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  • The World Health Organisation says it has noticed mutations in the bird flu virus now spreading in China, but says the risk of the disease spreading easily between people remains low. In a press briefing Wednesday, the UN health agency said in about 7 percent of the people infected with the H7N9 ...

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  • CALIFORNIA: According to authorities three people have died and two were injured after a small plane carrying them crashed into homes in Southern California. Riverside Fire Chief Michael Moore said Monday night that there were no injuries from the homes, and everyone who might have been inside is ...

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  • WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump is expected to sign a new refugee and immigration executive order on Wednesday, one day after addressing lawmakers at a joint session of Congress. That's according to a senior administration official. Trump initially planned to sign the new order last week, but ...

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  • TEHRAN: Iran's top diplomat has congratulated director Asghar Farhadi for winning the Oscar in the best foreign language category with his film "the Salesman." Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday the prize is a move against President Donald Trump's executive order barring U.S. entry to citizens ...

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  • SPINDALE: From all over the world, they flocked to this tiny town in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, lured by promises of inner peace and eternal life. What many found instead: years of terror — waged in the name of the Lord. Congregants of the Word of Faith Fellowship were ...

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  • A new military strategy to meet President Donald Trump's demand to "obliterate" the Islamic State group is likely to deepen U.S. military involvement in Syria, possibly with more ground troops, even as the current U.S. approach in Iraq appears to be working and will require fewer changes. Details ...

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  • WASHINGTON: Former President George W. Bush said Monday "we all need answers" on the extent of contact between President Donald Trump's team and the Russian government, and didn't rule out the idea that a special prosecutor could be necessary to lead an investigation. The Republican also defended ...

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  • NEW DELHI: India's top diplomat will visit Washington this week for talks with the new U.S. administration, an Indian foreign ministry official said Sunday. Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar is expected to discuss with American officials India's concerns over proposed U.S. legislation that could make ...

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  • Police say at least 16 people were killed and 50 injured when a truck taking them to a Sunday church service overturned after hitting a concrete barricade on a highway in India's remote northeast. Police say some people were flung into a deep gorge in the mountainous area by the impact of the ...

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  • The Indonesian woman who is one of the suspects in the killing of North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un's half brother said she was paid $90 for what she believed was a prank, an Indonesian official said Saturday. Siti Aisyah also told authorities she did not want her parents to see her in custody, ...

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  • U.S. immigration authorities are barring entry to a 21-year-old Syrian cinematographer who worked on a harrowing film about his nation's civil war, "The White Helmets," that has been nominated for an Academy Award. According to internal Trump administration correspondence seen by The Associated ...

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  • FORT LAUDERDALE: A lawyer says the son of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali was detained by immigration officials at a Florida airport. Chris Mancini tells the Courier-Journal in Louisville that 44-year-old Muhammad Ali Jr. and his mother Khalilah Camacho-Ali, the second wife of Muhammad Ali, were ...

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  • At least 10 police officers and the wife of a police commander were killed in an ambush by the militant Islamic State (ISIS) group in northern Zawzjan province, a provincial official said. Mohammad Reza Ghafori, spokesman for the Zawzjan provincial governor, said Saturday that the police officers ...

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  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Friday that it plans to start awarding contracts by mid-April for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico, signaling that he is aggressively pursuing plans to erect "a great wall" along the 2,000-mile border. The agency said it will request ...

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  • CYPRESS: Mack Beggs could win a Texas state wrestling title on Saturday. Win or lose, the debate over whether a 17-year-old transgender boy should be wrestling girls will continue. Beggs won two matches on Friday to advance to Saturday's semifinals, moving him within two victories of a gold ...

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  • A man accused of shooting two Indians in a crowded suburban Kansas City bar, killing one man and injuring two others in an attack that some witnesses said was racially motivated, has been charged with murder and attempted murder. Authorities repeatedly declined at a Thursday news conference to say ...

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  • The director of an Indian company that claimed it was selling the world's cheapest smartphone was arrested Thursday on fraud charges, police said Friday. Mohit Goel was arrested in the New Delhi suburb of Ghaziabad following a complaint that his company Ringing Bells had not supplied the handsets ...

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  • Afghanistan's foreign ministry spokesman Shekib Mustaghni on Thursday said Afghanistan is ready to seek United Nations sanctions against suspected terrorist networks and their supporters. At a conference, Mustaghni said, "it's still waiting for Pakistan to act on a list of wanted terrorists Kabul ...

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  • Hamanpreet Kaur hit a six and ran briskly for two runs during the last two balls to steal a tense one-wicket win for India over South Africa in the final of the Women's Cricket World Cup qualifiers on Tuesday. Kaur scored a run-a-ball 41 in India's 245-9 in 50 overs in reply to South Africa's 244 ...

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  • Syrian peace talks under the auspices of the United Nations resumed in Geneva on Thursday, 10 months after falling apart over escalating bloodshed in the war-torn country. The talks come as Turkish troops and Syrian opposition forces seized the center of the Islamic State-held town of al-Bab, ...

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  • LONDON: Lindsay Lohan claims she was "racially profiled" while wearing a headscarf at London's Heathrow Airport. The actress told a British talk show that she was stopped while traveling to New York. She said an airport worker "opened my passport and saw 'Lindsay Lohan' and started immediately ...

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  • Pakistani airstrikes killed dozens of alleged militants on Monday in a tribal region along the Afghan border, the military said. Pakistan had vowed to fight back after a series of suicide bombings last week killed more than 100 people, including 88 worshippers gathered at a famed Sufi shrine. The ...

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  • Scores of bodies of African migrants washed ashore in Libya's western city of Zawiya on the Mediterranean, the Libyan Red Crescent said Tuesday — the latest tragedy at sea after migrant deaths rose to record levels along the key smuggling route over the past months. At least 74 bodies were ...

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  • China's No. 2 leader expressed hope Tuesday that disputes with US President Donald Trump's government can be settled amicably and warned a "trade war would benefit nobody." Despite Trump's promises to raise duties on Chinese goods, Premier Li Keqiang said Beijing has a "stable, optimistic outlook" ...

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  • Economic growth in the 19-country eurozone accelerated in February to reach the strongest pace in nearly six years, a closely watched survey found Tuesday. In its monthly survey of economic activity across the region, financial information company IHS Markit also said job creation was the best for ...

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  • Tourism to Paris is showing signs of a revival after a yearlong slump attributed to deadly extremist attacks, violent labor protests, strikes and floods. The biggest drop came in demand for Paris hotels from Chinese, Japanese, Russian and Italian tourists, according to 2016 figures released Tuesday ...

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  • Yahoo is taking a $350 million hit on its previously announced $4.8 billion sale to Verizon in a concession for security lapses that exposed personal information stored in more than one billion Yahoo user accounts. The revised agreement announced Tuesday eases investor worries that Verizon ...

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  • NEW YORK CITY: "The Great Wall" was a hit in China. In North America, it was a dud. The most expensive film ever made in China and with a budget of $150 million, "The Great Wall" was intended to prove that the world's no. 2 movie marketplace could produce Hollywood-sized blockbusters of its own. ...

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  • They might have won only one match at the Asian Women's Rugby Sevens in Laos on the weekend, but for the Pakistan team — which formed only a year ago — it was a dream debut at an international event. "For everyone it's a huge deal that the women are playing rugby," said Mehru ...

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  • MULTAN: Punjab police say that counter-terrorism forces killed five militants in an overnight raid and seized weapons and explosives from their hideout. Nayab Haider, a spokesman for the counter-terrorism department, says Sunday that the militants were members of the banned Jamaat-ul Ahrar — ...

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