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Trump not anti-immigrant: White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah

A prominent Indian-American, who holds a key position in the White House, has refuted the notion that US President Donald Trump is anti-immigrant.

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7.3 magnitude quake strikes east of New Caledonia: USGS

Sydney, Nov 20 (AFP) A powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck off the eastern coast of New Caledonia today in the tectonically active Pacific regio...

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Donald Trump says he should have left UCLA players in Chinese jail

Trump has said he raised the players' detention with Chinese President Xi Jinping during the leaders' recent meeting in Beijing.

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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has 'agreed to resign': Source

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has agreed to resign, a source close to the presidency told AFP Sunday, as his authoritarian 37-year reign drew to a close days after a military takeover.

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Women-only festival for Sweden after rape complaints

A Swedish comedian announced Sunday the launch of a women-only music festival, after the country's largest event was cancelled following a string of sexual assault and rape complaints.

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German Chancellor Merkel struggles to avert coalition talks collapse

Chancellor Angela Merkel was struggling Sunday to prevent a collapse in high stakes coalition talks, which could force new elections and destabilise Germany and Europe.

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A local Muslim association has said it intends to hold prayers in the city centre next Friday. (Photo | AP)
France to 'prevent' Muslim street prayers in Paris suburb

The row about prayer space saw around 100 local French politicians attempt to block worshippers on November 10, disrupting the crowd by singing the French national anthem.

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Egypt asks Palestine to maintain relations with US

Egypt has asked Palestine not to cut off communications with the US in response to the State Department's threat to close the Palestine Liberation Organisation's office in Washington.

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European Council President Donald Tusk. (Photo | AP)
Poland tensions with Ukraine and EU, a Kremlin plan: Donald Tusk

European Council President Donald Tusk on Sunday questioned whether tensions between Poland's rightwing government with Ukraine and the EU is a "Kremlin plan".

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Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. (Photo | AP)
Sri Lanka PM orders tight security in areas affected by violence

The violent clashes that erupted on Friday night caused damage to property in Gintota town in the southern district of Galle.

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Stampede for food aid kills at least 15 women in Morocco

At least 15 people were killed and five others injured Sunday in a crush as food aid was being distributed near the coastal tourist town of Essaouira in western Morocco.

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UN coordinator for humanitarian and development affairs in Syria Ali al-Zaatari called on 'all warring sides to avoid targeting civilians'.
UN calls on Syria warring sides to stop targeting civilians

Rebel groups and regime forces are locked in a cycle of tit-for-tat attacks around Damascus and in the opposition-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta.

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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe  (Photo | AP)
Robert Mugabe's end game: How the president could leave power

Zimbabwe's ruling party ZANU-PF sacked President Robert Mugabe as party leader Sunday marking the accelerating collapse of the 93-year-old's support and power base.

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Libya says to probe 'slave auction' footage

Libya will investigate alleged slave trading in the country following the release of video footage appearing to show migrants being auctioned off.

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Puigdemont and four former regional ministers are currently fugitives from Spain. (Photo | AP)
European Union official backs Spain in fight against Catalan secession 

Catalonia's secessionist push is nothing short of a "disaster" that the Europe Union will work to impede in support of a unified Spain, said the European Commission's president.

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Car plunges into gorge killing five in Pakistan 

Pakistani police say a car carrying a family has fallen off a mountainous road into a deep gorge killing five and wounding one in the country's northwest.

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Trump era sparks new debate about nuclear war authority 

Procedures are in place for ensuring U.S. nuclear weapons are ready for a presidential launch order in response to or in anticipation of a nuclear attack by North Korea or anyone else.

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Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (File photo | AP)
No court decision can weaken my bond with people, says Nawaz Sharif

Sharif and some of his family members are facing charges relating to their ownership of properties in London in connection with the Panama Papers scandal.

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Palestinian Authority ordered to pay for deadly attack

The Jerusalem District Court named imprisoned Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti as one of the seven liable to compensate relatives for their role in the shooting that killed three family members.

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Netanyahu last visited the Elysee in July. (Photo | AP)
Israeli PM Netanyahu to meet France's Macron on Lebanon crisis

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris in early December for talks expected to include developments in Lebanon.

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Curfew clashes in Cameroon's anglophone region injure four

The authorities imposed the 10:00 pm to 5:00 am curfew for Bamenda on November 8 after three paramilitary police were murdered.

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