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Former Obama aide calls Trump a ‘psychopath’

News Room : August 29, 2016 7:48 am
WASHINGTON: A former top adviser to President Barack Obama on Sunday labeled Donald Trump a “psychopath,” saying the Republican presidential nominee met the clinical definition of the personality disorder. With a little more than two months to go before the Nov. 8 US election, the comments by David Plouffe, a former senior adviser to President more »
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Rivals claim victory as Gabon waits for vote results

News Room : August 29, 2016 7:47 am
LIBREVILLE: Gabon’s President Ali Bongo and his only serious rival have both claimed victory in this weekend’s presidential election, and accused each other of cheating. Barely had the last ballots been cast Saturday evening before the incumbent’s spokesman declared: “Bongo will win… we are already on our way to a second mandate.” Bongo, 57, has more »
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Singapore confirms 41 cases of locally-transmitted Zika virus

News Room : August 29, 2016 7:45 am
SINGAPORE: Singapore authorities have confirmed 41 cases of locally-transmitted Zika virus, which in Brazil has been linked to a rare birth defect, and said more cases were expected to be identified. Those infected include 36 foreign construction workers employed at a site near Aljunied in the southeast of the island, the health ministry and the more »
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Trump vows to begin deportations immediately if sworn in

News Room : August 29, 2016 7:43 am
WASHINGTON: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump linked illegal immigration and employment Saturday, pledging to start deporting offenders as soon as he is sworn in should he become the White House’s next occupant. Trump all the while courted the black vote, claiming that the shooting of basketball star Dwyane Wade’s cousin will make African Americans support more »
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Malaysian students rally to demand prime minister’s arrest

News Room : August 29, 2016 7:04 am
Malaysian student activists led a rally Saturday to demand the arrest of Prime Minister Najib Razak, who has been implicated in a U.S. government probe into massive fraud in a Malaysian investment fund. More than 1,000 people defied a police ban as they congregated at two locations in Kuala Lumpur and marched to historic Independence more »
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Toll rises to 290 as Italy prepares state funeral for quake dead

News Room : August 29, 2016 7:02 am
ASCOLI PICENO, Italy: Authorities said that the death toll in a Italy’a earthquake has risen yet again as bodies continued to be recovered and now stands at 290. The Civil Protection agency gave the updated figure late Saturday morning just ahead of a state funeral for some of the victims being attended by President Sergio more »
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Burkini swims to court victory

News Room : August 29, 2016 7:01 am
PARIS: France’s top administrative court has overturned a ban on burkinis in a Mediterranean beach resort, effectively meaning that towns can no longer issue bans on the swimsuits that have divided the country and brought world attention to its fraught relationship with Muslims. The ruling by the Council of State specifically concerns a ban on more »
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Hundreds of frozen pangolins seized from Indonesian’s house

News Room : August 29, 2016 6:58 am
SURABAYA: Indonesian authorities have seized more than 650 critically endangered pangolins found hidden in freezers and arrested a man for allegedly breaking wildlife protection laws, police said Friday. Police discovered the pangolins, known as “scaly anteaters,” when they raided a house in Jombang district on the main island of Java after local residents became suspicious more »
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