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    US withholds $65m in Palestinian aid

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 12:05am on January 18, 2018

    The United States on Tuesday said it would withhold about half the initial aid it planned to give a UN agency that serves the Palestinians, two weeks after President Donald Trump questioned the value of such funding....

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    Trump blames US senator Durbin for blowing immigration deal

    Reuters | Updated at 08:41am on January 16, 2018

    US president Donald Trump on Monday blamed senator Dick Durbin for blowing up talks on a deal to help immigrants brought to the country illegally as children and said the Democratic lawmaker misrepresented his comments about Haiti and African countries...

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    Torture probe launched after 13 siblings held captive in California home

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 10:15am on January 16, 2018

    A California couple has been arrested for torture after authorities said Monday their 13 malnourished children were held captive in their home, with some shackled to beds in the dark...

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    Pakistan clerics issue fatwa against ‘un-Islamic’ suicide bombings

    Reuters | Updated at 01:04pm on January 16, 2018

    More than 1,800 Pakistani Muslim clerics have issued an Islamic directive, or fatwa, forbidding suicide bombings, a book due to be...

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    US, allies meet to find diplomatic way out of North Korea crisis

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 09:25am on January 16, 2018

    Foreign ministers from 20 nations began crisis talks Monday on North Korea's ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programmes, though China's absence cast doubt over the effectiveness of any deal...

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    52 killed in Kazakhstan bus fire

    Agence France-Presse . Astana | Updated at 01:10am on January 19, 2018

    Fifty-two people were killed Thursday when the Russia-bound bus they were travelling on caught fire in Kazakhstan, the central Asian nation’s emergency services ministry said...

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    3 women killed in Indo-Pak border firing

    Agence France-Presse . Srinagar | Updated at 01:01am on January 19, 2018

    Three female civilians and a soldier have been killed in cross-border firing by the Indian and Pakistani armies, officials said Thursday, taking the death toll along the frontier to 13 this week...

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    Cartoonist Chandi Lahiri dies

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:45am on January 19, 2018

    Eminent cartoonist and author Chandi Lahiri died at a hospital in Kolkata on Thursday, his family members said. He was 87...

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    Storm kills 6 in Netherlands, Germany

    Reuters . Amsterdam | Updated at 12:35am on January 19, 2018

    Three people were killed in the Netherlands and three people died in Germany on Thursday as powerful winds toppled trees, blew trucks off the road and forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights...

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    Myanmar makes record drug bust with 30m meth pills

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:33am on January 19, 2018

    Myanmar has seized 30 million meth pills along with more than two tonnes of ‘ice’ and heroin in a record bust, the government said Thursday, as drugs pour from labs in lawless border regions...