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Khan ally elected speaker of Pakistan parliament, PM vote on Friday8/15/2018 11:22:29 AM A staunch ally of cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan was elected speaker of Pakistan's lower house on Wednesday, a key position to support Khan's legislative agenda after he won a disputed election last month.Worst flood in a century kills 43 in India's Kerala, more rain due8/15/2018 11:14:06 AM The death toll from the worst floods in nearly a century in the Indian tourist state of Kerala rose to 43 on Wednesday as rising water stranded tens of thousands of people and forced the closure of one of its main airports.Man held after incident at UK parliament arrested for attempted murder8/15/2018 11:12:17 AM A 29-year-old man detained over a suspected terrorist attack outside parliament has been further arrested for attempted murder, police said on Wednesday.Anger grows as Italy bridge collapse kills 37, race to find survivors8/15/2018 11:07:22 AM Rescuers searched for survivors amid the debris of Italy's bridge collapse on Wednesday as the death toll climbed to 37 and the government blamed the bridge's operator, demanding resignations and moving to strip its toll concession.Italy says collapsed bridge's operator must help fund rebuild8/15/2018 10:56:40 AM Italian Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli said on Wednesday that the private operator of a collapsed bridge near Genoa will have to contribute the cost of its reconstruction.Can Britain alone stop Brexit? Scottish court hears appeal8/15/2018 10:53:13 AM Pro-EU campaigners seeking to establish legally that Britain alone could stop the Brexit process took an appeal to Scotland's top court on Wednesday.Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa moves to stop Chamisa's election court challenge8/15/2018 10:36:58 AM Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has filed submissions in the land's highest court opposing a court challenge to his victory by main opposition leader Nelson Chamisa, one of his lawyers said on Wednesday.Turkey doubles tariffs on some U.S. imports; lira rallies8/15/2018 10:35:48 AM Turkey doubled tariffs on some U.S. imports including alcohol, cars and tobacco on Wednesday in retaliation for U.S. moves, but the lira rallied further after central bank's liquidity moves had the effect of supporting the currency.U.S. is trying to make Iran 'surrender' through sanctions: Iran VP8/15/2018 10:34:59 AM The United States is trying to make Iran surrender through the imposition of sanctions, Iranian vice president Eshaq Jahangiri said on Wednesday.Turkey's doubling tariffs on U.S. products will amount to $533 million, trade minister says8/15/2018 10:33:26 AM Turkish trade minister Ruhsar Pekcan says the doubling of customs tarrifs on some imported U.S. products would amount to $533 million, the state run Anadolu news agency reported.India's Modi announces space mission, health scheme as election nears8/15/2018 10:27:09 AM India will launch its first manned space mission by 2022 and roll out a health insurance scheme from September, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday in his last Independence Day speech ahead of next year's general election.Israel lets food, goods back into Gaza as Egypt pushes truce8/15/2018 10:21:18 AM Israel allowed commercial goods back into the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, in a sign of an easing of tensions as neighboring Egypt pursued a long-term ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, the Palestinian enclave's dominant armed faction.Jury to hear closing arguments in Manafort case on Wednesday8/15/2018 10:20:37 AM Closing arguments are scheduled for Wednesday in the U.S. government's case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who is on trial on financial fraud charges.Operator of collapsed Italian bridge says no early sign of trouble8/15/2018 10:11:50 AM The operator of the Italian bridge that collapsed this week, killing at least 37 people, said on Wednesday it had carried out regular, sophisticated checks on the structure before the disaster and that these had provided reassuring results.Taliban attack on Afghan military outpost kills dozens8/15/2018 10:04:12 AM A Taliban attack on a military outpost in Afghanistan's northern province of Baghlan on Wednesday killed up to 44 Afghan police and soldiers, provincial officials said, as the insurgents kept up pressure on government forces.Afghans, Syrians help German companies to fill training vacancies8/15/2018 9:55:21 AM German companies last year managed to attract more apprentices to their dual-track vocational training schemes due to a surge in applications from asylum seekers from Afghanistan and Syria, data showed on Wednesday.Erdogan spokesman says problems with U.S. will be resolved8/15/2018 9:46:48 AM Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman said on Wednesday he expected problems with the United States, which helped drive the lira to record lows, to be resolved but Washington must stop trying to influence Turkey's judiciary.Turkish court rejects U.S. pastor's appeal, upper court yet to rule: lawyer8/15/2018 9:37:25 AM One Turkish court has rejected an American Christian pastor's appeal to be released from house arrest and for his travel ban to be lifted, but an upper court is yet to rule on the appeal, his lawyer told Reuters on Wednesday.Australian politicians condemn call for a 'final solution' to ban Muslim migration8/15/2018 9:30:03 AM Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and all major political parties on Wednesday condemned a speech by a minor senator who used the term "final solution" in calling for a revival of a "White Australia" restrictive immigration policy.Japan emperor expresses 'deep remorse' over war; PM sends offering to shrine8/15/2018 9:29:01 AM Emperor Akihito, in his last appearance as reigning monarch at an annual ceremony marking Japan's World War Two surrender, expressed "deep remorse" over the conflict, while Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed never to repeat the horrors of war.