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Trump freezes all Venezuelan government’s assets in US

President Donald Trump on Monday August 5, ordered a freeze on all Venezuelan government’s assets in the United States and barred transactions with its authorities due to the “continued usurpation of power” by President Nicolas Maduro.  The freeze is the most direct action by Trump’s administration to remove Maduro since it recognized …

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‘Fu*k you and your entire white supremacist family’ – Religious scholar, Reza Aslan calls out Ivanka Trump

Scholar and former CNN host, Reza Aslan has reacted to Ivanka Trump’s response to the two deadly mass shootings in the U.S. by calling her family a ‘white supremacist family’. Ivanka had Tweeted, ‘as our nation mourns the senseless loss of life in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio and …

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15 migrants die of hunger after getting stranded in a boat – United Nations

15 Ethiopian migrants have died after the boat trying to smuggle them into Yemen broke down and left them stranded at sea without food or water for a week, the U.N. migration agency said.   Survivors said some died from hunger and thirst and others drowned themselves, the International Organisation for Migration …

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U.S. Supreme Court approves President Trump’s plan to build the ‘disputed’ border wall

On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court handed President Donald Trump a victory by letting his administration redirect $2.5 billion in money approved by Congress for the Pentagon to help build his promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border even though lawmakers refused to provide funding.   The conservative-majority court on a …

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Two killed after nightclub balcony collapsed in Korea

Tragedy struck at a South Korean nightclub, as two died while 16 others were injured after the facility’s balcony collapsed.  Hundreds were at the nightclub in the southern city of Gwangju when the collapse occurred next to the athletes’ village where a world swimming championshipis ongoing. Eight athletes including an Olympic gold medallist, US …

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Tunisia’s President, Beji Caid Essebsi is dead

Tunisia’s President, Beji Caid Essebsi has been confirmed dead by the Presidency at the age of 92. Essebsi died after being taken to a military hospital on Wednesday. He was a major player in the country’s transition to democracy since 2011, after autocrat Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was overthrown. This was followed by uprisings against authoritarian leaders …

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South Sudan’s President Kiir bans singing National Anthem in his absence

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir on Monday issued a ban on singing the national anthem in his absence.  Confirming the ban, the country’s Information Minister Michael Makuei said President Salva Kiir believes that the national anthem, which was composed shortly before the country gained independence in 2011 is being abused, especially by some government officials in …

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James Bond actor David Hedison dies aged 92

American film, television, and stage actor, David Hedison has died at the age of 92. The actor, who played Felix Leiter in two James Bond films passed away with his daughters at his side in Los Angeles on Thursday, a representative for the family said.  ‘Even in our deep sadness, we are …

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Breaking: Boris Johnson defeats Jeremy Hunt to become next British Prime Minister

Boris Johnson has been elected new Conservative leader in a ballot of party members and will become the next UK prime minister.   He defeated Jeremy Hunt comfortably, winning 92,153 votes to his rival’s 46,656. The former London mayor takes over from Theresa May on Wednesday.   Johnson began his acceptance …

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Iran arrests and sentences suspected US’ CIA spies to death

The stand-off between Iran and the US government has gotten yet another twist, as the Middle East nation has announced that it broke a CIA spying ring and arrested 17 suspects.  An intelligence official claimed that none of the 17 suspects who allegedly had “sophisticated training”, had succeeded in their sabotage missions. …

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