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Philippine Supreme Court removes Duterte “enemy” judge

MANILA, May 11 (Reuters) – The Philippine Supreme Court voted on Friday to remove its top judge, whom President Rodrigo Duterte has called an “enemy” for voting against several controversial government proposals, citing violations in the way she was appointed. But one opposition party said the ouster of Maria Lourdes …

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Family of 7 dead with gunshot wounds in rural Australia

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) – A family of seven including four children was found dead with gunshot wounds Friday at a rural property in southwest Australia in what could be the country’s worst mass shooting in 22 years, police and media said. The children died with their mother and grandparents. The …

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Amnesty slams death penalty for raped Sudan teenager

Khartoum, May 10, 2018 (AFP) – Rights group Amnesty International on Thursday slammed a Sudanese court’s sentencing of a teenager to death for killing her rapist husband in self-defence. Noura Hussein Hammad, 19, was handed a death sentence by a Sudanese court for killing the man her father forced her …

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Fears of flooding as Mumbai plans to open salt pans for social housing

BANGKOK, May 11 (Reuters) – A plan by Mumbai authorities to develop protected coastal land now used for making salt could cause severe flooding in the congested city, said environmentalists who are considering legal options to block the initiative. The Mumbai Development Plan for the period through 2034 earmarks nearly …

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UNSC shocked at scale of humanitarian crisis of Rohingya

NEW YORK, May 10 (KUNA) — Members of the UN Security Council expressed shock at the scale of the humanitarian crisis of the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmars Rakhine State and the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. From April 28 to May 1, the UNSC members visited Bangladesh and Myanmar as …

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Iraq captures 5 senior DAESH commanders

WASHINGTON, May 10, (Agencies): US President Donald Trump said on Thursday that five “most wanted” leaders of the Islamic State militant group had been captured, an apparent reference to the capture of five commanders of the militant group by Iraq. “Five Most Wanted leaders of ISIS just captured!” Trump wrote …

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Israel in major strikes on Tehran targets in Syria after rocket fire

France warns Iran against military provocation JERUSALEM, May 10, (AFP): Israel carried out widespread deadly raids against what it said were Iranian targets in Syria on Thursday after rocket fire towards its forces which it blamed on Iran, marking a sharp escalation between the two enemies. The incident came after …

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Philippines to launch 1st missile-firing assault vessels

MANILA, May 10, (AP): The Philippine navy will deploy its first-ever missile-firing assault vessels in about three months, likely for territorial defense, anti-insurgency strikes and deterrence, but it remains “centuries” behind the naval might of Asian countries such as China, the navy chief said Thursday. Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad told …

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Powerful dust storm, rain leaves 11 dead in northern India

LUCKNOW, India (AP) – A powerful dust and rain storm demolished homes and downed power lines in northern India, killing at least 11 people, an official said Thursday, a week after another unseasonable storm caused deaths and destruction in the same region. The storm with winds blowing up to 100 …

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Malaysia’s Mahathir expects to be sworn in within hours

Kuala Lumpur, May 10, 2018 (AFP) – Malaysian ex-leader Mahathir Mohamad, 92, said Thursday he expects to be sworn in as prime minister within hours, quelling concerns around the succession after his stunning win over the scandal-plagued coalition that has ruled for six decades. In a huge political upset, Mahathir’s …

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