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    Trump eyes for space-based missile sensors

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 01:53pm on January 17, 2019

    United States president Donald Trump is due to unveil a revamped US missile defence strategy on Thursday that looks at ways to boost America’s security,...

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    6.0 magnitude quake hits Bay of Bengal

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 04:02pm on January 17, 2019

    A strong earthquake measuring 6.0 magnitude on the Richter scale hit the Bay of Bengal region on Thursday morning. The earthquake hit the region at...

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    Half of Americans fault Trump for shutdown

    Reuters . New York | Updated at 12:00am on January 17, 2019

    More than half of Americans blame US president Donald Trump for the partial federal government shutdown, despite his repeatedly faulting democratic lawmakers, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Tuesday....

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    Australian towns among hottest spots on Earth

    Agence-France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 12:00am on January 17, 2019

    Australian towns were among the hottest places on Earth this week as a severe heat wave hit the continent’s southeast, with forecasters warning of more record-breaking temperatures before the weekend....

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    IS-claimed suicide attack kills 15 in north Syria

    Agence France-Presse . Qamishli, Syria | Updated at 12:00am on January 17, 2019

    A suicide attack claimed by the Islamic State group killed 15 people including a US serviceman Wednesday in the northern Syrian city of Manbij near the Turkish border, a monitor said....

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    Palestinians launch bid for full UN membership

    Agence-France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 12:00am on January 17, 2019

    The Palestinians will launch a bid to become a full member of the United Nations even though such a move will be blocked by the United States, the Palestinian foreign minister said Tuesday....

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    Saudi teen refugee, now in Canada, wants to fight for other women

    Agence France-Presse . Toronto | Updated at 12:00am on January 17, 2019

    A Saudi teen who caused an international sensation by defying her family and seeking asylum abroad on Tuesday vowed to fight for women’s freedoms in her first public address since she was taken in by Canada....

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    Extreme poverty rises again in Latin America

    Agence-France-Presse . Santiago | Updated at 12:00am on January 17, 2019

    Extreme poverty in Latin America hit its highest level for nine years in 2017, according to a report by the UN’s Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) published on Tuesday....