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Clinton, Trump Draw Lines for Ill-Tempered Campaign Battle
US presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump kicked off what promises to be a fierce general election battle. While the Democrats accused Trump of erratic behaviour, the Republicans threatened to bring up old Clinton scandals.
Islamic State Loses Ground on Fronts in Syria, Iraq
Islamic State’s far-flung enemies in Syria and Iraq pressed ahead with major advances on multiple fronts. This has put pressure on the ultra-hardline Islamists since they had declared their caliphate two years ago.
Japan Protests As Chinese Navy Ship Sails Near Disputed Islands
Japan summoned the Chinese ambassador in Tokyo over territory issues in the East China Sea, according to the Japanese Foreign Ministry. It expressed concern after a Chinese navy ship sailed close to what Japan considers its territorial waters for the first time.
Papua New Guinea Court Bars University Protests After Violence
A Papua New Guinea court granted an injunction barring university students from protesting on campus. This order comes in the wake of dozens being wounded during clashes between student protesters and police in the capital, Port Moresby.
Modi Wants Deeper US-India Security Relationship
Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for a closer security relationship between India and the United States, in an address to a joint sitting of the US Congress. Modi stressed the importance of warming ties between the two countries.
Ali’s Legend ‘Floats Like a Butterfly’ Through a Hometown Festival
The celebration of Muhammad Ali’s life continued in the late boxing champion’s hometown of Louisville. The town saw a day-long “I Am Ali” Festival, passing on his legacy to new generation through stories and arts and crafts.
Kuczynski Keeps Narrow Lead as Peru Tallies Presidential Votes
Former investment banker Pedro Pablo Kuczynski inched closer to winning Peru’s presidency three days after the election. Kuczynski held on to his slim, but steady lead over Keiko Fujimori with just 1 percent of the votes left to tally.
Undecided Voters See Brexit Making Them Worse Off: Survey
Britons, still undecided on how they will vote in a referendum on EU membership, think they would be 71 pounds ($103) a year worse off if Britain quits the bloc, a survey said. It also suggested that the “Leave” camp would face a bigger challenge than the “Remain” side.
Sharapova Banned for Two Years by International Tennis Federation
The career of Russian former world No 1 Maria Sharapova is in tatters after she was given a two-year ban by the International Tennis Federation. The ban followed Sharapova’s positive results in a test for meldonium, a banned drug.
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