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Former Trump campaign head Manafort sent to jail

US President Donald Trump's former election campaign manager, Paul Manafort, is sent to jail pending trial after being charged with witness tampering, the latest episode in his long fall from grace.

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UN calls for int'l probe into Kashmir abuses

UN calls for int'l probe into Kashmir abuses

The UN human rights chief yesterday called for a major investigation into abuses in Kashmir, as his office released its first-ever report on violations committed by both India and Pakistan in the disputed territory.

Scientist launches hunt for Loch Ness 'monster DNA'

Scientist launches hunt for Loch Ness 'monster DNA'

A scientist hopes the marvels of modern science can finally unravel the over 1,500-year old mystery of Loch Ness as he travels from the University of Otago in New Zealand to collect water samples in the Scottish lake, in the hope of finding out more about the creatures that inhabit its depths.

As trade war with China looms, US readies second wave of duties

As trade war with China looms, US readies second wave of duties

The United States has nearly completed a second list of tariffs on $100 billion in Chinese goods, as President Donald Trump prepares to enact an initial round of duties that is expected to trigger an in-kind response from Beijing, several sources say.

120 countries at UN condemn Israel

The UN General Assembly on Wednesday adopted by a strong majority of 120 countries an Arab-backed resolution condemning Israel for Palestinian deaths in Gaza and rejected a US bid to blame Hamas for the violence.

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