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WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Aug 23, 2018, 08:57 AM(IST)

File photo of Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen. Photograph:( Reuters )

Cohen's plea deal doesn't mean President Trump implicated: White House

The White House pushed back forcefully on Wednesday against suggestions that a plea deal struck by President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen implicated Trump in a crime.

UN warns of 'lost generation' of Rohingya children

The United Nations warned on Thursday of what it described as a lost generation of Muslim Rohingya children, with half a million in refugee camps in Bangladesh facing dangers including disease and floods and those still in Myanmar lacking access to proper education.

In new audio recording, IS chief Baghdadi urges followers to use knives, cars to carry out attacks

Islamic State(IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in an audio recorded message on the group's media outlet called on followers to use bombs, knives or cars to carry out attacks.

Forbes list: Clooney is highest paid actor Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan in top 10

Days after Forbes magazine named Scarlett Johansson as the highest paid actress in the world, it has now come up with its highest paid actor in the world 2018 list. George Clooney, with an estimated earning of  $239 million between June 2017-June 2018 has clinched the top spot in this year's list. 

Hawaii residents stock up water, gasoline as Hurricane Lane bore down on US islands

Fearful Hawaii residents stocked up on water and gasoline on Wednesday as Hurricane Lane bore down on the US islands with high winds, lashing rains and the potential to trigger "life-threatening" flooding and landslides.

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