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400 undocumented Filipinos in Kuwait to be repatriated this week

KUWAIT CITY, April 20 : More than 400 Filipino undocumented workers are expected to arrive in Manila within the week as the Kuwaiti amnesty expires on April 22. The Philippines Embassy said that they will repatriate 113 workers  by Philippine Airlines  and other 326 through Qatar airways. These will be …

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South Africa’s leader cuts short UK visit after protests

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s president has cut short a visit to Britain to return home and deal with violent protests in a provincial capital. President Cyril Ramaphosa has left the Commonwealth summit in London to respond to the turmoil in the North West capital of Mahikeng, where residents have …

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Cambodian man kills ex-wife then commits suicide live on Facebook

PHNOM PENH, April 20 (Reuters) – A Cambodian man murdered his ex-wife and then jumped off a bridge in a suicide that he broadcast live on Facebook, police said on Friday, in the first such case reported in the country. Facebook is the social media platform of choice for Cambodians. …

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Nepal airport reopens after plane skids off runway

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s only international airport reopened Friday after a passenger plane attempting to take off skidded off the runway, forcing a halt to all flights. Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu said no one was injured when the Boeing 737 operated by Malindo Air skidded into the grassy …

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Large area of Berlin center evacuated for WWII bomb disposal

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin police were evacuating thousands of people from a central area of the German capital Friday and shutting down the main train station in preparation for the removal of an unexploded World War II bomb found during recent construction work. Some 10,000 residents and workers were being …

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Philippine govt to ask court for extra time to produce drug war records

MANILA, April 20 (Reuters) – The Philippine government will ask the Supreme Court for more time to answer its order to hand over records of thousands of deadly encounters in its war on drugs, and will not comply until the president agrees, the national police chief said on Friday. The …

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Muslim nomads see rape as new sign of hostility in India

Udhampur, India, April 19, 2018 (AFP) – The Muslim nomads who lead their goats, cows and horses up and down the Kashmir hills have never felt at ease in modern India and the gruesome rape and murder of a girl from the impoverished community has heightened their fears. Many of …

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Magnitude 5.5 quake strikes southern Iran; felt in Bahrain

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An earthquake of at least magnitude 5.5 struck in southern Iran near the country’s sole nuclear power plant on Thursday morning, shaking Bahrain and other areas around the Persian Gulf. There was no immediate report of damage or injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake …

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Jihadists given 48 hours to surrender enclave near Damascus

BEIRUT, April 19 (Reuters) – Islamic State militants have been given 48 hours to agree to withdraw from an enclave they control south of Damascus, the pro-Syrian government newspaper al-Watan reported on Thursday. “If they refuse, the army and supporting forces are ready to launch a military operation to end …

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Attackers hurl acid at 3 female students in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani police say a group of men on motorcycles hurled acid at three female university students in the city of Gujrat. Officer Umair Hayat says one of the three men was arrested after Thursday’s attack, which occurred near a bus stop in the Dinga neighborhood as the …

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