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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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Sri Lankan women sell kidneys to repay loans – Dozens commit suicides

COLOMBO, Sept 11, (AFP): Sri Lankan war widows and women in former conflict zones are being forced to sell their kidneys to pay loan sharks, a UN expert said Tuesday, urging government intervention. Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, the UN’s independent expert on effects of debt on human rights, said that debt …

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7 wounded in Paris knife attack

PARIS, Sept 10, (AFP): A man wielding a knife and an iron bar injured seven people, including three tourists, in Paris, in an attack that bystanders tried to stop by throwing petanque balls at the assailant. Four of the victims were in a critical condition, police said, after the man, …

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Duterte moves ‘alarm’ lawyers

MANILA, Sept 10, (AP): The largest group of lawyers in the Philippines asked the country’s courts Monday to resist “creeping incursions” on its independence and warned of judicial “chaos” after the president voided an amnesty granted to an opposition senator and ordered his arrest. The Integrated Bar of the Philippines …

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Indian opposition leads protest over fuel prices – Indian’s money being looted

NEW DELHI, Sept 10, (Agencies): Indians set tyres on fire, vandalised petrol stations and blocked roads and railways Monday as opposition parties led nationwide demonstrations against rising fuel prices. The protests were called by the opposition Congress party led by Rahul Gandhi, who is looking to challenge Prime Minister Narendra …

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PM struggles to defuse Basra anger

Baghdad accused of failing to redistribute oil wealth BASRA, Iraq, Sept 10, (Agencies): Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi tried to ease tensions in the country’s oil-rich south with a visit Monday to Basra, rocked by deadly protests over alleged corruption and government neglect. After 12 demonstrators were killed and many …

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84 dead in Yemen fighting

Talks failure opens way to escalation KHOKHA, Yemen, Sept 9, (AFP): Clashes and air strikes have left 84 people dead around Yemen’s Red Sea port city of Hodeida since the collapse of UN-brokered peace talks, hospital sources said Sunday. The sources in Hodeida province, controlled by Houthi rebels, said 11 …

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