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Snapback sanctions on Iran set; EU acts to protect deal

WASHINGTON, Aug 6, (Agencies): The Trump administration expects economic sanctions that it is re-imposing on Iran this week to have a significant impact on the Iranian economy and will aggressively enforce the measures, senior US administration officials said on Monday. The so-called snapback sanctions, due to come into force early …

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Bangladesh considers capital punishment for driving deaths

DHAKA, Aug 6 (Reuters) – Bangladesh’s cabinet on Monday will consider capital punishment for traffic accident deaths, a law ministry official said, as thousands of students held protests for a ninth day over the deaths of two teenagers by a speeding bus in Dhaka. Tens of thousands of angry school …

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Powerful quake rocks Indonesian tourist island; 91 dead

MATARAM, Indonesia (AP) — A powerful earthquake struck the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok, killing at least 91 people and shaking neighboring Bali, as authorities said Monday that rescuers still hadn’t reached some hard-hit areas and the death toll could climb. It was the second deadly quake in a week …

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New protests hit southern Iraq

BASRA, Iraq, Aug 5, (Agencies): Protesters flooded the streets of southern Iraq again on Sunday, nearly a month into a wave of unrest over corruption and decaying public services, AFP correspondents said. In oil-rich Basra, the southern port city where the protests broke out on July 8, tribal chiefs and …

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Iran braces as US sanctions kick in

RIYADH TO ADMIT IRANIAN DIPLOMAT FOR INTEREST SECTION WASHINGTON, Aug 5, (Agencies): A wave of US sanctions kicks in against Iran on Tuesday, cementing Washington’s hard line against Tehran after President Donald Trump pulled out of the 2015 nuclear pact. Already facing broad economic fallout as their currency implodes, Iranians …

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Pakistani policeman killed in raid linked to torched schools

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Police in Pakistan say gunmen have killed one police officer and wounded another during an overnight search operation for suspects linked to the torching of nearly a dozen schools in the country’s north. Sanaullah Abbasi, police chief in Gilgit-Baltistan, said Sunday that one suspect was killed in …

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Egyptian forces kills 52 militants in Sinai

CAIRO, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Egyptian troops and security forces have killed at least 52 suspected militants in recent days, the army said in a statement on Sunday, as authorities push ahead with an operation to crush Islamic State. The deaths brings to more than 300 the number of suspected …

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Maduro says he escaped ‘assassination’ attempt claimed by rebel group

Caracas, Aug 5, 2018 (AFP) -Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said he was “more determined than ever” after he escaped an “assassination” attempt using an explosive-laden drone as he gave a speech during a Caracas military parade. The government said seven soldiers were wounded in the alleged attack Saturday, blamed on …

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Bangladesh PM urges teen protesters to go home amid violence

Dhaka, Aug 5, 2018 (AFP) -Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urged students Sunday to go home as police fired tear gas during an eighth day of unprecedented protests over road safety which have paralysed parts of Dhaka. Students in their tens of thousands have brought parts of the capital to …

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Woman fined $156 for wearing ‘veil’

HELSINKI, Aug 4, (AP): A 28-year-old woman wearing a face veil has become the first person in Denmark to be fined for violating a new law banning such garments in public places. Danish news agency Ritzau reported that police were called to a shopping center in Horsholm. The woman was …

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