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Clinton, Trump exchange jabs in race to White House

US Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton and presumptive Republican challenger Donald Trump clash yet again over each other’s capability to preside over the United States. In an interview with CNN, Clinton called Trump a “threat” whose “dangerous” positions make him unfit for US presidency. Clinton also described Trump as “divisive ...

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Verizon employees hold protest rally in US capital

Nearly a thousand striking employees of the Verizon telecommunications company have held a protest march in Washington DC against the US company’s new employment plan. Protesters then rallied outside of Verizon’s office in the capital city on Thursday. The walkout is part of a six week action, with the strikers ...

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Washington puts Saudi, Yemen, Libya Daesh on terror list

The United States has placed Daesh (ISIL) branches in Saudi Arabia, Libya and Yemen on its global terrorism blacklist. Washington on Thursday categorized the three branches as a “foreign terrorist organization,” meaning that sanctions and penalties will apply to them and those supporting them. The State Department said the ISIL ...

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Second ‘Chibok girl’ rescued, says Nigerian army

ABUJA (Reuters) – A second girl who was among more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in a raid on their school in the northeastern Nigerian town of Chibok more than two years ago has been rescued, a spokesman for the Nigerian army said on Thursday. Army spokesman Sani ...

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China warns Taiwan’s new president against independence

China warns Taiwan’s new leader against seeking independence, saying peace would be “impossible” if she attempts to move away from the mainland. “If independence is pursued, it will be impossible to have peace and stability in the Taiwan Straits,” China’s Taiwan Affairs office said in a statement on Friday. The warning came hours after Tsai ...

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