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Johnson debuts ‘Last Jedi’ teaser

Fisher Star Wars tribute is ‘therapy’ NEW YORK, April 15, (Agencies): Is the Force still strong with Luke Skywalker? The first trailer for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” dropped on Friday, showcasing a morose and withdrawn Skywalker. The two-minute teaser , unveiled by director Rian Johnson at the “Star Wars …

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Microsoft fixes NSA ‘malware’

PARIS, April 15, (Agencies): Up-to-date Microsoft customers are safe from the purported National Security Agency spying tools dumped online, the software company said Saturday, tamping down fears that the digital arsenal was poised to wreak havoc across the internet . In a blog post, Microsoft Corp security manager Phillip Misner …

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‘Emergency not enough to protect Copts’

Egypt’s Coptic Church curtails Easter MINYA, Egypt, April 13, (Agencies): The Egyptian government needs to do more to protect the country’s Coptic Christians from a “wave of persecution” following bombings that killed dozens during the church’s most solemn week of the year, a senior bishop said. Bishop Macarius, head of …

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Setback as blast suspect cleared

DORTMUND, Germany, April 13, (Agencies): German federal prosecutors said Thursday they had cleared the sole suspect in custody for a bomb attack against the Borussia Dortmund football team bus of involvement. The announcement marked a setback for investigators, who described the three blasts late Tuesday as a “terrorist” act and …

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Fearing future, some Turks flee abroad

412 suspected Kurdish militants detained ISTANBUL, April 13, (Agencies): Lawyer Savas Ersoy and his wife turned down many chances to leave Turkey and work abroad. But after a failed coup, a wave of bombs and the referendum on expanding presidential powers on Sunday, they are packing their bags. Like other …

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Mosul clinic treats those with gravest injuries

BARTELLA, Iraq, April 13, (AP): A boy and a woman are delivered to the gates of the clinic by an Iraqi ambulance, bandaged and in pain. They arrive without names, ages and with only the sketchiest details of what had happened to them. Apparently shot by accident outside their house …

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Despite goals and win, Ronaldo still wanted more

MADRID, April 13, (Agencies): Not even a pair of goals and an away victory over Bayern Munich in the Champions League were enough to keep Cristiano Ronaldo happy. Despite scoring twice in Real Madrid’s 2-1 win to become the first player to reach 100 goals in European club competition, Ronaldo …

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Ahmadinejad to run in elections – Presidential polls in May

TEHRAN, Iran, April 12, (Agencies): Iran’s former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday stunned the country by unexpectedly filing to run in the May presidential election, contradicting a recommendation from the supreme leader to stay out of the race. Ahmadinejad’s decision could upend an election many believed would be won by …

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Trump seems to rule out deeper intervention in Syria

WASHINGTON, April 12, (Agencies): President Donald Trump is appearing to rule out deeper American military intervention in Syria beyond retaliatory strikes if Syrian President Bashar Assad continues his assault on civilians with chemical weapons. “Are we going to get involved with Syria? No,” Trump told Fox Business News in an …

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‘Trust erodes under Trump’ – Moscow icily receives Tillerson

MOSCOW, April 12, (RTRS): Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday trust had eroded between the United States and Russia under President Donald Trump, as Moscow delivered an unusually hostile reception to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a face-off over Syria. Any hope in Russia that the Trump administration would herald …

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