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  • TTwenty men have been jailed for raping and abusing more than a dozen girls in a northern England town, in what a judge called a “vile and wicked” campaign of exploitation. The men in the town of Huddersfield were found guilty in three trials this year, but the verdicts could not be ...

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  • TA high-level meeting on security plans for Afghanistan’s parliamentary elections had just concluded when an elite Afghan guard turned his gun on the departing delegation Thursday, killing the powerful Kandahar police chief but missing the top US commander in the country, Gen. Scott ...

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  • TA Turkish official said Friday that investigators are looking into the possibility that the remains of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi may have been taken to a forest in the outskirts of Istanbul or to another city if and after he was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul earlier ...

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  • TAfghanistan is holding parliamentary elections on Saturday despite deep security concerns and ongoing fighting in as many as 20 out of the country’s 34 provinces. The vote comes amid a particularly vicious campaign by the Taliban and the Islamic State group, which have been staging ...

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  • TThe Afghan media on Thursday reported that the Kandahar police chief was killed when members of the provincial governor's elite guards turned their guns on their own colleagues and American troops who were present at a high-level security meeting in the province. Two American troops were also ...

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  • TSouth Korean progressives on Thursday accused the government of caving into xenophobic sentiment by rejecting a plea for refugee status by hundreds of asylum seekers from war-ravaged Yemen, whose arrival on a resort island earlier this year triggered outrage. Justice Party spokesman Choi Seok said ...

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  • TFirst lady Melania Trump’s plane was forced to return to a Washington area military base on Wednesday because of smoke in the cabin, temporarily delaying her trip to a Philadelphia hospital. Her spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, said “everyone is fine and everyone is safe” after ...

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  • TAnna Burns won the prestigious Man Booker Prize for fiction Tuesday for Milkman, a vibrant, violent story about men, women, conflict and power set during Northern Ireland’s years of Catholic-Protestant violence. Burns is the first writer from Northern Ireland to win the 50,000-pound ...

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  • TSeven months after taking sanctuary in a church to avoid deportation, a family from Pakistan is planning to return to their Connecticut home and resume operations of their pizza shop as they await a ruling on their residency status. The First Congregational Church of Old Lyme, which took in the ...

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  • TA court in northern India sentenced a Hindu guru and 14 followers to life imprisonment on Tuesday in the deaths of four women and a child at his sprawling ashram. The court ordered the penalty for Sant Rampal in Hisar city of Haryana state, where authorities deployed hundreds of riot police in ...

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  • TA Turkish forensics teams finished a search for evidence in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul early Tuesday morning over the disappearance and alleged slaying of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, as reports circulated that the kingdom may concede the killing took place there. Technicians in coveralls, ...

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  • TA team of investigators entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Monday for what Turkish officials called a joint inspection of the building where Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared nearly two weeks ago. The team arrived by unmarked police cars at the consulate and said nothing to ...

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  • TIndia's junior external affairs minister filed a criminal case for defamation in court on Monday against a woman who has accused him of sexual harassment, his attorney said. Minister M.J. Akbar filed a case against journalist Priya Ramani, the first of more than a dozen women to allege ...

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  • TPassport control looks a little different in Dubai International Airport the world's busiest for international travel. That's because the airport debuted a new “smart tunnel” that uses biometric technology, instead of human checks, to allow some air travellers to complete passport ...

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  • TA weightlifter with a heart of gold. A teacher who wanted better lives for her students. Newlyweds who held the world in their hands. They are among the 20 people who died in Saturday’s limousine crash in upstate New York. The group included four sisters, two brothers and several ...

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  • TThe wife of the former Interpol president who disappeared in China has revealed that she had received a threatening phone call warning of agents coming for her while she fights a so-far fruitless battle for information about her husband’s fate. In her first one-on-one interview since Meng ...

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  • TSometimes, the raw material of Ali Ghomari’s work comes screaming from the skies over Yemen. Missiles fired by Saudi-led coalition jets rain down on militiamen and civilians alike, killing and maiming thousands. Children, farmers and others collect shrapnel from their farmlands, from dirt ...

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  • TTurkey on Tuesday said it will search the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul as part of an investigation into the disappearance of a missing Saudi contributor to The Washington Post, a week after he vanished during a visit there. The announcement came as the Post published a ...

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  • TBrett Kavanaugh was sworn in as the 114th justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, after a wrenching debate over sexual misconduct and judicial temperament that shattered the Senate, captivated the nation and ushered in an acrimonious new level of polarization now encroaching on the court that the ...

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  • TA French judicial official says the president of Interpol has been reported missing after traveling to China. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity for an ongoing investigation, said Meng Hongwei's wife reported him missing on Friday. The official said the Interpol chief left France, ...

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  • TFormer South Korean President Lee Myung-bak was convicted and sentenced to 15 years in prison on Friday in a corruption case that has badly tainted his status as the country's first leader with a business background who once symbolised the country's economic rise. Lee's conviction came ...

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  • TForeign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Wednesday urged the Trump administration's new envoy for reconciliation in neighbouring Afghanistan to be more sensitive to Pakistani opinion than he has been as a private citizen. The recent appointment of veteran US diplomat Zalmay Khalilzad has raised ...

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  • TCristiano Ronaldo was left off Portugal’s national team squad for a pair of upcoming matches, the decision coming on Thursday as the soccer great fights rape allegations in the United States. Ronaldo has been accused of rape by Kathryn Mayorga, who says the player assaulted her in Las ...

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  • TIndia plans to send seven Rohingya Muslims back to Myanmar, in the first deportation of members of the Myanmar minority group since the Indian Home Ministry ordered state authorities last year to identify and deport them and other illegal immigrants. Senior police officer Bhaskar Jyoti ...

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  • TTwo female journalists — ABC’s Cecilia Vega and CNN’sKaitlan Collins — were targets of a combative President Donald Trump for asking questions about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at the White House on Monday. Trump called on Vega at the start ...

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  • TAuthorities say a seven-year-old boy has been killed and 9 other people were wounded in a bomb blast in suburban Kolkata in India's eastern West Bengal state. Barrackpore Police Commissioner Rajesh Kumar Singh says an investigation is underway into Tuesday morning's blast outside a shop closed on ...

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  • TA prominent cleric says an Afghan delegation has asked him to mediate between the Kabul government and the Taliban to help resolve the 17-year-long war in Afghanistan. Maulana Samiul Haq runs a religious school, the Haqqania seminary in the town of Akora Khattak in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, ...

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  • TPCB has summoned allrounder Mohammad Hafeez on Monday for the two-test series against Australia starting in the United Arab Emirates from Oct 7. Hafeez is the fourth opener in the squad beside regular test opener Azhar Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, and the uncapped Fakhar Zaman. The 37-year-old Hafeez has ...

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  • TA somber sunrise remembrance ceremony started Monday in Las Vegas with survivors, families of victims, first-responders and elected officials remembering the lives lost when one year ago when a gunman opened fire on a crowd attending an outdoor country music concert in the deadliest mass shooting ...

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  • TBrightly colored body bags were placed side-by-side in a freshly dug mass grave Monday, as a hard-hit Indonesian city began burying its dead from the devastating earthquake and tsunami that killed more than 840 people and left thousands homeless. The death toll, largely from the city of Palu, is ...

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