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Trump opponent Warren reveals DNA test in challenge to president
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Trump opponent Warren reveals DNA test in challenge to president

(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 13, 2018 US Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) addresses a town hall meeting in Roxbury, Massachusetts, October 13, 2018. – A US Senator seen as a top contender for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020 has released a DNA test providing "strong evidence" […]

South Africa president denies ignoring fraud at failed bank
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South Africa president denies ignoring fraud at failed bank

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses people during a hand over of 4,586 hectares of land to the community of KwaMkwanazi in Empangeni, some 145 kilometres north of Durban, on October 14, 2018 during a ceremony to mark the successful transfer of land and ownership to the community following a […]

Scottish leader vows to reject UK prime minister’s Brexit deal
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Scottish leader vows to reject UK prime minister’s Brexit deal

Scotland's First Minister and leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP), Nicola Sturgeon, acknowledges the applause from delegates after delivering her keynote speech on the final day of the SNP annual conference in Glasgow on October 9, 2018. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN / AFP) Scotland’s pro-independence leader vowed on Monday […]

Lewinsky affair not an abuse of power, says Hillary Clinton
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Lewinsky affair not an abuse of power, says Hillary Clinton

(FILES) This file photo taken on November 7, 2016 shows Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaking during a rally outside the University of Pittsburgh's Cathedral of Learning in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Hillary Clinton got a reminder that exactly one year ago, then FBI director James Comey said he was re-opening a […]

Shooting at toddler’s Texas birthday party leaves 4 dead
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Shooting at toddler’s Texas birthday party leaves 4 dead

dispute between members of two families at a toddler's first birthday party in Texas erupted into gunfire. A dispute between members of two families at a toddler’s first birthday party in Texas erupted into gunfire, leaving four men dead and a fifth wounded, police confirmed Sunday. The fight broke out […]

Saudi Arabia vows retaliation if punished over missing critic
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Saudi Arabia vows retaliation if punished over missing critic

(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 15, 2014, general manager of Alarab TV, Jamal Khashoggi, looks on during a press conference in the Bahraini capital Manama. – US President Donald Trump said October 11, 2018 he was not yet prepared to limit arms sales to Saudi Arabia over […]

Swedish centre-right leader abandons first bid to form government
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Swedish centre-right leader abandons first bid to form government

Ulf Kristersson, leader of Sweden's Moderate party, gives a press conference after his meeting with the Speaker of the Parliament in Stockholm, Sweden October, 14 2018. – Kristersson announced that his attempt to form a government failed. (Photo by Henrik MONTGOMERY / TT News Agency / AFP) / Sweden OUT […]

Embattled Bangladesh opposition forges new alliance
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Embattled Bangladesh opposition forges new alliance

Activists of Bangladesh Nationalist Party shout slogans following the arrival of the Bangladesh's main opposition leader and Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) in Dhaka on October 6, 2018. – Jailed Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia was admitted to hospital in Dhaka […]

Netherlands in a ‘cyberwar’ with Russia, says defence minister
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Netherlands in a ‘cyberwar’ with Russia, says defence minister

(L/R): Head of Dutch Military Intelligence and Security Service Onno Eichelsheim, Minister of Defence Ank Bijleveld and British ambassador Peter Wilson attend a press conference of the Dutch Military Intelligence and Security Service (MIVD) at The Hague, The Netherlands, on October 4, 2018. – Dutch intelligence thwarted a Russian cyber […]

US is loser by abandoning Iran nuclear deal
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US is loser by abandoning Iran nuclear deal

A handout picture provided by the office of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on October 14, 2018 shows him giving a speech during a ceremony at Tehran University marking the beginning of the new Iranian academic year. (Photo by STRINGER / IRANIAN PRESIDENCY / AFP) / Iran’s president boasted Sunday that […]

Murdered Salvadoran, Pope Paul VI made saints
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Murdered Salvadoran, Pope Paul VI made saints

Catholic faithfuls take part in the "pilgrimage of light" in San Salvador, on the eve of blessed Monsignor Oscar Romero's canonization on October 13, 2018. – Hundreds of churchgoers from around Central America paraded in San Salvador Saturday to celebrate the impending canonization of slain Salvadoran cleric Oscar Romero. (Photo […]

Rebels fire shells from Syria buffer despite heavy arms pullout
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Rebels fire shells from Syria buffer despite heavy arms pullout

(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 27, 2018 shows Syrian men riding a motorcycle past heavily-damaged buildings in the rebel-held town of Maaret al-Numan, in the north of Idlib province. (Photo by OMAR HAJ KADOUR / AFP) Rebels have fired mortar shells from a planned buffer zone in […]

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Boulders litter Uganda villages crushed by deadly landslide

On a muddy outcrop on the banks of the Sume river, grief-stricken families gaze at enormous boulders that stand testimony to the force of the deluge which engulfed their homes. Hundreds of newly-deposited rocks, each the size of a van, litter the riverbanks after Thursday’s landslide which killed 42 people […]

Thousands rally in Chicago against Trump’s ‘anti-woman agenda’
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Thousands rally in Chicago against Trump’s ‘anti-woman agenda’

Women gather for a rally and march at Grant Park on October 13, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois to inspire voter turnout ahead of midterm polls in the United States. Women angered by the bitter fight over a US Supreme Court nominee and what they called the "anti-woman agenda" of the […]

Freed US pastor heads home from Turkey, Trump thanks Erdogan
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Freed US pastor heads home from Turkey, Trump thanks Erdogan

US pastor Andrew Craig Brunson (C) arrives at Adnan Menderes airport in Izmir, on October 12, 2018 after being freed following a trial in a court in Aliaga in western Izmir province. US pastor Andrew Brunson, freed after a two-year detention in Turkey that shook relations between the countries, said […]

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Trump vows ‘severe punishment’ if journalist killed by Saudi

US President Donald Trump has said Saudi Arabia could be behind the disappearance of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi and warned Washington would inflict “severe punishment” if he was murdered. The Saudi critic has not been seen since he walked into the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul on October 2, with Turkish […]

At least 12 killed in bomb attack on Afghan election rally
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At least 12 killed in bomb attack on Afghan election rally

[FILE]ATTENTION EDITORS – VISUAL COVERAGE OF SCENES OF INJURY OR DEATH Afghan journalists are seen after a blast in Afghanistan. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani TEMPLATE OUT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY A motorcycle carrying explosives blew up among supporters of an Afghan election candidate on Saturday, killing at least 12 people, officials […]

Portugal’s defence minister resigns over arms theft scandal
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Portugal’s defence minister resigns over arms theft scandal

Portugal's Defence Minister Jose Alberto Azeredo Lopes Portugal’s Defence Minister Jose Alberto Azeredo Lopes resigned Friday over a scandal which has seen senior figures in the military and police forces arrested over the theft of rockets, grenades, and cartridges from a military arms depot. Lopes said he was stepping down […]

Saudis welcome joint Turkey probe into missing journalist
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Saudis welcome joint Turkey probe into missing journalist

A security member of the consulate stands at the entrance door of the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul on October 12, 2018. – Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Britain expressed concern about the fate of a journalist who vanished after entering its Istanbul consulate last week.But Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf al […]