules aimed at restricting "birth tourism", in which women travel to the US to give birth so their children can have a coveted US passport. Applicants will be denied tourist visas if they coming to the US primarily to give birth.

06:03:02 on 24 Jan

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President Trump's administration on Thursday published new visa rules aimed at restricting "birth tourism", in which women travel to the US to give birth so their children can have a coveted US passport. Applicants will be denied tourist visas if they coming to the US primarily to give birth.

06:00:01 on 24 Jan

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The new coronavirus has killed 25 people in China and infected more than 800, the government said on Friday, as the WHO declared it an emergency but stopped short of declaring the epidemic of international concern. China’s National Health Commission said 830 cases had been confirmed so far and 25 people had died as of Thursday.

02:03:02 on 24 Jan

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The new coronavirus has killed 25 people in China and infected more than 800, the government said on Friday, as the WHO declared it an emergency but stopped short of declaring the epidemic of international concern. China’s National Health Commission said 830 cases had been confirmed so far and 25 people had died as of Thursday.

02:00:02 on 24 Jan

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The UN’s top court on Thursday ruled that Myanmar must implement emergency measures to protect Rohingya Muslims against violence and preserve evidence of possible genocide. The decision from the ICJ on a request filed by the Gambia, represented the first reckoning against Myanmar’s military and its civilian government, run by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.

05:12:01 on 23 Jan

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The International Court of Justice will rule on a request by Gambia for emergency measures in Myanmar to protect Rohingya Muslims, to halt violence immediately, and to preserve evidence of past abuses against the ethnic minority. The small, mostly Muslim West African country launched the lawsuit at the U.N.’s highest body for disputes between states in November.

12:46:16 on 23 Jan

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US President Donald Trump has reiterated an offer to help mediate between India and Pakistan over the disputed territory of Kashmir, a move welcomed by Pakistan but which its neighbour has rejected in the past. Trump made the offer while speaking to the press alongside Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan

11:03:01 on 23 Jan

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US President Donald Trump has reiterated an offer to help mediate between India and Pakistan over the disputed territory of Kashmir, a move welcomed by Pakistan but which its neighbour has rejected in the past. Trump made the offer while speaking to the press alongside Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan

11:00:02 on 23 Jan

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Saudi Arabia has denied that its crown prince was responsible for hacking Amazon boss Jeff Bezos' phone. A message from a phone number used by the prince has been implicated in the data breach, according to reports. The kingdom's US embassy said the stories were "absurd" and called for an investigation into them.

04:33:01 on 22 Jan

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Saudi Arabia has denied that its crown prince was responsible for hacking Amazon boss Jeff Bezos' phone. A message from a phone number used by the prince has been implicated in the data breach, according to reports. The kingdom's US embassy said the stories were "absurd" and called for an investigation into them.

04:30:02 on 22 Jan

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US health authorities on Tuesday announced the first case of a person on American soil sickened by a new virus that emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan and intensified airport health screenings. China warned on Wednesday that a SARS-like virus that has killed nine people, infected hundreds and spread to other countries could mutate.

11:54:01 on 22 Jan

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US health authorities on Tuesday announced the first case of a person on American soil sickened by a new virus that emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan and intensified airport health screenings. China warned on Wednesday that a SARS-like virus that has killed nine people, infected hundreds and spread to other countries could mutate.

11:51:01 on 22 Jan

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A fourth person in China has died from a new virus that has spread rapidly across the country, as authorities confirmed that it can be passed from person-to-person. An 89-year-old man was the latest victim of the new strain of coronavirus, lived in Wuhan. More than 200 cases have now been reported across major cities in China including Beijing and Shanghai.

04:03:01 on 21 Jan

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A fourth person in China has died from a new virus that has spread rapidly across the country, as authorities confirmed that it can be passed from person-to-person. An 89-year-old man was the latest victim of the new strain of coronavirus, lived in Wuhan. More than 200 cases have now been reported across major cities in China including Beijing and Shanghai.

04:00:02 on 21 Jan

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Three rockets fall near US embassy in Iraq

Three rockets have fallen inside Baghdad’s Green Zone on Tuesday morning, close to the US embassy. Baghdad police said three Katyusha rockets were launched from the Zafaraniyah district just outside the city. Iraqi police told Reuters that three Katyusha rockets fell inside the Green Zone, which houses government buildings and foreign missions.

