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Sunday , November 18 2018

International

4 children dead in Russian shopping center fire

MOSCOW (AP) — Four children have died in a fire that broke out in a multi-story shopping center in the Siberian city of Kemerovo. There was no immediate information on the cause of the Sunday fire in the city 3,000 kilometers (1,900 miles) east of Moscow. Russia’s Investigative Committee said …

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Pakistanis distressed as Uighur wives vanish in China dragnet

Islamabad, March 25, 2018 (AFP) -Every autumn on the mountainous Karakoram Highway, part of the ancient Silk Road, groups of Pakistani merchants living in China’s far west would wave goodbye to their Chinese wives and cross the border to spend winter in their home country. As the snow piled high, …

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Russia denies aiding Afghan Taliban in wake of U.S. general’s comments

KABUL, March 25 (Reuters) – Russia has rejected comments by NATO’s top commander in Afghanistan that it has been supporting and even supplying weapons to the Taliban, in a clash of words that underlines growing tension over Moscow’s involvement in the conflict. In an interview with the BBC last week, …

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British editor in UAE gets 10 years for wife’s slaying

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A British newspaper editor in Dubai was found guilty Sunday of bludgeoning his wife to death with a hammer and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Francis Matthew, the former editor of the English-language Gulf News, had faced the possibility of the death …

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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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