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    Thousands join fresh rallies against Czech governmentThousands of protesters took to the streets of Prague Tuesday as demonstrations gather momentum against the new justice minister over concerns she could clear the prime minister of fraud allegations. Organisers from the "Million Moments for Democracy" group said turnout was in the tens of thousands, the biggest in a series of rallies to put pressure on Justice Minister Marie Benesova. Demonstrators are concerned she could clear billionaire Prime Minister Andrej Babis, who was charged last year in connection with a two-million-euro EU subsidy scam.
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    Brazil's gutted National Museum seeks funds in EuropeBrazil's National Museum director headed to Europe Tuesday for a two-week fundraising trip to help finance the rebuilding of the institution devastated by fire last year. Alexander Kellner told AFP he would visit Germany and France in search of support after failing to get the much-needed aid in Brazil. "Our objective is to show our reconstruction efforts and explain how institutions from other countries can contribute," Kellner said before boarding a plane in Rio de Janeiro.
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    Businessman gets 6 years' jail over assault on love rivalUnhappy that his mistress of almost two years had taken another lover, a married businessman ordered his rival to be attacked, leaving the victim with a scar that is likely to be permanent
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    The big stories in the life of an ex-journalistNewspapers may take up just part of the day for many people, but they have pretty much been former journalist Salim Osman's whole life - including helping him find his lifelong love
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    Postman who tossed mail into bin issued advisory: IMDAA postman who was arrested in January for tossing unopened letters and packages into a rubbish bin in Ang Mo Kio has been issued with an advisory following investigations, said the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA)
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    Certis looks beyond S'pore to grow airport businessCertis, which provides security services at Changi and Seletar airports, as well as at Changi's new Jewel complex, is looking to grow its overseas business
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    Spirit of sharing at RamadanMembers and leaders of the Muslim community with Minister in-charge of Muslim Affairs Masagos Zulkifli (in green shirt) having a meal of mandi rice after breaking fast yesterday at the Masjid Al-Istiqamah in Serangoon
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    Boon for R&D as NEA lifts licence for special microscopesLocal universities and research centres will enjoy substantial savings as licences for certain microscopes will no longer be required a decade after the National University of Singapore (NUS) first asked for the rule to be reviewed
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    Teochew immigrant's role in founding Catholic HighReverend Father Edward Becheras, a Teochew-speaking French missionary priest, is widely known and credited for the founding of Catholic High School in 1935
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    S'pore, KL to suspend RTS Link work until end-SeptSingapore and Malaysia have agreed to defer construction of a cross-border MRT link until Sept 30
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    3D printing shortens wait for foot braces at Tan Tock Seng HospitalThe introduction of 3D scanning and printing technology at the Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) Foot Care and Limb Design Centre has cut waiting times for patients who require customised ankle-foot orthotic braces
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    Medical council seeks to quash conviction against psychiatristThe Singapore Medical Council will apply to the Court of Three Judges to quash an earlier conviction and $50,000 fine against a psychiatrist for providing information on his patient to a man claiming to be her husband
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    Smoking cabin brings one-north a breath of fresh airA cabin that converts cigarette smoke into clean air, the first in Singapore, has been installed outside Fusionopolis in one-north, in Buona Vista
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    Panel eyes having sitting judge for medical watchdog's casesA workgroup tasked with improving the medical watchdog's disciplinary process is looking at having a sitting judge and a permanent team of senior retired doctors to judge disciplinary cases, and a screener who will ensure that the system is not bogged down by frivolous complaints
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    Man jailed for harbouring two immigration offendersA 40-year-old Bangladeshi man was jailed for eight months last Friday for harbouring two Sri Lankan immigration offenders
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    New Funan mall lets cyclists ride through itVisitors will not only be able to walk into the new Funan mall when it opens next month, but they will also be able to cycle in it
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    Asia's largest cruise ship begins S'pore legAsia's largest cruise ship, Spectrum of the Seas, is on the Singapore leg of its maiden voyage
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    Man found guilty of murdering waitressA 28-year-old man yesterday gave up his fight against a murder charge, admitting that he had flung his friend down a multi-storey carpark after a dispute over a phone she had lent him
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    Tharman joins World Economic Forum boardSenior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam has joined the board of trustees of the World Economic Forum (WEF), the organisation said yesterday
