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White House urges Turkey to exercise restraint, respect laws

WASHINGTON: (Web Desk)- The United States on Monday urged NATO ally Turkey to exercise restraint and respect the rule of law in the aftermath of a failed military coup. Turkey purged its police after rounding up thousands of soldiers in the wake of the weekend coup attempt and there have …

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Fourteen US teenagers shot, injured by 3 peers at California party

WASHINGTON: (Web Desk)- Fourteen teenagers in the US state of California have been injured as three armed young men open fire at a crowd of 150 teenagers at a house party, police says. The early Saturday morning incident was described by authorities and witnesses as a drive-by shooting in the …

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US carries out first execution in more than two months

WASHINGTON: (Web Desk)- Georgia executed a prisoner by lethal injection on Friday, the first US execution in more than two months, ending a pause that reflected a decline in capital punishment. John Conner, 60, died at 00:29 (0429 GMT) in Jackson, 50 miles (80 kilometers) southeast of Atlanta, the state’s …

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US report hints at Saudi involvement in 9/11 attacks

WASHINGTON: (Web Desk)- The US government has released 28 pages of a congressional report on the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, which show the Saudi government may have had a hand in the attacks. “While in the United States, some of the September 11 hijackers were in contact with, and …

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US Congress releases 28 pages report on Saudi ties to 9/11

WASHINGTON: (Web Desk)- The US Congress is set to release 28 pages of a congressional report on the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks which contain information about alleged Saudi ties, according to a report. The top secret document, which has been kept secret since 2002, could be released as early …

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US House passes new Iran sanctions legislation

WASHINGTON: (Web Desk)- The Republican-dominated US House of Representatives has passed two bills imposing new restrictions on Iran one year after a historic nuclear agreement. The lower chamber of Congress voted 246 to 179 Thursday to pass a new set of sanctions on the Islamic Republic and 246 to 181 …

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Obama condemns Nice festival attack

WASHINGTON: (Web Desk)- US President Barack Obama has been briefed on a deadly attack in the French city of Nice, the White House says. After a truck rammed into people celebrating the French National Day, commonly known as the Bastille Day, US National Security Council spokesman Ned Price said Obama …

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TTP commander behind APS attack killed in US drone strike: US confirmed

ISLAMABAD: The senior Pakistani Taliban commander, the mastermind of the terrorist attack on the army school in Peshawar, has been killed in a US drone strike in eastern Afghanistan, the US commander in Afghanistan told the Pakistan Army Chief on Wednesday. Commander Umar Narai alias Khalifa Umar, leader of the …

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Obama admits to bias against racial minorities in US

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama has acknowledged that “bias” against racial minorities still exists across the country despite dramatic improvement in race relations, as the American nation is reeling from a shock in the wake of recent deadly shootings. Obama made the remarks on Tuesday during a memorial service honoring …

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