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(CNN)On the long, bloody list of US gun violence, it would barely be a blip, but the killing of four people in northern Australia has caused shock in the country most often held up worldwide as an example of effective gun control. At least four people were killed in the city of Darwin and several injured when a gunman opened fire with a...
London (CNN)Donald Trump limbered up for his latest overseas trip -- to Britain -- in typical style, with remarks that risked insulting his royal hosts and by plunging headlong into the country's fraught domestic politics. The US President described one of the newest royals, the Duchess of Sussex -- the former Meghan Markle -- as "nasty" when he was told...
(CNN)Three Chinese warships have pulled into Australia's Sydney Harbor for a four-day stopover. A People's Liberation Army supply vessel, a frigate and an amphibious vessel docked at the Garden Island naval base on Monday morning, according to CNN affiliate 7 News. Although the visit was not publicly announced, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said plans for the stopover had been in place for...
New Delhi (CNN Business)The United States has been tightening the screws on several allies in an escalating global trade battle. India is its latest target. President Donald Trump on Friday announced the South Asian country's removal from a special trade program, saying it had "not assured the United States that India will provide equitable and reasonable access to its markets."...
(CNN)On Thursday morning, Donald Trump tweeted something factual. Here it is (with the factual part in bold): "Russia, Russia, Russia! That's all you heard at the beginning of this Witch Hunt Hoax...And now Russia has disappeared because I had nothing to do with Russia helping me to get elected. It was a crime that didn't exist." Trump was not coordinating with the Russian effort to...
(CNN)"Ultraprocessed" describes many foods, including pre-prepared dishes found in grocery store freezers, packaged baked goods, dehydrated soups, ice cream, sugary cereals and fizzy beverages. Two separate studies published Wednesday in The BMJ link eating the popular factory-made fare with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and an increased risk of early death. While a direct cause-effect relationship has yet to be established, the...
Hong Kong (CNN)With China-US relations already strained amid an escalating trade war, attention is about to turn to a familiar arena -- the South China Sea. After years of stand-offs and brinkmanship in the hotly contested region, acting US Defense Secretary Michael Shanahan is expected to unveil the Pentagon's new Indo-Pacific strategy at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore on Saturday. Intriguingly, just one...
Ratodero, Pakistan (CNN)In a small farming community in southern Pakistan, villagers will no longer shake Hazar Khan Seelro's hand. Five people in the 70-year-old's family have been diagnosed with HIV in the past month. Seelro lives in the rural village of Allah Dino Seelro, where people live in mud huts, use cow dung as cooking fuel, and transport their goods...
Washington (CNN)Not even a sudden, silence-shattering prod from Robert Mueller could force Nancy Pelosi's hand on impeachment. But the special counsel's dramatic public statement Wednesday energized growing enthusiasm for a more aggressive assault on President Donald Trump among many Democrats even as the House speaker tried to hold them back. When Mueller noted that Congress, and not he, had the power to hold Trump to account and...
Hong Kong (CNN)As Beijing threatens the United States with the possibility of a rare earths export ban amid rising trade tensions, Chinese state media has sent an ominously worded warning to Washington: "Don't say we didn't warn you." The People's Daily, the newspaper of the ruling Communist Party, used the loaded phrase in a commentary on Wednesday, in which it said that China would "never...

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