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    Monkeypox quarantine ends for 18 peopleThe quarantine has ended for 18 people who came into close contact here with a Nigerian man infected with monkeypox
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    Man molested daughter in bed they sharedAfter being molested by her father while in bed, a 14-year-old girl felt so "disturbed and embarrassed" that she dared not tell anyone about it
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    Ford to cut 7,000 jobs as it revamps vehicle offeringsNEW YORK • Ford plans to cut 7,000 jobs, or 10 per cent of its global salaried workforce, as part of a reorganisation as it revamps its vehicle offerings, the company said on Monday
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    Pay package for mid-level expats in S'pore up 6%: PollThe average annual pay package for expatriate middle managers in Singapore rose by US$13,163, or 5
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    SMU, Citi Ventures in tie-up to offer fintech coursesSingapore Management University (SMU) is partnering the venture capital arm of Citi to offer courses in financial technology to undergraduates from January next year
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    Singapore market hit by double whammyLocal shares dipped yesterday on lacklustre gross domestic product (GDP) figures and a muted outlook for growth ahead
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    Samsung shares surge amid Huawei's problemsSEOUL • Shares in Samsung Electronics climbed nearly 3 per cent yesterday on the back of its chief rival Huawei's mounting problems, including Google's decision to sever ties with the Chinese mobile-phone maker
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    Dismal year for Jardine as two firms in its stable fare poorlyJardine Matheson Holdings, a 187-year-old conglomerate with more than US$42 billion (S$58 billion) in sales, has been among Singapore's steadiest stocks for years
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    S'pore downgrades growth forecast as economy slowsThe economy recorded its slowest quarter of growth in nearly a decade on the back of an anaemic manufacturing sector beset by global trade tensions and an electronics slump
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    Singapore commercial property investment jumps 72%Singapore's commercial property sector escaped the downturn that caught out every other major market in the region in the first quarter
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    Full-year forecast for non-oil exports cut after Q1 setbackThe export sector had another poor quarter as headwinds in global trade continue to take their toll
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    Company Briefs: DBS Bank; ST TelemediaDBS Bank Taipei Branch has signed a three-year, NT$2 billion (S$88 million) sustainability-linked loan with Taiwanese display manufacturer AU Optronics
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    Real GDP now more reflective of prevailing conditionsSingapore's real gross domestic product (GDP) is now reweighted annually instead of once every five years, in a move to make it more reflective of prevailing economic conditions, the Department of Statistics (DOS) said yesterday
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    PUB to replace membranes at Tuaspring for reliabilityHaving officially taken over the Tuaspring desalination plant last Saturday, national water agency PUB will start the process of replacing its poorly performing membranes to ensure that it continues to produce water reliably
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    S'pore's inflation trends stableEducation and healthcare costs have been the key domestic inflation drivers in recent years, but overall prices here have remained relatively low, despite turbulence and uncertainty in the global economy, say analysts
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    Victorious Jokowi vows to work for allPresident Joko Widodo, who has been re-elected for a second term, pledged yesterday to all Indonesians to be their leader and protector
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    Bombs show foreign hand in Easter attacks in Sri LankaCOLOMBO • One month after the Sri Lanka suicide attacks that killed more than 250 people, investigators say the bombers used "Mother of Satan" explosives favoured by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), in a new indication of foreign involvement in the strikes
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    Jokowi pledges to roll out equitable, fair schemes for allPresident Joko Widodo, who was declared the winner of the April 17 elections, has pledged to all Indonesians to be their leader and protector
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    Clashes reported as police act to disperse protestersJAKARTA • Minor clashes were reported in the evening yesterday as police tried to disperse about 2,000 protesters who had gathered at the headquarters of election supervisory agency Bawaslu, an independent agency tasked to oversee elections and rule on disputes
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    Jokowi now needs to reunite nation after divisive electionsThere was always an air of inevitability about the outcome of Indonesia's presidential election, even before the lengthy vote-counting process crawled to an end
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    Odds are against Prabowo in a legal fightFormer army general Prabowo Subianto may have come up short yet again in his bid for the presidency
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    Singapore leaders congratulate Indonesian President on election winPresident Halimah Yacob and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong have written letters to Indonesian President Joko Widodo to congratulate him on his re-election in last month's polls
