Trump urges senate to dump McConnell

Washington – Donald Trump urged Republican senators Tuesday to dump Mitch McConnell as their leader in the Senate following his withering criticism of the former US president after his impeachment trial. Trump also claimed credit for some Republican gains in the November 3 election and threatened to use his influence against party candidates who don’t […]

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New Zealand lashes at Australia in citizenship row over terror suspect

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden has accused Australia of “abdicating its responsibilities” amid a row over a woman accused of having links to the Islamic State (IS). The woman is facing deportation to New Zealand after being caught entering Turkey from Syria with two children. But Arden says the dual national should be sent […]

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‘Only just begun’: After impeachment acquittal, Trump looks to reassert power

Washington – Donald Trump took in the win at Mar-a-Lago, surrounded by friends and family. His lawyers celebrated with hugs and smiles. one joked, “We’re going to Disney World!” Now acquitted in his second Senate impeachment trial, Trump is preparing for the next phase of his post-presidency life. Feeling emboldened by the trial’s outcome, he […]

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Victoria to enter lockdown with fans barred from Australian Open

The Australian state of Victoria will enter lockdown for a third time in a bid to suppress an outbreak of the UK strain of coronavirus. Officials this week found 13 cases stemming from a quarantine worker who became infected at a Melbourne hotel. The lockdown will begin on Friday midnight and end on Wednesday. However, […]

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Yoshiro Mori: Tokyo Olympics chief steps down over sexism row

The head of the Tokyo Olympics organising committee has resigned after he was criticised for making “inappropriate” remarks about women. Yoshiro Mori, 83, was quoted as saying women talk too much and that meetings with many female board directors would “take a lot of time”. The remarks set off a firestorm of protest and Mori […]

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Myanmar coup: Woman ‘shot’ at protest fights for life

A woman who was severely injured while protesting against Myanmar’s military coup is in a critical condition. The woman was hurt at a protest on Tuesday in the capital city of Nay Pyi Taw, which saw police trying to disperse protesters using water cannon, rubber bullets and live rounds. Rights groups and news outlets say […]

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US House votes to punish Republican

The US House of Representatives has voted to expel a Republican congresswoman from two committees over incendiary remarks she made before being elected last November. Marjorie Taylor Greene had prompted baseless conspiracy theories and showed support for violence against Democrats. Prior to the vote, she said she regretted her views, which included claims that school […]

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US condemns reports of rape in Chinese camps

The United States has demanded “serious consequences” over reports of systematic rape and torture of women taking place inside China’s camps for the Uighur Muslim minority. The US state department said that it was “deeply disturbed” by the “atrocities”. China’s foreign ministry has strongly denied the “false report”. A BBC article detailed allegations of mass […]

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