11:09:01 on 21 Jan

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Three rockets fall near US embassy in Iraq

Three rockets have fallen inside Baghdad’s Green Zone on Tuesday morning, close to the US embassy. Baghdad police said three Katyusha rockets were launched from the Zafaraniyah district just outside the city. Iraqi police told Reuters that three Katyusha rockets fell inside the Green Zone, which houses government buildings and foreign missions.

11:06:01 on 21 Jan

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A mysterious SARS-like virus has killed a third person, spread around China and reached a third Asian country, authorities said Monday. South Korea on Monday reported its first case -- a 35-year-old woman who flew in from Wuhan. The new coronavirus strain first discovered in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.

03:03:01 on 20 Jan

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A mysterious SARS-like virus has killed a third person, spread around China and reached a third Asian country, authorities said Monday. South Korea on Monday reported its first case -- a 35-year-old woman who flew in from Wuhan. The new coronavirus strain first discovered in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.

03:00:01 on 20 Jan

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Malaysia will not take retaliatory trade action against India over its boycott of palm oil purchases amid a political row between the two countries, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Monday. The 94-year-old premier of Muslim-majority Malaysia has criticised Delhi's new religion-based citizenship law and also accused India of invading the disputed region of Kashmir.

01:33:01 on 20 Jan

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Malaysia will not take retaliatory trade action against India over its boycott of palm oil purchases amid a political row between the two countries, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Monday. The 94-year-old premier of Muslim-majority Malaysia has criticised Delhi's new religion-based citizenship law and also accused India of invading the disputed region of Kashmir.

01:30:01 on 20 Jan

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China reported 17 new cases of the mysterious SARS-like virus, including three in a severe condition, heightening fears ahead of China's Lunar New Year holiday when hundreds of millions of people move around the country. The new coronavirus is similar to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, which killed nearly 650 people across mainland China and Hong Kong in 2002-03.

06:03:02 on 19 Jan

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China reported 17 new cases of the mysterious SARS-like virus, including three in a severe condition, heightening fears ahead of China's Lunar New Year holiday when hundreds of millions of people move around the country. The new coronavirus is similar to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, which killed nearly 650 people across mainland China and Hong Kong in 2002-03.

06:00:01 on 19 Jan

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Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has termed the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) “internal matters” of India, but at the same time said the Act was “not necessary”. Her comments came weeks after Bangladesh Foreign Minister A K Abdul Momen said that the CAA and the NRC are India’s “internal issues”,

04:01:14 on 19 Jan

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Prince Harry and Meghan will no longer use their HRH titles and will not receive public funds for royal duties, Buckingham Palace has announced. The couple will also no longer formally represent the Queen. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex intend to repay £2.4m of taxpayer money for the refurbishment of Frogmore Cottage, which will remain their UK family home.

02:33:01 on 19 Jan

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Prince Harry and Meghan will no longer use their HRH titles and will not receive public funds for royal duties, Buckingham Palace has announced. The couple will also no longer formally represent the Queen. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex intend to repay £2.4m of taxpayer money for the refurbishment of Frogmore Cottage, which will remain their UK family home.

02:30:01 on 19 Jan

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“This is a brazen and unlawful attempt to overturn the results of the 2016 election and interfere with the 2020 election — now just months away,” Trump’s lawyers argued in a six-page response filed with the Senate just days before the president’s trial begins in earnest. Trump launched his first formal attack on the House’s effort to remove him from office on Saturday.

02:03:01 on 19 Jan

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“This is a brazen and unlawful attempt to overturn the results of the 2016 election and interfere with the 2020 election — now just months away,” Trump’s lawyers argued in a six-page response filed with the Senate just days before the president’s trial begins in earnest. Trump launched his first formal attack on the House’s effort to remove him from office on Saturday.

02:00:02 on 19 Jan

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The United States treated 11 of its troops for symptoms of concussion after an Iranian missile attack targeted an Iraqi base where US forces were stationed, the US military has said, after initially saying no service members were hurt. The January 8 attack was retaliation for a US drone strike in Baghdad on January 3 that killed Qassem Soleimani.

