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  • Historic Trump impeachment trial begins in Senate

    The historic impeachment trial of Donald Trump opens in the US Senate, as lawmakers take a solemn oath to be "impartial" in deciding whether to force the 45th US president from office.

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    Bangladesh elected as the president of UNICEF Executive Board

    Ambassador Rabab Fatima, Bangladesh’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, has been unanimously elected as the President of the UNICEF Executive Board at the elections of the Bureau held yesterday at the UN Headquarters in New York.

  • 'The worst briefing I've had': Senate Iran briefing gets heated

    Following Wednesday’s briefing and the sessions, most of Trump's fellow Republicans praises the officials, and Trump, for the strike and the presentation.

  • 80 'American terrorists' killed: Iran state TV

    Iranian state television says 80 "American terrorists" had been killed and US helicopters and military equipment damaged. It did not provide evidence of how it obtained that information.

  • Trump insists ‘All is well!’ after Iran missile attack

    President Donald Trump insisted “All is well!” on Tuesday after Iran fired surface-to-surface missiles at two Iraqi bases housing US troops. He promised to make a statement to the nation Wednesday morning about the increasingly precarious situation with Iran.

  • Modi greets Trump over phone

    The ties between India and the US "have grown from strength to strength", Prime Minister Narendra Modi says in a phone call with US President Donald Trump, according to a statement by Indian government.

  • US denies Iran's Zarif a visa to attend UN: US official

    The United States has denied a visa to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif that would have allowed him to attend a United Nations Security Council meeting in New York on Thursday, a US official says.

  • Pentagon chief denies US is leaving Iraq

    The United States has no plans to pull its troops out of Iraq, Defense Secretary Mark Esper says, following reports by Reuters and other media of an American military letter informing Iraqi officials about repositioning troops in preparation for leaving the country.

  • Trump tweets Iran will 'never have a nuclear weapon'

    President Donald Trump repeats his insistence that Iran will not be allowed to obtain a nuclear weapon.

  • Trump returns to Washington to face a pair of challenges

    With his 17-day holiday stay at his Florida resort over, President Donald Trump returns to the White House facing twin challenges: the fallout from the strike he ordered to kill an Iranian general and his looming impeachment trial in the Senate.

  • Trump: Aim of killing Iranian general was to stop a war

    President Donald Trump says he ordered the killing of a top Iranian general “to stop a war,” not start one, but in the tense aftermath the Pentagon braces for retaliation by sending more troops to the Middle East.

  • New air strike on pro-Iran convoy in Iraq ahead of Soleimani funeral

    A fresh air strike hits pro-Iran fighters in Iraq, as fears grow of a proxy war erupting between Washington and Tehran a day after an American drone strike killed a top Iranian general.

  • Pentagon confirms Trump ordered killing of Iranian commander

    US President Donald Trump ordered the killing of Iran Revolutionary Guards commander Qasem Soleimani, who died in Baghdad "in a decisive defensive action to protect US personnel abroad," the Pentagon says.

  • Colorado bank robber throws cash in air, shouting ‘Merry Christmas’

    A man with a white beard was being held on $10,000 bond for allegedly robbing a Colorado bank and throwing the stolen cash into the air while shouting, “Merry Christmas” to passersby, police and local media report.

  • ‘It’s so unfair’

    President Donald Trump on Saturday criticised House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi for holding off on sending the articles of impeachment against him to the Senate.

  • Trump assures Republicans in Senate will save him

    An embattled President Donald Trump condemns the Democratic-led impeachment vote against him, irked that he made US history in a bad way but assures that Republicans in the Senate will save him from being ousted.

  • House opens session ahead of vote on Trump impeachment

    The House of Representatives begin debate ahead of a historic vote on two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump charging him with abusing his office and obstructing Congress that would make him the third US president to be impeached.

  • US slaps sanctions on Myanmar military chief over Rohingya atrocities

    The United States imposes sanctions on four Myanmar military leaders, including the commander-in-chief, in the toughest action taken yet by Washington for alleged human rights abuses against the Rohingya and other minorities.

  • 'Nasty', 'two-faced', 'brain dead': NATO pulls off summit despite insults

    NATO leaders set aside public insults ranging from "delinquent" to "brain dead" and "two-faced", declaring at a 70th anniversary summit they would stand together against a common threat from Russia and prepare for China's rise.

  • Taliban say 'way too early' to speak of resuming talks with US

    The Taliban says it was "way too early" to speak of resuming direct talks with Washington, a day after President Donald Trump suggested negotiations to end America's longest war were back on track during a surprise visit to Afghanistan.

  • Trump invited to attend hearings

    The House Judiciary Committee said Tuesday it would begin hearings on December 4 in the next phase of the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump, inviting the US president and his lawyer to attend.

  • China summons US ambassador over HK rights bill

    China has summoned the US ambassador to demand that United States scrap legislation backing Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement, or "bear all the consequences".

  • Frozen 2 dazzles with $127 million debut

    Disney's Frozen 2 ices out the box office competition in North America, where family audiences powered the animated adventure to a dazzling $130 million debut.

  • US will expose Iran’s ‘abuses’

    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Iranians on Thursday to send photos and other information documenting repression amid ongoing protests, while vowing to sanction “abuses” by the Islamic republic.

  • Trump aide curbed access to Ukraine call

    A top US official restricted access to the summary of Donald Trump’s Ukraine call that triggered an impeachment probe, fearing it would damage the president, testimony released Saturday showed.

  • Trump confidant Roger Stone convicted of lying, witness tampering

    Donald Trump's longtime aide Roger Stone is convicted of lying to Congress and witness tampering in a bid to spare the president embarrassment over the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

  • 2 killed as student opens fire in California high school

    A student pulled a gun from his backpack and opened fire at a Southern California high school Thursday, killing two students and wounding three others before shooting himself in the head on his 16th birthday, authorities say.

  • Former US President Carter hospitalised

    Former US President Jimmy Carter was admitted to an Atlanta hospital for a procedure to relieve brain pressure from bleeding caused by recent falls, the Carter Center says in a statement.

  • Erdogan, Trump announce talks Nov 13

    Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan will travel to the United States next week to meet Donald Trump, the Turkish presidency says, amid heightened tensions between the two countries.

  • Trump impeachment hearings to go public next week

    Democrats announce they will launch public impeachment hearings, intending to bring to life weeks of closed-door testimony and lay out a convincing narrative of presidential misconduct by Donald Trump.