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Chinese jets intercept U.S. surveillance plane – U.S. officials

Chinese jets intercept U.S. surveillance plane – U.S. officials

WASHINGTON, July 25 (Reuters) – Two Chinese fighter jets intercepted a U.S. Navy surveillance plane over the East China Sea at the weekend, with one jet coming within about 300 feet (91 meters) of the American aircraft, U.S. officials said…

Venezuela crisis enters pivotal week, Maduro foes protest

Venezuela crisis enters pivotal week, Maduro foes protest

CARACAS, July 25 (Reuters) – Venezuela’s opposition plastered election centers with slogans and rallied in honor of dead protesters on Monday in a final week-long push to force President Nicolas Maduro into aborting a controversial congress.   The unpopular leftist…

Trump gives Boy Scouts at jamboree a taste of Washington politics

Trump gives Boy Scouts at jamboree a taste of Washington politics

GLEN JEAN, West Virginia, July 25 (Reuters) – After another challenging day in Washington, President Donald Trump flew to West Virginia to a field full of 40,000 chanting and cheering Boy Scouts, telling them he was happy to leave Washington…

U.S. judge halts deportation of more than 1,400 Iraqi nationals

U.S. judge halts deportation of more than 1,400 Iraqi nationals

DETROIT, July 25 (Reuters) – A federal judge in Michigan halted on Monday the deportation of more than 1,400 Iraqi nationals from the United States, the latest legal victory for the Iraqi nationals facing deportation in a closely watched case.…

East Timor’s main parties able to form gov’t but lose ground

DILI, July 24 (AP): East Timor’s two main political parties won enough votes in a weekend parliamentary election to form another national unity government but lost ground to opposition forces in a sign of frustration with slow economic progress. With…

China wants to ‘maintain stability’ in South China Sea

BANGKOK, July 24 (Reuters): Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Monday Beijing wanted to maintain stability in the South China Sea as it seeks alliances in the region amid tensions in the disputed waters.   The United States has…

Keep hazardous dietary supplements, energy drinks at bay: Research says

Washington, July 24 (IANS): Dietary supplements, including energy drinks which have become a fad today, are not regulated and should not be consumed as these may cause severe health issues, especially in children, US-based researchers have advised.   The US…

Japan PM Abe denies favours for friend amid falling support

TOKYO, July 24 (Reuters): Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, his ratings sinking over a suspected cronyism scandal, on Monday said he had never instructed officials to give preferential treatment to a long-time friend, adding that the latter had never sought…

64 years after Korean War, North still digging up bombs

64 years after Korean War, North still digging up bombs

HAMHUNG, North Korea, July 24 (AP) — In the 10 years he has been digging up ordnance from the Korean War, Maj. Jong Il Hyon has lost five colleagues to explosions. He carries a lighter one gave him before he…

Suicide bomber kills 25 near Lahore IT park

Lahore, July 24 (IANS) At least 25 people were killed and dozens injured on Monday when a suicide bomber exploded himself near an IT Park in Pakistan’s Lahore city, officials said.   The deafening explosion, which authorities blamed on a…

U.S. Republicans’ push to roll back Obamacare faces crucial test

U.S. Republicans’ push to roll back Obamacare faces crucial test

WASHINGTON, July 24 (Reuters) – A seven-year Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare faces a major test this week in the U.S. Senate, where lawmakers will decide whether to move forward and vote on a bill whose details and…

Hopes for HIV cure revived by African child in remission

Hopes for HIV cure revived by African child in remission

LONDON, July 24 (REUTERS) – A South African child born with HIV has surprised experts by appearing to be effectively cured of the AIDS virus after just a year of treatment followed by eight and a half years drug-free.  …