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‘No justice for families of drug war dead’

MANILA: Outspoken Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday the families of people killed in his controversial war on drugs will not receive “justice”, rejecting calls from rights groups seeking redress for the thousands of deaths. More than 4,200 suspected drug dealers have been killed by police in Duterte’s anti-narcotics …

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Yemen ceasefire bid fizzles – UAE says port battle meant to end wider war

SANAA, June 18, (Agencies): UN ceasefire efforts in Yemen appeared to have fizzled on Monday, raising fears for civilians as Saudi-backed pro-government forces press an offensive to retake the key rebel-held port city of Hodeida. After two days of talks in the capital Sanaa, UN envoy Martin Griffiths was due …

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Family separation policy starts dividing Republicans

Facing a rising tide of outrage from Democrats and some Republicans over the forced separation of migrant children and parents at the US-Mexico border, President Donald Trump dug in Monday, again falsely blaming Democrats in the escalating political crisis. Democrats have turned up the pressure over the policy and some …

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Strong quake near Osaka kills 4 – Hundreds injured; flights, trains briefly halted

TOKYO, June 18, (AP): Residents in western Japan were cleaning up debris Monday evening after a powerful earthquake hit the area around Osaka, the country’s second-largest city, killing four people and injuring hundreds while knocking over walls and setting off fires. The magnitude 6.1 earthquake that struck the area early …

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Afghanistan Eid car bomb, claimed by Islamic State, kills 26

KABUL, June 16 (Reuters) – A car bomb killed at least 26 people at a gathering of Taliban and Afghan armed forces in the eastern city of Nangarhar on Saturday, an official said, as soldiers and militants celebrated an unprecedented Eid ceasefire. Islamic State claimed responsibility. The group’s Amaq news …

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Taxi ploughs into Moscow crowd including soccer fans, injuring seven

MOSCOW, June 16 (Reuters) – A taxi drove into a crowd of pedestrians near Moscow’s Red Square on Saturday, injuring seven people including two Mexicans in the city for the soccer World Cup which Russia is hosting, officials and eyewitnesses said. The incident took place as residents and visiting soccer …

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Chinese immigrant with American family fears deportation

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York immigrant with a young American family fears he’ll be deported to his native China after being arrested when he showed up for a green card interview. Xiu Qing You (show-ching-YOU’), a 39-year-old Queens resident, is in a New Jersey detention facility run by …

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HH Amir condoles UAE over loss of 4 martyrs in Yemen

Battle for key Yemen port leaves dozens dead KUWAIT CITY/SANAA, June 14, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a cable of condolences on Wednesday to UAE President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, expressing his sincere sympathy for the four martyred soldiers of UAE Armed Forces …

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Student stabbed 23 times in Pakistan fights for justice – Alleged attacker walks free

LAHORE, Pakistan, June 14, (AFP): A Pakistani law student has emerged as a women’s rights crusader after she was stabbed 23 times in a busy street only to see her alleged attacker walk free, igniting outrage across the deeply patriarchal country. Khadija Siddiqui, 23, survived the frenzied attack in broad …

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UN calls for ‘probe’ into Kashmir abuses – Rumors fuel mob attacks

GENEVA, June 14, (Agencies): The UN human rights chief on Thursday called for a major investigation into abuses in Kashmir, as his office released its first-ever report on violations committed by both India and Pakistan in the disputed territory. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said he would urge the Human Rights …

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