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Muslims lament lack of solidarity over German mosque attacks

BERLIN (AP) — Muslim groups in Germany are asking for greater solidarity from officials and the general public over a series of attacks against mosques. Several recent attacks on Turkish-backed mosques in Germany have been blamed on Kurdish groups angered by Turkey’s offensive in northern Syria. However, far-right extremists are …

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Car costs make Singapore world’s priciest city. Again.

Singapore, March 15, 2018 (AFP) -The eye-watering cost of owning a car in space-starved Singapore means the city state is the world’s most expensive place to live, for the fifth year in a row, a survey said Thursday. The Asian financial hub — where owning a no-frills sedan can set …

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Emirates stewardess falls out of parked Boeing 777 in Uganda

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A flight attendant for the Mideast long-haul carrier Emirates has been hospitalized in Uganda after falling out of an open emergency door on a Boeing 777 that was parked on the tarmac. Civil aviation authorities in Uganda say the incident happened on Wednesday at …

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Philippines says its exit marks ‘beginning of the end’ for ICC

MANILA, March 15 (Reuters) – The Philippines said on Thursday its withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC) could be “the beginning of the end” for the institution, as more countries would follow suit and non-members would be discouraged from joining. The announcement to withdraw comes five weeks after a …

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India eyeing Boeing’s Super Hornet in latest twist to air force procurement

NEW DELHI/SINGAPORE, March 15 (Reuters) – Boeing Co, considered the frontrunner in the race to supply the Indian navy with new fighter jets, is now in contention for a much bigger $15 billion order after the government abruptly asked the air force to consider the twin-engine planes. Until recently, Lockheed …

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Philippine poor pay the price for divorce ban

Manila, March 15, 2018 (AFP) -For well-off people like politician Pantaleon Alvarez, getting out of a bad marriage in the Philippines is pricey but feasible — but for the nation’s poorest and most vulnerable citizens it is nearly impossible. That’s because heavily Catholic Philippines and the Vatican are the last …

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Kuwait labor delegation due in Manila

MANILA, March 14, (Agencies): The Philippines is looking to put at rest the dispute with Kuwait on the employment of Filipinos which took a turn to the worse after the body of a 29-yearold Filipino maid was found in the freezer of a Kuwait apartment more than a year after …

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Iran invites Pakistan to join project with India

ISLAMABAD, March 14, (Agencies): Iran’s foreign minister has wrapped up a trip to Pakistan in which he made a surprise offer to let Islamabad take part in a major port project partly funded by Pakistan’s archrival India. India has helped to expand and develop Iran’s Arabian Sea port of Chabahar …

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25 killed in fresh clashes in central Nigeria: police

Lagos, March 14, 2018 (AFP) -Herders are believed to have killed 25 villagers in central Nigeria’s Plateau state, police said on Wednesday, in the latest violence linked to land, water and grazing rights. The killings happened on Monday in the Bassa area of Plateau state, just a few days after …

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Al-Qaida in Syria losing ground in battles with insurgents

BEIRUT (AP) — For the first time since its meteoric rise in 2012 amid the chaos of war, al-Qaida’s branch in Syria is in retreat, battling rival militant groups in the north and fighting for survival in a key foothold near the capital, Damascus. Over the past three weeks, the …

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