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New York [U.S.A.], Feb. 20 (ANI): In a departure from what U.S. President Donald Trump has been saying, Defence Secretary James Mattis said they were not in Iraq to seize oil.
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New York [U.S.A.], Feb. 20 (ANI): In a departure from what U.S. President Donald Trump has been saying, Defence Secretary James Mattis said they were not in Iraq to seize oil.

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New York [USA], Feb. 20(ANI): The United States deployed the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in the disputed waters of the South China Sea on Saturday as part of maritime "routine operations."

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China to halt all coal imports from North Korea

Updated: Feb 20, 2017 06:30 IST

New York [USA] , Feb. 20(ANI): China says it will halt all coal imports from North Korea from Sunday for the rest of 2017, amid growing tensions on the Korean Peninsula following Pyongyang's most recent missile test last week.

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New York [USA], Feb. 20(ANI): Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu turned down a regional peace initiative last year that was brokered by then-American Secretary of State John Kerry, in apparent contradiction to his stated goal of involving regional Arab powers in resolving Israel's conflict with the Palestinians.

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Bomb explodes near Bogota bullring in Colombia

Updated: Feb 20, 2017 06:13 IST

New York [USA], Feb. 20(ANI) : An explosion near the Santamaria bullfighting ring in downtown Bogota, Colombia, injured at least 31 people.

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New York [U.S.A.], Feb. 20 (ANI): U.S. President Donald Trump's reference to "what's happening last night in Sweden" during a rally in Florida raised questions in Sweden and over the internet about what he really meant.

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New York [U.S.A.], Feb. 19 (ANI): Iraq Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Sunday announced that Iraq has launched an operation to regain control of western Mosul from the Islamic State militants.

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New York [USA], Feb. 19 (ANI): Even as many criticised him for holding the urgent discussion over North Korea's missile test with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the patio at Mar-a-Lago as other diners looked on freely, U. S. President Donald Trump continues to hold business at his Florida resort.

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New York [U.S.A.], Feb. 19 (ANI): U.S. President Donald Trump is scheduled to interview at least four candidates for the post of the U.S. National Security Advisor in Florida on Sunday.

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New York [U.S.], Feb. 19 (ANI): A day after his unprecedented remark branding a certain section of the media as "the enemy of the American people," United States President Donald Trump continued bashing the press in his Florida rally, where he noted that fake stories were being churned against him without any usage of sources whatsoever.

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New York [U.S.], Feb. 19 (ANI): Carl Bernstein, the legendary journalist who helped uncover the Watergate scandal, tore into U.S. President Donald Trump's repeated attacks on the media saying that his constants barbs for the press are more treacherous than those of Richard Nixon, the president he helped bring down after his investigation.

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New York [U.S.], Feb. 19 (ANI): With President Donald Trump earning the ire of the global press by branding a certain section of the U.S. media as "the enemy of the American people," Senator John McCain chimed in and slammed Trump's by noting that dictators "get started by suppressing free press."

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New York [U.S.], Feb. 19 (ANI): Egyptian-born cleric Omar Abdel-Rahman, who was serving a life sentence for plotting the 1993 bombing at the World Trade Center and other terror attacks in New York, passed away in prison.

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New York [U.S.], Feb. 19 (ANI): Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has warned world leaders against the perils of 'bio-terrorism', and stated that the time has come for dedicating funds on preparing for the looming threat.

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New Delhi [India], Feb. 18 (ANI): U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday asked the people not to 'believe' the main stream media while alleging them of running fake news.

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New York [United States], Feb 18 (ANI): Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has expressed concern that any attempt by the United States to send its troops to Syria will fan flames of extremism in the region and will implications on global security.

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Washington D.C. [United States], Feb 18. (ANI): U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has urged China to use all available tools to moderate North Korea's destabilizing behavior.

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Washington D.C. [United States], Feb 18 (ANI): Lashing out at the media again over his recent press conference, Present Donald Trump citing conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, quoted that his press conference was one of the most effective presser ever.

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North Charleston [United States], Feb. 18 (ANI): Highlighting the promise he made during his campaigning, President Donald Trump has said that his administration is going to fight for every last American job.

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Washington D.C. [United States], Feb 18 (ANI): Scott Pruitt's name has been approved by the U.S. Senate to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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