04:33:01 on 17 Jan

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The United States treated 11 of its troops for symptoms of concussion after an Iranian missile attack targeted an Iraqi base where US forces were stationed, the US military has said, after initially saying no service members were hurt. The January 8 attack was retaliation for a US drone strike in Baghdad on January 3 that killed Qassem Soleimani.

04:30:03 on 17 Jan

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Pakistan is not prepared to pay any price for peace with India and certainly not without resolving the Kashmir issue in a just manner, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said. Ties between India and Pakistan came under severe strain after New Delhi revoked Jammu and Kashmir's special status and bifurcated it into two Union Territories.

01:03:01 on 17 Jan

Chief Justice John Roberts and the senators who will serve as jurors were sworn in Thursday for the Trump impeachment trial, as the historic proceedings opened in the Senate with a mix of pageantry and partisan swipes. The House voted Wednesday, after weeks of delay, to transmit the articles of impeachment against Trump to the Senate.

11:32:05 on 17 Jan

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Musharraf challenges treason verdict

Former president Pervez Musharraf on Thursday has moved to SC against the verdict of a special court to sentence him to death in the high treason case. According to details, the ex-president has stated that the special court had violated the constitution in the trial of treason case against him, therefore, the decision should be declared null and void.

05:03:02 on 16 Jan

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Musharraf challenges treason verdict

Former president Pervez Musharraf on Thursday has moved to SC against the verdict of a special court to sentence him to death in the high treason case. According to details, the ex-president has stated that the special court had violated the constitution in the trial of treason case against him, therefore, the decision should be declared null and void.

05:00:01 on 16 Jan

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The threat of the Philippines'' Taal volcano unleashing a potentially catastrophic eruption remains high, authorities warned, saying it was showing dangerous signs despite a "lull" in spewing ash. Scores of earthquakes rattle the region daily and large fissures are opening up in the ground, which means the magma that would fuel a major eruption is still flowing beneath.

02:33:01 on 16 Jan

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The threat of the Philippines'' Taal volcano unleashing a potentially catastrophic eruption remains high, authorities warned, saying it was showing dangerous signs despite a "lull" in spewing ash. Scores of earthquakes rattle the region daily and large fissures are opening up in the ground, which means the magma that would fuel a major eruption is still flowing beneath.

02:30:03 on 16 Jan

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Japan's environment minister Shinjiro Koizumi said Wednesday (Jan 15) he will take two weeks of paternity leave, the first time a Cabinet minister has publicly committed to such a move in the country. He has been trying to encourage more men to take paternity leave as part of his "Womenomics" programme of bolstering women's employment.

06:33:01 on 15 Jan

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Japan's environment minister Shinjiro Koizumi said Wednesday (Jan 15) he will take two weeks of paternity leave, the first time a Cabinet minister has publicly committed to such a move in the country. He has been trying to encourage more men to take paternity leave as part of his "Womenomics" programme of bolstering women's employment.

06:30:01 on 15 Jan

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has dismissed a proposal for a new "Trump deal" aimed at resolving a nuclear row, saying it was a "strange" offer and criticising US President Donald Trump for always breaking promises. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has praised Trump as a great dealmaker, called on Tuesday for the president to replace Iran's 2015 nuclear deal.

05:14:19 on 15 Jan

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The Senate is likely to begin the impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump on January 21, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday. McConnell's remarks came after Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House would vote on Wednesday and send its impeachment trial to the Senate.

01:03:02 on 15 Jan

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The Senate is likely to begin the impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump on January 21, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday. McConnell's remarks came after Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House would vote on Wednesday and send its impeachment trial to the Senate.

01:00:02 on 15 Jan

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Iran’s judiciary has described the UK’s ambassador to Tehran as “persona non grata” and called for his expulsion, while crowds of regime supporters burned his effigy alongside the British flag. The actions came after the envoy, Rob Macaire, was briefly arrested at the weekend and accused of “coordinating” anti-government protests.

11:33:02 on 15 Jan

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Iran’s judiciary has described the UK’s ambassador to Tehran as “persona non grata” and called for his expulsion, while crowds of regime supporters burned his effigy alongside the British flag. The actions came after the envoy, Rob Macaire, was briefly arrested at the weekend and accused of “coordinating” anti-government protests.

