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The 'spiritual leader' of the group behind the 2002 Bali bombings will be freed

Abu Bakar Bashir, a radical Islamic cleric and the alleged mastermind behind the 2002 Bali bombings, has been granted early release from jail on humanitarian grounds.

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Trump Unveils Latest Missile Defense Review

President Donald Trump unveiled the military's long-delayed Missile Defense Review Thursday, the first overhaul of U.S. missile defense policy since 2010. VOA Pentagon correspondent Carla Babb has the missile defense details, including how space could be the next frontier in stopping attacks.

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Trump Unveils Space-Based Missile Defense Strategy

President Donald Trump unveiled the military’s long-delayed Missile Defense Review (MDR), the first overhaul of U.S. missile defense policy since ...

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Israel police investigate 'sex-for-judgeships' allegations

Police arrest a top lawyer as part of an inquiry into claims appointments were traded for sexual favours.

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Bauhaus in pictures: The architects exiled by Nazis

The Bauhaus's radical approach to building design can be seen around the world.

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William Barr: 'I will not be bullied,' Trump nominee says

William Barr was also quizzed on why he last year called an aspect of the inquiry "fatally misconceived".

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Ex-Russia inquiry chief Rod Rosenstein 'plans to resign'

The deputy attorney general had oversight of the Trump-Russian probe, and was criticised by Mr Trump.

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Trump: Alleged USS Cole Mastermind Killed

President Donald Trump says the U.S. has killed one of the alleged masterminds of the USS Cole bombing which killed 17 sailors in 2000. "Our GREAT MILITARY has delivered justice for the heroes lost and wounded in the cowardly attack on the USS Cole. We have just killed the leader of that attack, Jamal al-Badawi," Trump tweeted Sunday, adding ...

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Russia collusion inquiry: Grand jury term extended

The decision takes Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation beyond its initial 18-month term.

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Arizona police investigate after 'vegetative patient gives birth'

Arizona police launch a sexual assault inquiry amid reports a woman in a clinic for a decade gave birth.

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With Jair Bolsonaro’s inauguration, Brazil moves sharply to the right

The former army captain has promised radical measures to cut soaring crime and widespread corruption.

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Brazil Wanted Change. Even Before Taking Office, Jair Bolsonaro Delivered.

In electing Mr. Bolsonaro, a far-right politician who becomes president on Tuesday, voters signaled a desire for radical change. It is already underway.

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Philippines Aims to Attract Investors Hit by Tariffs in Sino-US Trade War

Vietnam has earned a name as the chief haven for multinationals hoping to avoid the Sino-U.S. trade dispute of 2018. The Philippines, another Southeast Asian country that has pushed to pick up foreign investment, aims to follow suit. The Philippines boasts young workers skilled in English, quick infrastructure upgrades and a tax system overhaul ...

Netflix's radical 'Black Mirror' movie may forever change how we experience TV

This weekend’s major release introduces an entirely new way to experience entertainment. /
Sen. Cory Booker sets the record straight on new criminal justice reform bill: ‘We have a long way to go’

Sen. Cory Booker believes that the latest criminal justice reform bill passed by the Senate is far from a comprehensive overhaul of America's broken prison system. The post Sen. Cory Booker sets the record straight on new criminal justice reform ...

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