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    North Korea leader says he has 'nuclear button' on his desk

    Kim Jong Un on Monday warned the United States that he has a "nuclear button" on his desk ready for use if North Korea is threatened, but offered an olive branch to South Korea, saying he was.

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    US city elects first-ever Sikh woman mayor

    Preet Didbal’s rise to mayor was celebrated as a long-awaited affirmation of the Sikh community’s contributions in California, the Los Angeles Times said on Thursday.

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    Tunis bans Emirates flights after UAE stops Tunisian women from entering its territory

    Tunisia on Sunday suspended all Emirates flights to and from the North African country, AFP reported. The move came two days after Tunis said the United Arab Emirates had banned women holding.

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    Top US commander warns of war with Russia, Pacific countries

    A top US commander has warned of an imminent war by pointing to a shift of focus on conflicts in the Middle East to Russia and the Pacific region.

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    Why Bosnia and Herzegovina did not vote against the US

    In what may come as a surprise for some in the Muslim countries, Bosnia and Herzegovina abstained to vote on a UN General Assembly resolution that criticised US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

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    Catalan separatists win absolute parliamentary majority

    Catalan separatists won a crucial snap poll Thursday, plunging their region into further uncertainty after a failed independence bid rattled Europe and triggered Spain's worst political crisis in decades.

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    Trump threatens to cut aid to UN members over Jerusalem vote

    President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to cut off financial aid to countries that vote in favour of a draft United Nations resolution calling for the United States to withdraw its decision.

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    ‘68 journalists, media workers killed in 2017’

    As many as 68 journalists and media workers were killed across the world in 2017 of whom nine were women. Last year, 112 journalists were killed of whom three were women according to the International.

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    OIC member states decide to shun Western countries

    After a two-day brainstorming session to become scientifically and technologically independent, member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) have decided to share scientific equipment.

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    US would likely lose war with Russia, China: RAND

    The United States will likely lose a military confrontation with either Russia and China, US think tank RAND Corporation says, warning about the US military’s insufficient training and readiness.

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    Eight nations seek Security Council meeting on Jerusalem

    Eight countries called Wednesday for an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council after the United States said it recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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    EU warns US to avoid changes in Jerusalem’s status

    The European Union on Tuesday warned of possible "serious repercussions" if U.S. President Donald Trump decides to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and move the U.S. embassy there.

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    13 Bosnian Muslims arrested over 1990s war crimes

    Bosnian police on Monday arrested 13 Muslim citizens suspected of war crimes against ethnic Serbs in the south of the Balkan country during the 1992-1995 civil war, authorities said.

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    UN war crimes convict dies after drinking poison

    A UN war crimes appeal trial was suspended on Wednesday after a former Croatian general claimed to have drank poison upon being sentenced to 20 years in jail.

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    N Korea claims nuclear statehood with US in missile range

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said Wednesday his country had achieved full nuclear statehood after what he said was the successful test of a new missile capable of striking anywhere in the United States.

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    235 killed in attack on mosque in Egypt's Sinai

    At least 155 people have been killed and dozens injured in a shooting attack and bombing at a mosque in the restive Sinai Peninsula, state TV says.

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    'Butcher of Bosnia' found guilty of genocide by UN court

    UN judges on Wednesday sentenced former Bosnian Serbian commander Ratko Mladic to life imprisonment after finding him guilty of genocide and war crimes in the brutal Balkans conflicts over two decades ago.

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    50 dead in Nigeria mosque bombing

    At least 50 people were killed on Tuesday when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a mosque in northeast Nigeria, police said, in an attack blamed on Boko Haram jihadists.

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     Trump's vision for Asia collides with Xi's

    Two regional trade strategies -- one from the United States and the other from China, reflecting competing geostrategic visions for Asia -- clashed last week in Vietnam where Asia-Pacific leaders.

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    Hate crimes against Muslims, S. Asians rise in US

    There has been a 58 per cent increase in hate crimes against South Asians and a 19pc increase in hate-motivated attacks on Muslims, a South Asian advocacy group reported on Wednesday.

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    Zimbabwe in ‘bloodless transition’ away from Mugabe

    Zimbabwe’s ruling party, ZANU-PF, says the series of military activities underway in the country mark a “bloodless transition” of power from long-time President Robert Mugabe.

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    Trump urges China's Xi to work 'hard' and fast on N. Korea

    Donald Trump urged Chinese leader Xi Jinping to work “hard” and act fast to help resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis, during their meeting in Beijing on Thursday, warning that “time is quickly running out”.

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    31 cases of abuse by UN workers reported in 3 months

    The U.N. received 31 allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse against its staff in the three months from July to September this year, Secretary General Antonio Guterres' spokesman said Friday.

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    Women must wait 217 years to earn the same as men, index says

    Women will have to wait 217 years before they earn as much as men and have equal representation in the workplace, research said, revealing the widest gap in almost a decade.

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