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Romana, who has worked and lived in China as a journalist before he was recruited to the foreign service, said in a TV interview, "The whole idea.therefore that China was bullying us and threatening us just doesn't pass". Duterte said last week one of the top priorities of his trip to Russian Federation was to secure precision-guided bombs to use on Islamic militants in the southern Philippines.
  • China, Asean Agree on Framework for South China Sea Code of Conduct

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    The permanent secretary of Singapore's foreign ministry, Chee Wee Kiong, said what he called a "draft" framework would be submitted to a meeting between the foreign ministers of China and the ASEAN states in August in the Philippines. In a statement, Carpio said the Philippines should run to another arbitral tribunal under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) to protect the Philippines' exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
  • Professional hunter crushed to death by falling elephant

    Professional hunter crushed to death by falling elephant

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    Another elephant charged at Botha and grabbed him with her trunk. Afrikaans news site, Netwerk24, reported that another member of the group fired the fatal shot which caused the elephant to collapsed and in the process fall on Botha. "A legend has fallen but will never be forgotten", one user wrote. A week later his body was found inside a crocodile which had been shot by authorities.
  • Trump announces plans to soon visit Egypt

    Trump announces plans to soon visit Egypt

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    President Donald Trump delivers a speech to the Arab Islamic American Summit, at the King Abdulaziz Conference Center, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Riyadh , Saudi Arabia. Trump smiled and said, "I agree", prompting laughter from those assembled. Trump on Sunday added that the American people "appreciated" the release last month of Aya Hijazi, an Egyptian-American aid worker who spent three years in a Cairo prison.
  • Trump to visit Israel in search of revived peace process

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    Senior administration and White House officials will arrive together with them. Before meetings Monday with Netanyahu, the president and first lady Melania Trump will visit the Western Wall, an important Jewish holy site, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, which is believed to be where Jesus was crucified and the location of his tomb.
  • Israeli Cabinet committee pushes bill that downgrades Arabic

    Israeli Cabinet committee pushes bill that downgrades Arabic

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    The latest version appears to be a compromise between the various drafts put forward over the last three years, reaching out to liberals by including the phrase "Jewish and democratic" and omitting a previously included affirmation of the importance of settlement throughout Israel's borders, but leaving in some contentious elements such as downgrading Arabic from an official language.
  • David Moyes admits Alan Shearer is right: Sunderland players have been 'pathetic'

    David Moyes admits Alan Shearer is right: Sunderland players have been 'pathetic'

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    On the future of some first team players, Moyes said: "We've spoken to everyone at the club who has a situation with their contracts where it could be terminated or they could leave". "But obviously we'd like to keep them for the game on Wednesday night". Moyes urged Sunderland's players to prove they belong in the Premier League as they prepare to face an Arsenal team still in with a chance of a top-four finish.
  • Tehran mayor Qalibaf quits presidential race, backs Raisi: ISNA

    Tehran mayor Qalibaf quits presidential race, backs Raisi: ISNA

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    A prominent conservative candidate has dropped out of Iran's presidential election to back a hardliner - in a bid to strengthen the fight to unseat President Hassan Rouhani by reducing the field to a two-man race. Raisi, a cleric and former attorney general, serves as the head of the Imam Reza charity foundation, which manages a vast conglomerate of business and endowments in Iran.
  • Dems convinced health bill jeopardizes GOP's monopoly in DC

    Dems convinced health bill jeopardizes GOP's monopoly in DC

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    And people living with and affected by HIV will tirelessly take to the streets in solidarity with one another and with everybody who lives with a pre-existing condition and would see their insurance costs skyrocket under the AHCA. But House Republicans and White House advisers, who are more skittish about fraying the relationships they have cultivated with House conservatives and activists, do not want to shelve or play down the bill that just passed.
  • China's Xi outlines plans for wide cooperation in trade plan

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    It described as odd and a contradiction that India cares about its neighbours' debt burden, but those very neighbours appeared to be willing to take on more. Australian Trade Minister Steven Ciobo said on Sunday Canberra was receptive to exploring commercial opportunities presented by the initiative, but any decisions would remain incumbent on national interest.
  • Kim goes bogey-free to win Players Championship

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    Si Woo Kim carded a bogey-free final round of 69 to become the youngest ever victor of The Players Championship - at just 21 years old. Now, courtesy of a bogey-free 69 on Sunday which secured a three-stroke win at 10 under par, Kim has collected $1.89m (£1.47m) and earned a batch of exemptions which will elevate his career.
  • North Korea poses 'existential' threat, US intel chief warns

    North Korea poses 'existential' threat, US intel chief warns

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    He said that al-Qaeda and its network continue to pose a "significant terrorist threat overseas, as they remain primarily focused on local and regional conflicts". According to Defense One , Coats spoke to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and talked about the growing number of threats facing the homeland and potentially shrinking the agencies that handle them.
  • Reliance Jio offers 100% CashBack on JioFi by exchanging old routers

    Reliance Jio offers 100% CashBack on JioFi by exchanging old routers

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    The company has announced its myHOME offer which is valid for each postpaid connection and digital TV service you link to your Airtel broadband connection. While announcing the launch of pan-India digital services with its "Welcome Offer" in September past year, Jio had said: "In addition to fixed and wireless broadband connectivity offering superior voice and data services on an all-IP network, Jio will also offer end-to-end solutions that address the entire value chain across various digital ...
  • US Senators on Defensive Over All-male Health Care Panel

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    Nelson confronted Walker at a tourism-related event in front of TV cameras to ask if the governor would allow insurance companies to charge people with pre-existing conditions more for coverage - a key tenet of the House bill . Quinnipiac University is out with polling showing the health care bill and the president's approach to the issue underwater. The ratings represent a net 7-point swing from the previous poll - and it's the second time Trump's job performance numbers have fallen ...
  • Accused drunken driver in California crash was deported 15 times

    Accused drunken driver in California crash was deported 15 times

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    He was arrested in 2006 on a DUI charge, had his license suspended three other times and also was accused of a domestic violence incident by his estranged wife, 10 News reported . "He asked 'why am I so jacked up?' I told him he's going to get better and we're going to go home soon". He - and another man arrested in connection with the crash - were both "Mexican nationals in the country illegally", the statement said.
  • Security in Afghanistan likely to 'deteriorate'

    Security in Afghanistan likely to 'deteriorate'

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    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that she does not believe Germany is "first in line" to send more troops to Afghanistan , as North Atlantic Treaty Organisation considers a proposal to boost forces there. Reinforcing alliances with the U.S. and other North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member countries will also be a consideration for the government as President Donald Trump pushes for an enlarged fight against terrorist group.
  • North Korea claims plot reveals US state-sponsored terrorism

    North Korea claims plot reveals US state-sponsored terrorism

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    He worked in agriculture development at an experimental farm at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology . "It's my understanding that dialogue between North Korean government officials and USA civilian experts opened today [Monday] in a suburb of Oslo and will continue through tomorrow", a source told the news agency.