Trump to fire up base with anti-abortion rally speech By AFP | Last Updated: 24th January, 2020, 14:53

Under Trump's presidency, abortion rights activists fear that landmark ruling is now under threat

Trump to fire up base with anti-abortion rally speech

Hundreds gather for Baghdad rally to demand US troops leave Hundreds gather for Baghdad rally against US troops

Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr had called for a “million-man” demonstration to demand the withdrawal of American troops


China rushes to build new hospital for coronavirus within 10 days China to build new hospital for coronavirus within 10 days

The facility in the central city of Wuhan is expected to be in use by February 3 to serve a rising number of patients infected by a coronavirus that has left at least 26 people dead


CIA psychologist defends torture before Guantanamo court CIA psychologist defends torture before Guantanamo court

Mitchell was one of the architects of the so-called "enhanced interrogation" operations deployed against suspected Al-Qaeda extremists after the 2001 attacks


US Billionaire Soros attacks on  President Xi and Trump US Billionaire attacks on President Xi, Trump

The US and China recently strike a deal to de-escalate a major trade war which has seen both sides impose billions of dollars worth of tariffs on each other's exports


India rejects Trump’s Kashmir offer India rejects Trump’s Kashmir offer

“There is no role for any third party in the Kashmir issue,” Indian ministry of external affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar says


Japan and S Korea confirm 2nd coronavirus case Japan and S Korea confirm 2nd coronavirus case

Almost all of the deaths have been in Hubei province of China- the virus emerged in the province's capital, Wuhan


China coronavirus: Fears infections will rise as hundreds of millions travel China battles to prevent New Year virus spike

Face masks are compulsory in all public places in Wuhan and some residents are saying it is like a ghost town


Coronavirus kills 25, infects 830 in China, millions under lockdown in 5 cities Coronavirus kills 25, infects 830 in China

Cases have also been reported from Thailand, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan and the United States


Angola's Dos Santos vows 'ready to fight' graft claims Angola's Dos Santos vows 'ready to fight' graft claims

The allegations stretch across Angola's state oil and diamond industries and banks to Lisbon. Named in the probe, the head of one of Angola's largest banks has resigned


World leaders rally in Jerusalem against anti-Semitism World leaders rally in Jerusalem against anti-Semitism

Dozens of world leaders gathered Thursday in Jerusalem for the largest-ever gathering focused on commemorating the Holocaust 


Singapore confirms first case of Wuhan virus Singapore confirms first case of Wuhan virus

Singapore's Changi Airport starts screening flights from Wuhan at the beginning of the month, and on Wednesday extends the checks to all flights from China


Rio violence: Police killings reach record high in 2019 Rio violence: Police killings reach record high in 2019

The number of police killings in Rio de Janeiro reached a record high last year


Queen approves government's Brexit bill Queen approves Brexit bill

After years of acrimonious debate, British lawmakers on Wednesday finally approved the terms of their country's historic departure from the European Union -- due in just nine days time


Mount Vesuvius eruption: Extreme heat 'turned man's brain to glass' Mount Vesuvius eruption: Extreme heat 'turned man's brain to glass'

Extreme heat from the Mount Vesuvius eruption in Italy was so immense it turned one victim's brain into glass


Pakistan conducts successful training launch of Ghaznavi missile Pakistan conducts successful launch of Ghaznavi missile

The launch was carried out as part of a training exercise of Army Strategic Forces Command “aimed at rehearsing operational readiness procedures during day and night”


China locks down two cities to curb virus outbreak China locks down two cities to curb virus outbreak

China locked down nearly 20 million in two cities at the centre of a deadly virus outbreak on Thursday


Some 40 Syrian soldiers killed, 80 others injured in militants' attack in Idlib 40 Syrian soldiers killed, 80 hurt in militants' attack

About 40 Syrian soldiers were killed and 80 others injured Thursday in attacks by militants in Idlib


3 US crew dead in Australia firefighting plane crash Australia fires: 3 US crew dead in firefighting plane crash

The cause of the crash in the Snowy Mountains in New South Wales (NSW) state is not yet known


Indian top businessman's wife found hanging in Delhi's residence Indian top businessman's wife found hanging in Delhi's residence

Natasha Kapur, wife of the joint vice-president of leading bicycle company Atlas Cycles, allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself


 We discuss with China about Uighurs privately, not publicly: Imran Khan We discuss with China about Uighurs privately, not publicly: Imran Khan

