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Facebook suspends 200 apps over data misuse investigation

May 14 (Reuters) – Facebook Inc has so far suspended around 200 apps in the first stage of its review into apps that had access to large quantities of user data, a response to a scandal around political consultancy Cambridge Analytica. The apps were suspended pending a thorough investigation into …

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Two families staged Indonesian suicide bombings: police

Surabaya, Indonesia, May 14, 2018 (AFP) – A family of five, including a child, carried out the suicide bombing of a police headquarters in Indonesia’s second city Surabaya on Monday, police said, a day after a deadly wave of attacks on churches staged by another family. The spate of bombings …

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Israeli soldiers kill 7 Palestinians in Gaza protests

JERUSALEM, May 14 (Reuters) – Israeli forces shot and killed at least seven Palestinians during protests on Monday along the Gaza border, Palestinian health officials said. The officials said at least 500 protesters were injured, at least 35 of them by live bullets. The Israeli military has accused Gaza’s ruling …

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Pakistan bars US diplomat

Pakistani authorities have barred a US diplomat involved in a fatal traffic accident from leaving the country, forcing an American military aircraft flown in for his departure to leave without him, local media reported on Saturday. The move came a day after Pakistan said it would restrict the movements of …

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US to press new deal … Iran tours for status quo

SHIELDING E.U. FIRMS FROM SANCTIONS SEEN DIFFICULT WASHINGTON, May 13, (AFP): US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington still wants to work with its European partners on an agreement to counter Iran’s “malign behavior” Sunday despite its withdrawal from a landmark nuclear deal. President Donald Trump’s announcement last Tuesday …

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Heavy rainstorms kill 15 in northwest Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) – Officials in Pakistan say violent rainstorms in the northwest have caused at least 15 deaths and injured dozens. Latif Khan, a senior disaster management official, says Sunday that most of the deaths from the severe weather overnight were caused by the collapse of mud and stone …

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Iran court sentences eight men to death over Islamic State attack

DUBAI, May 13 (Reuters) – An Iranian court on Sunday sentenced eight men to death over attacks that killed 18 people at the parliament and Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini’s mausoleum last year, in the first deadly operation by Islamic State in the country. The sentence, issued by a Revolutionary Court after …

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Paris knife attack suspect born in Chechnya, parents in custody

Paris, May 13, 2018 (AFP) – A knifeman who killed one person and wounded four others in a suspected terror attack in central Paris was born in Chechnya in 1997, a judicial source said on Sunday. The parents of the attacker, who witnesses said shouted “Allahu akbar” during the assault …

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Indonesia church attacks kill nine, dozens wounded

Surabaya, Indonesia, May 13, 2018 (AFP) – A wave of blasts, including a suicide bombing, struck churches in Indonesia on Sunday, killing at least nine and wounding dozens of others in the deadliest attack in years to strike the world’s biggest Muslim-majority country. The Southeast Asian nation, which will begin …

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Philippine mayor survives ambush after Duterte threat

Manila, May 13, 2018 (AFP) – A Philippine mayor accused of involvement in narcotics trafficking survived an ambush on Sunday, police said, four months after President Rodrigo Duterte publicly threatened to kill him. Retired police chief superintendent Vicente Loot, a mayor in the central province of Cebu, had been repeatedly …

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