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  • DHAKA - At least four people died and several remain missing after a ferry carrying about 80 passengers capsized on Tuesday in Bangladesh's Panguchi River, police said. Rescuers recovered the bodies of four female passengers from the river in Bagerhat, 370 kilometres southwest from Dhaka, police ...

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  • PARIS/BEIJING - French police said on Tuesday they opened an inquiry after a Chinese man was shot dead by police at his Paris home, triggering rioting in the French capital by members of the Chinese community and a sharp reaction from Beijing. The shooting on Sunday, which led China’s foreign ...

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  • President Donald Trump's call for $1.5 billion this year to help build a wall along the border with Mexico could be in jeopardy as fellow Republicans in Congress weigh delaying a decision on the request. Republican Senator Roy Blunt, a member of his party's leadership, told reporters on Tuesday ...

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  • LARKANA: Since his father died in 2011, Moeez Assadullah has been looking after his family’s farm alone. The 21-year-old tends the 3 hectares of land without the help of his two brothers, who lost interest in farming when they realised that more erratic weather was making agriculture an ...

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  • LOS ANGELES-Disney’s second weekend of blockbuster “Beauty and the Beast” is dominating moviegoing in North America with $88.3 million at 4,210 locations - capping the best March ever. Lionsgate’s rebooted “Power Rangers” is launching with a solid $40.5 million ...

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  • SYDNEY-A waistcoat owned by British explorer Captain James Cook, who claimed Australia for Britain in 1770, has failed to sell at auction, with bids far below its anticipated million dollar price tag, the auction house said on Monday. The 250-year-old waistcoast was passed in at A$575,000 ...

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  • BERLIN-A Canadian gold coin named “Big Maple Leaf” which bears the image of Queen Elizabeth II was stolen in the early hours of Monday morning from Berlin’s Bode Museum. The coin is made out of pure gold, weighs about 100 kilos and has a face value of around $1 million. “The ...

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  • KABUL - The Afghan government arrested a senior general on corruption charges on Monday, a year after he was deployed to crack down on fraud and other shady dealings in restive Helmand province. Major General Mohammad Moeen Faqeer was detained on charges by the Attorney Generals’ ...

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  • MOSCOW - Iran’s president met Russia’s prime minister on Monday in a bid to develop a warming relationship that has been greatly strengthened by both sides’ involvement on the same side of the war in Syria. Beginning a visit to Moscow, President Hassan Rouhani told Prime Minister ...

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  • Alex Whiting - The extent to which countries cut their emissions over the next 50 years will determine the conditions of people's life on earth for at least the next 10,000 years, the head of the Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University says. Continued use of oil, natural gas and coal at ...

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  • Islamic State fighters have pulled out of this deserted village on the Tigris river, which Iraqi commanders say was a crucial outpost defending their nearby stronghold of Mosul, but signs of their presence abound. As the sounds of battle echo in the distance, the stinking corpses of dead militants ...

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  • Pakistan's central bank has updated guidance on sharia governance for Islamic finance institutions, expanding the scope of external audits to help mitigate conflicts of interest and increase transparency. There are growing calls across the Islamic finance industry to strengthen the certification ...

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  • Qatar pledged 5 billion pounds ($6.3 billion) of investment in Britain on Monday in a show of support for the world's fifth-largest economy just two days before Prime Minister Theresa May triggers formal Brexit talks. The wealthy Gulf state has 40 billion pounds of investments in the United ...

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  • China appears to have largely completed major construction of military infrastructure on artificial islands it has built in the South China Sea and can now deploy combat planes and other military hardware there at any time, a U.S. think tank said on Monday. The Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative ...

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  • French police said on Tuesday they opened an inquiry after a Chinese man was shot dead by police at his Paris home, triggering rioting in the French capital by members of the Chinese community and a sharp reaction from Beijing. The shooting on Sunday, which led China's foreign ministry to call in a ...

