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Gang-rape video shocks Brazil

Brazilian police on Friday were investigating the gang-rape of a 16-year-old girl whose attackers boasted about it by posting an online video that has horrified the country. Online social networks erupted with outrage over the video posted on Wednesday featuring the girl naked on a bed and the apparent rapists …

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Coalition pounds DAESH in Raqa – IS offensive gains near Turkish border

BEIRUT, May 27, (Agencies): Warplanes from the US-led coalition have pounded the Islamic State group with at least 150 strikes to bolster a major offensive on the jihadists’ Syrian stronghold of Raqa, a monitor said Friday. The US is backing twin assaults against IS — one in Raqa province and …

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Singapore charges 6 Bangladeshis with terrorism financing

SINGAPORE, May 27, (Agencies): A Singapore court on Friday charged six Bangladeshi men with terrorism financing, after detaining them last month for allegedly planning attacks in their home country. Security was tight at the state court as three armoured vehicles carrying the suspects entered the premises. The six were among …

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Philippines arrests 10 Chinese fishermen in latest spat

MANILA: Two Philippine coast guard vessels intercepted a Chinese fishing boat with 10 crew off northeastern Luzon after a two-hour chase, two local broadcasters said on Friday, accusing them encroaching into Philippine territorial waters. It was the latest in a series of similar clashes, with each side saying the other …

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Dubai police patrol in luxury

DUBAI, UAE, May 26, (AP): Image is everything in Dubai – even when fighting crime. Police in this desert metropolis have built up a high-horsepower arsenal of luxury sports cars and SUVs over the years to complement their fleet of green-and-white patrol cruisers. The high-end squad cars fit into the …

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Muslim mob attacks Christian homes in Cairo

CAIRO, May 26, (Agencies): An Egyptian appeals court has overturned five-year prison sentences for 47 people for participating in unauthorised protests, but upheld fines of more than $11,000 each, judicial officials said. The defendants were among more than 150 people sentenced to jail in mid-May in connection with demonstrations on …

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‘Taleban bent on violence despite new chief’ – ‘All indicators’ confirm US killed Mansour: Pak

ISE-SHIMA, Japan, May 26, (Agencies): Hopes of negotiating peace with the Afghan Taleban’s new leader were swiftly fading from all sides Thursday, as US President Barack Obama warned the extremist movement will continue killing in Afghanistan. Obama told reporters in Japan, where he is meeting with other leaders of the …

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Hindu shop owner in Bangladesh hacked to death – Police suspect Islamists of murder

DHAKA, May 26, (Agencies): Bangladesh police said Thursday they suspect local Islamists may have murdered a one-legged Hindu shop owner who was hacked to death outside his store, the latest in a wave of killings of liberals and religious minorities. Police had initially said Wednesday’s killing of 60-year-old Debesh Chandra …

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GCC panel mulls draft tax treaties

RIYADH, May 25, (KUNA): The GCC committee on financial and economic cooperation convened an extraordinary meeting on the ministerial level on Tuesday, with Undersecretary of the Kuwaiti Ministry of Finance Khalifa Hamadah leading his country’s delegation. The meeting, chaired by Saudi Minister of Finance Dr Ibrahim Al-Assaf, reviewed a range …

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Pak expresses concern over US drone ‘strike’

ISLAMABAD, May 25, (AP): Pakistan’s military says the country’s army chief met with US Ambassador David Hale to express Islamabad’s serious concerns over the drone strike that killed the former Taleban leader. Wednesday’s military statement says army chief Gen. Raheel Sharif denounced “such acts of sovereignty violations” as “detrimental to …

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