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International

China vehicle attack kills 11

BEIJING, Sept 13, (AP): The death toll has risen to 11 with another 44 people hospitalized after a man allegedly drove an SUV deliberately into a crowd in central China before jumping out and attacking victims with a dagger and shovel, local authorities said Thursday. The Hengyang city government said …

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Women of Nepal – ‘Interceptors’ stop human traffickers

BIRGUNJ, Nepal, Sept 13, (RTRS): As a canopied horsedrawn carriage emerged from a mushroom of dust at the Nepal- India border, Kavita Yadav’s policing instincts kicked in and she stopped it to chat with the couple. Yadav checked their IDs and handed the woman a form to fill out: name, …

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Ghana bids ‘farewell’ to Ex-UN chief Annan – ‘National hero’

ACCRA, Sept 13, (Agencies): Ghana bid farewell to former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan on Thursday in a state funeral attended by African leaders and international statesmen who hailed his record as an advocate for humanity and world peace. Annan, a Ghanaian national and Noble laureate, died in a Swiss hospital …

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Arab foreign ministers laud Kuwait’s support to UNRWA

Sheikh Sabah Khaled meets UNRWA Commissioner General CAIRO, Sept 12, (KUNA): The council of Arab League has voiced its appreciation for Kuwait’s role in supporting the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), and Al-Aqsa and Jerusalem funds. This came on Tuesday at the conclusion of the …

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Florence ‘monster’ storm – Hurricane bears down on East Coast

WASHINGTON, Sept 12, (Agencies): US President Donald Trump promised Wednesday that the federal government was “ready” and “able” to handle Hurricane Florence, warning residents to get out of the way as the monster storm bears down on the East Coast. “They say it’s about as big as they have seen …

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Kuwait warns of disaster – Turkey boosts arms to Syrian rebels

NEW YORK, Sept 12, (Agencies): Any military escalation in Idlib, Syria would result in humanitarian disaster, as women, elderly, children, and patients will pay the price of such action. “As the international community witnessed the consequences of similar steps in the remaining parts of Syria, which were classified as escalation …

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14 dead as Philippine passenger van falls off cliff

LA TRINIDAD, Philippines (AP) – At least 14 people, mostly elderly villagers, died when the brakes of an overloaded passenger van failed while traveling on a winding road, sending it down a ravine in a mountain province in the northern Philippines, police said Wednesday. Twenty-four other passengers, including the driver, …

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Tailor by day, Killer by night – Indian police arrests 33 Truck drivers serial killer

NEW DELHI (AP) – Indian police have arrested a 48-year-old man who they say has confessed to killing 33 truck drivers and their helpers over the past decade, then selling the vehicles and the goods they were carrying. The man was arrested two weeks ago near the central town of …

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Duterte alleges opp’n coup plot

MANILA, Sept 11, (RTRS): Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday revealed what he said was a plot to unseat him hatched by the opposition, Maoist rebels and a group of former soldiers who had mounted failed coups in the past. In a conversation with his lawyer, shown on national television, …

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Basra seethes over water, jobs – Seven convicted of terrorism executed

BASRA, Sept 11, (Agencies): The brackish water pouring from the taps of homes in Basra has caused stomach ailments and skin rashes for thousands in the southern Iraqi city once famous for its network of freshwater canals that gave it the nickname the “Venice of the East”. The contaminated water, …

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