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    LGBT outrage over Trump ban on transgender military service 

    Associated Press | Updated at 10:13am on July 27, 2017

    Most LGBT-rights activists never believed Donald Trump's campaign promises to be their friend. But with his move Wednesday to ban transgender people from military service, on top of other actions and appointments, they now see him as openly hostile...

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    Netanyahu threatens to shut Al-Jazeera Jerusalem office

    Reuters | Updated at 08:50am on July 27, 2017

    Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday said he would work to close the Jerusalem offices of Qatar-based al-Jazeera, accusing the television news network of inciting recent violence in the city...

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    Holidaymakers flee as fires rage in southern France

    Agence France-Presse . Bormes-les-Mimosas | Updated at 12:51am on July 27, 2017

    Over 10,000 people, including thousands of holidaymakers, were evacuated from campsites and homes in southern France as fire-fighters on Wednesday battled the latest in a string of huge blazes along the Mediterranean coast...

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    US house approves new Russia sanctions

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 12:47am on July 27, 2017

    The US House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to slap new sanctions on Russia and force president Donald Trump to obtain lawmakers’ permission before easing any sanctions on Moscow, in a rare rebuke of the Republican president...

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    26 soldiers killed in Taliban attack on Kandahar base

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 05:26pm on July 26, 2017

    At least 26 Afghan soldiers have been killed in a Taliban attack on a military base in southern Kandahar province, the defence ministry said Wednesday,...

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    Wildfires prompt 10,000 evacuations on French Riviera

    Reuters | Updated at 02:50pm on July 26, 2017

    Firefighters evacuated thousands of campers and local residents after a wildfire broke out on France's tourist-thronged Riviera coast overnight...

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    Trump ‘disappointed’ in attorney general, decision ‘soon’

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 08:50am on July 26, 2017

    US attorney general Jeff Sessions found himself in an increasingly untenable position Tuesday, as president Donald Trump once again publicly skewered his top law enforcement official, calling him ‘VERY weak’ and saying he is ‘disappointed’...

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    Nation closer to liberation from ‘Obamacare’: Trump

    Associated Press | Updated at 09:28am on July 26, 2017

    Celebrating a slim but symbolic healthcare win in Washington, president Donald Trump told supporters in Ohio on Tuesday night that the nation was one step closer to liberation from...

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    Palestinian-Israeli contact to stay frozen, says Abbas

    BBC | Updated at 08:20am on July 26, 2017

    Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas says he will maintain a freeze on contact with Israel, despite the removal of metal detectors at a sensitive religious site in East Jerusalem...

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    US judge halts deportation of 1,400 Iraqis

    Reuters . Detroit | Updated at 01:02am on July 26, 2017

    A federal judge in Michigan halted on Monday the deportation of more than 1,400 Iraqi nationals from the United States, the latest legal victory for the Iraqi nationals facing deportation in a closely watched case...