• Chad closing Qatar's embassy there, kicking out diplomats

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    Qatar and Iran are jointly developing a major natural gas fields in the sea, it requires communication between the two countries. In response to the cleric's controversial killing, Iranian protesters raided Saudi Arabia's Tehran embassy, causing diplomatic ties to sour further.
  • Mother wins $758.7 mn in record single USA jackpot, quits job

    Mother wins $758.7 mn in record single USA jackpot, quits job

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    That winning ticket was traced back to MA, but there is now no confirmation on the victor of the $758.7 million jackpot. Mavis Wancyzk said buying a Powerball ticket "was just a chance I had to take". "I had a pipe dream and my pipe dream has finally come true", Wanczyk said. Wanczyk, a mother to a 31-year-old daughter and a 26-year-old son, said she was in shock.
  • USA says North Korea missiles failed in flight, exploded on launch

    USA says North Korea missiles failed in flight, exploded on launch

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    It said the launches occurred near Kittaeryong, North Korea. "The second missile launch at 12:07 p.m. appears to have blown up nearly immediately", Pacific Command said, using times at its Hawaii-based headquarters. Shells hit islands standing in for South Korea's Paekryong and Taeyonphyong islands while special forces landed in rubber boats or parachuted in and "wiped out the desperate enemy with various combat methods", the Korean Central News Agency said.
  • Trump signs memo banning transgender troops

    Trump signs memo banning transgender troops

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    Officials say the Pentagon expects soon to ban transgender individuals from joining the military and to consider circumstances in which some now serving transgender troops could remain in uniform. And shortly after that, Mr. Trump went to Twitter to announce a total ban, without having used the customary interagency policy process. Trump has said he did the Pentagon a "great favor" by banning transgender troops, saying the issue had been "complicated" and "confusing" for the military.
  • Trump Aide Kushner Renews Push for Mid-East Peace

    Trump Aide Kushner Renews Push for Mid-East Peace

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    The meeting between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Mahmoud Abbasand and visiting US delegation on Thursday in Ramallah, the West Bank , was "positive", a senior Palestinian official said , APA reports quoting Xinhua. He has espoused staunchly pro-Israel rhetoric during his campaign and presidency, but Palestinian leaders have held out hope a deal could be reached.
  • North Korea Launches Unidentified Projectiles Into Sea

    North Korea Launches Unidentified Projectiles Into Sea

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    More detail will be added shortly. If North Korea has, in fact, fired off a salvo of ballistic missiles, it may indicate that they are training for war rather than testing. The launch comes weeks after North Korea created a tense standoff with the United States by threatening to lob some of its missiles toward Guam. Pyongyang later said it had a plan to fire missiles at the United States territory of Guam, while President Donald Trump said any threats would be met with " fire and fury ".
  • Japan Expands Economic Sanctions Against North Korea

    Japan Expands Economic Sanctions Against North Korea

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    But Pyongyang Wednesday disclosed significant technological advances and ambitious plans to further improve its missile capabilities. Two of the firms that are affected by the new United States sanctions arrange for North Korean laborers to erect statues in other countries.
  • Japan imposes sanctions on companies with Pyongyang ties

    Japan imposes sanctions on companies with Pyongyang ties

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    US President Donald Trump has pressed China to do more to persuade its ally North Korea to abandon its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes. "We. The data indicates that China's move to halt North Korean coal imports in February has crimped Pyongyang's ability to raise hard currency through exports.
  • Most Americans Believe Donald Trump Is Dividing the Country

    Most Americans Believe Donald Trump Is Dividing the Country

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    More than half of the people polled, 55 percent, said that there is too much prejudice in America today, while 40 percent said there is too much political correctness. "It's hard to say how mind-bogglingly rare it is to see a number like 3% in a poll question like this", CNN's Ryan Struyk observed. A similar proportion (62%) believe that the action of the billionaire contributes more to divide the country than to collect it (31%).
  • Pakistan civil-military brass huddles to respond to USA warning

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    General Bajwa further said that collaboration between all stakeholders in the key to bringing the war in Afghanistan to its logical conclusion, the statement said. Threats to withdraw U.S. military aid entirely aren't going to have much impact, since the United States needs Pakistan for its broader efforts in South Asia, Rizvi said.
  • Lone uncovered U.S. county gets insurer for health exchange

    Lone uncovered U.S. county gets insurer for health exchange

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    Larger, publicly traded insurers, including Anthem and Aetna, are abandoning the exchanges, citing mainly the continued uncertainty over the law's future with Republicans in charge of the White House and Congress. This year, about one-third of counties and 20% of residents have only one insurer on their exchanges. "This could represent more than 2.6 million Exchange participants with only one health insurance option, which means they will not have any choices".
  • China pledges to address differences with South Korea

    China pledges to address differences with South Korea

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    As a result, Americans are prohibited from doing business with the designated people and companies. "The US action will not help the solution of the problem as well as the mutual trust and co-operation with China", foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told a regular news briefing.
  • Buckingham Palace in lockdown after alleged attack on police

    Buckingham Palace in lockdown after alleged attack on police

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    The man was armed with a knife, the Metropolitan Police said. One observer said that police searched water with boats. She is at Balmoral Castle, her holiday residence in Scotland. The 25-year-old consultant told the Press Association: "I was walking toward The Mall and St James's Park when I saw police rush down toward the palace in great numbers".
  • Trump Phoenix Rally Border Wall

    Trump Phoenix Rally Border Wall

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    Under the Antideficiency Act, agencies are required to stop operating, with some exceptions. If spending measures are not passed before October 1, portions of the government will begin to shut down and non-essential employees will go without pay until an agreement is reached.