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  • Germany will not tolerate foreign espionage on its territory, the interior minister said on Tuesday, in a robust response to media reports that Turkish secret services were spying on supporters of the Gulen movement in Germany. Fethullah Gulen, a US-based Muslim cleric with a large following in ...

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  • Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo was nicknamed "cry baby" by his childhood team mates due to the temper tantrums he threw when the team lost or if he did not receive the ball. Ricardo Santos played alongside the four-time world player of the year for amateur team CF Andorinha in Madeira, where ...

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  • Since Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi stunned the political establishment by promoting a hardline Hindu priest to one of the country's most powerful positions, Yogi Adityanath has sounded more statesman than rabble-rouser. Gone is the fiery anti-Muslim rhetoric and promotion of Hindu supremacy ...

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  • United Arab Emirates (UAE) coach Mahdi Ali resigned on Tuesday after a loss to Australia dealt an all but fatal blow to the country's chances of reaching next year's World Cup in Russia. Ali, who led the UAE to a third-place finish at the Asian Cup in 2015, called time on a highly successful stint ...

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  • Britain will have to make do without world number one Andy Murray for their Davis Cup quarter-final in France after he was omitted on Tuesday from Captain Leon Smith's team due to injury. Wimbledon champion Murray is still struggling with the elbow injury that forced him to miss the Miami ...

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  • Facebook Inc is giving the camera a central place on its smartphone app for the first time, encouraging users to take more pictures and edit them with digital stickers that show the influence of rival Snapchat. Shares of Snapchat owner Snap Inc, which held its initial public offering this month, ...

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  • At least four people died and several remain missing after a ferry carrying about 80 passengers capsized on Tuesday in Bangladesh's Panguchi River, police said. Rescuers recovered the bodies of four female passengers from the river in Bagerhat, 370 kilometers (230 miles) southwest from Dhaka, ...

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  • After the damaging recall of its fire-prone Note 7 smartphone, you could be forgiven for thinking Samsung Electronics Co Ltd would make a song and dance about battery safety in its new flagship phones, due to be launched in the United States on Wednesday. But in the run-up to the launch, crucial to ...

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  • British Prime Minister Theresa May will file formal Brexit divorce papers on Wednesday, pitching the United Kingdom into the unknown and triggering years of uncertain negotiations that will test the endurance of the European Union. Nine months after Britons voted to leave, May will notify EU ...

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  • WASHINGTON -  Fresh off a defeat on US healthcare legislation, the White House warned rebellious conservative lawmakers that they should get behind President Donald Trump’s agenda or he may bypass them on future legislative fights, including tax reform. The threat by White House chief of ...

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  • KIEV: A small Ukrainian military helicopter crashed in the east of the country on Sunday, killing all crew members, Ukraine's defence ministry said. The aircraft, a Soviet-designed Mi-2, crashed near Kramatorsk, the headquarter of Ukrainian government forces that oppose pro-Russian separatists, the ...

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  • Mexicans who help build U.S. President Donald Trump's planned border wall would be acting immorally and should be deemed traitors, the Catholic Archdiocese of Mexico said on Sunday, turning up the heat on a simmering dispute over the project. In a provocative editorial, the country's biggest ...

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  • MOSUL  -Conflicting accounts emerged on Sunday about an explosion in Iraq’s Mosul a week ago after a US-led coalition strike against Islamic State that local officials say collapsed buildings, killing and burying many people. Iraq’s military said 61 bodies had been recovered from a ...

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  • Thousands of Australians abandoned their homes as a powerful cyclone bore down on coastal towns in Queensland on Monday, while others ignored authorities' advice to evacuate with winds forecast to reach up to 300 km per hour (185 mph). Cyclone Debbie is a forecast to strengthen to a Category four ...

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  • Football's governing body FIFA said on Monday it had heard nothing official from Diego Maradona since the Argentine World Cup winner threatened last week to quit his ambassadorial role. FIFA said its last official contact with Maradona had been when he took part in a draw for the under-20 World Cup ...

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