• Imran Khan's ex-wife threatens to file defamation suit against Reham Khan
Imran Khan's ex-wife threatens to file defamation suit against Reham Khan

Reham's autobiography triggered a controversy last week, when actor Hamza Ali Abbasi claimed he had read the manuscript and accused her of working at the behest of the PML-N to malign several PTI leaders and activists ahead of the general election to be held on July 25.

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  • Trump hosts first iftar
Trump hosts first iftar

President Donald Trump will host an iftar dinner on Wednesday to celebrate the month of Ramadan, a White House official told Politico . Leading Muslim groups in Washington who attended the event under previous administrations said Trump's continued targeting of Islam and its followers made engagement with his administration a futile, if not im...

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  • Calls grow for expulsion of disputed US envoy
Calls grow for expulsion of disputed US envoy

The issue would be looked at again on Wednesday when Grenell is due to make his first official call at the ministry, the spokesman said. Now, Grenell is being criticized over an interview with hard right news site Breitbart , in which he said he wants to "empower" conservatives in Europe .

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  • United States calls on OAS members to suspend Venezuela
United States calls on OAS members to suspend Venezuela

A draft text, which should be voted on Tuesday, declared support for the people of Nicaragua and for all parties to engage "constructively in peaceful negotiations to strengthen democratic institutions and hold free, fair and timely elections".

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  • United States embassy pulls more China staff over mystery illness
United States embassy pulls more China staff over mystery illness

Embassy staff in Cuba, the State Department said Wednesday. The two Americans evacuated worked at the American Consulate in the southern city of Guangzhou, the New York Times reported Wednesday, adding that their colleagues and relatives are also being tested by a State Department medical team.

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  • Israeli troops shoot dead Palestinian stone-thrower
Israeli troops shoot dead Palestinian stone-thrower

Video live-streamed by a resident of Nabi Saleh showed a pool of blood where Tamimi had been shot, as well as almost a dozen Israeli soldiers crowding around the unresponsive young man apparently attempting to place him on a stretcher as Palestinians beseeched them to take Tamimi to a hospital for treatment.

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  • Putin: Trump and I 'regularly talk over the phone'
Putin: Trump and I 'regularly talk over the phone'

The Hill reports that official White House statements put the number of calls between the two at eight Trump took office. Putin dismissed the charges as "ridiculous" during an interview with Austrian public broadcaster ORF broadcast late Monday.

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  • Saudi Arabia grants first driving licences to women
Saudi Arabia grants first driving licences to women

Though the issuing of licenses appears to mark a step forward for Saudi Arabia , considered one of the world's most oppressive countries for women, the arrest last month of several women's rights activists ― including some who'd advocated for the right to drive ― has cast a dark shadow on the occasion.

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  • Giuliani: Kim Jong Un 'begged' for summit to be rescheduled
Giuliani: Kim Jong Un 'begged' for summit to be rescheduled

The summit will be held in the Capella Hotel on the exclusive resort of Sentosa, a tiny Singaporean island covered in golf courses that was once a pirate hangout. He hailed the "unprecedented" steps by the North, including the suspension of nuclear and missile tests and the demolition of its nuclear test site, as important shows of goodwill.

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  • China warns US against provocations following B-52 flyby
China warns US against provocations following B-52 flyby

A flyby of a Chinese-held shoal in the South China Sea by U.S. B-52 bombers sparked harsh words from Beijing on Wednesday, the latest sign in escalating tensions between the two military powers. Despite Beijing's protests, U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis has said America will continue to conduct such operations and "compete vigorously" if...

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  • United Nations presents first global outlook against plastic pollution
United Nations presents first global outlook against plastic pollution

He lamented that mankind has "become over-dependent on single use or disposable plastic with its attendant and severe environmental consequences". "Plastic pollution is particularly insidious because once plastics enter into the environment, they do not biodegrade, but simply break down into smaller pieces over time", said Molewa.

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  • Dennis Rodman Reportedly Will Head to Trump-Kim Summit
Dennis Rodman Reportedly Will Head to Trump-Kim Summit

Rodman, who became known during his basketball days for his colorful hair and freaky antics, has developed an unlikely friendship with Kim. Darren Prince, a representative for Rodman, told the New York Post that no trip to Singapore had been confirmed yet but he would be willing to go if asked.

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  • Axe-wielding Palestinian is shot dead while trying to breach Gaza border
Axe-wielding Palestinian is shot dead while trying to breach Gaza border

Witnesses say Israeli soldiers shot dead 21-year-old Palestinian medic Razan al-Najjar as she ran toward the border fence to provide medical aid to a wounded protester. The protests, led by the Islamic militant Hamas that rules Gaza, are meant to oppose an 11-year-old Israeli-Egyptian blockade on the tiny coastal strip which was imposed when Hamas ...