Despite the global outcry over China's treatments of its minorities, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has chosen to remain tight-lipped on deplorable conditions of Uighur Muslims in China


Security tightened in Jammu and Kashmir ahead of Republic Day Security tightened in J-K ahead of Republic Day

The  Republic Day function of Jammu and Kashmir will be held on January 26


Coronavirus: Anxiety rises as Chinese city goes into lockdown Anxiety rises in China under virus lockdown

Officials in Hong Kong report the territory's first two cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday and one case was reported in the nearby city of Macau


Firefighting plane crashes in Australia with 3 aboard

Firefighting plane crashes in Australia with 3 aboard

The blaze started Wednesday but strong winds and high temperatures caused conditions in Canberra to deteriorate. A second fire near the airport that started on Thursday morning is at the "watch and act" level


Britain's Brexit bill passes final hurdle in Parliament Britain's Brexit bill passes final hurdle in Parliament

The bill is approved by Parliament's upper chamber after the House of Commons overturned changes to the government's flagship Brexit bill made a day earlier by the unelected House of Lords


Australia fires: Canberra Airport shut down as blazes intensify Canberra airport in Australia closed as bushfires approach

There are more than 80 blazes raging across the state of NSW as hot and windy conditions return to the region


At least one killed, several injured in Seattle mass shooting At least one killed, several injured in Seattle mass shooting

Local media said at least one suspect was being sought in connection with the mass shooting that took place near a McDonalds fast food restaurant, just blocks away from the Pike Place Market


Pierre Nkurunziza: Burundi leader to get $530,000 and luxury villa Burundi president to get $530,000 and luxury villa

The draft law, which has been presented to the cabinet for approval, also awards him a lifetime salary


Jeff Bezos hack: UN experts demand probe of Saudi crown prince Probe of Saudi prince urged over Bezos phone hack

UN human rights experts say Mohammed bin Salman should also be investigated for "continuous, direct and personal efforts to target perceived opponents"


Impeachment: Democrats reject witness swap in Trump trial Democrats reject Biden witness swap in Trump trial

Lawmakers who are seeking to remove the president from office hope to hear testimony from his former National Security Adviser John Bolton


Wuhan coronavirus death toll rises to 17 Wuhan coronavirus death toll rises to 17

Chinese health authorities said that at least 547 cases had been confirmed in the mainland, with eight new deaths 


Virus-hit Chinese city Wuhan to shut public transport Virus-hit Chinese city Wuhan to shut public transport

Those living in the city have been advised not to leave, in a week when millions of Chinese are travelling for the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday


Hillary Clinton sued for calling Tulsi Gabbard 'Russian asset' US candidate Gabbard sues Hillary Clinton

Gabbard alleges that Clinton made the comments in retaliation for her support of Bernie Sanders, the former secretary of state's rival in 2016 for the Democratic presidential nomination


Hillary Clinton says ‘nobody likes’ Bernie Sanders Hillary Clinton says ‘nobody likes’ Bernie Sanders

Interviewed by The Hollywood Reporter about the documentary, Clinton stopped short of saying she would support Sanders if he won the nomination this year


Death toll in Spain from storm hits six Death toll in Spain from storm hits six

The death toll could rise further, officials said. Four people are still thought to be missing after Storm Gloria crashed into eastern Spain on Sunday with gusts of over 100 kilometres


UK parliament holds final votes on Brexit divorce law UK parliament holds final votes on Brexit divorce law

MPs in the lower House of Commons have already approved the EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill, which ratifies the terms of Brexit, but the unelected upper House of Lords made some changes


Trump agrees US-Iraq 'security partnership' Trump agrees US-Iraq 'security partnership'

The two leaders meet in Davos, Switzerland, their first meeting since the US killed a top Iranian general in Baghdad, sparking an Iraqi parliament call for the expulsion of US troops


Wuhan urges people to stay away in bid to contain China virus Wuhan urges people to stay away in bid to contain China virus

The coronavirus has spread across China and beyond, with 17 people killed and over 500 confirmed infected in an outbreak that started in the central city of Wuhan


Venezuela secret service raids offices of opposition leader Guaidó Venezuela secret service raids Guaidó’s offices

However, President Nicolás Maduro, who enjoys the support of the Venezuelan military, has managed to remain in power


Jailed academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert 'rejected Iran's offer to become spy' Jailed academic Kylie 'rejected Iran's offer to be spy'

The Cambridge-educated academic was travelling on an Australian passport and was detained at Tehran airport in 2018 as she tried to leave following a conference

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