British Princes Regret Rushed Conversation With Mother Diana

LONDON, July 23 – Britain’s Prince William and Harry have spoken of their regret over the last conversation they had with their mother Princess Diana before she died, saying the telephone call was “desperately rushed”. In a documentary called “Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy” timed to coincide with the 20th anniversary of Diana’s

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Iraqi Bridge is Sole Link for Mosul Residents Rebuilding Lives

By Angus MacSwan MOSUL, Iraq, July 22 – On a pontoon bridge connecting East and West Mosul, residents of a city shattered by the battle to expel Daesh cross back and forth trying to rebuild their lives from the rubble. The temporary structure, known as the Victory Bridge, is the only crossing over the Tigris

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Jerusalem on Alert as Religious Tensions Rise Over Holy Site

By Luke Baker and Ori Lewis JERUSALEM, July 21 – Israel bolstered security in the Old City of Jerusalem on Friday and prepared for possible clashes with Muslim worshippers after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided metal detectors at a sensitive holy site would not be removed. There have been daily confrontations between Palestinians hurling rocks and Israeli

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Yemen Named as Nation Where Risk of Mass Killing Rose Most in 2016

By Ben Seabrook LONDON, July 20 – Yemen was named on Thursday as the nation where the risk of genocide or mass killing rose the most last year while Syria topped an annual “Peoples Under Threat” index for the third consecutive year. The index, by human rights group Minority Rights Group International (MRG), said vulnerable

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Saudi Teachers Face Trial for Alleged Iran Spying, Pipeline Plot

RIYADH, July 19 – Two men have gone on trial in Saudi Arabia charged with spying for Iran and plotting to attack a major oil pipeline, two Saudi newspapers reported on Wednesday. In a rare espionage case involving the two arch-rivals, the Saudi teachers face charges of gathering information on the East-West Pipeline of the

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New U.S. Sanctions Against Iran Violate Nuclear Accord: Rouhani

DUBAI, July 19 – President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday new U.S. economic sanctions imposed against Iran contravened the country’s nuclear accord with world powers and he vowed that Tehran would “resist” them, state television reported. The Trump administration slapped the new sanctions on Iran on Tuesday over its ballistic missile program and said Tehran’s

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India’s Top Court to Decide on Right to Privacy, But Much More at Stake

By Rahul Bhatia MUMBAI, July 19 – India’s Supreme Court will hear arguments on Wednesday to determine whether individual privacy is a fundamental right protected by the constitution, in a ruling legal scholars say will have far-reaching consequences. The court has set up a rare nine-member bench to rule on the matter triggered by a

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Russian Lawyer Who Met Trump Jr. Says Ready to Testify to Congress

MOSCOW, July 19 – The Russian lawyer who met Donald Trump Jr after his father won the 2016 U.S. Republican presidential nomination has said she is ready to testify to Congress to dispel what she called “mass hysteria” about the encounter. President Donald Trump’s eldest son eagerly agreed last year to meet Natalia Veselnitskaya, a

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