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Armed citizen kills shooter at Oklahoma City restaurant

A man armed with a pistol walked into an Oklahoma City restaurant at the dinner hour and opened fire, wounding two customers, before being shot dead by a handgun-carrying civilian in the parking lot, police said. The shooting happened around 6:30pm on Thursday at Louie’s On The Lake, a restaurant on Lake Hefner. A woman and a female juvenile were …

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Iran nuclear deal ‘in intensive care’ as signatories meet in Vienna

VIENNA: Signatories of the Iran nuclear deal are meeting in Vienna on Friday in a bid to save the agreement, as Iran warned the deal had been put “in intensive care” by Washington’s dramatic withdrawal earlier this month. For the first time since the accord came into force in 2015, China, Russia, France, Britain and Germany will gather — at …

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North Korea open to US talks ‘any time’ despite Trump axing summit

  North Korea said on Friday it is willing to talk to the United States “at any time” after President Donald Trump abruptly cancelled a summit, prompting China to urge both sides to show restraint as a pall of uncertainty settled over the turbulent Korean peninsula once more.Trump blamed “open hostility” from the North Korean regime for his decision to call …

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Priyanka urges world to step up support for Rohingya women, children

DHAKA: Bollywood actress and UNICEF goodwill ambassador Priyanka Chopra called on the international community on Thursday to step up support for Rohingya women and children who fled to Bangladesh from a military crackdown in Myanmar. A military response to insurgent attacks in northern Rakhine state last August pushed almost 700,000 Rohingya Muslims across the border to Bangladesh, many accusing security …

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Weinstein turns himself in; NY police charges him with rape and sex crimes

Disgraced Hollywood powerbroker Harvey Weinstein was arrested and charged on Friday with rape and sex crimes on two women, nearly eight months after his career imploded in a blaze of assault accusations that triggered the global #MeToo movement. The former mogul — once the toast of Hollywood and whose films won scores of Oscars — is expected to appear before …

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Trump rejects push for moderate immigration deal, wants ‘whole package’

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Thursday rejected a push by moderate congressional Republicans for a ‘Dreamer’ immigration deal, saying he would only back sweeping immigration legislation that met all of his demands, including a US-Mexico border wall. “Unless it includes a wall, and I mean a wall, a real wall, and unless it includes very strong border security, there’ll …

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Rattled by bombings, Indonesia set to pass tough anti-terror laws

JAKARTA: Indonesia’s parliament is expected to adopt tough anti-terrorism laws on Friday as it seeks to combat a surge in homegrown militancy days after the deadliest attacks since 2002 bombings on the tourist island of Bali. Revising a 2003 law became a top priority for the world’s biggest Muslim-majority after suicide bombings claimed by Daesh killed more than 30 people …

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Are cracks emerging in the Russia-Iran alliance in Syria?

Eric Randolph, Anais Llobet   –  Russia’s recent call for foreign forces to leave Syria was seen as a possible turning-point in its tricky alliance with Iran, though analysts say their partnership still has a long way to run. “With the start of the political process in its most active phase, foreign armed forces will withdraw from Syrian territory,” President Vladimir Putin …

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Syrian state media says U.S. struck army base, U.S. denies

BEIRUT, May 24 (Reuters) – Syrian state media and a military media unit run by Lebanon´s Hezbollah group said early on Thursday that the U. S.-led coalition targeted Syrian army positions in Syria´s desert, but U. S. military officials denied any knowledge of the strikes. “Some of our military sites between Albu Kamal and Hamimia were exposed at dawn today …

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