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    Trade war adds to headaches faced by palm oil sectorWhen palm oil prices a decade ago were around twice what they are now, Ms Darsini and her husband wanted a piece of the action
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    Chinese envoy warns of possible retaliationBRUSSELS • China could retaliate against the US after President Donald Trump blacklisted Huawei Technologies, according to Mr Zhang Ming, the Chinese ambassador to the European Union
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    Trump's tariffs will hurt US economy: ExpertsWASHINGTON • The United States' escalation of trade tensions with China - compounded by newly enacted and threatened tariffs on Chinese imports - could hurt its own economy and employment, said sources, suggesting that the administration should reverse course
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    Vital to stay neutral amid US-China spat: Ng Eng HenNo country should have to choose sides, Singapore's Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen said yesterday, even as he acknowledged that neutrality appears increasingly difficult in such areas as technology, security alliances and business partnerships
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    DPM Heng on 8-day visit to ChinaDeputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat will visit Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Hong Kong from today to next Wednesday
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    Small hassle to get great shots and videosThe Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX0 II makes a strong case for a dream camera for both action seekers and video bloggers
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    Sporty smartwatchThe Fossil Sport Smartwatch has to be one of the best-looking Wear OS smartwatches in the market now, with its minimalist and two-tone design
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    US ban on Huawei casts shadow on smartphone industrySpoiler alert: This commentary contains plot information of the penultimate episode of Game Of Thrones Season 8
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    Absolutely a breeze to useThe V11 Absolute is the latest cordless vacuum cleaner from British home appliances maker Dyson
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    New products, May 22, 2019: TP-Link Kasa Cam KC120, Tecware Nexus Evo and moreInstall the TP-Link Kasa Cam KC120 and enjoy peace of mind when you are not at home
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    Will tech world of the future look like the past?Talk of a bifurcated tech world - with China's Huawei on the one side and American companies like Google and Apple on the other - echoed along the information superhighway following a decision by Google to limit the software services it provides to Huawei Technologies in the latest twist in the US-China trade war
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    Shhhh, your phone may be listeningWhen Ms Teh Hsiao Wei's beloved dog Kopi died last year, she decided to commission a friend to paint a picture of him to remember him by
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    Warfare game Imperator: Rome needs more polish and depthThe experience of playing a grand strategy game from Swedish developer Paradox Interactive for the first time is a distinctive one
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    Three ways to touch up photosThose using older versions of Adobe's Creative Cloud (CC) apps - a set of applications from American software company Adobe, which includes the popular image-editing tool Photoshop - could face the risk of being sued
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    Few teen mothers with contraceptive implants also use condoms(Reuters Health) - Teen mothers are much less likely to use condoms when they have long-acting contraceptive implants like intrauterine devices (IUDs) than peers using other types of birth control, a U.S. study suggests. Correct and consistent condom use remains an important strategy for ...
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    Nordstrom first quarter results disappoint, cuts 2019 forecastNordstrom Inc on Tuesday cut its forecast for full-year sales and profit after reporting lackluster first-quarter results, blaming softer trends and "executional issues" related to its loyalty program, sending its shares down nearly 9per cent.
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    Hungary far-right protest stokes fears of anti-Roma violenceTOROKSZENTMIKLOS, Hungary: A Hungarian far-right politician denounced "gypsy terrorists" on Tuesday (May 21) during a demonstration in a provincial town that sparked fears among the country's ethnic-Roma minority of renewed racially-motivated violence. The event in Torokszentmiklos, 130 kilometres ...
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    Washington first US state to legalize human compostingWashington on Tuesday became the first US state to legalize human composting after its eco-friendly governor signed a bill to that effect in a bid to cut carbon emissions from burials and cremations. Under the new law that will go into effect in May of next year, people who die in the state will have the option to have their bodies transformed into soil suitable for use in gardening in a process called recomposition. "Recomposition offers an alternative to embalming and burial or cremation that is natural, safe, sustainable, and will result in significant savings in carbon emissions and land usage," said Katrina Spade, who lobbied for the law and is the founder of Recompose, a Seattle-based company set to be the first to offer the service.
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    Shanahan says after Iran briefing U.S. deployment has deterred attacksWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Tuesday after briefing lawmakers on the threat from Iran that the United States had deterred possible attacks by deploying forces to the region.
