Trump demands funding to end border ‘crisis’ in US TV address

Trump demands funding to end border ‘crisis’ in US TV address

US President Donald Trump has demanded funding for his long-promised US-Mexico border wall to halt “a growing humanitarian and security crisis”. But in his first TV address to the nation from the Oval Office, Mr Trump did not declare a national emergency to bypass Congress and build the barrier. In...

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Mohamed V: the surprise and historical resignation of the Sultan of Malaysia (and what a secret wedding had to do)

Mohamed V: the surprise and historical resignation of the Sultan of Malaysia (and what a secret wedding had to do)

In a fact that caused great surprise, the King of Malaysia, Sultan Mohamed V, abruptly abdicated. No monarch in the history of that country had left the throne since Malaysia gained independence from the United Kingdom more than 60 years ago. The National Palace did not give a reason for the resignation, but...

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Modi plans 10% job quota for the less well-off Indians, ahead of elections

Modi plans 10% job quota for the less well-off Indians, ahead of elections

NEW DELHI: India’s cabinet on Monday backed proposals to reserve 10 percent of government jobs for Indians outside the higher income brackets, a plan the main opposition party suggested was an attempt by the government to lure back voters as an election nears. The initiative is expected to mainly benefit the...

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“I’m sure they’ll kill me”: the 18-year-old Saudi girl held at the Bangkok airport who flees from her family

“I’m sure they’ll kill me”: the 18-year-old Saudi girl held at the Bangkok airport who flees from her family

An 18-year-old Saudi woman says she is “trapped” at the Bangkok International Airport, Thailand, after trying to escape from her family. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun says he was traveling with his family in Kuwait and that he took a flight on his own two days ago. His goal was to reach Australia...

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Trump: ‘May declare a national emergency’ to build wall

Trump: ‘May declare a national emergency’ to build wall

President Donald Trump said Sunday that he might declare a national emergency imminently to secure money for his border wall. “I may declare a national emergency dependent on what’s going to happen over the next few days,” Trump told reporters as he left the White House for Camp David. A...

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First Muslim woman Rashida elected to the US Congress sworn in

First Muslim woman Rashida elected to the US Congress sworn in

The first Muslim woman elected to the United States Congress Rashida Tlaib the daughter of Palestinian immigrants and Ilhan Omar, a onetime Somali refugee were sworn in on Thursday. Both women — Omar, 37 and Tlaib, 42 — are Democrats from the Midwest and outspoken advocates of minority communities that have found...

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1 killed, 15 others injured as 2 women defy the hindu temple ban

1 killed, 15 others injured as 2 women defy the hindu temple ban

One person was killed and at least 15 injured in violence across southern India´s Kerala state which broke out after two women defied traditionalists to enter one of Hinduism´s holiest temples, police said Thursday. Clashes were reported across the state after the two women activists, escorted by police, entered the...

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Trump derides Indian PM Modi for funding Afghanistan’s library

Trump derides Indian PM Modi for funding Afghanistan’s library

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday derided Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for funding a library in Afghanistan, suggesting it was of no use. Trump brought up India’s aid during a rambling press appearance at a cabinet meeting as he defended his push for the United States to invest less...

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2 women defy centuries-old ban by entering Hindu temple in wee hours

2 women defy centuries-old ban by entering Hindu temple in wee hours

KOCHI/NEW DELHI: Two women defied a centuries-old ban on entering a Hindu temple in Kerala in the early hours of Wednesday, the state’s chief minister said, raising fears of a backlash from conservative Hindu groups. The women, reported by ANI to be in their 40s, entered the premises of the...

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Modi: “Huge mistake to believe that Pakistan would mend its ways anytime soon”

Modi: “Huge mistake to believe that Pakistan would mend its ways anytime soon”

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that it would be a “huge mistake to believe that Pakistan would mend its ways anytime soon”, and that his government is working out various strategies to keep the pressure up on Islamabad “to check terrorism”. In an exclusive interview to ANI news agency,...

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