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China bans North Korean iron, seafood imports

BEIJING, Aug 14, (Agencies): China will halt iron, iron ore and seafood imports from North Korea starting Tuesday, following through on new UN sanctions after US pressure for Beijing to strongarm Pyongyang over its ally’s nuclear programme. The decision was announced on Monday after days of increasingly bellicose rhetoric between …

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IS suspect stabs to death policeman – PKK blast kills two civilians

ISTANBUL, Aug 14, (Agencies): Istanbul’s police chief on Monday hailed as a hero a 24-year-old officer stabbed to death by a suspected member of the Islamic State (IS) group, who had been arrested for allegedly planning a suicide attack. Sinan Acar was attacked with a knife by the suspect, who …

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More than 600,000 Syrians return home, mainly to Aleppo, says UN

Rebels leave Lebanese border area after truce deal GENEVA, Aug 14, (Agencies): More than 600,000 displaced Syrians have returned to their homes since the beginning of the year, with most of them heading to Aleppo, according to figures from the International Organization for Migration. Between January and the end of …

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Amir receives Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Al-Hariri

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 13, (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, in presence of His Highness Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al- Sabah, met Sunday with visiting Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Al-Hariri and his accompanying delegation. They had fraternal talks that reflected historical relations between Kuwait …

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3 dead, dozens hurt amid violent protest

White nationalists rally against plans to remove confed statue CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va, Aug 13, (AP): A car rammed into a crowd of protesters and a state police helicopter crashed into the woods Saturday as tension boiled over at a white supremacist rally. The violent day left three dead, dozens injured and …

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Trump cites ‘military option’ on North Korea

WASHINGTON, Aug 13, (Agencies): US President Donald Trump and his French counterpart pledged Saturday to work to denuclearize North Korea, but Trump again invoked the grim possibility of “military measures” if other steps should fail. Trump’s latest warning came amid a flurry of international calls — from China, the North’s …

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Attack on army vehicle kills 15 in Southwest Pakistan

QUETTA, Pakistan, Aug 13, (Agencies): A powerful blast targeting a military vehicle on Saturday night killed at least 15 people and wounded 32 others in southwestern Pakistan, officials said, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group. The blast occurred at a bus stop in Quetta, the capital of …

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Kuwait taking action against North Korea

WASHINGTON, Aug 12, (RTRS): Kuwaiti authorities have begun taking measures against North Korea, including stopping direct flights to and from Pyongyang, state news agency KUNA cited an official source in Kuwait’s foreign ministry as saying on Thursday. The official source said the measures included stopping entrance visas for North Korean …

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Most say time to stop trying to scuttle Obama healthcare law

WASHINGTON, Aug 12, (AP): Message to President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans: Stop trying to scuttle the Obama health care law, and start trying to make it more effective. That’s the resounding word from a national poll released Friday by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation. The survey was taken following …

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EU records big rise in slavery due to ‘vulnerable’ migrants

LONDON, Aug 12, (RTRS): The European Union recorded the largest increase in slavery of any world region in 2017, with the arrival of more than 100,000 migrants, many of them extremely vulnerable to exploitation, analysts said on Thursday. The risk of slave labour in farming, construction and other sectors rose …

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