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Abortion: Woman 'refused termination' at Dublin hospital

Her unborn baby had a fatal foetal abnormality but a termination was refused, Irish MPs are told. /
After cover-up trial, police officer who fatally shot Laquan McDonald to be sentenced

A judge rejected allegations that the shocking video of Laquan McDonald‘s death proved that Chicago police officers tried to stage a cover-up in the fatal shooting of the black teen. Now another judge must decide how long the officer who pulled the trigger spends behind bars. Jason Van Dyke was convicted in October of second-degree ...

Man sentenced in fatal stabbing of Morgan Freeman's relative

Prosecutors say 33-year-old Lamar Davenport stabbed his girlfriend E'Dena Hines multiple times in August 2015 while under the influence of alcohol ...

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Talks Between US, NKorea Take Place in Sweden

A North Korean diplomat has arrived in Sweden to take part in an unannounced meeting in Stockholm, officials said Friday. Swedish Foreign Ministry ...

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US Navy Chief: Aircraft Carrier Could Pass Through Taiwan Strait

The U.S. Navy has not ruled out sending an aircraft carrier through the Taiwan Strait, despite military technology advances by China that pose a ...

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Pakistan Trying to Arrange US-Taliban Meeting

Pakistan has intensified efforts to keep the U.S.-led dialogue with the Afghan Taliban on track by attempting to arrange a meeting between the ...

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US Envoy in Kabul to Advance Afghan Peace Efforts

Zalmay Khalilzad, the man responsible for overseeing America’s negotiations with the Afghan Taliban, arrived Tuesday night in Kabul, after making stops in India, the United Arab Emirates, and China. He is expected to visit Islamabad next. His ...

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Salif Coulibaly: Mali international leaves Egypt's Al Ahly for Iraq

Egyptian giants Al Ahly announce the departure of their Mali international defender Salif Coulibaly after only six months at the club.

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Taliban Official Tells VOA Peace Talks With US Stalled

The fledgling U.S.-initiated dialogue with the Taliban, aimed at ending the war in Afghanistan, has come to a halt, an insurgent spokesperson said Monday, apparently dealing a blow to renewed hopes for a much-needed Afghan peace. The disclosure comes as the chief U.S. negotiator, Zalmay Khalilzad, is visiting regional countries, including China, ...

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Pompeo: Saudi Leaders Committed to Accountability in Khashoggi Killing

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Saudi King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman acknowledge "accountability needs to take place" in ...

Iran summons Polish diplomat over planned Warsaw conference

The Iranian Foreign Ministry summoned Poland's Charge d'Affaires Wojciech Unolt on Sunday over an "anti-Iranian conference" that Warsaw is hosting, ...

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US Warns German Firms of Possible Sanctions over Russia Pipeline

The U.S. ambassador to Germany has warned companies involved in the construction of the Russian-led Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline that they could face sanctions if they stick to the project, a senior U.S. official said on Sunday. U.S. President ...

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Pompeo: Qatar Diplomatic Crisis 'Has Dragged on Too Long'

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday an ongoing boycott of Qatar by four of America's allies in the Middle East "has dragged on too long," though he gave no sign of any coming breakthrough in the dispute.   Stopping off in the small, energy-rich nation as part of a Mideast tour, America's top diplomat made a repeated point to say that ...

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Pompeo Confident of US Deal With Turkey to Protect Kurds

Despite Turkey’s vows to the contrary, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Saturday he was confident the two nations can agree on a way to protect U.S.-allied Kurdish rebels in Syria after American troops withdraw from the country. After speaking to Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, Pompeo said an agreement was a work in progress ...

Far-right German politician starts a new party with a logo bearing a secret Nazi symbol

A leading far-right German politician has announced his departure from the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in order to create his own political organization. /
Jazmine Barnes: Gunman denies involvement in fatal shooting that shook the nation

Larry Woodruffe, the alleged trigger man in the fatal shooting of Jazmine Barnes, 7, denies any involvement in the murder that rankled the nation. He ...

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Eyeing Iran, US to Host Mideast Peace, Security Ministerial Meeting in Warsaw

With an eye on Iran, the United States and Poland will jointly host a ministerial meeting to promote peace and security in the Middle East. The ...

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Pompeo Calls for New Spirit of Cooperation Between US, Arab Allies

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Egyptian leaders Thursday on the third stop of his nine-nation tour of the Middle East. The top U.S. diplomat said his country was pulling out of Syria, but remained steadfast in its determination to fight terrorism. In a speech at the American University in Cairo, he maintained that the U.S. was a ...

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Pompeo Pledges Continued Islamic State Fight After US Troop Withdrawal

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that although the United States is withdrawing its forces from Syria, it remains committed to fighting Islamic State militants and preventing the group from growing. "We are going to do it in a way in one particular place — Syria — differently," Pompeo said. "The United States' decision — ...

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Rosenstein's Departure Raises Concerns About Russia Investigation

The upcoming departure of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is raising questions about the future of a special counsel investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Rosenstein is seen as the protector of the probe, which has been vilified by U.S. President Donald Trump, whose nominee as attorney general, ...

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Pompeo Meets With Iraqi Leaders on Unannounced Visit

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made an unannounced visit Wednesday to Iraq where he met with Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi and other ... /
Mississippi sisters, 12 and 14, arrested after stabbing their mother to death

Two Mississippi sisters are in police custody after being charged for the fatal stabbing and killing their mother on Friday. —Grieving father ... /
Lady Gaga called out by ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ producer dream hampton for refusing to speak up for Black women

On Monday, dream hampton, the producer who released the blistering 3-part Lifetime docuseries Surviving R Kelly, called out Lady Gaga for turning ... /
Grieving father of Jazmine Barnes speaks on the arrest of two suspects in fatal shooting

It has been a heartbreaking week for the parents of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes who was gunned down in a drive-by shooting near a Houston-area Walmart ...

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Eyeing 2020, Harris Addresses Prosecutorial Past in Memoir

As she nears a decision on whether to seek the presidency, Sen. Kamala Harris is taking on what could be a hurdle in a Democratic primary: her past as a prosecutor. In her memoir published Tuesday, the California Democrat describes herself as a "progressive prosecutor" and says it's a "false choice" to decide between supporting the police and ...

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Malaysia’s King, an Unusual Monarch, Abruptly Leaves His Job

Malaysian kings only serve five-year terms, but Sultan Muhammad V lasted only two years, prompting widespread speculation about his departure.

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South Africa v Pakistan: Proteas win second Test to clinch series win

South Africa stroll to a nine-wicket win over Pakistan in Cape Town to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the Test series.

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