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Trump withdraws US from Trans-Pacific Partnership deal

US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order formally withdrawing the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, following through on a promise from his presidential campaign. “We’ve been talking about this for a long time,” Trump said … Continue reading

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Trump withdraws US from Trans-Pacific Partnership deal

US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order formally withdrawing the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, following through on a promise from his presidential campaign. “We’ve been talking about this for a long time,” Trump said … Continue reading

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Israel's Livni skips Belgium trip amid threat of arrest

Israel’s former foreign minister cancelled a trip to Brussels after Belgian prosecutors confirmed they wanted to question her over war crimes allegations. Tzipi Livni was expected to meet Jewish leaders in the city on Monday, but cancelled ahead of time. … Continue reading

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Israel's Livni skips Belgium trip amid threat of arrest

Israel’s former foreign minister cancelled a trip to Brussels after Belgian prosecutors confirmed they wanted to question her over war crimes allegations. Tzipi Livni was expected to meet Jewish leaders in the city on Monday, but cancelled ahead of time. … Continue reading

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Iraq army 'takes' east Mosul from ISIL

Iraq’s army says it has retaken all of eastern Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). “The armed forces succeeded in liberating the left bank of the city of Mosul completely, after inflicting heavy losses in … Continue reading

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Uganda's School for Life: Educating out of Poverty

In the 21st century, for many young people “finding a job” is just not an option. And in Uganda, with youth unemployment at around 66 percent, the highest rate in Africa, schools need to tailor their education to meet the … Continue reading

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Film 'Mawlana' provokes outcry over religion and state

An Egyptian box office hit that highlights the religious establishment’s cosy relations with the state has provoked a backlash from Sunni Muslim clerics, with some calling for the film to be banned. Adapted from a novel by prominent journalist Ibrahim … Continue reading

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Chief judge quits over 'begging for Gulf money'

Jordan’s chief Islamic justice Ahmad Hilayel has resigned abruptly two days after he delivered a sermon in which he chastised Arab Gulf leaders for not doing enough to support Jordan financially. Hilayel in his Friday sermon demanded that the leaders … Continue reading

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Outbreak of H5N1 bird flu at poultry farm in Dhaka

Bangladesh reported an outbreak of the highly contagious H5N1 bird flu virus at a poultry farm in Dhaka, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday, citing a report from the Bangladeshi agriculture ministry. Of 3,000 Sonali type … Continue reading

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Maryam Safdar named in Panama Papers as beneficiary

The daughter of Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been proved to have been involved in the Panama Papers scandal, a German newspaper said, as it backed up an earlier claim.  German daily Suddeutsche Zeitung on Monday posted documents on Twitter … Continue reading

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