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Hack cash from Bangladesh Central bank to Manila casino – $81mn moved

MANILA, March 29, (Agencies): Two Chinese men were responsible for moving $81 million stolen by hackers from Bangladesh’s foreign reserves into Philippine casinos, an inquiry in Manila heard on Tuesday. Following the heist, the millions stolen from the Bangladesh central bank’s American accounts on Feb 5 were immediately sent via …

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Over 5,000 held after Easter blast – Hundreds of Islamic extremists protest in capital

ISLAMABAD, March 29, (Agencies): Pakistani authorities detained more than 5,000 suspects, then released most of them, in the two days since a suicide bomber hit a park in the eastern city of Lahore at Easter, killing at least 70 people, a provincial minister said on Tuesday. Investigators were keeping 216 …

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Yemen war kills many children, 320,000 malnourished: UNICEF

GENEVA, March 29, (Agencies): Hundreds of thousands of children in Yemen face life-threatening malnutrition, millions lack access to health care or clean water, and some have been drafted as soldiers in the year-old war, the United Nations Children’s Fund said on Tuesday. A UNICEF report said all sides had “exponentially …

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Terrorism ruled out in ‘EgyptAir’ drama – Hijacker ‘unstable’

LARNACA, Cyprus, March 29, (AP): An Egyptian man wearing a fake explosives belt who hijacked a domestic EgyptAir flight and forced it to land in Cyprus on Tuesday has surrendered and was taken into custody after he released all passengers and crew unharmed. The hijacker was described by officials as …

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‘Integrate or lose residency rights’

BERLIN, March 28, (Agencies): German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said he is planning a new law that will require refugees to learn German and integrate into society, or else lose their permanent right of residence. The initiative comes after voters punished Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives in regional elections earlier …

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Syria pursues attack on DAESH – US leads 14 strikes against Islamic State

BEIRUT, March 28, (Agencies): Syrian government forces backed by Russian air strikes battled Islamic State insurgents around Palmyra on Monday, trying to extend their gains after taking back control of a city whose ancient temples were dynamited by the ultra-radical militants. The loss of Palmyra on Sunday is one of …

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Worst fears come true for Pakistan’s Christians

ISLAMABAD, March 28, (AFP): The worst fears of Pakistan’s Christians came true with the carnage in Lahore on Easter Sunday, said activists who had braced for a backlash since thousands took to the streets over the execution of a murderer feted as an Islamist hero. Taleban militants said they were …

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Army chiefs of ‘anti-terror’ coalition meet in Saudi – Laying new foundations

RIYADH, March 27, (Agencies): Military chiefs from 39 countries met Sunday in Riyadh for talks on a Saudiinitiated international “anti-terrorism” coalition. Saudi Arabia announced the creation of the coalition in December, saying its members would share intelligence, counter violent ideology and deploy troops if necessary to combat extremists. “This coalition …

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Iraqi Christians see no relief from DAESH – Migration threatens community’s existence

BAGHDAD, March 27, (RTRS): Iraqi Christians gathered in Baghdad this weekend to mark Easter but celebrations were tempered by fears Islamic State would eradicate their shrinking community, even as the army launched a US-backed offensive to retake Mosul, their ancestral homeland. In mid-2014, Christians in Mosul were forced to flee …

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Pakistan bomber kills 65

LAHORE, Pakistan, March 27, (Agencies): At least 65 people were killed and more than 200 injured when an apparent suicide bomb ripped through the parking lot of a crowded park in the Pakistani city of Lahore where Christians were celebrating Easter Sunday, officials said. Dozens of ambulances were seen racing …

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