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Iraq official: Suicide bomber kills 6 at checkpoint in Anbar

An Iraqi security official says a suicide bomber has targeted a security checkpoint in the western province of Anbar, killing six people.   Maj. Gen. Qasem al-Dulaimi tells The Associated Press the attacker drove a booby-trapped vehicle into a joint security checkpoint managed by the Iraqi army and the Popular Mobilization Forces at the southern entrance of the town of ...

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UK child migrants sent to Australia sue government over abuse

More than 100 Britons who were forcibly sent abroad as children under a resettlement scheme are suing the UK government over the abuse they faced. In March this year, the Independent Inquiry Into Child Sex Abuse said survivors should receive financial compensation within 12 months. But the British government has failed to set up any scheme providing redress. Between 1945-70, ...

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Russia to hold biggest military drills since Cold War

Russia will flex its military muscles and hold the biggest war games since the Cold War era next month, including almost 300,000 troops and 1,000 aircraft, the defence ministry said Tuesday, leading NATO to warn of a “more assertive Russia”. The Vostok-2018, or East 18, exercises simulating large-scale warfare, which the Kremlin called “justified”, will be carried out from September ...

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Trump warns of ‘left-wing violence’ if Democrats win mid-term elections

US President Donald Trump has warned that his policies will be “violently” overturned if the Democrats win November’s mid-term elections. He told Evangelical leaders that the vote was a “referendum” on freedom of speech and religion, and that these were threatened by “violent people”.   He appealed to conservative Christian groups for help, saying they were one vote away from ...

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Govt to buy 600 buses from India under LoC

            The government is procuring 300 double-decker, 200 air-conditioned and 100 single-decker non-AC buses under the second Indian Line of Credit (LoC) to Bangladesh. A contract signing ceremony between Bangladesh and India for the procurement of 300 double-decker buses for the Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation under the second LoC extended by India to Bangladesh was ...

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Kareena Kapoor Khan: I am finally working with Ranveer

Kareena Kapoor Khan is excited to collaborate with Ranveer Singh in Karan Johar’s period drama, Takht. “It is great that finally after so many years, I will be sharing screen space with him. It was a long-due collaboration. He is a phenomenal actor,” she says. Kapoor was the first choice for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Ram Leela (2013). But when she ...

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Thai Junta to soon ease restrictions on political parties

Thailand’s military junta announced Tuesday it will ease some restrictions on political parties to let them conduct basic functions and prepare for elections set for early next year, but campaigning will still be forbidden. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said after a junta meeting that the new rules would allow political parties to hold meetings, make adjustments to regulations, appoint managers ...

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Federer dominates Nishioka to reach US Open 2nd round

Five-time champion Roger Federer eased into the second round of the US Open on Tuesday, beating Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka 6-2, 6-2, 6-4.   Federer, who claimed his last title at Flushing Meadows back in 2008, needed an hour and 52 minutes to dispatch Nishioka, who was ranked 58th in the world last March before tearing a left knee ligament and ...

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Scallop war: French and British boats clash in Channel

  French fishermen have been accused of throwing insults, rocks and smoke bombs at their British rivals in the English Channel in a vicious scrap over scallops. The clash happened around 12 nautical miles (22km) off the Normandy coast, near the Bay of Seine.  British boats are legally entitled to fish in the scallop-rich area.   But their presence has ...

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Julia Banks: Exiting Australia MP decries ‘bullying’ of women

An Australian government MP has revealed she will not contest the next election, condemning the parliament’s “bullying and intimidation” of women. Julia Banks branded a party coup that ousted Malcolm Turnbull as PM last week as “the final straw” in her decision.   In a withering statement, Ms Banks took aim at the “scourge of cultural and gender bias” in ...

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