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29 injured after deliberate explosion rocks New York

NEW YORK:-A deliberate explosion rocked an upscale and bustling neighbourhood of New York, USA, on Saturday night, injuring 29 people, one seriously, a week after America's financial capital marked the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The explosion occurred in Chelsea at around 8:30 pm...

Who is the real Donald Trump? – UpFront

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Donald Trump's popularity has surprised those on all sides of the political spectrum. The self-proclaimed billionaire businessman turned reality TV star turned presidential candidate has captured and polarised the public in equal measure. But with the US presidential election less than two months away, what...

Samsung formally recalls the Note 7 in the US

After weeks of investigation, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a formal recall of the Galaxy Note 7 in conjunction with Samsung today. The move outlines the problems with the phone's exploding battery and puts in place a path for consumers to return or...

Trump campaign, but not Trump, says Obama was born in the US

By Stephen Collinson, Jeremy Diamond and Daniella Diaz, CNN Washington (CNN)Donald Trump's campaign says the billionaire now believes President Barack Obama was born in the United States -- but the Republican nominee still can't bring himself to say it out loud and in public. Instead, the...

Edward Snowden stole defence secrets and is no whistleblower, US report says

National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden is not a whistleblower and most of the documents he stole were defence secrets that had nothing to do with privacy, an official US report has said. The House of Representatives intelligence committee released a three-page unclassified summary of...

Obama hits campaign trail for Clinton in Philadelphia

Obama hitting campaign trail for Clinton in key swing state that has been Democratic firewall but is competitive this year   By KEVIN FREKING and KATHLEEN HENNESSEY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will hit the campaign trail Tuesday to rally support for Democratic presidential...

Islamic community plans to rebuild mosque damaged in blaze

FORT PIERCE, Fla. –  The Islamic community says it will repair and reopen the arson-damaged Florida mosque that was occasionally attended by Orlando nightclub gunman Omar Mateen. Hamaad Rahman, assistant imam of the Islamic Center of Fort Pierce, said the mosque's approximately 100 members are...

U.S. bombers fly over South Korea in show of force after nuclear test

By James Pearson and Ju-min Park | SEOUL Two U.S. B-1 bombers flew over South Korea on Tuesday in a show of force and solidarity with its ally after North Korea's nuclear test last week, while a U.S. envoy called for a swift and strong...

Inside Story – Are UN peacekeeping operations in trouble?

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The United Nations has more than 100,000 peacekeepers, serving in sixteen missions on four continents. Their goal is to protect civilians, maintain peace and security. But their operations have caused controversy, including allegations of sexual abuse. Demand for peacekeepers in conflict zones continues to rise and the...

Muslim-Americans Drifted to the Democratic Party

Once seen as a "natural" Republican constituency, Muslim-Americans are increasingly leaning Democratic, and they are expected to vote in record numbers for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in the U.S. presidential election in November. From overwhelmingly voting for George W. Bush in the 2000 election to...