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Trump assures Bangladesh of US support

Refugees safe in designated villages: Myanmar DHAKA, May 5, (Agencies): US President Donald Trump has assured Bangladesh of US support in dealing with the Myanmar Rohingya refugee crisis, a Bangladeshi official said on Friday. A letter from Trump was handed to Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at a meeting with …

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14 held in rape, killing of teenage girl in India

Indian police on Saturday arrested 14 people suspected of kidnapping, raping and burning to death a teenage girl, the latest in rising crimes against women in India despite toughening of laws. District Magistrate Jitendera Singh said the accused abducted the girl from Chatra, a village in eastern Jharkhand state, while …

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Kashmir violence kills 7

Indian troops killed three suspected rebels during a gunbattle Saturday in the main city in Indian-controlled Kashmir, officials said, while police blamed insurgents for killing three other men in the disputed region. Counterinsurgency police and paramilitary soldiers raided a cluster of homes in a densely populated neighborhood of Srinagar after …

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Kuwait objects to US Abbas statement

UNITED NATIONS, US, May 5, (AFP): The United States failed Friday to win United Nations Security Council backing for a statement rejecting as “unacceptable” remarks by Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas about Jews that included “vile anti-Semitic slurs.” Kuwait, a non-permanent council member that represents the Arab Group of countries, objected …

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RUSSIA TO HONOR IRAN DEAL AS LONG AS OTHERS DO

Europeans push bid to salvage pact – US risks reversing N-inspection gains PARIS/BRUSSELS, May 5, (RTRS): European powers still want to hand Donald Trump next week a plan to save the Iran nuclear deal, but they have also started work on protecting EU-Iranian business ties if the US president makes good …

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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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Saturday protest in Paris placed under high security

PARIS (AP) — The head of Paris police says about 2,000 police officers will be deployed to ensure security in the French capital during an anti-government protest Saturday. Prefect Michel Delpuech promised Friday in a news conference a “powerful and consistent” effort, four days after May Day protests turned violent …

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