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Big healthcare bill setback for Trump

US President Donald Trump has suffered a major setback after his healthcare bill was withdrawn before a vote in Congress on Friday night.   The bill faced certain defeat from members of Trump's Republican party, who control both houses of Congress. However,

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Etihad bans e-devices bigger than smartphones on US flights

UAE National carrier Etihad Airways said it will not permit passengers on its US-bound flights to carry electronic devices bigger than a smart phone or mobile into the aircraft cabin starting from today (March 25). The rule will be applicable only for passengers on its US-bound f

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Police identify London attacker

The London attacker attacker who killed three people near the UK parliament before being shot dead has been identified as British-born Khalid Masood. Masood was once investigated by MI5 intelligence officers over concerns about violent extremism, said a Reuters report.

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Multiple dead in UK parliament terror attack

At least four people were killed as a knife-wielding assailant driving a sport utility vehicle mowed down pedestrians and stabbed a police officer outside the British Parliament on Wednesday, according to media sources. London police shot the assailant dead while 40 others were i

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2 dead, many injured in 'terror' attack outside UK parliament

At least two people were killed and dozens injured in a major terror incident outside the British Parliament, said a Reuters report. An assailant stabbed a policeman and was shot by police just outside Britain's parliament building in London on Wednesday in what police describ

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Sudanese jet with 44 on board crashes, many injured

A passenger jet carrying 45 people crash-landed in South Sudan's north-western city of Wau on Saturday, leaving at least 14 people injured, said a report citing government and airport officials. Visibility is said to have been poor when the South Supreme Airlines plane crashe

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Vodafone India, Idea announce big merger

British mobile phone giant Vodafone will merge its Indian unit with Idea Cellular, a leading telecom group in India, to create the country's largest telecoms operator, the firms said. The highly complementary combination will create India’s largest telecoms operator wit

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Terror suspect shot dead in Paris airport, probe ordered

A terror suspect was shot dead at Paris Orly airport on Saturday after snatching a soldier's weapon and shooting at three police officers from a car prompting an evacuation of the entire airport, said media reports. Anti-terror officials have launched an investigation into th

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Tensions rise as Syria retaliates against Israeli airstrikes

Israeli airstrikes on Syrian targets overnight have triggered the most visible skirmish between the two neighbours since Syria’s civil war began in 2011, according to media reports. Israeli warplanes were on a mission to destroy a weapons convoy destined for the Iranian-backed Le

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Teen held over France school shooting; 4 hurt

French police arrested a 16-year-old student who opened fire at a high school in the town of Grasse on Thursday, wounding three other students and the principal who tried to intervene, a report said. The suspect, identified by the Interior Ministry spokesman as Killian Barbey, op

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