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Don McGahn: Trump says White House counsel to depart Trump says White House counsel to depart

McGahn - who served as a lawyer on the Trump election campaign - is the latest in a series of senior White House officials to leave the president's si


US leaker Chelsea Manning to be barred from Australia Chelsea Manning to be barred from Australia

Manning was an intelligence analyst for the US Army when she leaked military and diplomatic documents to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks


Car bomb kills 11 in west Iraq after IS chief jihad call Car bomb kills 11 in west Iraq after IS chief jihad call

The assailant blow up a vehicle at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Al-Qaim, one of the last towns in Iraq to be recaptured from IS


Iraqi court clears German-Turkish woman of IS links Iraqi court clears German-Turkish woman of IS links

Hadya Abdel Qader has been held without charge since her arrest by Iraqi security forces in Mosul, in a part of the northern city held by IS


Russia's Putin softens pension reforms after outcry Putin softens pension reforms after outcry

He says the retirement age for women would be increased from 55 to 60 instead of to 63. But a five-year increase for men, to 65, would stay


UN chief calls for enforcement of nuke ban treaty UN chief calls for enforcement of nuke ban treaty

"Our collective security demands that every effort should be made to bring this essential treaty into force," the UN chief says


Iraq official: Suicide bomber kills 6 at checkpoint in Anbar Iraq official: Suicide bomber kills 6 at checkpoint in Anbar

An Iraqi security official says a suicide bomber has targeted a security checkpoint in the western province of Anbar, killing six people


Trump warns of 'left-wing violence' if Democrats win mid-term elections Trump warns of 'violence' if Democrats win

Mr Trump has been battling negative publicity after his ex-lawyer and former campaign chief were convicted earlier this month



Macron’s green record under scrutiny as top minister quits

Macron’s green record under scrutiny as top minister quits

France has seen 13 environment ministers in 20 years


Iraqi military: 6 killed in car bomb blast near Syrian border 6 killed in car bomb blast near Syrian border

The incident occurs at checkpoint in western Anbar province


Thai Junta to soon ease restrictions on political parties Thai Junta to soon ease restrictions on political parties

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha says that the new rules would allow political parties to hold meetings, make adjustments to regulations


Julia Banks: Exiting Australia MP decries 'bullying' of women

Exiting Australia MP decries 'bullying'

The Liberal Party MP, who holds a marginal seat in Melbourne, did not make reference to specific incidents


Brazil to deploy military in state flooded with Venezuelans Brazil to deploy military in state flooded with Venezuelans

The monitor registered more than 26,100 killings in Brazil in the first six months of the year


Strong quake strikes in Pacific Ocean but no tsunami threat 7.1-magnitude earthquake jolts Pacific Ocean

The quake was about 290 kilometers (181 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu


Hong Kong woman marries stranger after being 'tricked' by work HK woman 'tricked' into marrying stranger

The woman has said she was told that she had to play the role of a bride in a simulated wedding as part of her training to be a wedding planner


Trump warns Google, Facebook and Twitter in row over bias Trump issues warning to internet giants

He says they had to be "very careful", after earlier accusing Google of rigging the search results for the phrase "Trump news"


Give serious consideration to report on Myanmar: UN chief

Give serious consideration to report on Myanmar: UN chief

Guterres asks the Security Council to urge Myanmar’s leaders to ensure immediate, unimpeded and effective access for the organisation’s agencies


Scallop war: French and British boats clash in Channel French and UK boats clash in 'scallop war'

The clash happened around 12 nautical miles (22km) off the Normandy coast, near the Bay of Seine


Puerto Rico increases Hurricane Maria death toll to 2,975 Puerto Rico ups Maria death toll to 2,975

The revised death toll is nearly 50 times the previous estimate of 64


Iran lawmakers reject Rouhani answers on economic woes Iran lawmakers reject Rouhani answers on economic woes

They expresses dissatisfaction with Rouhani's responses to four of their five questions on the economy


Russia launches biggest war games since Cold War Russia launches biggest war games since Cold War

Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu says units from China and Mongolia would take part in the exercise, at military ranges in central and eastern Russia


Iran says advisers will stay in Syria Iran says advisers will stay in Syria

Tehran provides steady political, financial, and military backing to President Bashar al-Assad


UN experts detail possible war crimes in Yemen UN experts detail possible war crimes in Yemen

Yemeni government forces, the Saudi-led coalition backing them, and the rebel Houthi movement have made little effort to minimise civilian casualties


US insists re-imposition of Iran sanctions is legal US insists re-imposition of Iran sanctions is legal

Iran file a case with the court in July challenging the re-imposition


US, Canada set for talks to revise NAFTA US, Canada set for talks to revise NAFTA

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stresses in a phone call with Trump that the aim is to reach a new NAFTA deal


Experts: UAE, Saudis may have committed war crimes in Yemen 'Saudis may have committed war crimes in Yemen'

The experts visited some but not all parts of Yemen as they compiled the report


North Korea still 'serious and imminent threat': Japan North Korea still 'serious and imminent threat': Japan

Japan is steadily upgrading its capacity to shield the nation from the North's arsenal


Yemen conflict: UN experts point to possible war crimes by all parties

UN points to possible war crimes in Yemen

They point to the bombing and shelling of schools, hospitals and markets, in which thousands of people have died


UK PM Theresa May starts 3-nation African tour in Cape Town

Theresa May starts 3-nation African tour

May's trip is the first working visit by a British leader to South Africa since 2011


Germany: 6 people injured during violent far-right protest 6 people injured in Germany far-right protest

The far-right protest has been sparked by the death of a 35-year-old German man Sunday following a violent altercation with several other men


4 killed in Indonesia forest fires; police arrest suspects 4 killed in Indonesia forest fires

The national disaster agency says four people have died in West Kalimantan's forest fires in the past month, including two suspects


Florida shooting: EA suspends events after gamers killed EA suspends events after gamers killed in Florida

Three events have been cancelled while the firm conducts a "comprehensive review of safety protocols”


China defends 'New Silk Road' against debt complaints China defends 'New Silk Road' against debt complaints

The initiative, called "One Belt, One Road" in Chinese and the "Belt and Road Initiative" in English, is a business venture, not aid


Chagos Islands dispute: UK 'threatened' Mauritius UK 'threats' over Indian Ocean islands

It is half a century since the UK took control of the Chagos Islands from its then colony, Mauritius


Bolivian woman might be world's oldest at nearly 118 Bolivian woman might be world's oldest at nearly 118

In her long life, she has witnessed two world wars, revolutions in her native Bolivia and the transformation of her rural town of Sacaba


Germany migrants: Protesters face off in Chemnitz Protesters face off in tense German city

German Chancellor Angela Merkel had warned that "vigilante justice" would not be tolerated


Malcolm Turnbull: Australian ex-PM 'to quit parliament' Ousted Australian PM 'to quit parliament'

Mr Turnbull was replaced by Scott Morrison last week in a bid to end infighting that had crippled the centre-right government


John McCain death: Trump lowers White House flag after criticism White House re-lowers flag for McCain

McCain will be laid to rest on Sunday in a private ceremony at the US Naval Academy chapel


Trump not attending McCain’s funeral Trump not attending McCain’s funeral

"The president will not be, as far as we know, attending the funeral," says McCain family friend Rick Davis. "That's just a fact"

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