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UN: Trump forcing millions of Americans into financial ruin

(News Desk) -The United Nations monitor on poverty has warned that US President Donald Trump is forcing millions of Americans into financial hardship, depriving them of food and other basic needs while lavishing vast riches on the super-wealthy. Philip Alston, who is the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and ...

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New storms kill at least 18 people in northern India

(AFP) – Fresh wind storms swept across northern India killing at least 18 people and leaving a trail of damage, officials said Saturday. The latest in a series of freak storms that have left hundreds dead battered Uttar Pradesh state late Friday with winds of 100 kilometers (60 miles) an ...

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Clashes rage in Jordan despite price hike freeze

(News Desk) – Police in the Jordanian capital Amman have clashed with protesters as calls are growing for resignation of the government amid public anger over price hikes. Jordanian Al-Bawaba news website said, “Road closures, burning tires, chanting anti-government slogans, calling on the government to step down and parking cars ...

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India to buy anti-tank missiles from Israel

(News Desk) – India is reportedly set to buy a batch of anti-tank guided missiles from Israel in a bid to boost its military capabilities against arch-rival Pakistan. Indian government is likely to soon finalize with Israel purchase of a batch of Spike anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs), which would significantly ...

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Jay-Z defeats copyright claims over ‘Big Pimpin”

(Reuters) – A federal appeals court on Thursday awarded a victory to Jay-Z in a copyright infringement lawsuit claiming that the rapper sampled without permission from an Egyptian composer’s song for his 1999 hit “Big Pimpin’.” The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Pasadena, California ruled 3-0 that the ...

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Pakistan collapse gives England early edge in second Test

LEEDS (AFP) – Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed was left pondering his decision to bat first after a collapse handed England the advantage on the first day of the second Test at Headingley on Friday. England were 106 for two at stumps, just 68 runs behind Pakistan s lowly first-innings 174 ...

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