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Ex-civil service chief: British exit from EU not inevitable

Ex-civil service chief: British exit from EU not inevitable

Government lawyers are expected to assert that the Prime Minister can use the royal prerogative to start the process of withdrawing from the EU. "Theresa May is clearly running scared from parliamentary scrutiny of her Brexit negotiations", he said.



Four killed, 190 pagodas destroyed in Myanmar quake

In nearby Bagan , home to a vast plain of some 2,500 Buddhist monuments that are among Myanmar's most venerated religious sites, teams of engineers and architects dispatched by government surveyed damage to almost 200 of the prized pagodas.


Kurdish-led Syrian forces report Turkish air raids on bases

Kurdish-led Syrian forces report Turkish air raids on bases

Meanwhile, the United Nations special envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura, appealed to the opposition to approve plans to deliver aid to rebel-held eastern Aleppo and government-held Aleppo through a government-controlled route north of Aleppo during a 48-hour humanitarian pause.


Hillary Clinton defends family foundation, says work will continue

Hillary Clinton defends family foundation, says work will continue

Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, has been on the defensive this week after media reports alleged an uncomfortably close affiliation between State and her family foundation during Clinton's tenure as secretary. She said Friday that candidates can reasonably disagree on how to run the country, "but that's not the campaign that Donald Trump has been running, and I am reaching out and asking fair-minded Americans to repudiate this kind of divisive demagoguery".


Africa and Japan emphasize the Need for a Strengthened Partnership

Africa and Japan emphasize the Need for a Strengthened Partnership

It came at a time when aid fatigue had become apparent and its launch was therefore catalytic for refocusing global attention on Africa's development needs. He said that he had come with a delegation of about 1,000 businesspeople from Japan's top 75 companies, all of whom have a strong interest in Africa's growth, including the chairman of the Japan Business Federation, Sadayuki Sakakibara.


Extremists attack beach restaurant in Somalia, killing 8

Extremists attack beach restaurant in Somalia, killing 8

Two other civilians were hurt, a regional police commander told Somali National News Agency, SONNA. In June, gunmen stormed a hotel in Mogadishu after detonating a vehicle filled with explosives at the gate - an attack that left at least 15 people dead and 25 others injured, police said.