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President Donald Trump's administration cited Pakistan's strict blasphemy laws in a message warning American citizens against traveling to the Muslim-majority nation. During his meeting with McMaster, Sharif stated that across-the-board consensus was achieved by his government to combat extremism and terrorism, the PMO statement said.
  • Pence visits Japan, turning focus to trade with key ally

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    Lu said Beijing wants to resume the multi-party negotiations that ended in stalemate in 2009 and suggested that USA plans to deploy a missile defense system in South Korea were damaging its relations with China. "Strategic patience signaled indecision and predictability - not a good combination in Trump's eyes", Cha said. Meanwhile, China made a plea for a return to negotiations.
  • Chemical weapons experts in Turkey to investigate; UK confirms sarin use

    Chemical weapons experts in Turkey to investigate; UK confirms sarin use

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    The U.N. announced Wednesday that Virginia Gamba is becoming its special representative for children and armed conflict. Turkey performed autopsies on three Syrians killed in the attack last week. They say they are working to clear Islamic State militants out of Jalab Valley, north of Raqqa. But the countryside south of Raqqa is still under IS control.
  • United States has sent forceful message to Syria's Assad

    United States has sent forceful message to Syria's Assad

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    Syria's conflict began in March 2011 with anti-government protests, but has since spiraled into a bitter and complex civil war that has drawn in global players and jihadist fighters. Jack Goldsmith, a Harvard Law School professor and head of the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel during the Bush administration, sardonically tweeted that whatever the legal basis for the strikes is, it "exceeds all prior precedents under domestic and worldwide law".
  • Philippines' Duterte cancels visit to S. China Sea island after Beijing warning

    Philippines' Duterte cancels visit to S. China Sea island after Beijing warning

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    Philippines, which filed the arbitration case, requested China to accept the ruling a number of times but Beijing called the Philippines' claims of sovereignty in the South China Sea "baseless" and an "act of bad faith". His spokesmen and the military later insisted that he meant they should upgrade the facilities on about nine of the islands and outcroppings the Philippines already occupies.
  • Australia likely to start supplying uranium to India from this year

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    Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's maiden visit to India is focused on re-energising the bilateral relationship between the two countries. Both Javadekar and Rudy recognised the quality of Australian education and instructed officials to support Australian universities and training providers to establish themselves in the Indian market, the statement said.
  • Wide manhunt on for the man who posted homicide video to Facebook

    Wide manhunt on for the man who posted homicide video to Facebook

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    Cleveland police chief Calvin Williams says authorities have already searched every location Stephens has been associated with in the Cleveland area. Williams said Stephens may be driving a newer model white Ford Fusion. Air force veteran Ms Lane said: "We had been in a relationship for several years".
  • Ousted S. Korean President indicted for corruption

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    Park was impeached late a year ago, officially stripped of power in March and has been in a detention facility near Seoul since being arrested last month on allegations that she colluded with a confidante to extort from businesses, take bribes and commit other wrongdoing.
  • Clashes in Caracas: thousands march in support of Capriles

    Clashes in Caracas: thousands march in support of Capriles

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    The district - home to many government offices - is a pro-Maduro bastion and the president's supporters were holding a "cultural, sporting and recreational rally" there. Capriles lost narrowly in the 2013 election that brought Maduro to the presidency after the death of Maduro's socialist mentor Hugo Chavez. Maduro's government says a USA -backed business elite is responsible for Venezuela's economic downturn and that it is trying to foment a coup to impose right-wing rule under the ...