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Ocasio-Cortez stumps, fundraises across the nation

Is it possible to leverage 17,000 votes into a national political movement? Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is trying. Is it possible to leverage 17,000 votes into a national political movement? Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is trying. The 28-year-old liberal activist, who was nearly unknown outside of Queens and the Bronx until a surprise June victory over a 10-term incumbent […]

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Imran’s close aide placed on ‘no-fly list’ by anti-graft body

Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari, a close aide of Pakistan’s Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan, was on Wednesday put on no-fly list on a request filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), a media report said. The top anti-graft body is conducting a probe into off-shore companies of Mr. Bukhari, who was in charge of Mr. Khan’s campaign […]

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‘Stateless’ Thai cave boys and coach granted citizenship

Three of the boys and Ekapol were considered stateless, even though they were born in Thailand, until local authorities checked their qualifications, including birth certificates, and approved their requests for Thai citizenship. Three boys from a soccer team who were rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand last month were granted Thai citizenship on […]

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Ohio poll is a key test for Trump

Tuesday’s special congressional election in Ohio was the final direct face-off between Republicans and Democrats before the November mid-terms. Democrats, who anticipate their grass-roots activism propelling a “blue wave” this year, see a genuine shot at flipping a district long held by the GOP, and sending a message that President Donald Trump’s brand of attack […]

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Tokyo, Aug 7, 2018 (AFP) –

Tokyo college admits to altering test scores A Tokyo medical school on Tuesday admitted that entrance test scores for women applicants were routinely altered to keep women out and apologised for the discrimination. “We betrayed the public trust. We want to sincerely apologise for this,” said Tokyo Medical University managing director Tetsuo Yukioka.AFP Source: Read […]

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Trump warns world against doing business with Iran

Says the U.S. has imposed the most biting sanctions ever on the Islamic Republic U.S. President Donald Trump warned countries against doing business with Iran on Tuesday as he hailed the “most biting sanctions ever imposed”, triggering a mix of anger, fear and defiance in Tehran. “The Iran sanctions have officially been cast. These are […]