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Biden offers path to citizenship to spouses of US citizens

President Joe Biden on Tuesday will announce a programme offering a path to citizenship to hundreds of thousands of immigrants in the US illegally who are married to US citizens, a large-scale legalisation effort that contrasts sharply with Republican rival Donald Trump's plan for mass deportations

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13 killed as heavy rains pound Central America

Thirteen people have died in flooding and landslides in El Salvador and Guatemala as heavy rains pound Central America, authorities from the two countries said

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Suspect dead, 9 wounded in shooting at Detroit area water park

An armed man shot and injured nine people, including two children, at a water-park near Detroit on Saturday evening before shooting himself after being cornered by police, authorities said

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Trump turns 78; age is increasingly an issue

Donald Trump, whose attempted White House return is based in part on attacking President Joe Biden as old and feeble, turned 78 Friday -- just three years younger than his election rival -- with growing questions over his own health

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WSJ says its journo will face ‘sham trial’ in Russia

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) yesterday lashed out at Russia’s “outrageous” announcement that its imprisoned reporter Evan Gershkovich will face trial on spying charges.

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Maya sacrifice of twins revealed by DNA from Chichen Itza

In 1967, an underground cistern known as a chultun was discovered near a sacred body of water at Chichen Itza, an important ancient Maya city on Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula. Skeletal remains of more than 100 children were found inside.

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Apple briefly reclaims title of world's most valuable company

Apple on Wednesday briefly reclaimed its berth as the world's biggest company when measured by stock price, taking back the top position for a few hours from Microsoft

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Hunter Biden found guilty. What comes next?

A jury on Tuesday found US President Joe Biden's son Hunter guilty of making false statements on a gun background check and of illegally possessing a firearm. Here is what happens next

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Johnson & Johnson reaches $700m talc case settlement

US pharmaceutical and cosmetics giant Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay $700 million to settle allegations it misled customers about the safety of its talcum-based powder products, New York's attorney general announced Tuesday

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Hunter Biden found guilty on gun charges

US President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden was convicted by a jury yesterday of lying about his drug use to illegally buy a gun, a verdict Democrats may seize upon to counter Donald Trump’s claim of a justice system weaponized against him.

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4 US instructors stabbed in China

A suspect has been arrested over the stabbing of four American college teachers in northeastern China, police said yesterday, with Beijing describing the attack as an “isolated” incident.

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Hunter Biden found guilty on gun charges

A jury in Wilmington, Delaware, federal court found him guilty on all three counts against him, making Hunter Biden the first child of a sitting US president to be convicted of a crime

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US trade gap widens to largest in 18 months

The US trade deficit expanded slightly less than analysts expected in April, to the widest since late 2022, as imports rose more quickly than exports, according to government data released Thursday.

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US lawmakers advance bill to sanction ICC over Israel probe

The US House of Representatives voted Tuesday to advance a largely symbolic bill calling for sanctions on the International Criminal Court after its prosecutor applied for an arrest warrant against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

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Biden orders block on asylum seekers at Mexico border

President Joe Biden will temporarily shut the US-Mexico border to asylum seekers whenever illegal migrant crossings surge, the White House said Tuesday, in a dramatic bid to neutralize one of his political weak spots in the reelection battle against Donald Trump

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Biden calls Trump a 'convicted felon' who is unfit for office

President Joe Biden on Monday for the first time called former President Donald Trump a "convicted felon" who poses a higher threat to the United States if he wins another term - the most biting attack on his opponent's legal troubles to date

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Biden’s son Hunter stands trial on gun charge

Hunter Biden, the long-troubled son of Joe Biden, went on trial yesterday on gun charges in a historic first prosecution of a sitting president’s child -- and potential threat to his father’s reelection.

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