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Kelly shows his clout: Scaramucci out as WH chief moves in

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Washington, Aug 1 (AP) - Firmly taking charge in an unruly White House, former Gen. John Kelly moved in Monday as President Donald Trump's new chief of staff and immediately made sure that Trump's profanity-spouting new communications director was shown the door, ignominiously ousted after less than two weeks on the job.
It was the latest head-snapping sequence of events at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, but Trump dismissed any talk of disarray. He insisted in a morning tweet there was "No WH...
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Farmer suicides rise in India as climate warms, study shows

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New Delhi, Aug 1 (AP) - When Rani's husband died by drinking pesticide, he left the family in debt. But even if they could pay off the loans, Rani said their farming days are over.
"There are no rains," said the 44-year-old woman from drought-stricken Tamil Nadu, one of hundreds of farm-ers...
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IS targets Iraq Embassy in Kabul; all 4 attackers killed

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Kabul, Jul 31 (AP)- The Islamic State group targeted the Iraqi Embassy in Kabul on Monday, with a suicide bomber blowing himself up outside the gates, followed by three gunmen who stormed into the building. The assault set off a four-hour firefight that ended only after Afghan security forces had...
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China criticizes British freedom of navigation mission plans

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Alook at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves:
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a weekly look at the...
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Afghan children smuggled to Pakistan seminaries

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It was a routine check. Two vans, both without license plates, were stopped earlier this month by police in Af-ghanistan's eastern Ghazni province, where Taliban hold sway in large swaths of the countryside.
Inside, police found 27 boys between the ages of 4 and 15, all being taken illegally to...
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