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Republicans must 'go all the way' to White House: Trump CLEVELAND: Donald Trump told the Republican National Convention on Tuesday that he was "so proud" to be their nominee for president and vowed to "go all the way" and win the White House in November."This is a movement. But we have to go all the way. I am so proud to be your nominee for president of the United States," he told the delegates appearing by video link.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016 ...

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UN chief launches first report to track Sustainable Development Goals UNITED NATIONS: Launching the first-ever Sustainable Development Goals report on the new global development agenda adopted last year, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said that the 15-year undertaking was "off to a good start" but will require all parts of the UN family and its partners to work together."We have embarked on a monumental and historic journey," the Secretary-General told the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), which opened on 11 July and ends ...

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US, anti-IS coalition allies regroup after militant attacks WASHINGTON: With militant attacks proliferating around the world, the United States has reassembled its coalition partners for meetings Wednesday and Thursday to review a two-year-old war that has so far failed to eliminate the Islamic State group.The militant group may have lost ground in Iraq and Syria, but in recent weeks it has claimed horrific attacks in Nice, Istanbul, Baghdad and Dhaka that have left hundreds dead and injured.The attacks are "going to be a ...

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Erdogan foe Gulen urges US to reject extradition bid WASHINGTON: US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen urged Washington Tuesday to reject Turkey's efforts to extradite him and rejected as "ridiculous" the claim he was behind the past week's coup attempt."Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan today once again demonstrated he will go to any length necessary to solidify his power and persecute his critics," Gulen said in a statement."I urge the US government to reject any effort to abuse the extradition process to carry out political vendettas."Gulen, ...

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Florida probes 'non-travel' related case of Zika MIAMI: Florida health officials said Tuesday they are investigating a potential case of Zika infection that was not contracted by someone traveling to a region affected by the mosquito-borne virus.Until now, there has been no sign that mosquitoes carrying Zika have arrived in the continental US, but officials have warned that the possibility was looming. The US territory of Puerto Rico has seen a spike in cases in recent months.It was not immediately clear whether ...

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US Republicans nominate Donald Trump for president CLEVELAND: Republicans formally chose Donald Trump as the party's presidential nominee Tuesday, a landmark moment in American politics and a stunning victory for a man whose White House ambitions were once openly mocked.After a roller-coaster campaign that saw Trump defeat 16 rivals and steamroller stubborn party opposition, the tycoon said it was time to "go all the way" and beat Democrat Hillary Clinton in November."This is a movement," he told the delegates via video link.On ...

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Republican convention starts Trump nomination roll call vote CLEVELAND: The Republican National Convention began the formal roll call vote Tuesday that will culminate in delegates nominating billionaire Donald Trump for president."The great state of Alabama... is proud to cast its votes: 1 vote for Marco Rubio, 13 for Ted Cruz, and 36 votes for the next president of the United States, Donald J. Trump!" US Senator Jeff Sessions said as he launched the process.The real estate magnate was expected to cruise past the ...