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Thousands of anti-Trump protesters say ‘not my president’

New York: About 10,000 anti-Trump protesters marched in New York to shouts of “not my president!” Monday, joined by others in cities across the United States on its Presidents Day holiday. After a raucous first month in office, President Donald Trump returned to Washington after spending a weekend at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Miami Beach,…

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Trump calls media ‘enemy of Americans’

Washington: Donald Trump ratcheted up his attacks on the media Friday, blasting the press as “the enemy of the American people!” Shortly after landing at his holiday home in Mar-a-Lago, Florida — where he is spending a third consecutive weekend — the president lashed out in 140 characters. “The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews,…

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Secret Service probes object thrown at Trump motorcade

WASHINGTON: The US Secret Service launched an investigation Friday, after an object was hurled at Donald Trump’s motorcade as it traveled to his Florida resort. As Trump’s motorcade was moving from the airport at West Palm Beach to his Mar-a-Lago home earlier Friday, an object appears to have been thrown at the convoy. “The Secret…

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Iran beats US in wrestling cup final

TEHRAN: As the US and Iran wrangle over sanctions and missile tests, their athletes grappled in the ring on Friday in wrestling’s Freestyle World Cup final, with the Iranians emerging victorious. Iran won the tournament in five out of eight weight categories following three days of bouts in the Kurdish-majority city of Kermanshah. Iranian wrestlers…

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US envoy opens “English Works” program for At-Risk Youth

KARACHI: American Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale presided over the opening ceremony of a six-month English training program for fifty youth aged 17 – 25.  The program, funded through Mission Pakistan’s Regional English Language Programs Office, focuses on enhancing business communication skills – including professional-level English – to improve students’ employment and educational prospects, and…

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New Facebook job-hunting features challenge LinkedIn

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook began letting businesses in the US or Canada post jobs and take applications from jobseekers, posing a challenge to Microsoft-owned LinkedIn. The platform’s users will be able to find help-wanted posts at business pages on Facebook or by looking in a new ‘jobs’ bookmark on the leading social network’s mobile application. “Businesses…

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NATO allies must pay more or US will ‘moderate its commitment’: Mattis

BRUSSELS: US Defence Secretary James Mattis warned NATO allies Wednesday that Washington would “moderate its commitment” to the alliance unless they boost their spending. “No longer can the American taxpayer carry a disproportionate share of the defence of Western values,” Mattis said in prepared remarks given to his counterparts at NATO headquarters in Brussels. “If…

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At NY fashion week, hijabs top looks fit for royalty

NEW YORK: In just two seasons, Indonesian Muslim designer Anniesa Hasibuan has made the hijab her trademark — and dazzled New York fashion week’s catwalk this week by styling it with flowing, iridescent gowns fit for a princess. Like in her New York show last fall — which cemented her status as a rising star…

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Top Trump aide Flynn resigns over Russia contacts

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump’s national security advisor Michael Flynn resigned amid controversy over his contacts with the Russian government Monday, a stunning first departure from the new president’s inner circle less than a month after his inauguration. The White House said Trump had accepted Flynn’s resignation amid allegations the retired three star general discussed US sanctions…

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Mogherini asks US not to ‘interfere’ in European politics

EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini warned Donald Trump’s administration Friday not to “interfere” in European politics, in an apparent reference to the US president’s praise of Brexit. “We do not interfere in US politics… And Europeans expect that America does not interfere in European politics,” said Mogherini, who is wrapping up her first visit…

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Trump backs ‘One China’ policy in first call with Chinese President

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump reaffirmed Washington’s ‘One China’ policy on Thursday in his first conversation with Xi Jinping, in an apparent effort to ease tensions after angering Beijing by questioning the policy that underpins Sino-US relations. In a phone call with China’s leader, the US president agreed to “honor” a position that effectively acknowledges that…

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Court upholds suspension of Trump’s travel ban

WASHINGTON: A U.S. federal appeals court on Thursday unanimously upheld a suspension of President Donald Trump’s order that restricted travel from seven Muslim-majority countries.

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US might ask visa applicants for social media passwords

Visa applicants could be asked for passwords to their social media accounts by US embassies, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said. He said the move could come as part of an effort to toughen the vetting of visitors to screen out people who may pose a security threat. Sky News quoted the official as saying…

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Madonna adopts twin girls

US superstar Madonna adopted two four-year-old twin girls from Malawi on Tuesday, a court official in Lilongwe told AFP, adding to two other children she previously adopted from the country. Just two weeks ago, the singer denied that she was involved in any adoption application in Malawi after news of her court case first emerged….

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Israel parliament legalises settler outposts on Palestinian land

JERUSALEM: The Israeli parliament on Monday finalised a controversial law legalising dozens of Jewish outposts built on private Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank.

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US suspends Muslim travel ban

US authorities on Saturday suspended President Donald Trump’s controversial ban on travelers from seven Muslim countries, following a court ruling that blocked its enforcement. “We have reversed the provisional revocation of visas,” a US State Department spokesman told AFP. The department had said some 60,000 travel visas had been revoked in compliance with the president’s…

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Trump dismisses ‘ridiculous’ court ruling suspending travel ban

US President Donald Trump lashed out Saturday at a court ruling suspending his controversial ban on travelers from seven Muslim countries, dismissing it as “ridiculous” and vowing to get it overturned. The order blocking the ban, issued late Friday by Seattle US District Judge James Robart, is valid across the United States, pending a full…

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China warns US

TOKYO: China warned the US Saturday it was risking instability in Asia after President Donald Trump’s new defence secretary vowed to back Japan in any military clash with Beijing over a disputed island chain. The Senkaku Islands, known in China as the Diaoyus, are at the centre of a festering row between Tokyo and Beijing,…

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Hilarious response by US model to Donald Trump

US model Christine Teigen delivered a hilarious response to US President Donald Trump’s tweet about yesterday’s knife attack in a French museum. “A new radical Islamic terrorist has just attacked in Louvre Museum in Paris. Tourists were locked down. France on edge again. GET SMART U.S,” he tweeted. In a second tweet, he said that…

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Cancer Day being observed worldwide today

ISLAMABAD: The World Cancer Day is being observed on Saturday (4th February) with a resolve to continue fight against cancer by raising awareness. The aim of the day is to promote healthy lifestyle, ensuring early detection of disease and achieving treatment for all. Cancer is a leading cause of death around the world. Low-income and…

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Iran world’s biggest state sponsor of terrorism: US Defense Secretary

Tokyo: US Defense Secretary James Mattis said Saturday that Iran was the world’s biggest state sponsor of terrorism, as President Donald Trump slapped fresh sanctions on the country’s weapons procurement network. “As far as Iran goes, this is the single biggest state sponsor of terrorism in the world,” Mattis said at a press conference in…

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