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Donald Trump

2020 presidential race: Trump not perturbed by Bloomberg’s spending – Campaign team

Mr Bloomberg has spent more than $100 million of his own money on advertising and voter registration efforts for a relatively late entry in the race for the Democratic nomination.

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China, Russia, Iran to hold joint naval drills Friday

China will send the Xining, a guided missile destroyer, to the drills, which will last until Monday, and are meant to deepen cooperation between the three countries’ navies

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. [PHOTO CREDIT: Foreign Policy]

Saudi Arabia bans under 18 marriage

Child marriage is commonplace in Saudi Arabia with one in seven girls marrying before the age of 18

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Trump asks for prayers, bemoans fate ahead of impeachment

The U.S. House of Representatives is currently voting to impeach Mr Trump for obstruction of Congress and abuse of power related to his dealings with Ukraine.

Prince Charles

Prince Charles to visit Israel, Palestinian territories

Prince Charles will attend the World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem at the invitation of Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on January 23.

U.S. President Donald Trump [Photo: USA Today]

U.S. lawmakers to decide rules for impeachment vote on Trump

The House rules committee will lay out the framework for the vote, including the length of time for arguments.

British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson

Johnson urges parliament to resist calls to break up UK

The Scottish nationalist lawmakers have been demanding a new independence referendum.

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German police raid doctors, pharmacists in cancer drug fraud probe

Tuesday’s operation, which involved 420 police officers and six prosecutors, was carried out in the states of Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein and Lower Saxony.

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Chile finds ‘human remains from missing plane’

Debris of the plane have also been found.

France President, Emmanuel Macron

France to exempt people born before 1975 from pension reform

Initial government proposals had suggested it could apply to those born in 1963 or later, subject to negotiations.

38 onboard crashed Chile cargo plane – Air Force

The Hercules C130 aircraft took off at 4.55 p.m. (1955 GMT) on Monday from the southern city of Punta Arenas in Chilean Patagonia.

Jamal Khashoggi (Photo Credit: The Independent)

Khashoggi murder: U.S. bars former Saudi diplomat from entering country

Mohammed al Otaibi was Saudi consul general in Istanbul when Jamal Khashoggi was murdered in his consulate in 2018.

Donald Trump

U.S. Democrats unveil impeachment charges against Trump

The full Democratic-controlled House is expected to vote on the charges, or articles of impeachment, next week.

Sanna Marin

Finland to elect world’s youngest prime minister

Marin is set to become Finland’s third female prime minister and the country’s youngest head of government at age 34.

Police officers stand guard at the crime scene in front of a hospital in Ostrava, Czech Republic, where four people have been killed. EPA

Six killed in Czech hospital shooting

The hospital is in the north-eastern city of Ostrava.

Volcano eruption in New Zealand kills five, several missing

Police say more casualties were feared as about 50 people were nearby minutes before the eruption.

Malaysia on map

Polio: Malaysia reports first case of polio in 27 years

The diagnosis is coming four months after the The Philippines, which shares a close sea border with Malaysia, was hit by its first polio case after nearly two decades.

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Taiwan marks 40th anniversary of crushing of pro-democracy march

The crackdown, known as the Kaohsiung Incident, occurred on December 10, 1979, when Taiwan was under martial law.

India on map

Rape victim set on fire in India

She had filed a rape case against two men in March, in Uttar Pradesh.

California Senator Kamala Harris

U.S. presidential election: Kamala Harris exits 2020 race, citing lack of cash

It’s a steep fall for someone who was once touted as the “female Obama.”

South Sudan on map

23 killed in ceramics factory fire in Sudan

The fire broke out when a gas tanker exploded while unloading at the factory.

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Political uproar, protests after woman gang-raped, killed in India

The 27-year old woman was set on fire after she was raped.

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Two reportedly killed in London ‘terror’ attack

The attack was “declared as a terrorist incident” but police are keeping an open mind on the possible motive.

British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson

UK PM Johnson says Britain will leave EU by Jan. 31

Asked if he would rather be prime minister or have Britain leave the EU, he replied: “I would rather get us out of the EU. I can tell you that.”

Denmark finds three guilty for buying drones for Islamic State

None of the three was convicted according to the strictest paragraph of the terrorism statute.