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Grief turns to anger over suicide attack – Taleban attacks kill 14 troops, policemen

KABUL, April 23, (Agencies): Hundreds of grieving Afghans buried their loved ones in Kabul on Monday amid growing anger over a suicide attack on a voter registration centre that killed 57 people including children and wounded over 100. The bomber blew himself up on Sunday morning in a large crowd …

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At least 10 hurt after migrants attacked on Greek island

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Authorities on the Greek island of Lesbos say at least 10 people were hospitalized and more than 100 detained following a violent protest against migrants who had been camped out at the island’s main port for five days. Police cleared the square at the main port …

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Cambodia police arrest 119 Chinese over telecoms fraud

PHNOM PENH, April 23 (Reuters) – Dozens of Chinese have been arrested in Cambodia on suspicion of extorting money from people in China via a telecoms scam, police said on Monday. The arrests at two locations in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh on Sunday are the latest in an ongoing battle …

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Paris attacks suspect jailed for 20 years for Belgian attempted murder

BRUSSELS, April 23 (Reuters) – A Belgian court sentenced Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam and a co-accused to 20 years in prison on Monday for trying to kill police during a shootout in Brussels in 2016. Judge Marie-France Keutgen told the courtroom that 28-year-old Abdeslam and Tunisian Sofien Ayari, 24, …

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Qatar denies its military planes intercepted UAE civilian aircraft

DUBAI, April 23 (Reuters) – Qatar denied on Monday that its military planes had intercepted a civilian aircraft from the United Arab Emirates the day before, states news agency QNA reported, saying a UAE military plane had violated its air space at the time. The UAE had said a plane …

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Islamic State beheads three brothers in Afghanistan

JALALABAD, Afghanistan, April 23 (Reuters) – Militants from Islamic State have beheaded three brothers, all working in the medical profession, in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar, an official said on Monday. Attaullah Khogyani, spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar, the main stronghold of Islamic State in Afghanistan, said the brothers …

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Child rape case heightens divide in India

Sinha quits BJP saying democracy in danger MUMBAI, April 22, (Agencies): One of India’s best known politicians, former finance and foreign minister Yashwant Sinha, quit the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday, saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party was undermining democratic institutions. Sinha, who served as a minister in …

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World’s ‘oldest person’ dies in Japan at age of 117

The world’s oldest person, a 117-year-old Japanese woman, has died. Nabi Tajima died of old age in a hospital Saturday evening in the town of Kikai in southern Japan, town official Susumu Yoshiyuki confirmed. She had been hospitalized since January. Tajima, born on Aug 4, 1900, was the last known …

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Nude gunman kills three at Tennessee restaurant: police

Washington, April 22, 2018 (AFP) -A nude gunman shot dead three people and injured at least four more in the early hours of Sunday at a restaurant on the outskirts of Nashville, Tennessee, police said. The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department said in a statement that the shooting occurred at a …

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Islamic State suicide bomber kills 48 in Afghan capital

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber struck a voter registration center in the Afghan capital on Sunday, killing at least 48 people in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group. Public Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Majro said another 112 people were wounded in Sunday’s attack, updating an earlier …

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