UK ex-PM Boris Johnson resigns as MP

Britain's former prime minister Boris Johnson on Friday announced his resignation as an MP, accusing a parliamentary probe into the "Partygate" scandal of driving him out

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Trump took secret docs on nuclear, weapons programs: indictment

Donald Trump took secret documents dealing with US nuclear and weapons programs from the White House after leaving office, potentially putting national security at risk, according to the indictment of the former president unsealed on Friday

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Saudis not asked to choose between US, China: Blinken

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Saudi Arabia was not being forced to choose between Washington and Beijing, striking a conciliatory tone in Riyadh following tensions with the long-time ally. Blinken, appearing alongside his Saudi counterpart Prince Faisal bin Farhan at the end of a three-day visit, denied that Saudi Arabia’s warming ties with China were a problem for the US.

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Children lost for 40 days in Colombian Amazon found alive

The four Indigenous children who had been missing for more than a month in the Colombian Amazon rainforest after a small plane crash have been found alive, President Gustavo Petro announced Friday

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Six civilians killed in Somalia hotel siege

Six civilians were killed and 10 wounded in a six-hour siege by Islamist Al-Shabaab militants at a beachside hotel in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, police said Saturday

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US, Saudi mediators announce new truce

Sudan’s warring generals have agreed to a 24-hour ceasefire from today, US and Saudi mediators said, acknowledging that previous attempts to pause a conflict now nearing its third month had proved abortive.

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EU ministers seal ‘historic’ migration deal

European Union ministers agreed on Thursday on how to share out the responsibility for looking after migrants and refugees, after 12 hours of negotiations got Italy and Greece to sign up to a deal that has eluded the bloc for nearly a decade.

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Japan revises law to ease deportation of failed asylum seekers

Japan yesterday enacted an immigration law allowing the government to deport failed asylum seekers, despite pushback from opposition parties and rights groups.

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Sweden ready to host Nato troops even before joining

Sweden, whose Nato membership bid is currently blocked, is ready to welcome temporary Nato bases on its soil even before it is a full member, Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson said yesterday.

Southern Ukraine Front: Russia reports heavy fighting

Russia reported heavy fighting along the front in southern and eastern Ukraine yesterday, while Kyiv maintained a strict silence about its long-anticipated counterattack.

World warming at record 0.2C per decade

Record-high greenhouse gas emissions and diminishing air pollution have caused an unparalleled acceleration in global warming, 50 top scientists warned yesterday in a sweeping climate science update.

Biden, Sunak pledge AI, minerals, Ukraine partnership

US President Joe Biden and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said Thursday their countries would partner on advanced technologies, clean energy and critical minerals as they strengthen a historical security alliance..Biden and Sunak signed the "Atlantic Declaration," which Sunak described

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Trump indicted in classified documents case

"The corrupt Biden Administration has informed my attorneys that I have been Indicted, seemingly over the Boxes Hoax," Trump wrote on his Truth Social platform

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Indian FM play down row over 'Akhand Bharat' mural

India's External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar yesterday played down the controversy over the mural of "Akhand Bharat" (undivided India) installed in the new parliament building, saying "it is not a big political issue"

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Fighting rages at military site facility

Sudanese army soldiers and paramilitaries yesterday fought for control of a military facility in Khartoum

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Trump target of classified docs probe

US prosecutors have told Donald Trump’s lawyers that he is the target of a probe into his handling of classified documents after leaving the presidency, in a sign he might be indicted,

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Rohingyas testify on Myanmar crackdown

Members of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority testified in person for the first time on Wednesday in

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Ex-Pak PM gets bail on murder charges

Ousted Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan yesterday secured bail from the Islamabad High Court over

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Ukraine Dam Disaster: Uprooted landmines may pose grave danger

Landmines uprooted and dispersed by floodwaters surging downstream from the breached Kakhovka dam across swathes of southern Ukraine could pose a grave danger to civilians for decades to come, the Red Cross said.

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5 Arab Israelis shot dead at car wash

Five Arab Israelis were shot dead at a car wash in the north yesterday, police said, amid the worst crime wave in years to hit the minority sector.

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UN probes Israel expulsion of human rights lawyer

UN investigators said yesterday they were gathering evidence that could potentially be used in future prosecutions of those involved in Israel’s expulsion of a French-Palestinian human rights lawyer.

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