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    Trump condemns NY Times for updating its Kavanaugh story

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 02:31pm on September 17, 2019

    United States president Donald Trump blasted The New York Times Monday after it updated a story detailing a previously unreported accusation of sexual misconduct by...

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    China slowdown deepens, industrial output growth falls to 17-yr low

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 12:00am on September 17, 2019

    The slowdown in China’s economy deepened in August, with growth in industrial production at its weakest 17-1/2 years amid spreading pain from a trade war...

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    Subhash Gatade | Updated at 12:00am on September 17, 2019

    THE word lynching conjures up images of a dark period in the history of the United States of America. Between 1877 and 1950, white supremacist...

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    Iran has no plan for Rouhani-Trump meeting: foreign ministry

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 03:32pm on September 16, 2019

    Iran has not made any plans for president Hassan Rouhani to meet his US counterpart Donald Trump on the sidelines of the upcoming UN General...

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    Oil prices rise more than 10pc following attacks on Saudi plant

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 11:46am on September 16, 2019

    Oil prices surged more than 10 per cent Monday after attacks on two Saudi Arabian plants that slashed output in the world’s top producer by...

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    US encourages Bangladesh to accede to Palermo Protocol

    Md Owasim Uddin Bhuyan | Updated at 01:53am on September 16, 2019

    The United States is encouraging Bangladesh to accede to the Palermo Protocol to prevent, suppress and punish trafficking in persons, especially women and children...

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    Global spare oil capacity in US hands after Saudi outage

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on September 16, 2019

    An attack on Saudi oil facilities on Saturday is believed to have disrupted half the country’s production capacity, making the United States the only real...

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    The G7’s growing irrelevance

    Ulson Gunnar | Updated at 12:00am on September 16, 2019

    The Group of Seven, or G7, composed of the ‘most advanced economies in the world’, includes Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and...

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    Russian officials hold talks with Taliban delegates

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 03:08pm on September 15, 2019

    A Taliban delegation held talks with Russian officials in Moscow after United States negotiations with the Afghan insurgents collapsed, the Russian foreign ministry said Saturday...

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    US condemns drone attacks at Saudi oil facilities

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 02:58pm on September 15, 2019

    United States president Donald Trump on Saturday condemned drone attacks at two Saudi Aramco oil facilities that reportedly disrupted production and marked a new escalation...