95316227 mediaitem95316226 - Donald Trump: Tax reform next after healthcare failure
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Donald Trump: Tax reform next after healthcare failure

Media captionIn his own words, Mr Trump explains his doomed effort to repeal Obamacare US President Donald Trump says he will turn to tax reform, following his failure to get his healthcare bill through Congress on Friday. The draft bill would have scrapped the Affordable Care Act of his predecessor Barack Obama, which was opposed […]

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Belarus protesters defy ban to march against 'parasite tax'

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The protest took place on the 99th anniversary of the proclamation of the short-lived Belarussian People’s Republic Thousands of people have defied a ban to protest in Belarus against a so-called “social parasites” tax on the under-employed. Protesters shouted “fascists!” at riot police. Dozens of activists and journalists have been […]

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UK visa problems halt African friendly

The Burkina Faso team whose friendly against Nigeria on Monday has been cancelled. Nigeria’s friendly with Burkina Faso on Monday in London has been called off after several Burkina Faso players failed to gain visas to enter the UK. According to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) “seven players in the Burkinabe contingent failed to secure […]

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Italy sex case dropped because woman 'did not scream'

Image copyright kieferpix/getty Image caption The alleged victim said she had “blocked out” what was happening (file photo) Italy’s justice minister has said he will investigate after a court acquitted a man of sexually assaulting a woman because she did not scream. The court in Turin ruled last month that the woman saying “enough” to […]

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Battle for Mosul: Residents flee ahead of air strikes

Media captionThousands of civilians flee Mosul fearing being caught up in airstrikes Thousands of people are fleeing the Iraqi city of Mosul, held by the so-called Islamic State (IS) group, in fear of US-led air strikes and fierce fighting by Iraqi ground troops. Dozens of people were reported buried in wreckage after an air strike […]

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Trump's ex-national security adviser 'discussed Gulen removal'

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Flynn denies discussing anything illegal President Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, discussed removing from the US a Muslim cleric wanted by Turkey, according to ex-CIA director James Woolsey. Turkey accuses the cleric, Fethullah Gulen, of orchestrating last July’s failed coup. In a video interview, Mr Woolsey told […]

95313596 mediaitem95313591 - US and UK laptop bans on some Middle East flights come into effect
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US and UK laptop bans on some Middle East flights come into effect

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Kuwaiti activist Thamer Bourashed stows his laptop in hold baggage before boarding A ban on laptops and tablets in cabin baggage on flights from Turkey and some countries in the Middle East and North Africa to the US and UK has come into effect. Officials say devices “larger than a […]

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Mass graves

Image copyright AFP Image caption DR Congo’s security forces are battling many militia groups in different areas Ten mass graves have been found in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s central Kasai region, with limbs sticking out of the soil at some of the sites, the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) says. Government troops and a […]

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Thousands flee Mosul over fear of airstrikes

Thousands of Iraqi civilians are trying to flee west Mosul as the fight against so-called Islamic State continues. However, eyewitnesses say that many Iraqi civilians have been caught up and killed in the airstrikes. Read more Freed from IS tyranny, Mosul Sunnis fear for the future Source link

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EU summit: Leaders meet for Rome anniversary

Image copyright AFP / Getty Images Image caption EU leaders with Pope Francis (centre) on the eve of the anniversary summit Leaders of 27 European Union countries, not including the UK, are meeting in the Italian capital to celebrate 60 years since the Treaty of Rome was signed. The countries will sign a new declaration […]