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George HW Bush hospitalized with blood infection

HOUSTON (AP) — A family spokesman says former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston with an infection, just after attending the funeral of his wife Barbara. Jim McGrath says on Twitter that the 93-year-old Bush is “responding to treatments and appears to be recovering.” He says he …

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Van kills 9, injures 16 on Toronto street; driver in custody

TORONTO (AP) — A rented van jumped onto a crowded Toronto sidewalk Monday, killing nine people and injuring 16 before the driver fled and was quickly arrested in a confrontation with police, Canadian authorities said. Witnesses said the driver was moving fast and appeared to be acting deliberately, but police …

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It’s a boy: Kate gives birth to 3rd child

New baby is 5th-in-line to the British throne LONDON, April 23, (Agencies): Kate, the wife of Prince William, gave birth to a boy at a hospital in London on Monday, the third child for the British royal couple and now fifth in line to the throne. Kensington Palace said the …

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Grief turns to anger over suicide attack – Taleban attacks kill 14 troops, policemen

KABUL, April 23, (Agencies): Hundreds of grieving Afghans buried their loved ones in Kabul on Monday amid growing anger over a suicide attack on a voter registration centre that killed 57 people including children and wounded over 100. The bomber blew himself up on Sunday morning in a large crowd …

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At least 10 hurt after migrants attacked on Greek island

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Authorities on the Greek island of Lesbos say at least 10 people were hospitalized and more than 100 detained following a violent protest against migrants who had been camped out at the island’s main port for five days. Police cleared the square at the main port …

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Cambodia police arrest 119 Chinese over telecoms fraud

PHNOM PENH, April 23 (Reuters) – Dozens of Chinese have been arrested in Cambodia on suspicion of extorting money from people in China via a telecoms scam, police said on Monday. The arrests at two locations in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh on Sunday are the latest in an ongoing battle …

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Paris attacks suspect jailed for 20 years for Belgian attempted murder

BRUSSELS, April 23 (Reuters) – A Belgian court sentenced Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam and a co-accused to 20 years in prison on Monday for trying to kill police during a shootout in Brussels in 2016. Judge Marie-France Keutgen told the courtroom that 28-year-old Abdeslam and Tunisian Sofien Ayari, 24, …

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Qatar denies its military planes intercepted UAE civilian aircraft

DUBAI, April 23 (Reuters) – Qatar denied on Monday that its military planes had intercepted a civilian aircraft from the United Arab Emirates the day before, states news agency QNA reported, saying a UAE military plane had violated its air space at the time. The UAE had said a plane …

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Islamic State beheads three brothers in Afghanistan

JALALABAD, Afghanistan, April 23 (Reuters) – Militants from Islamic State have beheaded three brothers, all working in the medical profession, in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar, an official said on Monday. Attaullah Khogyani, spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar, the main stronghold of Islamic State in Afghanistan, said the brothers …

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Child rape case heightens divide in India

Sinha quits BJP saying democracy in danger MUMBAI, April 22, (Agencies): One of India’s best known politicians, former finance and foreign minister Yashwant Sinha, quit the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday, saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party was undermining democratic institutions. Sinha, who served as a minister in …

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