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US top court allows exemptions from Trump travel ban

Ruling comes after Hawaii court order that blocked ban covering grandparents of US citizens in Trump's list.

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UNESCO Valongo Wharf recognition prompts racism debate

UNESCO recognition of slave-era harbour as heritage site prompts debate about discrimination in present-day Brazil.

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Afghan girls team shines at US robotics competition

Group of girls from war-torn country, whose US visas were twice rejected, win silver medal for 'courageous achievement'.

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Putin, Trump held second undisclosed G20 conversation

The private conversation took place during a dinner for G20 leaders in Germany this month, says White House official.

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Maduro's July 30 vote to go ahead amid Trump threat

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Samuel Moncada says 'nobody can stop' Constituent Assembly election as clashes escalate.

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California wildfires force evacuations

Raging blaze near Yosemite National Park displaces thousands of Mariposa residents in the western US state.

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Trump's health insurance plan faces more Republican opposition

President suffers major setback over one of his key campaign pledges, which was to repeal Obama's healthcare law.

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Hijab-wearing woman among Apple's new emojis

Breastfeeding woman, bearded person and meditating man also among new symbols previewed to mark World Emoji Day.

The hijab emoji

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CAIR: Hate crimes against Muslims spike after Trump win

Advocacy group says Islamophobic abuse rose 91 percent in first half of 2017, compared to same period last year.

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Muslim Ban: State dept expands 'close family' criteria

Visa criteria to include grandparents and other relatives for applicants and refugees from six mainly Muslim nations.

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