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Obama pokes fun at political friends and foes at White House din Obama pokes fun at political friends and foes at White House din
WASHINGTON: At the gathering he jokingly called "a night when Washington celebrates itself," US President Barack Obama took light-hearted aim on Saturday at a range of political friends and foes, including the people running to succeed him. Obama`s comedy routine at the annual White House Correspondents` Dinner included a sly dig at Hillary Clinton, the current front-runner to be the Democratic...
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California`s Venice Beach seeks topless sunbathing California`s Venice Beach seeks topless sunbathing
LOS ANGELES: Venice Beach, a California town known for its laid back style in an already laid back state, wants women on its shores to be able to go topless. In doing so it cites what it calls links with Europe as it seeks an easing of US laws that many foreign visitors find prudish. The Venice Beach town council voted Tuesday to let women go topless on its beaches, where tourists blend with...
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Obama warns Iran as Saudi ends Yemen air strikes Obama warns Iran as Saudi ends Yemen air strikes
WASHINGTON: In what could be a step towards bettering the situation in Yemen, Saudi Arabia on Tuesday announced it was ending its nearly one-month-long air strikes campaign in the strife-torn country. Meanwhile, US President Barack Obama has sent out a blunt warning to Iran, telling it not to send weapons to the rebels. Speaking in an interview to the MSNBC channel, Obama said that, “If the...
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US couple jailed over `sadistic` Bali suitcase murder US couple jailed over `sadistic` Bali suitcase murder
WASHINGTON:A US couple were given long jail terms Tuesday for the "sadistic" murder of the woman`s mother, whose body was found stuffed in a suitcase outside a luxury hotel on Indonesia`s Bali island. Tommy Schaefer, 21, was found guilty of the premeditated murder of Sheila von Wiese Mack on the resort island and jailed for 18 years. His girlfriend and the victim`s daughter, 19-year-old Hea...
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Obama urges Gulf nations to help with chaos in Libya Obama urges Gulf nations to help with chaos in Libya
WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama on Friday urged Gulf nations to help calm the chaotic political situation in Libya, saying that outside military action would not be enough to help reduce tensions in the war-ravaged North African country. After a meeting with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi at the White House, Obama said a political solution was needed in the oil-rich Mediterranean state,...
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US state Georgia legalizes medical marijuana US state Georgia legalizes medical marijuana
The US state of Georgia became the 24th US state to legalize medical marijuana on Thursday, underscoring the increasing acceptance of the drug across America despite remaining an illegal substance under federal law. Governor Nathan Deal said in a statement the law would bring relief to patients suffering unnecessary pain because of an inability to obtain the drug legally and those who had to tr...
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Clinton Foundation to limit donations from foreign governments Clinton Foundation to limit donations from foreign governments
WASHINGTON: The Clinton Foundation will continue to accept funding from foreign governments in the wake of Hillary Clinton`s decision to run for the US presidency, but only from six countries that already support it, the charity said on Wednesday. Clinton, the current favorite to become the Democratic nominee, has said the foundation`s charity work is a source of pride, but it has also drawn gr...
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US: Missouri executes black man sentenced by all-white jury US: Missouri executes black man sentenced by all-white jury
WASHINGTON: The Midwestern US state of Missouri executed a black man Tuesday who had been sentenced to death by an all-white jury, despite numerous protests claiming the penalty smacked of racism. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon denied clemency to Andre Cole and the US Supreme Court denied a stay of execution. Cole, 42, was accused of stabbing and killing Anthony Curtis, a friend of his ex-wife,...
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2016 US Prez race: Hillary`s in, but what role for Bill Clinton? 2016 US Prez race: Hillary`s in, but what role for Bill Clinton?
WASHINGTON: Hillary Clinton has put an end to speculation about one question: Yes, she`s running for president. But that leaves another: What role has she in mind for her husband Bill? The former president is seen as a formidable campaigner and a potential asset to his wife`s operation. But would he outshine her? And might his own baggage prove too much to carry? And, while many voters retai...
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Hillary Clinton enters White House race,seeks to be first female Hillary Clinton enters White House race,seeks to be first female
NEW YORK/WASHINGTON: Hillary Clinton promised to be a champion for everyday Americans on Sunday as she kicked off a long-awaited second run for the White House as the commanding Democratic front runner. "Everyday Americans need a champion. I want to be that champion," Clinton said in a video released on the internet that announced her run. "Americans have fought their way back from tough eco...
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