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Pakistani police: Gunmen kill 6 workers for phone company

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani police official says gunmen have killed six laborers who were working on a project for the national phone company in the country’s southwestern region bordering Iran. Local police official Mola Bakhsh says the workers were from Punjab province. They were killed in the border …

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9 yr old girl’s rape triggers more angry protests in India

NEW DELHI, May 4 (Reuters) – Protests erupted in southern India over the rape of a nine-year-old girl, as anger over the failure of police to stem a series of sex attacks on children boiled over. Reported rape cases in India have climbed steadily over recent years to around 40,000 …

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Palestinian President apologizes for anti-Jewish remarks

RAMALLAH, May 4 (KUNA) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday offered an apology over earlier statements against Jews. Abbas was quoted by the Palestinian news agency as saying in a press statement that he respects the Jewish faith and condemns the Holocaust. The Palestinian leader said during a recent …

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India storm toll of death and devastation rises

KHERAGARH, India, May 4, 2018 (AFP) – The death toll from freak storms that hit India climbed above 140 on Friday as people told how they had no time to escape fierce winds which tore down homes, walls and trees. Many families in the worst hit states of Uttar Pradesh …

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Saturday protest in Paris placed under high security

PARIS (AP) — The head of Paris police says about 2,000 police officers will be deployed to ensure security in the French capital during an anti-government protest Saturday. Prefect Michel Delpuech promised Friday in a news conference a “powerful and consistent” effort, four days after May Day protests turned violent …

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Bangladesh open to out-of-court settlement over $81 mln cyber heist with Philippines

MANILA/DHAKA, May 3 (Reuters) – Bangladesh would consider an out-of-court settlement with a bank in the Philippines over $81 million stolen from its accounts in New York by hackers who wired the money to Manila, Bangladesh central bank officials said on Thursday. In one of the world’s biggest cyber heists, …

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India storms claim 125 – Amir offers condolences

AGRA, India, May 3, (Agencies): A huge dust storm and lightning strikes killed at least 125 people across India which braced Thursday for more wild weather. Meanwhile, His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al- Sabah on Thursday sent a cable of condolences to the Indian President Ram Nath …

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Tehran threatens to quit if US walks

TRUMP ALL BUT DECIDED TO WITHDRAW FROM N-DEAL TEHRAN, May 3, (Agencies): Iran warned on Thursday (May 3) it will quit a landmark nuclear deal if President Donald Trump pulls the United States out of the accord, while also criticising European states over “concessions” to the Americans. Trump has threatened …

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9 Puerto Ricans killed in final flight of 60-year-old C-130

PORT WENTWORTH, Ga. (AP) — A crew of nine Puerto Ricans were flying an Air National Guard C-130 into retirement in Arizona when it crashed onto a highway in Georgia on Wednesday, and authorities said there are no survivors. The plane crashed onto state highway 21 moments after taking off …

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Cambridge Analytica announces ‘ceasing all operations’

London, May 2, 2018 (AFP) – Cambridge Analytica, the UK marketing analytics firm at the heart of the Facebook data scandal, announced Wednesday it was “immediately ceasing all operations” and filing for insolvency in Britain and the United States. “It has been determined that it is no longer viable to …

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