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China demands public apology from Delta for listing Taiwan, Tibet as countries

Chinas aviation authority on Friday said it had asked Delta Air Lines to investigate why Taiwan and Tibet were listed as countries on its website, and demanded an immediate and public apology. Civil Aviation Administration of China said on its website it would require all foreign airlines operating routes to China to conduct comprehensive investigation of their websites, apps and customer-relat...


Four Indian Supreme Court judges slam administration of country's top court

Four sitting judges of the Supreme Court of India said on Friday that the administration of the countrys highest court was not in order and warned that democracy would not survive in the country unless the institution was preserved. The press conference, the first of its kind to be ever held by sitting Supreme Court judges in India, blew the lid on a growing rift between senior justices and the...


Trump questions taking immigrants from 'shithole countries'
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Trump questions taking immigrants from 'shithole countries'

President Donald Trump on Thursday questioned why the United States would want to have immigrants from Haiti and African nations, referring to some as shithole countries, according to two sources familiar with the comments. Trumps remarks, made in the White House, came as Democratic Senator Dick Durbin and Republican Senator Lindsey Graham briefed the president on a newly drafted immigration b...


Armed robbers steal millions from Ritz Paris hotel
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Armed robbers steal millions from Ritz Paris hotel

Axe-wielding robbers stole jewelry on Wednesday possibly worth more than $5 million from a store in the famed Ritz Paris hotel, police said. Five thieves carried out the heist at the luxury hotel in late afternoon. Three were arrested while two others got away. There were no injuries. The loss is very high and remains to be assessed, one police source said. Another put the figure at 4.5 mill...


Update: 17 dead in California mudslides, more than a dozen missing
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Update: 17 dead in California mudslides, more than a dozen missing

Anxious family members awaited word on loved ones Wednesday as rescue crews searched for more than a dozen people missing after mudslides in Southern California destroyed an estimated 100 houses, swept away cars and left at least 17 victims dead. Its just waiting and not knowing, and the more I havent heard from them we have to find them, said Kelly Weimer, whose elderly parents home was wreck...


Thirteen dead amid California heavy rains and mudslides

At least 13 people are dead amid waist-deep mudslides in Southern California, where heavy rains triggered flooding, say officials. Some 163 people have been taken to hospital. Twenty had storm-related injuries and four were critically hurt. A group of up to 300 people are reportedly trapped in Romero Canyon, east of Santa Barbara. Police said the scene looked like a World War One battlefi...


South Korea's Moon says Trump deserves 'big' credit for North Korea talks

South Korean President Moon Jae-in credited U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday for helping to spark the first inter-Korean talks in more than two years, and warned that Pyongyang would face stronger sanctions if provocations continued. The talks were held on Tuesday on the South Korean side of the demilitarized zone, which has divided the two Koreas since 1953, after a prolonged period of...


Magnitude 7.6 quake strikes off Central America: USGS
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Magnitude 7.6 quake strikes off Central America: USGS

An earthquake of magnitude 7.6 struck near remote Caribbean Islands belonging to Honduras on Tuesday, sparking a tsunami warning for the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The quake rattled windows in the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa roughly 323 miles (519 km) to the east, but no damage was immediately reported. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake, initially reported as a magnitu...


Trump to meet lawmakers in search for immigration compromise
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Trump to meet lawmakers in search for immigration compromise

U.S. President Donald Trump will meet on Tuesday with Republican and Democratic lawmakers in an uphill search for an election-year compromise on protecting thousands of young, undocumented immigrants from deportation. Trump and his Republicans, who control the U.S. Congress, and the Democrats seem far apart on an agreement as they gird for midterm congressional elections in November. Trump says...


India's top court to review past verdict on gay sex ban

Indias Supreme Court on Monday agreed to reconsider its 2013 decision that criminalize consensual sexual relations between same sex adults, a victory for equal rights campaigners. The court said a larger group of judges will re-examine the constitutional validity of Section 377 - a colonial-era law that prohibits carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal - wid...


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