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German police shoot dead man in bakery rampage

Berlin, Germany, April 13, 2018 (AFP) -German police said they shot dead a man who went on a violent rampage in a bakery early Friday. The man had allegedly attacked an employee of the bakery at the town of Fulda, as well as a delivery man at the shop at …

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‘I will arrest you’: Duterte warns ICC lawyer to steer clear of Philippines

MANILA, April 13 (Reuters) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to arrest an International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor if she conducts activities in his country, arguing it was no longer an ICC member so the court had no right to do any investigating. Hitting out at what he said …

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Pakistan court bans ex-PM Sharif from elections for life

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s Supreme Court has barred former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from running in elections for life, ruling on a petition asking the tribunal whether the disqualified premier could ever run again. The court says that under the country’s constitution, no person once disqualified from office by the …

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India police investigate Modi party lawmaker over rape

New Delhi, India, April 12, 2018 (AFP) -Indian police on Thursday opened a rape inquiry against a powerful lawmaker from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party in a case that has cast a new spotlight on impunity enjoyed by the elite. Kuldeep Singh Sengar and his brothers are accused of …

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Child’s rape, killing in India mired in religious politics

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — The girl, just 8 years old, was grazing her family’s ponies on a chilly January day in the forests of the Himalayan foothills when she was kidnapped. Her raped and mutilated body was found in the woods a week later. In 2012, the fatal gang rape …

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German nationalist apologizes for blaming attack on Muslims

BERLIN (AP) — A deputy leader of the nationalist Alternative for Germany party is apologizing for falsely blaming a fatal van attack in Muenster on Islamic extremists. Beatrix von Storch said on her Facebook page Thursday that “I made a mistake with my tweet about Muenster and I’m sorry.” The …

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Labor pact set – Philippines to sign this month

MANILA, April 11, (Agencies): The government of the Philippines is planning to sign this month a bilateral agreement that will give additional protection for the Filipino migrant workers in Kuwait, according to news.mb.com.pn. According to the Philippines Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III the proposed labor agreement has already been finalized …

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Algerian military plane crashes killing 257 – Amir offers condolences

ALGIERS, Algeria, April 11, (Agencies): An Algerian military plane carrying soldiers, their families and some refugees crashed soon after takeoff Wednesday into a field in northern Algeria, killing 257 people in what appeared to be the North African nation’s worst-ever aviation disaster. Algeria’s Defense Ministry said those killed included 247 …

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US, Russia lock-and-load after Trump tweets missile heads-up

WASHINGTON, United States, April 11, (Agencies): US President Donald Trump on Wednesday warned that “missiles will be coming” in response to an alleged chemical atrocity in Syria, as Russia scrambled to defl ect blame from its ally Bashar al-Assad. With renewed US military action seemingly imminent — and as Trump …

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Philippine air and ground assault kills 12 Islamist militants in south

MANILA, April 11 (Reuters) – Philippine troops killed about a dozen members of a pro-Islamic State group in air and ground assaults this week on the southern island of Mindanao, the army said on Wednesday, in what it called preemptive moves to thwart militant attacks on cities. Helicopters fired rockets …

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