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Palestinians to bury their dead Tuesday after 58 killed

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) – Palestinians observed a general strike Tuesday to mourn dozens killed by Israeli army fire in the single deadliest day in Gaza since a 2014 war, as organizers said the day would be set aside for funerals and that turnout for any new protests on …

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US diplomat involved in fatal traffic accident leaves Pakistan

Islamabad, May 15, 2018 (AFP) – Pakistan has allowed a US diplomat involved in a fatal traffic accident to leave the country, an official said Tuesday, following a weeks-long standoff and street protests over the incident. The diplomat — described as the defence attache in an earlier report — departed …

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In major boost, Modi’s ruling party seen winning in southern Indian state

NEW DELHI, May 15 (Reuters) – India’s ruling party was heading for an outright majority on Monday in an election in a big southern state, the vote count showed, cementing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s popularity ahead of general elections next year. A BJP-led government in Karnataka would prove a major …

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Heavy fighting as Taliban attack western Afghan city: residents

Herat, Afghanistan, May 15, 2018 (AFP) – Heavy fighting has broken out in the western Afghan city of Farah after the Taliban launched a major offensive overnight to capture the restive provincial capital, with residents reporting air strikes, explosions and gunfire. Government forces including 100 commandoes have arrived and are …

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Malaysian PM Mahathir says may be prime minister for 1-2 years

TOKYO, May 15 (Reuters) – Newly elected Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Tuesday he may remain premier for up to two years and will play a role in the background even after he steps down. Mahathir, 92, whose four-party coalition won a shock victory over former leader Najib …

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Facebook suspends 200 apps over data misuse investigation

May 14 (Reuters) – Facebook Inc has so far suspended around 200 apps in the first stage of its review into apps that had access to large quantities of user data, a response to a scandal around political consultancy Cambridge Analytica. The apps were suspended pending a thorough investigation into …

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Two families staged Indonesian suicide bombings: police

Surabaya, Indonesia, May 14, 2018 (AFP) – A family of five, including a child, carried out the suicide bombing of a police headquarters in Indonesia’s second city Surabaya on Monday, police said, a day after a deadly wave of attacks on churches staged by another family. The spate of bombings …

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Israeli soldiers kill 7 Palestinians in Gaza protests

JERUSALEM, May 14 (Reuters) – Israeli forces shot and killed at least seven Palestinians during protests on Monday along the Gaza border, Palestinian health officials said. The officials said at least 500 protesters were injured, at least 35 of them by live bullets. The Israeli military has accused Gaza’s ruling …

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Heavy rainstorms kill 15 in northwest Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) – Officials in Pakistan say violent rainstorms in the northwest have caused at least 15 deaths and injured dozens. Latif Khan, a senior disaster management official, says Sunday that most of the deaths from the severe weather overnight were caused by the collapse of mud and stone …

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