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    U.S. House Democrats subpoena more Trump ex-aides after latest rebuffA congressional committee chairman issued subpoenas to two more former White House aides hours after being spurned by White House Counsel Donald McGahn at a hearing on Tuesday, while Democratic lawmakers negotiated for testimony by Special Counsel Robert Mueller and debated impeaching President Donald Trump. Heeding Trump's instructions to ignore a subpoena from the Democratic-led House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, McGahn failed to show up for scheduled testimony before the panel on Thursday morning.
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    Kirchner corruption trial opens in ArgentinaFormer Argentine president Cristina Kirchner listened to the charges against her on Tuesday in the first hearing of a corruption trial that will unfold as the country heads towards general elections in October. Kirchner, 66, is accused of favoring a businessman friend, Lazaro Baez, for lucrative road construction contracts in Argentina's southern Santa Cruz province. "It is a new act of persecution with a single objective: to place a former president opposed to this government on the defendants' bench during a full presidential campaign," she wrote.
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    Tension flares between Roma, extremists in HungarySeveral hundred radical nationalists, including hard-line extremists, protested in a small town in eastern Hungary on Tuesday against what they call “Roma crime”. In the town of Torokszentmiklos, east of Budapest, a few hundred Roma, mostly men, held a counter-protest commemorating the killing of innocent Roma in a series of shootings a decade ago that traumatized the country and helped give rise to the political far right. Although no violence ensued on Tuesday, the groups faced off in a way that has been largely unseen in recent years after a turbulent and sometimes violent period shook Roma-Hungarian ties about a decade ago.
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    Will Smith goes from fear to joy as Aladdin's new genieLOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Will Smith was initially worried about playing the genie in Disney's live action version of Aladdin after the celebrated performance by the late Robin Williams more than 25 years ago, but says it eventually became a joy
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    U.S. House lawmaker subpoenas Hope Hicks and an ex-staffer to Don McGahn(Reuters) - The chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, Jerrold Nadler, on Tuesday announced he has issued subpoenas to former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks and Annie Donaldson, the former chief of staff to then-White House counsel Donald McGahn.
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    US states, cities sue to block Trump 'conscience' rule for healthcare workersA coalition of 23 U.S. states and municipalities sued the Trump administration on Tuesday to stop it from enforcing a rule that would make it easier for doctors and nurses to avoid performing abortions on religious or moral grounds.
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    Wall Street rises as Huawei reprieve boosts tech sharesNEW YORK (REUTERS) - Shares of technology companies helped lift Wall Street on Tuesday after the United States temporarily eased curbs on China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, alleviating investor concerns about pressure on future corporate results in the sector
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    Smooth confirmation seen for Trump nominee to be ambassador to MexicoU.S. President Donald Trump's nominee to be ambassador to Mexico had a smooth U.S. Senate confirmation hearing on Tuesday, and looked likely to easily win confirmation to a post that could be important in talks on disputed issues like immigration and trade. Trump nominated Christopher Landau, 55, in March for the post in Mexico City, which has been vacant for a year. "I had the opportunity to speak to him and we had a great conversation about the challenges and opportunities in the relationship," Rubio added.
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    Putin, Merkel and Macron discuss Ukraine in phone call - KremlinMOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin discussed the conflict in eastern Ukraine with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and France's Emmanuel Macron in a phone call on Tuesday, the Kremlin said.
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    Thousands of Czechs protest for fourth week against justice ministerThousands of Czechs protested for a fourth week in a row on Tuesday against a justice minister they fear could influence a criminal case against Prime Minister Andrej Babis. Protesters say Justice Minister Marie Benesova's past comments and actions were supportive of Babis, a billionaire-turned-politician who has been charged with illegally tapping 2 million euros in European Union funds a decade ago when he was in business. As a member of parliament in 2017, Benesova was among a small group of lawmakers who did not support lifting Babis's parliamentary immunity in the subsidy case.
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    Arsenal's Cech to return to Chelsea as sporting directorArsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech will return to his former club Chelsea as sporting director when he retires from playing after the teams meet in this month's Europa League final, Sky Sports News and other British media reported on Tuesday.
