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Gun-wielding man shot near White House

A US Secret Service agent shot a man who brandished a gun near the White House on Friday while President Barack Obama was out golfing, and the man was taken to a hospital in critical condition, officials said. The Secret Service, which protects the president and his family, brief

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The very idea of a President Trump scares some

Donald Trump's "isolationist" foreign policy pronouncements are feeding insecurity in some Asian nations fearful of China's growing power, and risk emboldening nationalists and authoritarians in the region. The real estate developer, who is very close to securin

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G7 may agree on 'go-your-own-way' approach

A rift on fiscal policy and currencies is likely to set the stage for G7 advanced economies to agree on a "go-your-own-way" response to address risks hindering global economic growth at their finance leaders' gathering on Friday. As years of aggressive money printin

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India's ruling BJP wins power in northeast

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party declared victory on Thursday in an election in the northeastern state of Assam, which will help his right-wing nationalist government rebuild some momentum after poll losses last year. Grabbing power in Assam, one of five sta

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Oil drops on surging dollar, Iran exports

Oil prices fell on Thursday, pulled down by rising US crude inventories, a stronger dollar and surging output from Iran to Europe and Asia. Brent crude futures LCOc1 were down 87 cents, or 1.8 per cent from their last settlement, trading at $48.06 per barrel at 0159 GMT.

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Tokyo 2020 bid to be probed after report of payment

A Japanese official who led the successful bid for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics said on Wednesday the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) plans to investigate the bidding after questions were raised about payments by the bid committee. Media has reported the bid team made payments totall

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150 people feared buried in Sri Lanka landslides

More than 150 people are feared dead after they were buried under two landslides triggered by more than three days of heavy rain in central Sri Lanka, disaster officials said on Wednesday as rescuers raced to find survivors and recover the dead. Torrential rains have forced more

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