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Rihanna to receive MTV’s lifetime achievement award

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Rihanna will receive MTV’s lifetime achievement award at the Aug. 28 Video Music Awards (VMA) show, MTV said on Thursday, joining the likes of Kanye West, Madonna and Beyonce. The Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award is the highest honor in the video music industry, and reflects ...

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I’m running against media, not Clinton: Trump

US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has lashed out at the “crooked” media for their unfavorable coverage of his bid for the White House, saying he is now running against the press rather than against Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. “I’m not running against crooked Hillary, I’m running against the crooked ...

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Biden to meet Erdogan as post-coup tensions surge

US Vice President Joe Biden is set to meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the White House says, marking another attempt by Washington to improve worsening ties with Ankara since the failed coup in July. Biden will arrive in the Turkish capital on August 24, the White House said ...

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Deadly floods hit Philippines, Myanmar

Days of nonstop raining have caused floods in the Philippines, leaving at least five people dead and tens of thousands of others displaced. Rescuers said Sunday that three people were crushed to death by debris after floods in Manila, a man drowned trying to cross a river on the central ...

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Bomb near US embassy in Kabul injures 2

At least two people have been injured in a bomb explosion near the US embassy in the Afghan capital of Kabul, police say. The blast occurred at a main square near the embassy and the country’s Supreme Court on Monday. Police said the blast was caused by a magnetic bomb attached to a military ...

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US renews pledge to help build ‘vibrant’ Pakistan

WASHINGTON: In an Independence Day message on Sunday, US Secretary of State John Kerry renewed America’s commitment to working with the people to build a vibrant Pakistan. At a separate event on Capitol Hill, Kashmiri leaders highlighted the current uprising in the Kashmir valley and warned that India was gradually ...

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No ‘risk allowance’ for bomb squad

ISLAMABAD: Despite having one of the riskiest jobs in all of law enforcement, officials and technicians of the Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) serving in the capital do not receive any sort of special risk allowance, the interior ministry has admitted. In its written response to a question posed by Jamaat-i-Islami ...

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Obama declares disaster as deadly floods hit Louisiana

US President Barack Obama has issued a “major disaster” declaration for the state of Louisiana, where historic flooding has killed at least five people and stranded thousands more. Obama called Governor John Bel Edwards to inform him of the decision, the White House said in a statement on Sunday night, two days ...

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