Thursday , April 26 2018

International

Several dead as car drives into crowd in Germany’s Munster

Berlin, April 7, 2018 (AFP) -Several people were killed and injured Saturday when a car ploughed into pedestrians in the German city of Munster, local media reports said. The DPA news agency said a car had hit bystanders in the western city. Police confirmed there had been casualties but did …

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Did Cambridge Analytica get your data? You’ll know soon

NEW YORK (AP) — Anyone who’s been wondering if their private Facebook data might have been swept up in the Cambridge Analytica scandal will soon get their first clues. Starting Monday, all 2.2 billion Facebook users will receive a notice on their feeds, titled “Protecting Your Information,” with a link …

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Philippines eyes greener Boracay, but cleanup plan unclear

MANILA, April 6 (Reuters) – The Philippines will tear down illegal structures, build a bypass to unclog traffic, convert tricycle taxis into electric vehicles and build a modern waste-to-energy plant to rescue its premier tourist island, the government said on Friday. Authorities have yet to provide much detail beyond that …

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15 killed in Nigeria bank robbery, attack on police station

Kano, Nigeria, April 6, 2018 (AFP) -Fifteen people were killed on Thursday when a gang of armed men attacked two banks and a police station in the central Nigerian town of Offa, police told AFP Friday. “They attacked the police station and at the same time attacked two banks,” said …

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International donors to plough billions into Lebanon

Paris, April 6, 2018 (AFP) -International donors are set to pledge billions of dollars in aid and development loans for Lebanon at a conference in Paris on Friday, hoping to stave off an economic and humanitarian crisis. Lebanon’s economic growth has plummeted due to repeated political crises, compounded by the …

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China enforces ban on online Bible sales

Beijing, April 6, 2018 (AFP) -Bibles have been pulled from Chinese online retailers in “recent days”, merchants told AFP on Friday, as Communist authorities ramp up control over religious worship. The clamp down on “illegally published books” also comes as the Vatican and Beijing negotiate a historic agreement on the …

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Bolivia’s jaguars facing threat from Chinese fang craze

La Paz, April 6, 2018 (AFP) -Bolivia’s once-thriving jaguar population is loping into the cross-hairs of a growing threat from poachers responding to growing Chinese demand for the animal’s teeth and skull. Researchers believe there are around 7,000 of the speckled big cats in Bolivia, out of a global population …

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No jobs, no vote: Indian town warns Modi ahead of 2019 polls

He had promised jobs, and I was sure I would get something. I won’t vote for him again KASBA BONLI, India, April 6 (Reuters) – Rakesh Kumar has a post-graduate degree but works as a house painter in the small town of Kasba Bonli in northwestern India. The 31-year-old, the …

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Britain opens Bahrain base

MANAMA, Bahrain, April 5, (AP): Britain opened its first permanent military base in the Middle East in more than four decades on Thursday in the Gulf country of Bahrain, giving the UK an expansive presence along key international shipping routes. The HMS Juffair naval facility can house up to around …

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12 dead and 46 injured in Tanzania bus crash

Nairobi, April 5, 2018 (AFP) -Twelve people were killed and 46 injured in a crash between a bus and a truck in northern Tanzania, traffic police said. The accident happened late Wednesday evening in Makomero in Tabora province. “A total of 12 people were killed, 10 at the scene and …

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