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    Trump administration asks Supreme Court to block travel ban ruling

    Reuters | Updated at 01:10am on July 15, 2017

    The US Justice Department on Friday asked the Supreme Court to block a judge's ruling that prevented president Donald Trump's travel ban from being applied to grandparents of US citizens and refugees already being processed by resettlement agencies...

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    UN raps Lanka’s slow progress on tackling war crimes

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 12:50am on July 15, 2017

    The United Nations criticised Sri Lanka on Friday for slow progress in addressing war crimes and past human rights abuses and said the international community was running out of patience...

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    US house passes $700b annual defence bill

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 12:37am on July 15, 2017

    The US House of Representatives passed its version of a massive annual defence bill on Friday, leaving out controversial amendments on transgender troops and climate policy but backing president Donald Trump’s desire for a bigger, stronger military...

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    ADB warns climate change ‘disastrous’ for Asia

    Agence France-Presse . Manila | Updated at 12:35am on July 15, 2017

    A business-as-usual approach to climate change will be ‘disastrous’ for Asia, undoing much of the phenomenal economic growth that has helped it make vast inroads against poverty, the Asian Development Bank said in a report released Friday...

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    India set to crown its next president

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:33am on July 15, 2017

    Indian lawmakers are set to elect the country’s next president, drawn from the main Hindu nationalist group, in a vote on Monday, tightening the control of prime minister Narendra Modi’s right-wing associates on positions of power...

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    London acid attack: Boy arrested after five assaults in 90 minutes

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 05:12pm on July 14, 2017

    A 16-year-old has been arrested as police launched a major investigation into a series of acid attacks that took place in less than 90 minutes in east London on Thursday night...

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    Trump hints at climate deal shift in Paris talks

    BBC | Updated at 10:25am on July 14, 2017

    French president Emmanuel Macron said he ‘respected’ Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord but that France would remain committed...

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    US president Trump says French first lady is in ‘such good shape’

    Reuters | Updated at 11:40am on July 14, 2017

    US president Donald Trump praised French first lady Brigitte Macron for being in ‘such good shape’ on Thursday during his state visit to France, according to a video on the French government's Facebook page...

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    11 killed by attackers at child's birthday party in Mexico

    Associated Press | Updated at 11:25am on July 14, 2017

    Attackers wielding knives burst into a child's birthday party in central Mexico, stabbing and slashing to death 11 people, including two minors, authorities said Thursday...

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    Asia faces disaster from soaring temperatures if climate change unchecked: Scientists

    Reuters | Updated at 10:35am on July 14, 2017

    Climate change will bring soaring temperatures, more intense storms, erratic rainfall, plummeting crop yields and a collapse of coral reefs to Asia-Pacific unless countries fully implement their commitments under the Paris climate...