11:30:02 on 15 Jan

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Iran said Tuesday that arrests had been made in the crash of a Ukrainian plane that Tehran admitted was mistakenly shot down, as President Hassan Rouhani called for a special court to investigate the crash, which killed all 176 people on board. Iranian officials initially denied reports that the plane was brought down but later admitted, that it was shot down by mistake.

04:33:01 on 14 Jan

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Iran said Tuesday that arrests had been made in the crash of a Ukrainian plane that Tehran admitted was mistakenly shot down, as President Hassan Rouhani called for a special court to investigate the crash, which killed all 176 people on board. Iranian officials initially denied reports that the plane was brought down but later admitted, that it was shot down by mistake.

04:30:02 on 14 Jan

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A volcano near the Philippine capital spewed lava, ash and steam and trembled constantly Tuesday on the 3rd day of an eruption that could portend a much bigger and dangerous eruption, officials warned as tens of thousands of people fled ash-blanketed villages. The continuing restiveness of the Taal volcano indicates magma may still be rising to the crater.

03:39:01 on 14 Jan

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A volcano near the Philippine capital spewed lava, ash and steam and trembled constantly Tuesday on the 3rd day of an eruption that could portend a much bigger and dangerous eruption, officials warned as tens of thousands of people fled ash-blanketed villages. The continuing restiveness of the Taal volcano indicates magma may still be rising to the crater.

03:36:01 on 14 Jan

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Malaysia is concerned about India's new curbs on imports of palm oil after a diplomatic row, PM Mahathir Mohamad said on Tuesday but indicated he would continue to speak out against "wrong things" even if it costs his country financially. India, the world's biggest buyer of edible oils.

01:03:02 on 14 Jan

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Malaysia is concerned about India's new curbs on imports of palm oil after a diplomatic row, PM Mahathir Mohamad said on Tuesday but indicated he would continue to speak out against "wrong things" even if it costs his country financially. India, the world's biggest buyer of edible oils.

01:00:01 on 14 Jan

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Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has called for "maximum restraint" and emphasised on talks to resolve the latest flare-up in the Iran-US relations during his meetings with the top Iranian leadership, the Foreign Office said here on Monday. Khan has said that Pakistan, which shares its border with Iran, will not be a party to any regional conflict.

03:33:01 on 13 Jan

Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has called for "maximum restraint" and emphasised on talks to resolve the latest flare-up in the Iran-US relations during his meetings with the top Iranian leadership, the Foreign Office said here on Monday. Khan has said that Pakistan, which shares its border with Iran, will not be a party to any regional conflict.

03:30:02 on 13 Jan

In the early hours of Monday weak lava began flowing out of Taal volcano- located some 70km (45 miles) south of the capital Manila. It comes after it emitted a huge plume of ash triggering the mass evacuation of 8,000 people from the area. Taal is the Philippines' second most active volcano.

01:33:01 on 13 Jan

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In the early hours of Monday weak lava began flowing out of Taal volcano- located some 70km (45 miles) south of the capital Manila. It comes after it emitted a huge plume of ash triggering the mass evacuation of 8,000 people from the area. Taal is the Philippines' second most active volcano.

01:30:02 on 13 Jan

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A volley of rockets slammed into an Iraqi airbase north of Baghdad where US forces have been based, wounding four local troops, the Iraqi military said on Sunday. Its statement said eight Katyusha-type rockets landed on Al-Balad airbase, wounding two Iraqi officers and two airmen. Al-Balad is the main airbase for Iraq's F-16s, which it bought from the US.

11:33:02 on 13 Jan

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A volley of rockets slammed into an Iraqi airbase north of Baghdad where US forces have been based, wounding four local troops, the Iraqi military said on Sunday. Its statement said eight Katyusha-type rockets landed on Al-Balad airbase, wounding two Iraqi officers and two airmen. Al-Balad is the main airbase for Iraq's F-16s, which it bought from the US.

11:30:01 on 13 Jan

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The Taiwanese president sat down with the top American official in Taipei on Sunday, one day after her landslide victory over challenger Han Kuo-yu of the opposition Nationalist Party. Brent Christensen, a U.S. diplomat who is director of the American Institute in Taiwan, congratulated Tsai on her win.

