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Indian police arrest main suspect after teen raped, burned alive

New Delhi, May 6, 2018 (AFP) – Indian police said Sunday they have arrested the main suspect in the gang rape and gruesome murder of a teenage girl, in the latest of several high-profile sexual assault cases in the country. The local village chief has also been detained while the …

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Stormy Daniels taunts fake Trump on comedy show SNL

Washington, May 6, 2018 (AFP) -Stormy Daniels, the real one, took on Donald Trump, depicted by Alec Baldwin, on comedy show Saturday Night Live and taunted him saying the only way to end the furor over their alleged tryst was for him to resign. Daniels drew screams and applause when …

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Heavy rain causes flooding, sweeps away vehicles in Turkey

ISTANBUL (AP) — A torrential flood has swept through a district in the Turkish capital of Ankara, sending vehicles downstream and shocking residents. A Turkish official said the rain was expected to last three hours Saturday afternoon but instead came down in nine minutes, causing flooding in Ankara’s Mamak district. …

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Malaysia halts people-smuggling ship bound for Australia, New Zealand

Kuala Lumpur, May 6, 2018 (AFP) -Malaysia has arrested more than a dozen members of an alleged people trafficking syndicate after intercepting a ship carrying 127 Sri Lankan migrants believed to be bound for Australia and New Zealand, authorities said Saturday. Maritime authorities on Tuesday halted a modified tanker named …

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Crackdown shakes Chinese city’s ‘Little Africa’

Guangzhou, May 6, 2018 (AFP) -The Ghanaian university student was roused after midnight by police shouting and pounding on his door in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, where a crackdown on illegal immigration has left many residents of its “Little Africa” neighbourhood feeling scared and angry. After demanding to …

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Saudi Arabia launches $34.7 billion entertainment revolution

Riyadh, May 4, 2018 (AFP) – After repealing a decades-long ban on cinemas only last year, Saudi Arabia has now launched an ambitious drive to become a culture and entertainment hub as part of sweeping modernisation plans. American film star Katie Holmes and British actor-cum-director Idris Elba rubbed shoulders with …

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Pakistani police: Gunmen kill 6 workers for phone company

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani police official says gunmen have killed six laborers who were working on a project for the national phone company in the country’s southwestern region bordering Iran. Local police official Mola Bakhsh says the workers were from Punjab province. They were killed in the border …

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9 yr old girl’s rape triggers more angry protests in India

NEW DELHI, May 4 (Reuters) – Protests erupted in southern India over the rape of a nine-year-old girl, as anger over the failure of police to stem a series of sex attacks on children boiled over. Reported rape cases in India have climbed steadily over recent years to around 40,000 …

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Palestinian President apologizes for anti-Jewish remarks

RAMALLAH, May 4 (KUNA) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday offered an apology over earlier statements against Jews. Abbas was quoted by the Palestinian news agency as saying in a press statement that he respects the Jewish faith and condemns the Holocaust. The Palestinian leader said during a recent …

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India storm toll of death and devastation rises

KHERAGARH, India, May 4, 2018 (AFP) – The death toll from freak storms that hit India climbed above 140 on Friday as people told how they had no time to escape fierce winds which tore down homes, walls and trees. Many families in the worst hit states of Uttar Pradesh …

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