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Philippine mayor slain by ‘sniper’

TANAUAN, Philippines, July 2, (AP): A Philippine city mayor known for parading drug suspects in public but also alleged to have drug ties himself was shot and killed by a sniper Monday in a brazen attack during a flag-raising ceremony in front of hundreds of horrified employees and village leaders. …

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Interpol seeks arrest of ‘Indian billionaire’

NEW DELHI, July 2, (Agencies): Interpol has issued a red notice request to find and arrest fugitive Indian billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi, who is at the heart of a $2 billion-plus bank fraud case, the international agency said on its website. Federal police last month asked Interpol to issue a …

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Rouhani in Europe to rally ‘N-deal’ support – Water protests in Iran

GENEVA, July 2, (AFP): Iranian President Hassan Rouhani arrived in Switzerland on Monday at the start of European trip billed as of “prime importance” after the US pulled out of the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers. The tour, which also includes a stop in Austria, is part …

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Thief flees by helicopter

A notorious career thief who was once France’s most-wanted man pulled off a daring jailbreak on Sunday, fleeing a prison in the Paris area by helicopter, officials said. Redoine Faid, 46, broke out of the prison in Reau in the city’s southeastern suburbs within minutes, helped by a number of …

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WHITE HOUSE WARNS EUROPE OVER IRAN BUSINESS

Trump says OPEC manipulates market BERKELEY HEIGHTS, New Jersey, July 1, (Agencies): US President Donald Trump lashed out at OPEC with a warning to stop manipulating oil markets and piled pressure on close US allies in an interview that aired on Sunday with a threat to sanction European companies that …

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Police find 11 bodies from home in Indian capital

NEW DELHI (AP) — Police in the Indian capital said Sunday they found 11 bodies in a village home in mysterious circumstances, 10 of them blindfolded and hanging from the roof. The victims belonged to a family and most had lived in one home in Burari village in the northern …

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Overcrowded bus plunges into gorge in India, killing 30

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Officials say at least 30 people have been killed when an overcrowded bus plunged off a mountain road into a gorge in northern India. Chief Minister of Uttarakhand state Trivendra Rawat says the bus skidded and fell into a 700-foot (213-meter) deep gorge. Rawat says about …

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Outrage after Malaysian man marries 11-year-old Thai girl

Kuala Lumpur, July 1, 2018 (AFP) -The marriage of a Malaysia man with a 11-year-old Thai girl in the Muslim majority country has sparked outrage with one activist Sunday labelling the groom a “child predator”. Malaysian Muslims below the age of 16 are allowed to marry if they obtain the …

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Qatar tops life expectancy among Arabs states – Japan highest

KUWAIT CITY, June 30: According to a report issued by Ministry of Health, Kuwait and Qatar take top place among Arab countries in terms of average life expectancy, reports Aljarida daily. The report explained that the average life expectancy is 79.1 years for Kuwaiti men, and 80 years for Kuwaiti …

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Camps empty as Rohingya fear return – China offers aid to Bangladesh

MAUNGDAW, Myanmar, June 30, (Agencies): The transit camp in Myanmar’s Rakhine state stands ready to welcome back 150 Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh every day. But on most days it lies completely empty, as members of the stateless minority dread returning to a place they were violently driven from by the …

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