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US to toughen airline security; holds off laptop ban expansion

The Secretary of Homeland Security said evolving terror threats made it imperative to raise security standards for airlines from all countries, rather than take a piecemeal approach on electronics.

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British Prime Minister Theresa May. | AP File Photo
UK's weakened Conservative minority government passes first vote since election

The House of Commons voted 323 to 309 against a call by the main opposition Labour Party for a pay raise for public-sector workers and the reversal of cuts to police and firefighting budgets.

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The new Ten Commandments monument outside the state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., is blocked off on Wednesday morning, June 28, 2017, after someone crashed into it with a vehicle, less than 24 hours after the privately funded monument was installed on the Capitol grounds. (Photo | AP)
US man arrested after ramming car into Ten Commandments monument

In October 2014 the suspect, Reed, destroyed another Ten Commandments monument that had been installed at the foot of the Oklahoma state legislature.

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Kenya becomes first country in Africa to use generic of current AIDS drug

Kenya's government and the global health initiative Unitaid announced that the East African nation will make the generic version of dolutegravir available for routine use.

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Focus on defences as users scramble after global ransomware attack

The malware that, once in a computer, locked away data from users who were then told to pay, bore resemblances to the recent WannaCry attack.

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Gunmen attack UN convoy near Libya capital: Sources

The source was unable to say whether there were any casualties among the seven members of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) who came under attack.

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Russia assumes President Putin, US counterpart Trump will meet at G20 summit: Foreign Minister Lavrov

Moscow "assumes" that Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet US counterpart Donald Trump during next week's G20 summit in German, Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday.

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US President Donald Trump shaking hands with French President Emmanuel Macron. (File photo | AP)
US President Trump accepts President Macron invite to national day parade: France

Trump will attend the traditional parade on the Champs-Elysees avenue, where US soldiers will march alongside French troops to commemorate the centenary of America entering World War I, officials said

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Defence Secretary Jim Mattis. (File photo | AP)
Pentagon chief Mattis says Syrian President Assad took Trump's chemical warning 'seriously'

White House spokesman Sean Spicer warned Monday night that if "Assad conducts another mass murder attack using chemical weapons, he and his military will pay a heavy price."

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In this image made from video broadcast by North Korean broadcaster KRT, North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un salutes during a parade at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang. (Photo | AP)
North Korea threatens to kill South's ex-president Park: KCNA

North Korea threatened to kill the South's former president over an alleged plot to assassinate its leader Kim Jong-Un.

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Japan carrier forces wheelchair-bound man to crawl onto plane

The carrier, the budget arm of All Nippon Airways, did not have a lift at the small airport to move disabled passengers from the tarmac up to the jet's door

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People walk holding a large rainbow flag during a Gay Pride Parade. (File photo | AP)
German parliament paves way for gay marriage vote on Friday

The reform would grant full marital rights, including the possibility to jointly adopt children, to gay and lesbian couples.

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China bulldozes Indian bunker in Sikkim: Sources

The forcible removal of the old bunker by using heavy machinery like a bulldozer came when the Indian side did not agree to a request by the Chinese authorities to dismantle it, the sources said.

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Nepalese voters casts their ballots at a polling station in Nepalgunj, some 510 kilometers south-west of Kathmandu on June 28, 2017. (Photo | AFP)
Nepal holds landmark polls in troubled south

The elections began last month in other parts of the nation but were repeatedly delayed in the southern plains, which were shaken two years ago by deadly ethnic protests.

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Air strikes in IS-held area of Syria kill 30 civilians: Monitor

The strikes came just two days after a suspected coalition strike on an IS jail in the province reportedly killed 42 prisoners and 15 jihadists.

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Brexit to blow 20 billion euro hole in European Union budget: Commissioner

EU Budget Commissioner Guenther Oettinger, of Germany, called on the bloc to improve the efficiency of its spending in the wake of Brexit in March 2019

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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks during a media conference at NATO headquarters in Brussels on June 28. (Photo | AP)
NATO says ransomware attacks a call to arms

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg warns the alliance must step up its defence against cyberattacks.

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. (File Photo | AFP)
Iran says US travel ban is 'racist' and 'unfair'

A spokesman was quoted by state TV as saying it is "regrettable" that Washington "closes its eyes to the main perpetrators of terrorist acts in the US."

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Sikkim standoff: China says road construction 'legitimate'

China said the road was being built on Chinese territory that neither belongs to India nor Bhutan and no other country had the right to interfere.

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Ozone recovery may be delayed by rise of paint stripper chemicals

Researchers have warned that due to the recent increase in an unregulated ozone-depleting substance, the recovery of Antarctic ozone levels can be delayed by five up to 30 years.

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9-Kg live lobster found in luggage at Boston airport

The Transportation Security Administration says a 9 Kilogram live lobster has been spotted in a passenger's luggage at Boston's Logan International Airport.

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