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GABORONE, Botswana. -- Botswana has scrapped its ban on hunting, citing an increase in conflicts between elephants and humans during the five years the rule was in place. The southern African nation, which is home to 130,000 elephants -- or around one third of the continent's...
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JAKARTA, Indonesia -- Six people were killed and more than 200 injured in Indonesia's capital amid angry protests against the results of the country's recent general election. On Tuesday, the General Elections Commission confirmed that incumbent President Joko Widodo -- known as...
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BERLIN -- Three-time Formula One champion Niki Lauda, who recovered from a near-fatal accident to become one of motor racing's greatest drivers, has died aged 70. The Austrian, who built a new career as an airline entrepreneur after leaving the track, died peacefully on Monday,...
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WASHINGTON -- The United States is lifting tariffs on steel and aluminum imposed on Canada and Mexico. In a joint statement, the Canadian and American governments said Friday the U.S. will eliminate the 25% tariff on steel and 10% tariff on aluminum within 48 hours. Canada will...
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TAIWAN -- Lawmakers in Taiwan have approved a bill legalizing same-sex marriage, a landmark decision that makes the self-ruled island the first place in Asia to pass gay marriage legislation. The vote came almost two years after the island's Constitutional Court ruled that the...
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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- President Donald Trump has signed an executive order barring US firms from using telecom gear from sources the administration deems national security threats. The decision comes as tensions with China continue to escalate as the two nations clash over trade...
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BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The State Department ordered Wednesday the departure of non-emergency US government employees from Iraq amid increasing tensions with Iran and warned US citizens not to travel to the country, citing a "high risk for violence and kidnapping." The department said...
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HONG KONG -- The escalating trade war between the United States and China is causing more market volatility around the world, with stocks in Asia suffering Tuesday while European markets and US futures turned positive. Wall Street's rout Monday was followed by losses on most...
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STOCKHOLM -- Sweden will reopen the investigation into an allegation of rape against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, the country's deputy chief prosecutor announced on Monday. Swedish Deputy Director of Public Prosecution Eva-Marie Persson revealed Sweden would resume...