01:33:01 on 12 Jan

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The Taiwanese president sat down with the top American official in Taipei on Sunday, one day after her landslide victory over challenger Han Kuo-yu of the opposition Nationalist Party. Brent Christensen, a U.S. diplomat who is director of the American Institute in Taiwan, congratulated Tsai on her win.

01:30:02 on 12 Jan

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Bushfire conditions eased in Australia on Saturday after a gruelling night for firefighters, with authorities saying they expect at least a week of milder weather in which to step up defences against the huge blazes still burning. Cooler temperatures and rainfall had eased conditions after Friday’s strong southerly wind change that packed gusts of more than 100 kph.

05:33:02 on 11 Jan

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Bushfire conditions eased in Australia on Saturday after a gruelling night for firefighters, with authorities saying they expect at least a week of milder weather in which to step up defences against the huge blazes still burning. Cooler temperatures and rainfall had eased conditions after Friday’s strong southerly wind change that packed gusts of more than 100 kph.

05:30:02 on 11 Jan

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Oman's ailing Sultan Qaboos bin Said, one of the Middle East's longest-serving rulers who maintained the country's neutrality in regional struggles, died on Friday. His death leaves Oman, a key Western ally, without a clear successor because he never publicly named one. Three days of official mourning have been declared with flags flown at half-mast for 40 days.

12:03:01 on 11 Jan

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Oman's ailing Sultan Qaboos bin Said, one of the Middle East's longest-serving rulers who maintained the country's neutrality in regional struggles, died on Friday. His death leaves Oman, a key Western ally, without a clear successor because he never publicly named one. Three days of official mourning have been declared with flags flown at half-mast for 40 days.

12:00:02 on 11 Jan

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Iran announced Saturday that its military ‘unintentionally’ shot down a Ukrainian jetliner, killing all 176 aboard. The statement came Saturday morning and blamed “human error" for the shootdown. The jetliner, went down on the outskirts of Tehran during takeoff just hours after Iran launched a barrage of missiles at US forces.

11:33:01 on 11 Jan

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Iran announced Saturday that its military ‘unintentionally’ shot down a Ukrainian jetliner, killing all 176 aboard. The statement came Saturday morning and blamed “human error" for the shootdown. The jetliner, went down on the outskirts of Tehran during takeoff just hours after Iran launched a barrage of missiles at US forces.

11:30:02 on 11 Jan

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Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas on Friday became the 1st governor in the country to refuse to accept refugees after President Trump signed an executive order empowering local jurisdictions to consent to the federal programme. In September, after slashing the annual national refugee cap to a historic low, Trump also gave states and localities sweeping authority to block refugee.

10:33:01 on 11 Jan

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Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas on Friday became the 1st governor in the country to refuse to accept refugees after President Trump signed an executive order empowering local jurisdictions to consent to the federal programme. In September, after slashing the annual national refugee cap to a historic low, Trump also gave states and localities sweeping authority to block refugee.

10:30:01 on 11 Jan

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Australia urged nearly a quarter of a million people to evacuate their homes on Friday and prepared military backup as authorities said the next few hours could be “very, very challenging” even as rain poured down in some parts. Defense personnel stood ready to move to bushfire grounds if conditions became extreme, Prime Minister Scott Morrison told reporters.

05:33:02 on 10 Jan

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Australia urged nearly a quarter of a million people to evacuate their homes on Friday and prepared military backup as authorities said the next few hours could be “very, very challenging” even as rain poured down in some parts. Defense personnel stood ready to move to bushfire grounds if conditions became extreme, Prime Minister Scott Morrison told reporters.

05:30:01 on 10 Jan

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Reigniting a debate over who has the power to declare war, the Democratic-controlled House on Thursday approved a resolution asserting that President Trump must seek approval from Congress before engaging in further military action against Iran. The measure will “protect American lives and values” by limiting Trump’s military actions, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said.

11:03:02 on 10 Jan

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Reigniting a debate over who has the power to declare war, the Democratic-controlled House on Thursday approved a resolution asserting that President Trump must seek approval from Congress before engaging in further military action against Iran. The measure will “protect American lives and values” by limiting Trump’s military actions, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said.

11:00:02 on 10 Jan

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