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Tens of thousands rally as Bangladesh job protests spread

Dhaka, Bangladesh, April 11, 2018 (AFP) -Tens of thousands of university students marched in cities across Bangladesh on Wednesday in one of the biggest protests faced by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in her decade in power. Students fighting against a controversial policy that sets aside government jobs for special groups …

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Philippine air and ground assault kills 12 Islamist militants in south

MANILA, April 11 (Reuters) – Philippine troops killed about a dozen members of a pro-Islamic State group in air and ground assaults this week on the southern island of Mindanao, the army said on Wednesday, in what it called preemptive moves to thwart militant attacks on cities. Helicopters fired rockets …

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Algerian military plane crashes, killing at least 100 people

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — At least 100 people were killed when a military plane crashed soon after takeoff in a farm field in northern Algeria on Wednesday, officials said. The cause of the crash was unclear, and an investigation has been opened, according to a Defense Ministry statement. Emergency services …

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Japanese man lured to Philippines for kidnapping

Manila, April 10, 2018 (AFP) -aA Japanese man has been freed after being lured to Manila and kidnapped as part of a complex plot organised by a business partner he had fallen out with, the Philippines’ police chief said Tuesday. Philippine police rescued the 32-year-old victim on April 5 and …

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Philippines’ top resort island Boracay may reopen in four months

MANILA, April 11 (Reuters) – The Philippines is looking to shorten the closure period for its most popular holiday hotspot Boracay to four months from six, but the number of visitors allowed when it reopens will be slashed, the tourism minister said on Wednesday. A masterplan to redevelop Boracay, which …

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Saudi Aramco says Jizan facilities safe after Houthis claim attack

DUBAI, April 11 (Reuters) – Saudi Aramco said on Wednesday its facilities in the southwestern province of Jizan were operating “normally and safely” after Yemen’s Houthi movement said it launched a drone strike on a facility belonging to the Saudi state energy company. Please follow and like us:Share

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20 killed during attempted prison break in northern Brazil

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian authorities say a police gunbattle with inmates and their supporters trying to stage a mass escape from a prison in the country’s north has left 20 people dead. Public security officials in Para state have identified 19 of the dead as prisoners or their supporters …

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Roma dump Barca out after miracle comeback

Rome, April 10, 2018 (AFP) -Kostas Manolas sent Roma through to the semi-finals of the Champions League after an incredible 3-0 victory over Barcelona at the Stadio Olimpico on Tuesday saw them overhaul a 4-1 first-leg deficit and advance on away goals. Manolas, who along with captain Daniele De Rossi …

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Zuckerberg discloses Facebook working with Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg disclosed Tuesday his company is “working with” special counsel Robert Mueller in the federal probe of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign — and working hard to change its own operations after the harvesting of users’ private information by a Trump campaign-affiliated …

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Nearly 80 dead from tainted liquor in Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities say more people have died from toxic bootleg liquor, raising the toll this month to nearly 80 and highlighting how attempts to curb legal alcohol appear to have tragically backfired. West Java police spokesman Trunoyudo Wisnu Andiko said Tuesday that deaths from three locations …

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