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US judge in Michigan blocks deportation of 100 Iraqis

Lawyers for the detainees argue they could face persecution or torture in Iraq because they are religious minorities.

Chaldean Catholics

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US defence contractor accused of spying for China

Former State Department agent with 'top secret' clearance faces life in prison for allegedly selling information.

China

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One killed as Venezuelan troops fire on protesters

Shooting outside La Carlota airbase in Caracas brings death toll from near-daily unrest to at least 76 since April.

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Mexico murder rate reaches record high

More than 2,000 murders registered in May, a record high for any month since 1997, government statistics show.

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Trump does not want a 'poor person' in cabinet role

US president defends his decision to appoint wealthy individuals to his cabinet as 'smart' at a rally in Iowa.

Trump in Iowa

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Wall Street Journal reporter sacked over alleged arms-deal links

Newspaper's chief foreign affairs correspondent fired after report alleging involvement in business deals with key source.

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US: 'Terrorism' investigated after policeman stabbed

Canadian man detained after stabbing police officer in the neck with a large knife at an airport in Flint, Michigan.

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New York Times slams 'misguided attack on Al Jazeera'

New York Times condemns Saudi-led bloc's move to 'eliminate a voice that could lead citizens to question their rulers'.

Al Jazeera

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US: List of demands to Qatar should be reasonable

Tillerson says Saudi Arabia and its allies listed demands and he hopes they will be 'reasonable and actionable'.

US State Secretary Rex Tillerson

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Republican Karen Handel wins key Georgia election

Handel's win avoids Democratic upset by Jon Ossoff in most expensive House race in US history.

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