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Aug 20, 2019, 07.17 AM IST
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Donald Trump seeks to sue Google for 'manipulating votes' in 2016 elections

"My victory was even bigger than thought!" he said. Google was not immediately available for a comment.

US extends ban on passports for North Korea travel

The ban was imposed in September 2017 by then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and renewed in 2018.

A look at the Islamic State affiliate's rise in Afghanistan

A suicide bombing at a wedding party in Kabul claimed by a local Islamic State affiliate has renewed fears about the growing threat posed by its thousands of fighters, as well as their ability to plot global attacks from a stronghold in the forbidding mountains of northeastern Afghanistan.The attack came as the Taliban appear to be nearing a deal with the US to end nearly 18 years of fighting. Now Washington hopes the Taliban can help rein in IS fighters, even as some worry that Taliban fighters, disenchanted by a peace deal, could join IS.The US envoy in talks with the Taliban, Zalmay Khalilzad, says the peace process must be accelerated to put Afghanistan in a 'much stronger position to defeat' the Islamic State affiliate. On Monday, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani vowed to 'eliminate' all IS safe havens.Here's a look at IS in Afghanistan, a militant group some US officials have said could pose a greater threat to America than the more established Taliban:

Iceland commemorates the first glacier lost to climate change

Iceland honoured the passing of Okjokull, its first glacier lost to climate change, as scientists warn that some 400 others on the subarctic island risk the same fate.

Five things to know about the Iron Curtain

The Iron Curtain was at first an ideological and then a physical separation of communist Eastern Europe from the West from the 1940s after World War II.

5,000 evacuated as Canary Islands wildfire rages

A raging wildfire on the Spanish holiday island of Gran Canaria forced the evacuation of some 5,000 people, authorities said Sunday, warning it could take days for the blaze to be brought under control.

Donald Trump warns Tiananmen-style Hong Kong crackdown would harm trade deal

Hong Kong has been rocked by more than two months of protests and clashes between police and hardcore activists who fear the semi-autonomous city's freedoms are under threat from Beijing.

US and China seeking to revive trade talks: Donald Trump's advisor

World financial markets have been on edge amid a series of signs pointing to a slowing of the global economy and have been reacting to even the slightest new indicator.

Brexit minister signs order to end all EU laws in Britain

Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay has signed an order that will end all European Union (EU) laws applying in Britain from October 31, the British government said on Sunday.

Mexico City assesses monument damage after anti-rape march

Workers erected a wooden wall around Mexico City's iconic Angel of Independence monument Saturday after feminists defaced it with graffiti during a raucous and violent protest over a string of alleged rapes by police. The disorder Friday night erupted as part of protests that arose this week over a perception that city officials were not adequately investigating the rape accusations. Both victims were teenagers. The demonstrations have become known as the ``glitter protests'' after marchers doused the city's police chief in pink glitter.

Afghan officials: Suicide attack at wedding hall kills 63

Afghan officials: Suicide attack at wedding hall kills 63

The death toll from a late-night suicide bombing at a crowded wedding party in the Afghan capital rose to at least 63 on Sunday, including women and children, officials said. It was the deadliest attack in Kabul this year. Another 182 civilians were wounded in the Saturday night explosion, government spokesman Feroz Bashari said. Interior Ministry spokesman Nusrat Rahimi confirmed the toll as some families began to bury the dead.

63 killed, 182 wounded in Kabul wedding blast: Official

63 killed, 182 wounded in Kabul wedding blast: Official

Insurgents have periodically struck Afghan weddings, which are seen as easy targets because they frequently lack rigorous security precautions.

UK to face food, fuel and drugs shortages in no-deal Brexit: Report, citing official documents

UK to face food, fuel and drugs shortages in no-deal Brexit: Report, citing official documents

The United Kingdom is heading towards a constitutional crisis at home and a showdown with the EU.

Euphoria grips Sudan as historic transition deal signed

Euphoria grips Sudan as historic transition deal signed

Thousands of people had arrived on trains from Sudan's provinces to take part in the celebrations, which will include a huge gathering in Khartoum's main gardens.

Dozens dead or hurt in wedding party blast in Afghan capital

Dozens dead or hurt in wedding party blast in Afghan capital

More than 1,000 people had been invited, one witness said, as fears grew that it could be the deadliest attack in Kabul this year.

Kim expresses 'great satisfaction' over North Korea weapons tests

Kim expresses 'great satisfaction' over North Korea weapons tests

North Korea said Saturday that leader Kim Jong Un supervised another test-firing of an unspecified new weapon, seen as an attempt to pressure Washington and Seoul over slow nuclear negotiations and their joint military exercises.

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