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  • BSF troopers killed, 6 injured in Pakistan ceasefire violation
BSF troopers killed, 6 injured in Pakistan ceasefire violation

The special hotline contract between Indian DGMO Lt General Anil Chauhan and Pakistani DGMO Major General Sahir Shamshad Mirza, had been initiated by Pakistan, after which both the armies issued identical statements, reiterating commitment to the ceasefire understanding.

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  • Trump appealing ruling that bars blocking of Twitter critics
Trump appealing ruling that bars blocking of Twitter critics

The plaintiffs believed that blocking an open platform for discussion restricts the freedom of speech of citizens. Buchwald agreed that the blocks violated the First Amendment, ruling that the President can't block someone on Twitter "in response to the political views that person has expressed".

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  • Stanford sex assault case judge recalled by Northern Calif. voters
Stanford sex assault case judge recalled by Northern Calif. voters

Doe's victim-impact statement reverberated across the country with its piercing details recounting the horror of waking up in a hospital to learn she had potentially been penetrated by a stranger - and in her direct confrontation of Turner.

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  • White House reportedly considering new economic penalties against Canada
White House reportedly considering new economic penalties against Canada

According to the sources, Trudeau pressed Trump on how he could justify the tariffs as a "national security" issue. The tariffs came as the Trump administration threw yet another complication into the fractious NAFTA talks by saying it wants to splinter discussions with Canada and Mexico and work on separate agreements rather than continue th...

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  • Wildwood Police Action on Beach Not Criminal; Department to Conduct Internal Investigation
Wildwood Police Action on Beach Not Criminal; Department to Conduct Internal Investigation

Cell phone video and body cam footage shows the moment Weinman was arrested after refusing to show an officer her ID. Despite two videos, the story is still very much a she-said/police-said situation, but it seems fair to say the situation got unnecessarily violent, regardless of whether Emily was in the right or not to withhold her name from t...

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  • US urges China to release Tiananmen crackdown death toll
US urges China to release Tiananmen crackdown death toll

Hundreds, if not thousands, of unarmed protesters and onlookers were killed after China's Communist leaders ordered the military to retake Tiananmen Square from the student-led demonstrators. In a statement on Sunday [3 June 2018] the recently appointed Pompeo said he remembered "the tragic loss of innocent lives". Mr Pompeo quoted the dissid...

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  • 100 firefighters tackle blaze at London's Mandarin Oriental
100 firefighters tackle blaze at London's Mandarin Oriental

More than 100 firefighters were sent to tackle the fire at the five-star Mandarin Oriental hotel, in the exclusive Knightsbridge district of the United Kingdom capital. But two hours after the blaze was reported at 3.55pm, more than 100 frustrated staff were still standing in Hyde Park to the rear of the hotel, waiting for more information.

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  • Russian Federation jails Ukrainian journalist for 12 years for spying
Russian Federation jails Ukrainian journalist for 12 years for spying

According to Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB), the Ukrainian citizen has "purposively collected classified information about the Armed Forces and National Guard of Russian Federation". Sushchenko pleaded not guilty at the start of his trial in March. The state prosecution had asked to put Sushchenko behind bars for 14 years, the Mediazona ...

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  • Search continues as Guatemala toll rises to 72
Search continues as Guatemala toll rises to 72

Sunday's eruption caught residents of remote mountain hamlets off guard, with little or no time to flee to safety. The peak had its most devastating eruption in more than four decades on Sunday, showering ash on a wide area and sending lava flows through nearby towns.

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  • Puerto Ricans pay tribute to Hurricane Maria's victims
Puerto Ricans pay tribute to Hurricane Maria's victims

However, officials did not provide causes of death for any of the 11,459 total people deceased during the period. It was the first time in months that the territorial government has released mortality data, and the numbers indicate that the death toll from the hurricane was far greater than the official tally of 64.

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  • HHS Considers Holding Migrant Children at Military Bases
HHS Considers Holding Migrant Children at Military Bases

She said information received from U.S. civil society groups indicated that several hundred children had been separated from their parents at the border since October, including a one-year-old. In fact, no law requires separating children from families, and the practice was put in place by his administration just months ago. "We have in the...

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  • Mitch McConnell Cancels Senate's August Recess
Mitch McConnell Cancels Senate's August Recess

Republicans are working with the narrowest of majorities as Sen. "While it's obviously important that Senators listen to and learn from our constituents at home, we need to pass a real budget this summer, not yet another pork-filled omnibus", said Sasse in the statement .

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