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Bangladesh acquits British citizen held since 2016 cafe attack

DHAKA, Aug 8 (Reuters) – A Bangladesh court on Wednesday acquitted a British man detained without charge for two years on suspicion of involvement in a 2016 attack on a cafe in Dhaka that killed 22 people, his lawyer said. Rights group Amnesty International had campaigned for the release of …

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Saudi Arabia stops medical treatment programs in Canada as row escalates

RIYADH, Aug 8 (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia said on Wednesday it had stopped all medical treatment programs in Canada and was working on the transfer of all Saudi patients from hospitals there, in an escalating row after Ottawa urged it to free rights activists. Saudi Arabia froze new trade and …

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Philippine troops kill 2 suspected bomb couriers in south

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine military says troops have killed two bomb couriers at an army checkpoint before the suspected Muslim militants could detonate the explosives in a crowded area in the restive south. Brig. Cirilito Sobejana says one of the two local militants opened fire at soldiers who …

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Pakistani policeman killed in raid linked to torched schools

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Police in Pakistan say gunmen have killed one police officer and wounded another during an overnight search operation for suspects linked to the torching of nearly a dozen schools in the country’s north. Sanaullah Abbasi, police chief in Gilgit-Baltistan, said Sunday that one suspect was killed in …

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Egyptian forces kills 52 militants in Sinai

CAIRO, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Egyptian troops and security forces have killed at least 52 suspected militants in recent days, the army said in a statement on Sunday, as authorities push ahead with an operation to crush Islamic State. The deaths brings to more than 300 the number of suspected …

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Maduro says he escaped ‘assassination’ attempt claimed by rebel group

Caracas, Aug 5, 2018 (AFP) -Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said he was “more determined than ever” after he escaped an “assassination” attempt using an explosive-laden drone as he gave a speech during a Caracas military parade. The government said seven soldiers were wounded in the alleged attack Saturday, blamed on …

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Bangladesh PM urges teen protesters to go home amid violence

Dhaka, Aug 5, 2018 (AFP) -Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urged students Sunday to go home as police fired tear gas during an eighth day of unprecedented protests over road safety which have paralysed parts of Dhaka. Students in their tens of thousands have brought parts of the capital to …

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7 rebels, Indian soldier killed in Kashmir fighting

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Police say seven rebels and an Indian army soldier have been killed in gunbattles in disputed Kashmir, triggering violent protests by residents opposed to Indian rule. Police say soldiers and counterinsurgency police cordoned off a neighborhood in the suburbs of southern Shopian town overnight, leading to …

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Iran protesters attack religious school

Tehran, Aug 4, 2018 (AFP) -Iran protesters have attacked a religious school in Karaj province near Tehran, the conservative Fars news agency reported on Saturday. “At 9 pm (1530 GMT on Friday) they attacked the school and tried to break the doors down and burn things,” Fars quoted the head …

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Russian helicopter crash in northern Siberia kills 18

Moscow, Aug 4, 2018 (AFP) -Moscow on Saturday said 18 people were killed when a helicopter crashed on its way to an oil station in northern Siberia in the early hours of the morning. The Russian Transport Ministry said the Mi-8 helicopter carrying three crew members and 15 passengers crashed …

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