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Trump invited to attend impeachment hearing or ‘stop complaining’

New phase of investigation will seek to determine whether Trump’s conduct amounts to ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’ WT24 Desk Congress has invited US President Donald Trump to its first impeachment hearing on 4 December, Agencies report. Jerrold Nadler, the Democratic chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said Mr Trump could either attend or “stop complaining about the process”. If he ...

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Two White House budget officials quit over Ukraine aid concerns

Mark Sandy said unnamed individuals from budget office resigned in part over Trump’s aid freeze, according to closed-door deposition WT24 Desk A lawyer for the White House’s budget office resigned partly because of concerns over Donald Trump’s freeze on military aid to Ukraine, a longtime career official from the office has testified to Congress behind closed doors, Agencies report. Mark ...

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Female Pak journo shot dead by husband

The couple got married seven months ago but then the relations turned sour WT24 Desk A 27-year-old female Pakistani journalist was killed here on Monday allegedly by her husband, also a scribe, for not quitting her job, Agencies report. The couple got married seven months ago but then the relations turned sour soon, according to an FIR. Urooj Iqbal was ...

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Nine dead, 150 injured as powerful earthquake rocks Albania

The epicentre of the 6.4 magnitude quake was about 34 kilometres (about 20 miles) northwest of the capital Tirana, at a depth of 10 km, according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre. WT24 Desk Albanian rescuers were digging through rubble in search of survivors Tuesday after the strongest earthquake in decades levelled buildings and trapped victims under the debris, claiming at ...

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3 die in Florida train collision

Two minors shot dead in West U.S WT24 Desk One woman and two children were killed in a vehicle on Saturday afternoon after it collided with an Amtrak passenger train in Jupiter, southeast U.S. state of Florida, authorities said, Agencies report. There were no injuries on the train, which was carrying some 200 passengers and crew members and was traveling ...

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At least 29 killed in Kenya

Heavy rains cause landslide in West Pokot WT24 Desk At least 29 people have died in landslides caused by severe weather in West Pokot county, Kenya, Agencies report. The landslides, affecting the villages of Nyarkulian and Parua, were reportedly caused by heavy rains. Officials say the villages have been cut off by flooded roads and at least one bridge was ...

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At least 20 migrants feared dead as boat capsizes near Lampedusa

5 reported dead and 149 rescued from vessel attempting to carry group from Libya to Europe WT24 Desk At least 20 people are feared dead after a boat carrying hundreds of migrants to Europe capsized in stormy seas near the Italian island of Lampedusa, according to authorities, Agencies report. Following the accident on Saturday, a total of 149 migrants have been rescued, ...

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Chinese, Russian FMs pledge to cement coordination, cooperation

Group of 20 (G20) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting held WT24 Desk Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov agreed on Saturday to further strengthen coordination and cooperation within multilateral frameworks between the two countries, Agencies report. Meeting on the sidelines of the Group of 20 (G20) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, Wang said that thanks to ...

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Trump ‘promoted discredited Ukraine theory’

WT24 Desk US President Donald Trump disregarded senior advisers and pushed a false theory that Ukraine had meddled in the 2016 election, an ex-White House aide has told the impeachment inquiry, Agencies report Fiona Hill said the president had instead listened to the views of his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani. Ms Hill called the claims about Ukraine a “fictional narrative”. ...

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What Hong Kong’s local elections mean for the protests

First poll since unrest erupted is seen as referendum on pro-democracy movement WT24 Desk Cathy Yau remembers the first time she was called a “dirty cop” by Hong Kong’s anti-government protesters, days after police deployed tear gas to repel tens of thousands of black-clad demonstrators blocking the legislature,Agencies report. The former officer, exasperated at the increasing use of force to ...

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