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    Iraq sending teams to Tehran, Washington to try to calm tensions - PMIraq will send delegations to Washington and Tehran to help "halt tension" amid fears of a confrontation between the United States and Iran in the Middle East, Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Tuesday. U.S. government sources said Washington strongly suspects Shi'ite militias with ties to Tehran were behind the rocket attack.
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    U.S. lawmakers see tamping down of Trump rhetoric on IranU.S. officials who briefed Congress about Iran on Tuesday sought to convince lawmakers that President Donald Trump's administration wants to deter Tehran's aggression, not attack the Islamic republic, members of Congress said. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Joseph Dunford and Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan held the briefing after lawmakers, including Trump's fellow Republicans as well as Democrats, clamoured for weeks for more information about escalating tensions with Iran.
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    Violent clashes rage south of Libya's TripoliViolent clashes raged Tuesday south of Tripoli, marking an uptick in fighting as the UN envoy for Libya warned of a "long and bloody war". Heavy artillery fire could be heard from the city centre as the most intense fighting took place since May 6, when the holy Muslim month of Ramadan started. More than six weeks since commander Khalifa Haftar launched an assault on the capital, fighters backing the UN-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) made advances in the southern Salaheddin neighbourhood.
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    US eases curbs on Huawei; founder says clampdown underestimates Chinese firmThe United States has temporarily eased trade restrictions on China's Huawei to minimize disruption for its customers, a move the founder of the world's largest telecoms equipment maker said meant little because it was already prepared for U.S. action.
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    Democrat impeachment talk gains as Trump blocks lawyer testimonyDemocratic Party talk of impeachment intensified Tuesday after Donald Trump's former lawyer Don McGahn refused to testify about obstruction allegations against the US president. House Democratic leaders held off fresh pressure from rank-and-file legislators to launch an effort to remove the president, after the White House again stymied their probe into Trump's actions in the Russia meddling investigation.
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    House Democrats Subpoena Hope Hicks In Trump Obstruction ProbeRep. Jerry Nadler also subpoenaed the chief of staff to former White House counsel Don McGahn.
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    Flexible workspace policies: the new normal?An increasing number of employees will not work in a company that does not let them choose and change their working space, new research by IWG reveals
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    US fingers Iran on Gulf attacks but eases tonePresident Donald Trump's administration charged Tuesday it was "quite possible" Iran was responsible for the sabotage of Gulf oil interests but said its own robust response had prevented potential attacks on Americans. Top Trump officials appeared to be toning down weeks of fiery warnings to Iran before delivering a classified briefing to the full Congress, where opposition Democrats have accused the administration of hyping intelligence and pushing the United States dangerously close to war. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States has not made "a definitive conclusion" that can be presented publicly over the sabotage of oil tankers off the United Arab Emirates or drone strikes on a crude pipeline in Saudi Arabia.
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    Hollywood star Elle Fanning faints because of 'tight dress'CANNES (AFP) - US actress Elle Fanning, a member of this year's jury at the Cannes film festival, said she fainted at a gala dinner this week, blaming a "tight dress" she wore at her "time of the month"
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    Embattled May dangles promise of new Brexit voteLONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May vowed on Tuesday (May 21) to give lawmakers a vote on holding a second Brexit referendum as part of her final effort to salvage her hated EU divorce deal. The embattled British leader dangled a package of sweeteners that she hopes can resolve the Brexit ...
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    Washington first US state to legalize human compostingWashington on Tuesday became the first US state to legalize human composting after its eco-friendly governor signed a bill to that effect in a bid to cut carbon emissions from burials and cremations. The process is called recomposition. "Recomposition offers an alternative to embalming and burial or cremation that is natural, safe, sustainable, and will result in significant savings in carbon emissions and land usage," said Katrina Spade, who lobbied for the law and is the founder of Recompose, a Seattle-based company set to be the first to offer the service.
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    Dutch migration minister resigns over asylum-seeker crime reportTHE HAGUE: The Netherlands' minister for migration, Mark Harbers, resigned on Tuesday (May 21) after a parliamentary outcry over elided data on crimes committed by asylum-seekers, in a bad blow to the government just ahead of European elections. His departure adds to the struggle faced by centre ...
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    Wish World Cup started tomorrow, says England's MorganConfidence levels are soaring so high in the England team that captain Eoin Morgan wishes the World Cup was starting tomorrow.
