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Hate crime in Australia? Indian Catholic priest stabbed in Melbourne church

In an apparent case of hate crime, an Indian Catholic priest was stabbed by a 72-year-old man while leading the Sunday mass in a Melbourne church, media reports said.


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Federal judge blocks Trump's new travel ban nationwide

A federal judge in Hawaii issued a nationwide order Wednesday evening blocking President Trump’s ban on travel from parts of the Muslim world, signaling that Trump will have to account in court for his heated rhetoric about Islam.


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Donald Trump paid $38 million in taxes in 2005, White House says

Washington: President Donald Trump paid $38 million in taxes on more than $150 million in income in 2005, the White House said on Tuesday, responding to an MSNBC report that the network had obtained two pages of the returns.


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New York federal prosecutor Preet Bharara says he was fired after refusing to

The call to Preet Bharara's office from President Trump’s assistant came on Thursday. Would Mr. Bharara, the United States attorney in Manhattan, please call back? He did not.


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South Korean president Park Geun-hye impeached over corruption scandal

Seoul: South Korean President Park Geun-hye has been removed from office, with the Constitutional Court unanimously upholding a parliamentary vote to impeach her for her role in a corruption and influence-peddling scandal.


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Gunmen dressed as doctors attack Military Hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan

Kabul: An explosion and gunfire shook Kabul's diplomatic district Wednesday as gunmen dressed as doctors attacked Afghanistan's largest military hospital, officials said.


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Trump signs revised travel ban, blocks new visas for 6 Muslim-majority nations

Washington: US President Donald Trump signed a new travel ban Monday that administration officials said they hope will end legal challenges over the matter by imposing a 90-day ban on the issuance of new visas for citizens of six majority-Muslim nations.


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Trump says Obama tapped his phones but offers no evidence

Washington: President of the United States, Donald Trump, on Saturday accused former President Barack Obama of tapping his phones at Trump Tower the month before the election, but offered no evidence to support his claim.


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Donald Trump addresses US Congress, says 'The time for small thinking is over'

Washington: President of the United States Donald Trump delivered his first address to Congress on Tuesday proclaiming American greatness and pushing an ambitious agenda of economic nationalism, announcing, "The time for small thinking is over. The time for trivial fights is behind us."


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Indian techie's murder: White House breaks silence after a week, calls it

After keeping mum for almost a whole week, Donald Trump's White House today briefly touched on the murder of an Indian techie in Kansas, saying that "early reports out of Kansas are...disturbing."


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Small plane crashes into Southern California homes, 1 dead

Riverside, California: A small plane crashed into two houses in Riverside, Calif., Monday evening, killing one person and injuring five others.


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Boxing legend Muhammad Ali's son detained at Florida airport, questioned about

In a shocking incident, the son of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali was detained for four hours by immigration officials in Florida earlier this month and repeatedly asked about his religion.


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'Do we belong here?' asks wife of Indian shot dead by American

The wife of Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla, who was shot dead in an apparent hate crime by a US navy veteran at a bar in Olathe city, has said that she had her doubts about staying in the US but was assured by her husband that "good things happen in America".


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Indian man shot dead in possible hate crime in US, killer arrested

A Kansas man was charged on Thursday with fatally shooting an Indian man and wounding another Indian man and an American in a bar, as federal authorities investigated the incident as a possible hate crime.


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Kim Jong Un's half brother was killed by VX nerve agent: Malaysian police

A preliminary report from the Chemistry Department has indicated that a highly toxic chemical known as 'VX Nerve agent' was used to kill Kim Jong-nam, half brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, Malaysian police has confirmed.


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Trump appoints H.R. McMaster as National Security Adviser

Palm Beach, Florida: US President Donald Trump appointed Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster as his new national security adviser on Monday. McMaster is a highly respected military strategist known for challenging conventional thinking...


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Pakistan: Pervez Musharraf demands release of JuD chief Hafiz Saeed

Pakistan's former President Gen Pervez Musharraf has demanded JuD chief Hafiz Saeed's release from house arrest, claiming the Mumbai attack mastermind's outfit was a "very fine NGO" engaged in relief activities.


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Kim Jong Un's half brother murdered with poison: South Korea

The sudden death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half-brother was murder, South Korean officials said Wednesday. Kim Jong Nam died Monday soon after becoming ill at Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur...


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Trump's National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigns

Washington: National security adviser Michael Flynn resigned late Monday, following revelations that he discussed U.S. sanctions against Russia with that country's ambassador in the days surrounding their imposition ? and weeks before Donald Trump's inauguration.


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At least 10 including two top cops dead in blast in Pakistan's Lahore

At least ten people, including two top cops, were killed and several others injured in an explosion on Monday when a suicide bomber blew himself up during a protest rally outside the Punjab Assembly building in eastern Pakistan, police officials said.


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California: 130,000 ordered to evacuate near Oroville dam spillway

Washington: At least 130,000 people were asked to evacuate in the area near the Oroville Dam in California, US, Sunday after authorities warned an emergency spillway in the structure was in danger of failing and unleashing uncontrolled flood waters on towns below.


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North Korea tests ballistic missile; US to have a calibrated response

North Korea fired a ballistic missile into the sea off its east coast early on Sunday, the first such test since U.S. President Donald Trump was elected, and his administration indicated that Washington would...


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Trump considering 'brand new' immigration order after Court setback

Washington: United States' President Donald Trump vowed on Friday to order new security measures by next week intended to stop terrorists from entering the United States, while aides debated whether to ask the Supreme Court to reinstate his original travel ban that has now been blocked by lower courts.


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US Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch calls Trump's judge attacks 'demoralizing'

Washington: Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch, on Wednesday, called Trump's attacks on a federal judge "demoralizing" and "disheartening."


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Betsy DeVos confirmed as education secretary by historic tie-breaking vote of

Washington: Charter school advocate Betsy DeVos won confirmation as education secretary Tuesday by the slimmest of margins, winning approval only by the historic tie-breaking vote of Vice President Mike Pence.


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Appeals court to hear arguments on Trump travel ban

Washington: A federal appeals court will hear oral arguments Tuesday on the Justice Department's request to overturn a broad block on US President Donald Trump's travel ban executive order.


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Judge temporarily blocks Trump's travel ban, airlines told to allow passengers

Washington: A federal judge in Seattle on Friday temporarily blocked President Donald Trump's week-old immigration order from being enforced nationwide, allowing entry into the country to visa holders from seven predominantly Muslim countries.


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Pressure from US, China behind LeT founder Hafiz Saeed's house arrest?

Rising pressure from several quarters, including the US and China, led to Pakistan taking steps to curtail the activities of Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Saeed.


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Obama 'heartened' by resistance to Trump, says 'American values are at stake'

Chicago: Former President of the United States, Barack Obama, issued a cautious statement about President Donald Trump's travel ban and the protests against it.


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Trump fires acting attorney general over immigration order rift

Washington: President of the United States, Donald Trump, fired Acting Attorney General Sally Yates Monday night after the Obama holdover refused to defend his controversial refugee ban in court.


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