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White House officials to kick off big Trump impeachment week

Photo: Former National Security Council Director for European Affairs Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman returns to the Capitol to review transcripts of his testimony in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. Two top national security aides who listened to President Donald Trump’s call with Ukraine are preparing to testify in the impeachment hearings, launching ...

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North Korea says it won’t give Trump a summit for free

Photo: In this undated photo provided on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, poses with North Korean air force sharpshooters and soldiers for a photo at an unknown location in North Korea. North Korea on Monday responded to a tweet by U.S. President Donald Trump that hinted at another summit ...

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Gotabaya Rajapaksa sworn in as Sri Lanka’s new president

Photo: Sri Lanka’s newly elected president Gotabaya Rajapaksa addresses the nation after his swearing in ceremony held at the 140 B.C Ruwanweli Seya Buddhist temple in ancient kingdom of Anuradhapura in northcentral Sri Lanka Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. Former defense official Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been sworn in as Sri Lanka’s president and appealed to the minority Tamil and Muslim communities ...

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4 shot dead, several injured as gunmen open fire at backyard party in California

Several people were shot dead while watching a football game at a central California home on Sunday, police said. Police were called to the scene after at least two people snuck into the backyard of a home in Fresno, around 200 miles (320 kilometers) north of Los Angeles, and opened fire. “What we found were several individuals deceased in the ...

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Egypt says 9 killed in road accident in southern province

Egyptian police say nine people were killed when a minibus collided with a small truck on a highway in the southern province of Sohag. A police statement says the accident took place late on Saturday and that along with the nine killed, nine others were injured. Sohag is located 390 kilometers, or 244 miles, south of the Egyptian capital of ...

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8 dead amid protests in Bolivia

At least eight people died after the police and military forces clashed with protestors on Friday in the Bolivian city of Sacaba, Cochabamba department, local authorities reported on Saturday. “We have eight confirmed dead; we’re highly concerned by the number of dead,” the department’s ombudsman Nelson Cox told Xinhua over phone. “Additionally, 132 people were injured, according to the investigation. ...

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Car bomb kills at least 18 in Syrian town held by Turkey

A car bomb exploded Saturday in a northern Syrian town controlled by Turkey-backed opposition fighters, killing at least 18 people and wounding several others, Syrian opposition activists and Turkey’s Defense Ministry said. Northern Syria has been hit by several explosions that have killed and wounded scores of people over the past month. That’s since Turkey began a military operation against ...

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Serbia’s president hospitalized with cardiovascular problems

The office of Serbia’s president says he has been hospitalized with cardiovascular problems. The statement released Saturday says that Aleksandar Vucic was admitted to the military hospital in Belgrade, the capital, on Friday afternoon. No other details were immediately available. Serbian media have reported in the past that the 49-year-old Vucic suffers from high blood pressure. A former extreme nationalist ...

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3 killed, 3 injured in cooking plant boiler explosion in India’s Bihar

Three labourers were killed and three others injured when a boiler of a cooking plant exploded in Bihar’s East Champaran district of India on Saturday, police said, reports PTI. The boiler of the cooking plant of an NGO at Bangra Nagar panchayat area exploded when labourers were preparing mid-day meals to be supplied to a government schools, Sugauli Police Station ...

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Roadside bomb kills 3 paramilitary troops in Pakistan

Three paramilitary troops were killed and five others injured by a road side bomb attack in southwest Pakistan on Friday night, reports AP. Zia Lango, home minister for Baluchistan province, says a remote-controlled bomb was placed in a motorcycle parked in the town of Kuchlak, a suburb of the provincial capital Quetta.He told reporters early Saturday that the blast targeted ...

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