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    Mexican health service chief quits over spending cutsMEXICO CITY: The head of Mexico's social security institute has stepped down, citing budget cuts that he said would harm health services for the poor, in one of the first major resignations in the administration of leftist President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. German Martinez, head of the ...
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    Canada shuts down zoo, charges owner with crueltyMONTREAL (AFP) - Canadian authorities on Tuesday (May 21) raided a zoo, arrested its owner, and seized more than 100 animals including lions, zebras, kangaroos and bears - after finding two dead tigers on the property
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    South Africa sends home Mozambique ex-finance ministerJOHANNESBURG: South Africa said on Tuesday (May 21) it would send home former Mozambique finance minister Manuel Chang, who has been held since December on a US arrest warrant, to face corruption charges. "I have decided that the accused, Mr Manuel Chang, will be extradited to stand trial for his ...
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    Dutch migration minister resigns over asylum-seeker crime reportThe Netherlands' minister for migration, Mark Harbers, resigned Tuesday after a parliamentary outcry over elided data on crimes committed by asylum-seekers, in a bad blow to the government just ahead of European elections. Harbers was caught out over a report featuring statistics on crimes perpetrated by asylum-seekers in the Netherlands that he presented to parliament. In the report, misdemeanours such as shoplifting had their own separate categories but serious crimes such as sexual assault, murder and manslaughter were lumped together under the category "other" with no disaggregation.
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    Senate Republican leader sees deal on budget caps, debt ceiling soonWASHINGTON: US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday (May 21) he hoped Congress could reach by the end of the day a two-year agreement on federal spending limits that would also increase the nation's debt ceiling. "Our hope is to make a deal before the day is over," he told ...
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    S.Africa sends home Mozambique ex-finance ministerSouth Africa said Tuesday it would send home former Mozambique finance minister Manuel Chang, who has been held since December on a US arrest warrant, to face corruption charges. "I have decided that the accused, Mr Manuel Chang, will be extradited to stand trial for his alleged offences in Mozambique," South African Justice Minister Michael Masutha said in a statement. "I am satisfied that the interest of justice will be best served by acceding to the request by the Republic of Mozambique," Masutha said.
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    Trump administration considers tapping TSA funds for border operationsWASHINGTON: The US Department of Homeland Security is considering tapping more than US$230 million from the Transportation Security Administration to fund operations on the US-Mexico border if Congress fails to approve additional funding, a person briefed on the matter said. NBC News reported the ...
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    Ukraine president appoints lawyer linked to PrivatBank tycoon as administration chiefUkrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy picked a lawyer with links to a prominent tycoon on Tuesday as head of the presidential administration, an appointment closely watched by investors in the early days of Zelenskiy's term. A comedian with no prior political experience, Zelenskiy won last month's presidential election by a landslide on promises to fight corruption and put an end to politics as usual. Zelenskiy on Tuesday appointed Andriy Bogdan as head of the presidential administration, a statement on his website said.
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    Russian bombers, fighters intercepted off Alaska: US militaryWASHINGTON: US fighters intercepted six Russian military aircraft in international airspace west of Alaska, and shadowed them until they exited the area, the North American Air Defence Command said on Tuesday (May 21). The Russian aircraft included two Tu-95 strategic bombers, which were ...
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    Football: Bolivian referee death puts altitude matches under spotlightLA PAZ: The death of a Bolivian referee officiating a match at more than 4,000 metres has reopened the debate about the safety of playing football at such altitude. Victor Hugo Hurtado collapsed while refereeing a Bolivian first division match in El Alto, at 4,090 metres, between the local side ...
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    California sues Trump administration over high-speed rail fundsCalifornia on Tuesday sued the Trump administration after it confirmed last week it will withhold $929 million in high-speed rail funding awarded to the state in 2010. California later on Tuesday plans to seek a temporary restraining order request asking a judge to prevent the Trump administration from repurposing the money, the governor's office said.
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    Figure Skating: Coughlin abused me, says former partnerLOS ANGELES: A former partner of John Coughlin has accused the late US figure skater of sexually abusing her over a two-year period. Bridget Namiotka, 29, said Coughlin, who committed suicide in January, had abused her and other skaters during his career. Coughlin, 33, took his own life in Kansas ...