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Dubai magnate tied to Trump brand seeks new ventures abroad

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Dubai, Aug 15 (AP) - During recent trips to Croatia and Malta, a Dubai-based billionaire and business partner of the Trump Organization looked more like a head of state himself - mingling with government dignitaries, receiving a presidential reception and visiting the glittering Mediterranean Sea.
Hussain Sajwani met with leaders in the two European nations and addressed local journalists, many of whom referred to his ties to President Donald Trump or simply called him "the Donald of...
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US Navy reports another tense encounter with an Iran drone

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Dubai, Aug 15 (AP) - An unarmed Iranian drone shadowed a U.S. aircraft carrier at night and came close enough to F-18 fighter jets to put the lives of American pilots at risk, the Navy said Tuesday, reporting the second such tense encounter within a week. Iran's Revolutionary Guard said the U.S...
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UN says nearly 50,000 stranded at unsafe Jordan-Syria border

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United Nations, Aug 15 (AP) - Nearly 50,000 people, most of them women and children, are stranded at Syria's southern border with Jordan, an increasingly unsafe area where air strikes were reported in the last few days, the United Nations said Monday.
U.N. deputy spokesman Farhan Haq told...
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18 killed in attack on restaurant in Burkina Faso capital

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Ouagadougou, Aug 14 (AP) - Suspected Islamic extremists opened fire at a Turkish restaurant in the capital of Burkina Faso late Sunday, killing at least 18 people in the second such attack on a restaurant popular with foreigners in the last two years.
There was no immediate claim of...
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Rescuers pull out 46 bodies after landslide hits north India

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Dharamsala, Aug 14 (AP) - Soldiers and volunteers resumed rescue operations Monday morning after pulling 46 bodies from the mud left by a landslide that trapped two buses and washed away houses in northern India's Himalayan foothills.
Landslides are common during the heavy rains of India's...
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