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Thailand to legislate medical marijuana, signals no re-criminalising

BANGKOK, July 23 — Thailand will work towards legislating marijuana for medical use, a deputy prime ...

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World registers hottest day ever recorded on July 21, monitor says

LONDON, July 23 — Sunday, July 21 was the hottest day ever recorded globally, according to prelimina...

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Yemen's warring sides reach financial de-escalation deal brokered by UN, says envoy

DUBAI, July 23 — Yemen’s government and the Iran-backed Houthi rebels have agreed to halt tit-for-ta...

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Kamala Harris secures democratic heavyweight Nancy Pelosi's crucial backing after Biden’s unexpected exit

WASHINGTON, July 22 — US Vice President Kamala Harris yesterday won the crucial backing of Nancy Pel...

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Bangladesh PM blames opposition for violence, curfew will not be lifted soon

DHAKA, July 22 — Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina blamed her political opponents for the dead...

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Harris to meet Netanyahu this week at White House

WASHINGTON, July 22 — US Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris will mee...

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Harris hits delegate mark for Democratic nomination

WASHINGTON, July 23 — US Vice President Kamala Harris has received the support of enough Democratic ...

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Ukraine’s top diplomat in Beijing for talks on ending war

CHINA, July 23 — Ukraine’s foreign minister was in China Tuesday for talks on how officials there mi...

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The US$95m question: What happens to Biden’s campaign money?

WASHINGTON, July 23 — President Joe Biden’s re-election campaign had a massive bank account when he ...

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Russia claims 25 Ukrainian drones shot down

MOSCOW, July 23 — Russia downed 25 Ukrainian drones overnight in the west of the country and over Cr...

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Bangladesh to formally accept court ruling on job quotas after violent protests

DHAKA, July 23 — Bangladesh is expected to formally accept today a court ruling to cut quotas for go...

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Sirens sound, streets deserted as Taiwan simulates China missile strike

TAIPEI, July 23 — Sirens rang out, roads emptied and people were ordered to stay indoors in Taiwan’s...

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Hamas announces ‘national unity’ deal with Palestinian rivals

BEIJING, July 23 — Hamas announced Tuesday it had signed an agreement in Beijing with other Palestin...

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Netanyahu heads to Washington, says Israel will remain key US ally whoever replaces Biden

JERUSALEM, July 22 — Israel will be the United States’ strongest ally in the Middle East regardless ...

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Bangladesh students to keep up protests despite scrapping of most quotas

DHAKA, July 22 — Bangladesh appeared calm today amid a curfew, but widespread disruption of telecoms...

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Headquarters of Pakistan ex-PM Imran Khan’s party raided

ISLAMABAD, July 22 — Pakistan police raided the headquarters of jailed former prime minister Imran K...

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Israel issues evacuation orders in south Gaza, kills 16 Palestinians

GAZA, July 22 — Israeli tank shelling and airstrikes killed at least 16 Palestinians near Khan Youni...

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China to allow delayed retirement to combat population woes

HONG KONG, July 22 — China will gradually raise its statutory retirement age, now among the world’s ...

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Trump, armed with tech, could supercharge deportations

LOS ANGELES, July 22 — Maru Mora-Villalpando had been living in the United States for 21 years when ...

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Trump says Kamala Harris will be easier to defeat than Biden

WASHINGTON, July 22 — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he thinks Vice President K...

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Global tributes pour in as Biden exits presidential race

PARIS, July 22 — World leaders lined up to pay tribute to US President Joe Biden after he announced ...

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Many Democrats back Harris in 2024 race, but Pelosi, Obama silent

WASHINGTON, July 22 — Many Democrats today quickly backed Vice President Kamala Harris to run as the...

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Biden, stubborn president who fought a battle too far

WASHINGTON, July 22 — Joe Biden wanted to save the “soul of America” from Donald Trump, but his stub...

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Harris campaign locks in delegates and Democrat state chair support, say sources

WASHINGTON, July 22 — US Vice President Kamala Harris’s campaign officials and allies made hundreds ...

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US President Joe Biden’s statement on him stepping aside as candidate, endorsing Kamala Harris

WASHINGTON, July 22 — US President Joe Biden ended his re-election campaign today after fellow Democ...

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Bye, Biden: Social media reacts to US President exiting the race in favour of VP Kamala Harris

WASHINGTON, July 22 — US President Joe Biden is ending his bid for re-election and endorsing his run...

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China’s Philippines embassy demands answers for propaganda against Covid vaccine

BEIJING, July 22 — The Chinese embassy in the Philippines said today the United States should give a...

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UN urges Gilead to ‘make history’ with game-changing HIV drug

GENEVA, July 22 — Gilead could bring the AIDS pandemic towards an end if the US pharmaceutical giant...

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Bangladesh calm a day after top court scrapped some job quotas

DHAKA, July 22 — Bangladesh appeared calm today amid a curfew, but widespread disruption of telecoms...

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Philippines ‘to assert our rights’ after China sea deal

MANILA, July 22 — Manila insisted today it will continue to “assert our rights” over a hotspot South...

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