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Hot-air balloons cross Channel in colorful record attempt

Never mind Brexit — the British are heading to France, by balloon. Dozens of brightly colored hot-air balloons soared over the White Cliffs of Dover Friday in an attempt at the largest mass balloon crossing of the English Channel. The flotilla of about 100 balloons took off just after dawn …

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Girl found living with monkeys in Indian forest

Indian police are reviewing reports of missing children to try to identify a girl who was found living in a forest with a group of monkeys. The girl, believed to be 10 to 12 years old, was unable to speak, was wearing no clothes and was emaciated when she discovered …

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‘Salt and Fire’ an ecological thriller

Vast, impenetrable reams of aphoristic waffle are spouted by the characters in “Salt and Fire,” but minutes from the end of Werner Herzog’s thoroughly peculiar new narrative outing, the protagonist finally, plainly speaks for the audience. “Are you kidding me?” she yells — in bewildered response to the last of …

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Kuwaiti, Syrian held in Manila for IS links

Possible operational planning against Kuwait MANILA, April 6, (Agencies): Philippine security forces arrested a Kuwaiti and a five-month pregnant Syrian for suspected links to Islamic State three months after they arrived, authorities said on Thursday. Kuwaiti Husayn Al-Dhafiri and Syrian Rajaf Zina had been living and working in Manila since …

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Thousands evacuated in New Zealand amid Cyclone Debbie floods

Rescue workers used tractors and boats to evacuate thousands of people at the top of New Zealand’s North Island on Thursday as flood waters from ex-Cyclone Debbie surged in what meteorologists said was a once-in-500 year event. The effects of the former category 4 storm, one level shy of the …

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Minister says officer fired for abusing migrants

Hungary’s interior minister says a police officer has been fired for abusing migrants, the first such decision after repeated reports by human rights advocates about cases of ill-treatment. Interior Minister Sandor Pinter did not provide details of the dismissal. Until now, the government had said that investigations have not confirmed …

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Israeli soldier killed – ‘Hamas executes’ 3 Palestinians in Gaza

GAZA, April 6, (RTRS): Gaza’s ruling Hamas movement executed three Palestinians on Thursday convicted of collaborating with Israel, hanging the men during a campaign to persuade any Israeli-recruited agents to come forward in return for more lenient punishment. Hamas leaders and officials, along with the heads of Gaza clans and …

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Math film ‘Gifted’ a mixed equation

There are several positive factors in the mixed equation that is “Gifted,” starring Chris Evans and the appealing 10-year-old Mckenna Grace: A brilliant and precocious yet sweetly empathetic young girl. A devoted and decidedly hunky father figure. And then there’s math itself, presented not as a refuge for social misfits, …

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PBC arranges friendly kabbadi match between India and Pakistan

Pakistan Business Council (PBC) arranged the annual friendly ‘kabbadi’ match between India and Pakistan at a local stadium. A large crowd of Indians and Pakistanis turned up to see the match as it is a very popular game in their home countries respectively. The event turned out to be a …

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Kuwait denounces massacre in Syria – World divided on fixing blame BRUSSELS, April 5, (Agencies): The State of Kuwait on Wednesday condemned in strong terms the ugly crime in Khan Sheikhoun, Syria, called on the international community to intervene and halt Syrians’ blood-spilling and prosecuting “officials responsible for such crimes.” Addressing …

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