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Spotify to stop promoting R. Kelly songs over sex abuse claims

New York, May 11, 2018 (AFP) – Spotify on Thursday announced it would no longer feature R. Kelly songs in its playlists or user recommendations, after the Time’s Up movement for gender equality urged the music business to dump the R&B star over sexual abuse allegations. The move marks the …

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Powerful dust storm, rain leaves 11 dead in northern India

LUCKNOW, India (AP) – A powerful dust and rain storm demolished homes and downed power lines in northern India, killing at least 11 people, an official said Thursday, a week after another unseasonable storm caused deaths and destruction in the same region. The storm with winds blowing up to 100 …

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Malaysia’s Mahathir expects to be sworn in within hours

Kuala Lumpur, May 10, 2018 (AFP) – Malaysian ex-leader Mahathir Mohamad, 92, said Thursday he expects to be sworn in as prime minister within hours, quelling concerns around the succession after his stunning win over the scandal-plagued coalition that has ruled for six decades. In a huge political upset, Mahathir’s …

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German Cabinet approves new rules on migrant reunions

BERLIN (AP) – Germany’s Cabinet has approved new rules that will allow migrants granted limited protection to apply for family members to join them, more than two years after such reunions were suspended. Under the rules set to take effect in August, a maximum 1,000 close relatives per month will …

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Iran’s top leader, lawmakers lash out at US on nuclear deal

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – Iran’s supreme leader chastised President Donald Trump on Wednesday over his decision to pull America out of the 2015 nuclear deal, while lawmakers lit a paper U.S. flag on fire inside parliament, shouting, “Death to America!” The government backlash reflected broad public anger in Iran over …

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Saudi air defences intercept two missiles over Riyadh: state TV

Riyadh, May 9, 2018 (AFP) – Saudi Arabia’s air defences intercepted two ballistic missiles over the capital Riyadh on Wednesday, state television Al-Ekhbariya said. Two explosions were heard in the city, according to an AFP photographer. A spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition said Saudi air defences hours earlier had also …

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Greece: 50 migrants rescued after being held hostage by 2 Pakistani men

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) – Greek police say they have rescued 50 migrants who had been held hostage in northern Greece, allegedly by two Pakistani men who were extorting their families for money. Police said Wednesday many of the rescued men were in bad physical condition, having been given minimal food …

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Seven Indian engineers kidnapped in Afghanistan

KABUL, May 6 (Reuters) – Seven Indian engineers and an Afghan national working for a power plant in northern Baghlan province of Afghanistan were kidnapped on Sunday, officials said. Zabihullah Shuja, spokesman for Baghlan police, said the engineers were travelling to a government-run power station in a minibus when unknown …

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Death toll from Pakistan mining explosions climbs to 23

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani officials say the death toll from methane gas explosions in two coal mines has climbed to 23. Mine inspector Iftikhar Ahmed said Sunday that five more bodies have been recovered from one of the mines, bringing the death toll from the blast the day before …

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Blast at mosque in eastern Afghanistan kills 10- local official

KABUL, May 6 (Reuters) – An explosion at a mosque in the eastern Afghan province of Khost on Sunday killed at least 10 people and wounded 29 and the number may rise, a local police official said. Basir Bina, spokesman for the provincial police, said people were gathered after afternoon …

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