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Trump repeats charge that Obama ordered wiretaps against him

WASHINGTON, Mar 18: US President Donald Trump on Friday (Mar 17) repeated his charge that predecessor Barack Obama had ordered a wiretap against him, rejecting rising calls from Republicans and Democrats to withdraw the charge and apologise. Speaking at a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Trump answered a question on the wiretap allegation by referring to ...Full Article

Canadian border authorities detaining record number of Mexicans

TORONTO, Mar 18: Canada’s border authorities detained more Mexicans in the first 67 days of 2017 than they did annually in any of the three previous years, according to ...Full Article

More than 40 refugees dead in attack on boat off Yemen

ADEN, mar 18: More than 40 people including women and children have been shot dead aboard a boat carrying Somali refugees in the Red Sea off war-torn Yemen, officials ...Full Article

South Korea court reassigns Samsung chief’s case amid questions about judge’s connections

SEOUL, Mar 17: A South Korean court said on Friday it has reassigned Samsung Group chief Jay Y. Lee’s bribery trial to another judge, following questions about the previous ...Full Article

Taliban car bomb hits army base in eastern Afghanistan

KHOST, Afghanistan, Mar 17: A suicide car bomb detonated near an army base in the eastern Afghan province of Khost on Friday, killing one soldier and wounding several before ...Full Article

First fluorescent frog found in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, Mar 17:: The first naturally fluorescent frog was discovered recently in Argentina — almost by chance, a member of the team of researchers said on Thursday (Mar ...Full Article

US claims deadly north Syria strike, denies targeting mosque: Centcom

WASHINGTON, Mar 17: The US military said Thursday (Mar 16) it carried out a deadly air strike on an Al-Qaeda meeting in northern Syria and would investigate reports that ...Full Article

Japan PM Abe’s wife did not donate to school at centre of scandal – govt

TOKYO, Mar 17: Japan’s top government spokesman said on Friday that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s wife did not donate money to a school at the centre of a ballooning ...Full Article

World War II started in 1937 in Asia, not 1939 in Europe?

OXFORD, Mar 17: Many history texts use 1939 as the date marking the start of the Second World War. More America-centric accounts use 1941, the year Japan attacked the ...Full Article

Trump taps Boeing executive for Pentagon deputy post

WASHINGTON, Mar 17: President Donald Trump has tapped top Boeing executive Patrick Shanahan to become deputy defence secretary, the White House said on Thursday (Mar 16). Shanahan is a ...Full Article
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