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Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (File | AP)
Netanyahu cancels meeting with German foreign minister over West Bank

Earlier, Netanyahu threatened that he would call off his meeting with Gabriel if the latter met with the two rights groups.

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Masahiro Imamura is surrounded by journalists after submitting his resignation from his post, disaster reconstruction minister | AP
Japan minister resigns over remark about 2011 tsunami

Imamura's resignation comes a day after he made the remark in a speech at a ruling party reception, which Abe also attended.

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Pakistani paramilitary troops take up positions during a gunbattle with militants in Karachi, Pakistan Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Pakistani paramilitary forces raided an apartment in the port city of Karachi, acting on a tip that militants were hiding there. The paramilitary force said that after a seven-hour siege, three militants, including a woman, blew themselves up inside the apartment. (AP)
Pakistan raises death toll to 14 in Taliban roadside bombing

The blast ripped through the van travelling through a minority Shiite region of the Kurram tribal area, which borders Afghanistan.

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Indian citizen held in US, charged with insider worth USD 48k

A 41-year-old Indian citizen has been arrested on charges of insider trading and making thousands of dollars using confidential information of a private equity firm's acquisition.

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This Wednesday, March 29, 2017, photo shows a sign outside the Comcast Center in Philadelphia. The telecom industry’s lobbying muscle pushed a consumer privacy measure to a swift death in Congress. Republicans struck down Obama-era rules that would have imposed tight restrictions on what broadband companies. (AP)
Internet firms winding up for a fight on 'net neutrality'

Internet companies are readying for a showdown with telecoms and a Republican-controlled government over a policy near and dear to their hearts: net neutrality.

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Evening rush hour commuters look at the departures board while at Penn Station, Friday, April 14, 2017, in New York. (AP)
New York rush hour commuters hit by train delays

Double mishaps at Penn Station in New York City caused massive morning and evening rush hour delays and service disruptions.

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Pope Francis (File Photo | AP)
Pope to boost Muslim ties on security-tight Egypt trip

Security will be high for the Cairo visit after two bombings in Coptic churches earlier this month that killed 45 people.

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In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, a newly-built aircraft carrier is transferred from dry dock into the water at a launch ceremony at a shipyard in Dalian in northeastern China's Liaoning Province, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. (AP)
China launches first domestically-made aircraft carrier

State media reported Wednesday's launch of the 50,000-ton carrier from a shipyard in the northern port city of Dalian.

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Protesters and police stand by as trailers carrying US THAAD missile defence equipment enter a deployment site in Seongju, early on April 26, 2017. | AFP
US THAAD missile defence equipment enters South Korea site: Yonhap

Trailers carrying US THAAD missile defence equipment entered a deployment site in South Korea early today with tensions high over North Korea's intentions.

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US President Trump. (File photo | AP)
Trump sends Indian-American Vishal J Amin's name to Senate for IP czar

President Donald Trump has sent to the Senate Indian-American Vishal J Amin's name to be the US' new Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator.

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Rick Perry (File Photo | AP)
US should stay in Paris climate accord: Energy secretary

A decision is expected by President Donald Trump next month on whether or not to stay in the landmark 2015 Paris Agreement limiting global carbon emissions, signed by 194 countries.

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Rasmea Odeh outside the Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse in Detroit on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, is expected to agree to be deported for failing to disclose her conviction for bombings in Israel in the late 1960s. | AP
Palestinian activist pleads guilty to US immigration crime

Rasmea Odeh (OH'-duh) refused to say the word "guilty." But she told a Detroit federal judge on Tuesday that she signed a plea agreement admitting her crime.

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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin smiles while speaking to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, April 24, 2017. | AP
GOP budget hawks open to Trump tax plan despite deficit

Republicans who slammed the growing national debt under Democrat Barack Obama said Tuesday they are open to President Donald Trump's tax plan.

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An anti-government protester holds a Venezuelan flag during clashes against security forces in Caracas on April 19. (File Photo | AP)
Venezuela opposition defiant as protesters shot dead

Venezuela's opposition vowed no letup in its bid to remove leftist President Nicolas Maduro from power, even as more protesters were shot dead in an increasingly violent political crisis.

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US President Donald Trump and canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (File | AP)
Moving beyond China and Mexico, Trump targets Canada trade

President Donald Trump has long railed about unfair trade practices of China and Mexico. Now he's drawn a new target — Canada.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., accompanied by, from left, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, speaks during a media availability following a policy luncheon, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. | AP
GOP drops US-Mexico wall demands as spending talks advance

The emerging measure would increase the defense budget and eliminate the threat of a government shutdown on Trump's 100th day in office this Saturday.

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Protesters hold up signs outside a courthouse where a federal judge will hear arguments in the first lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's executive order to withhold funding from communities that limit cooperation with immigration authorities Friday, April 14, 2017, in San Francisco. | AP
US federal Judge blocks Trump order on sanctuary city funding

A federal judge on Tuesday blocked a Trump administration order to withhold funding from communities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities.

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Cab aggregator Uber |File photo
Uber wants to launch flying cars by 2020

The announcement came at a summit held in the Dallas area with partners in the project.

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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull | Reuters File Photo
Trump to meet Australia's Turnbull on May 4: White House

US President Donald Trump will meet Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull next week, the White House.

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US pushes UN to again consider arms embargo on South Sudan

Haley's remarks indicated that the new US administration would try again to push for an end to weapons sales and sanctions on those who undermine peace efforts.

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Independent centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron (File Photo | AP)
France's smug Macron under pressure to step up game against Le Pen

Macron has urged voters not to "give in to fear" and vowed to step up security cooperation with EU partners.

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