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Despite Trump push, healthcare vote going to the wire

President Donald Trump faces a reckoning Thursday as US lawmakers vote on his presidency’s biggest legislative test, the Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, as conservatives vowed to kill it unless important last-minute changes are made.

Two years on, Yemen stuck in ‘quagmire’

Deadly fighting, a rise in jihadism, the threat of famine — two years after Saudi Arabia intervened against Iran-backed rebels, Yemen is more unstable than ever.

Desert X exhibition reflects earth, sky, state of world

A house clad in mirrors pops out of the California desert. It blends into the landscape, reflecting a kaleidoscope of the urban grid and arid valley of Palm Springs — to the delight of photographers and selfie-seekers.

Philippines’ Duterte reignites martial law fears

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned Thursday he may impose martial law and suspend elections for tens of thousands of local posts, fuelling concerns about democracy under his rule.

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