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    Trump signs defence policy bill with watered-down China measures

    Reuters | Updated at 10:58am on August 14, 2018

    US president Donald Trump signed a $716 billion defence policy bill on Monday that authorizes military spending and includes watered-down controls on US government contracts...

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    No room in US for ‘neo-nazism’: Ivanka Trump

    Agence France- Presse . Washington | Updated at 02:49pm on August 12, 2018

    Ivanka Trump, president Donald Trump’s daughter and a White House adviser, explicitly condemned ‘white supremacy, racism and neo-nazism’ late Saturday in a manner her father...

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    Suspected Seattle airplane thief was adventurer, bakery owner

    Reuters . Seattle | Updated at 01:02pm on August 12, 2018

    The airline worker who stole an empty airplane from a Seattle airport on a flight that ended in his death once ran a bakery with...

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    First trial alleging Monsanto’s Roundup causes cancer goes to jury

    Reuters . California | Updated at 12:44am on August 12, 2018

    A trial in which a school groundskeeper alleged that his use of Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer caused his terminal cancer will go to a California...

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    US airline worker steals and crashes plane

    Reuters . Seattle | Updated at 01:30am on August 12, 2018

    Federal authorities were searching on Saturday for what drove an airline worker to steal an empty airplane from Seattle's airport and crashing it into a...

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    Monsanto ordered to pay $290m to cancer patient over weed killer

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 09:56am on August 11, 2018

    A California jury ordered chemical giant Monsanto to pay nearly $290 million Friday for failing to warn a dying groundskeeper that its weed killer Roundup...

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    NASA to launch first spacecraft to touch Sun

    Agence France-Presse . Tampa | Updated at 12:19am on August 11, 2018

    NASA counted down Friday to the launch of a $1.5 billion spacecraft that aims to plunge into the Sun’s sizzling atmosphere and become humanity’s first...

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    US cuts military training programmes with Pakistan

    Reuters . Islamabad/Washington | Updated at 12:18am on August 11, 2018

    President Donald Trump’s administration has quietly started cutting scores of Pakistani officers from coveted training and educational programmes that have been a hallmark of bilateral...

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    4 killed in shooting in Canada

    Agence France-Presse . Ottawa | Updated at 12:09am on August 11, 2018

    Two police officers were among four people killed Friday in a shooting in eastern Canada and a suspect has been arrested, authorities said....

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    Four killed in shooting in Canadian town

    Reuters. Toronto | Updated at 08:11pm on August 10, 2018

    Four people, including two police officers, were killed in a shooting in the eastern Canadian city of Fredericton and one person was taken into custody,...