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FBI chief's unceremonious ouster boomerangs on president

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Washington, May 17 (AP) - Firing FBI Director James Comey is already coming back to haunt President Don-ald Trump.
In dismissing Comey last week, Trump created the very real possibility that a respected law enforcement offi-cial known for an outspoken nature and willingness to buck political convention could resurface in public.
And while Comey himself has been silent, his associates have been exposing intriguing details of his encounters with Trump.
On Tuesday, an associate revealed that...
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Syria denies US allegations of mass killings, crematorium

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Beirut, May 16 (AP) - Syria on Tuesday rejected U.S. accusations it carried out mass killings at a prison near Damascus and then burned the victims' bodies in a crematorium, describing the allegations as "lies" and "fabri-cations."
The allegations are a "new Hollywood plot" to justify U.S...
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Trump revealed highly classified info to Russia

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Washington, May 16 (AP)- President Donald Trump revealed highly classified information to senior Russian officials during an Oval Office meeting last week, putting a source of intelligence on the Islamic State at risk, The Washington Post reported.
The disclosure late Monday drew strong...
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2 gang rapes show India struggling on women's safety

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New Delhi, May 16 (AP)- One woman was brutally gang raped and murdered, her body left disfigured in a patch of shrubs near her home in a north Indian village. Days later, another woman was abducted and gang raped in a moving car in a New Delhi suburb.
The two crimes were reminiscent of the...
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'This is a democracy': Int'l court may be next for Duterte

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Manila, May 16 (AP) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte acknowledged Tuesday that allegations he induced extrajudicial killings in his war on drugs could be raised to the International Criminal Court after an impeachment case failed in the House of Representatives.
"Yeah, he can go ahead. He...
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