Thursday , April 19 2018

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Philippines’ top resort island Boracay may reopen in four months

MANILA, April 11 (Reuters) – The Philippines is looking to shorten the closure period for its most popular holiday hotspot Boracay to four months from six, but the number of visitors allowed when it reopens will be slashed, the tourism minister said on Wednesday. A masterplan to redevelop Boracay, which …

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20 killed during attempted prison break in northern Brazil

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian authorities say a police gunbattle with inmates and their supporters trying to stage a mass escape from a prison in the country’s north has left 20 people dead. Public security officials in Para state have identified 19 of the dead as prisoners or their supporters …

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Kuwait condemns attack on Douma

NEW YORK, April 10, (Agencies): The State of Kuwait strongly condemns the horrifying attacks, by rockets and explosive barrels, on civilian areas of eastern Ghouta, including the latest attack on the city of Douma last Saturday, Kuwait’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Mansour Al-Otaibi has stated. “These attacks, whether …

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Nearly 80 dead from tainted liquor in Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities say more people have died from toxic bootleg liquor, raising the toll this month to nearly 80 and highlighting how attempts to curb legal alcohol appear to have tragically backfired. West Java police spokesman Trunoyudo Wisnu Andiko said Tuesday that deaths from three locations …

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France vows ‘response’ if ‘red line’ of chemical arms crossed in Syria

Paris, April 10, 2018 (AFP) -France will retaliate against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad if evidence emerges that it was behind a recent suspected chlorine gas attack in a rebel-held enclave, government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux said Tuesday. “If the red line has been crossed, there will be a …

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India says shelling by Pakistan kills 2 soldiers in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Two Indian soldiers were killed in firing by Pakistani troops along the highly militarized frontier that divides disputed Kashmir between the two rivals, India’s army said Tuesday. Pakistani soldiers used mortars and automatic gunfire overnight to strike at Indian positions in Sunderbani sector along the Line …

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Feud heats on ‘island’ Qatar

DUBAI, April 9, (AP): Saudi Arabia could consider a proposal to dig a maritime canal along the kingdom’s border with Qatar, turning the peninsula- nation into an island and transforming its only land border into a military zone and nuclear waste site, state-linked Saudi newspapers reported Monday. The project has …

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IRANIANS AMONG 14 KILLED IN ‘ISRAELI’ AIR STRIKE

Nothing ruled out on Syria: US WASHINGTON, April 9, (AP): As President Donald Trump considered US options in Syria, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Monday took aim at Russia for what he suggested was its failure to ensure the elimination of Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal. The Pentagon chief said he …

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Wind topples giant bronze statue of China’s first emperor

Beijing, April 9, 2018 (AFP) -A strong gale-force wind has toppled a giant statue of China’s first emperor Qin Shi Huang and flattened its face at a popular tourist site in eastern Shandong province. The 19-meter (62-foot) bronze replica of the monarch — who was the first to unify warring …

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Police shoot man dead in London confrontation

LONDON (AP) — London police have shot a man dead after the man reportedly claimed he had a weapon. Police said the man was shot and killed early Monday morning in Romford in east London. Police say they responded to a call at 3:50 a.m. reporting a man making threats …

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