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    Trump govt backs suit alleging Harvard anti-Asian admissions policy

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 01:03am on September 01, 2018

    The US Justice Department accused Harvard University Thursday of discriminating against Asian applicants, ramping up the Trump administration’s opposition to widespread policies seeking to manage...

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    Trump threatens to withdraw US from World Trade Organisation -Bloomberg

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 11:26am on August 31, 2018

    US president Donald Trump threatened in an interview with Bloomberg News on Thursday to withdraw from the World Trade Organisation if ‘they don't shape up,’...

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    Trump renews attack against technology companies

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 11:03am on August 30, 2018

    US president Donald Trump on Wednesday renewed his attacks on technology companies and platforms including Twitter Inc, Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google, saying they...

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    UN urges FB to fight hate speech

    Agence France-Press e . Geneva | Updated at 12:10am on August 30, 2018

    The UN human rights chief urged Facebook Wednesday to more proactively address hate speech but warned against excessive regulation, after US president Donald Trump accused...

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    Top military men responsible for human rights abuse in Myanmar: US

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 10:58am on August 29, 2018

    Mentioning that the findings of a new report indicate widespread human rights abuses by the Myanmar military and its other security forces, the United States...

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    N Korea letter behind scrapping of Pompeo visit

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 05:30pm on August 28, 2018

    US secretary of state Mike Pompeo's planned trip to North Korea last weekend was cancelled after he received what US officials deemed to be a...

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    Facebook move on Myanmar raises thorny political questions

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:59am on August 28, 2018

    Facebook's ban of Myanmar's military leaders marks a new step for the leading social network against state ‘actors’ -- and raises thorny questions on how...

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    Trump announces ‘incredible’ trade deal with Mexico

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 10:39am on August 28, 2018

    The United States and Mexico agreed on Monday to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement, putting pressure on Canada to agree to new terms...

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    Gunman kills 2, wounded several in Florida

    Reuters . Florida | Updated at 12:05am on August 28, 2018

    A video gamer killed two people and wounded several others on Sunday when he opened fire with a handgun at a tournament that was being...

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    Pompeo decries ethnic cleansing in Myanmar

    Reuters | Updated at 12:05am on August 27, 2018

    The United States will continue to hold accountable those responsible for what he described as the ‘abhorrent ethnic cleansing’ of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, US...