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  • Pro-gun activist shot by four-year-old son

    A four-year-old boy accidentally shot his mother in the U.S. State of Florida, leaving the woman known for her strong pro-gun stance seriously wounded and facing possible charges, officials said on Thursday. Jamie Gilt (31) was driving down a road in Putnam County on Tue ....

    A four-year-old boy accidentally shot his mother in the U.S. State of Florida, leaving the woman known for her strong pro-gun stance seriously wounded and facing possible charges, officials said on Thursday. Jamie Gilt (31) was driving down a road in Putnam County on Tue ....

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  • U.S Senate allows F-16 sale to Pakistan, with riders

     An attempt by Republican Senator Rand Paul to stall a U.S move to sell eight F-16s to Pakistan hit a procedural roadblock in the Senate on Thursday, but lawmakers expressed strong disapproval of the deal and its future remains uncertain. Mr Paul’s move to dis ....

     An attempt by Republican Senator Rand Paul to stall a U.S move to sell eight F-16s to Pakistan hit a procedural roadblock in the Senate on Thursday, but lawmakers expressed strong disapproval of the deal and its future remains uncertain. Mr Paul’s move to dis ....

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  • Arab League brands Hezbollah group a terrorist organisation

    Egypt’s state news agency says the Arab League has formally branded Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group a terrorist organisation. MENA says the decision came during the league foreign ministers’ meeting Friday. The move aligns the 22-member league f ....

    Egypt’s state news agency says the Arab League has formally branded Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group a terrorist organisation. MENA says the decision came during the league foreign ministers’ meeting Friday. The move aligns the 22-member league f ....

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  • ‘Colombo should move faster on reconciliation’

    Making a statement at the 31st session of the UNHRC in Geneva on Thursday, Mr. Hussein said: “It will be very important that this takes place in an environment free of surveillance and intimidation.” The U.N. High Commissioner will present an oral update ....

    Making a statement at the 31st session of the UNHRC in Geneva on Thursday, Mr. Hussein said: “It will be very important that this takes place in an environment free of surveillance and intimidation.” The U.N. High Commissioner will present an oral update ....

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  • Defiant Iran continues to test missiles

    Such phrases have been emblazoned on missiles fired before by Iran, but this test comes as the country recently signed a nuclear deal with world powers, including America. Hardliners in Iran’s military have fired rockets and missiles despite U.S. objections since ....

    Such phrases have been emblazoned on missiles fired before by Iran, but this test comes as the country recently signed a nuclear deal with world powers, including America. Hardliners in Iran’s military have fired rockets and missiles despite U.S. objections since ....

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  • Queen Elizabeth denies supporting Brexit

    The Queen may not comment on political issues, but she is under close and constant scrutiny for signs or giveaways on her in-out preferences. Both sides would like her on their team. A political storm has broken out after The Sun tabloid carried an exclusive with a p ....

    The Queen may not comment on political issues, but she is under close and constant scrutiny for signs or giveaways on her in-out preferences. Both sides would like her on their team. A political storm has broken out after The Sun tabloid carried an exclusive with a p ....

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  • Resolution passed to convert Sri Lankan Parliament into Constitutional Assembly

     The Sri Lankan Parliament on Wednesday evening adopted unanimously a resolution to convert itself into a Constitutional Assembly. Introduced by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in January, the resolution, since then, has undergone a number of changes on the basi ....

     The Sri Lankan Parliament on Wednesday evening adopted unanimously a resolution to convert itself into a Constitutional Assembly. Introduced by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in January, the resolution, since then, has undergone a number of changes on the basi ....

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  • Locals eating radioactive food 30 years after Chernobyl: Greenpeace tests

     Economic crises convulsing Russia, Ukraine and Belarus mean testing in areas contaminated by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster has been cut or restricted, Greenpeace said, and people continue to eat and drink foods with dangerously high radiation levels. According to ....

     Economic crises convulsing Russia, Ukraine and Belarus mean testing in areas contaminated by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster has been cut or restricted, Greenpeace said, and people continue to eat and drink foods with dangerously high radiation levels. According to ....

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  • Bernie upsets Hillary, Trump keeps winning

    “People are tired of political correctness,” Mr Trump said, defending his choice of words, after it became clear the Republican establishment’s multiple efforts to push him back has had little impact on Tuesday’s polls. Mr Trump won three of the ....

    “People are tired of political correctness,” Mr Trump said, defending his choice of words, after it became clear the Republican establishment’s multiple efforts to push him back has had little impact on Tuesday’s polls. Mr Trump won three of the ....

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  • China warns against destabilising Korean region

    An assertive China on Tuesday warned it would not hesitate to intervene if its fundamental interests in the Korean peninsula were harmed, and made it plain that its deep rooted ties with the South China Sea could not be rivalled by any foreign power. At an annual press c ....

    An assertive China on Tuesday warned it would not hesitate to intervene if its fundamental interests in the Korean peninsula were harmed, and made it plain that its deep rooted ties with the South China Sea could not be rivalled by any foreign power. At an annual press c ....

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