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Car bomb explodes in Egypt’s Alexandria, one killed

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s Interior Ministry says an explosion in the coastal city of Alexandria has killed at least one policeman and wounded four others. Saturday’s explosion comes just days ahead of Egypt’s presidential election, in which President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is virtually certain to be re-elected. It also comes during …

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Police arrest second person linked to French attack

PARIS, March 24 (Reuters) – Police arrested a second person overnight believed to be linked to an attack in southwestern France on Friday that led to the death of four people, a judicial source said on Saturday. Another source said the man, a minor born in 2000, was a friend …

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Indian husband beats wife in public on Panchayat’s order

Uttar Pradesh, India Mar. 23 : A 25-year-old woman was beaten mercilessly by her husband for allegedly eloping with another man. What is more shocking is the fact that the incident took place after a panchayat verdict allowed him to do so. The incident reportedly took place on March 10 …

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Indian court jails powerful politician for embezzling $570,000

PATNA, India (AP) — A powerful Indian politician has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for embezzling 37 million rupees ($570,000) from government treasury to buy fictitious medicines and cattle fodder. Judge Shiv Pal Singh on Saturday also convicted 18 former Bihar state officials, contractors and suppliers in the …

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Police suspect mother strangled 3 kids in Pakistan

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say a woman was depressed when she allegedly strangled her three children in the eastern city of Lahore. Police officer Bilal Zafar says Aniqa Khatoon inflicted several cuts on her forearms with a sharp blade Saturday before informing her father and police of the …

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Interior minister says French officer who swapped himself for hostage has died

TREBES, France (AP) — A French police officer who offered himself up to an extremist gunman in exchange for a hostage has died of his injuries, the interior minister said Saturday. Col. Arnaud Beltrame was among the first officers to respond to the attack on the supermarket in the south …

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US charges 9 Iranians in massive hacking scheme

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration announced criminal charges and sanctions Friday against Iranians accused in a government-sponsored hacking scheme to pilfer sensitive information from hundreds of universities, private companies and American government agencies. The nine defendants, accused of working at the behest of the Iranian government-tied Islamic Revolutionary Guard …

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Islamic State jihadist group claims deadly attack in southern France: propaganda arm

Beirut, March 23, 2018 (AFP) -The Islamic State jihadist group claimed responsibility for a shooting spree and hostage siege on Friday in southern France, its propaganda agency said. “The person who carried out the attack in Trebes in southern France is a soldier of the Islamic State and he carried …

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Three die in French shooting and hostage-taking, attacker killed

TREBES, France, March 23 (Reuters) – Three people were killed in southwestern France on Friday when a gunman held up a car, opened fire on police and then took hostages in a supermarket, screaming “Allahu Akbar”. Police later stormed the supermarket in the small town of Trebes and the attacker …

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Suspected Islamic State gunman takes hostages in France

Paris, March 23, 2018 (AFP) -A gunman claiming allegiance to the Islamic State group fired shots and took hostages at a supermarket in southwestern France on Friday, a local prosecutor said. Security forces were responding to two separate incidents, one at a supermarket in the town of Trebes and the …

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