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International

Duterte puts Customs under military control, citing drugs

MANILA, Philippines (AP) – The Philippine president put the Bureau of Customs temporarily under military control amid a scandal after two huge shipments of illegal …

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Bangladesh court jails ex-PM Zia for 7 years for graft

DHAKA,Bangladesh (AP) – A special court in Bangladesh’s capital has sentenced former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia to seven years in jail involving a charity fund …

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Indonesia Lion Air flight with 189 on board crashes into sea

KARAWANG, Indonesia (AP) – A Lion Air plane carrying 189 people crashed into the sea just minutes after taking off from Indonesia’s capital on Monday …

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Saudi prosecutor heads for Turkey

DUBAI, UAE, Oct 28, (AP): Saudi Arabia’s attorney general is scheduled to arrive in Turkey on Sunday to hold talks with investigators looking into the …

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Khamenei calls for fight against enemy infiltration

TEHRAN, Oct 28, (Agencies): Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called on Sunday for the stepping up of efforts to fight enemy “infiltration” in a …

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Synagogue gunman spoke of genocide

11 victims ID’d; Bowers could face death penalty PITTSBURGH, Oct 28, (Agencies): The Pittsburgh synagogue gunman spoke of “genocide and his desire to kill Jewish …

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Two tickets win $688m ‘jackpot’

DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct 28, (AP): Two tickets were sold that match the winning numbers drawn for Powerball’s $688 million jackpot, one in a rural …

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Pakistani penniless billionaires expose money laundering – Tales of corruption, theft

KARACHI, Oct 28, (AFP): It took rickshaw driver Mohammad Rasheed a year to save 300 rupees to buy his daughter a bike, so when he …

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Amnesty office in India raided – Indian Govt seeking to “instill fear”

Amnesty International on Friday accused the Indian government of seeking to “instill fear” among rights groups after police raided one of its offices over alleged …

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Lanka Presdient sacks PM, suspends parliament

COLOMBO, Oct 27, (RTRS): Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena on Saturday suspended parliament till Nov 16, a day after removing Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister …

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