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  • TKABUL - At least 48 people, majority of them students, were killed when a suicide blast ripped through a school in a Shiite area of Kabul Wednesday, officials said, the latest assault on Afghanistan’s war-weary capital. Around a dozen ambulances rushed to the Mawoud education centre in ...

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  • TISTANBUL  -  Turkey hiked Wednesday tariffs on imports of several key US products in retaliation for American sanctions against Ankara, as a bitter dispute between the two allies that has battered the Turkish lira showed no sign of ending. The lira - which lost just under a quarter of ...

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  • T GENOA : Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte declared Wednesday a 12-month state of emergency in Genoa following the collapse of a motorway bridge that killed at least 39 people. “A cabinet meeting took place in which we have decreed a 12-month state of emergency and made available a first ...

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  • T RIYADH : Saudi Arabian Airlines says a system failure has resulted in disruption of flights, as the kingdom prepares to host the annual Haj pilgrimage. "Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) informs its valued guests about flight delays across the network due to an unforseen system issue," the ...

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  • T WASHINGTON : Donald Trump has revoked the security clearance of former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan, the White House said Wednesday, denying the frequent critic of the president any access to sensitive information. “Historically former heads of intelligence and law ...

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  • T SYDNEY : An Australian politician was widely condemned Wednesday after demanding "a final solution" to immigration and calling for a return to the White Australia policy which favoured "European Christians". Queensland senator Fraser Anning stunned lawmakers when he invoked during his maiden ...

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  • TGHAZNI  -  Residents searched coffins for loved ones and scuffed through the ashes of burned buildings as the scale of the devastation in Afghanistan's Ghazni became clear Wednesday, six days after a Taliban assault cut off most communication. Fighting appeared to have ceased in the ...

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  • TNEW YORK  -  Vermont Democrat Christine Hallquist has made history as the first openly transgender person nominated for governor by a major party in the United States, defying death threats to take the political fight to Donald Trump. Hallquist, the 62-year-old former CEO of a local ...

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  • TLONDON  -  A British man accused of a terror attack after driving into a barrier protecting the Houses of Parliament faces investigation for attempted murder, police said Wednesday. Three people were injured when the 29-year-old, named by media as Salih Khater, drove over a pavement and ...

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  • TVALLETTA  -  The Aquarius rescue ship arrived in Malta on Wednesday after EU countries thrashed out a deal to take in the 141 migrants onboard, defusing another diplomatic standoff in the Mediterranean. The ship reached the Maltese port of Valletta shortly after 2 pm (1200 GMT), ...

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  • TKHARTOUM  -  At least 22 children drowned on their way to school when their boat capsized in swollen waters of the Nile river north of the Sudanese capital on Wednesday, official media said. A woman on board also died when the vessel carrying more than 40 children sank about 750 ...

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  • TTRIPOLI  -  A Libyan court on Wednesday sentenced to death by firing squad 45 militiamen for killing demonstrators in Tripoli during the 2011 uprising against dictator Moamer Kadhafi, the justice ministry said. Dozens of demonstrators were killed on August 21, 2011 when pro-regime ...

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  • TMOSCOW:-  Legendary Soviet children's writer and creator of the USSR's most popular cartoon characters Eduard Uspensky died in his home in the Moscow suburbs at the age of 80 late on Tuesday. Uspensky was most famous for his iconic cartoon characters Gena the Crocodile - a friendly crocodile ...

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  • TJAKARTA  -  The torch for the 18th Asian Games reached Indonesia's capital Jakarta Wednesday, ending a month-long journey across the Southeast Asian archipelago nation. It was welcomed in style by marching bands, traditional dances and concerts, after starting its journey in the host ...

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  • TWELLINGTON  -  New Zealand Cricket appointed former Test batsman Gary Stead as the new Black Caps coach Wednesday, with pundits describing him as a steady pair of hands to replace predecessor Mike Hesson. Stead, 46, was a journeyman opening bat, playing just five Tests in 1999 before ...

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  • TLONDON  -  Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso announced on Tuesday that he will retire from Formula One at the end of the season after his recent struggles with underachieving McLaren. The 37-year-old Spaniard -- who has 32 Grand Prix wins to his credit in 17 seasons -- has become ...

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  • TJAKARTA  -  A joint Korean women's basketball team marked their Asian Games debut Wednesday by pulverising hosts Indonesia 108-40, roared on by giddy fans waving unified Korean flags. North Korean Ro Suk Yong, one of three Pyongyang-based players in the away team, top-scored with 22 ...

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  • TLONDON:-  Ben Curran is to play county cricket for Northamptonshire, the club his late father Kevin gave eight years of his career to, as he signed a two-year contract Wednesday. The 22-year-old batsman -- whose brothers Tom and Sam play for Surrey and have both been capped by England -- ...

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  • TCINCINNATI - Roger Federer began his US Open preparation with a quick 6-4, 6-4 defeat of Peter Gojowczyk in his first ATP Cincinnati Masters appearance since 2015. The 20-time Grand Slam champion, who turned 37 last week, is pacing his tennis year, playing a limited schedule and skipping events ...

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  • TBarcelona star Lionel Messi said the club will "do everything possible" this season to prise the Champions League trophy away from arch rivals Real Madrid, who have won the competition each of the past three years. "This year I think we have a squad that allows us to dream. The new players are ...

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  • TItaly's government on Wednesday blamed the firm that operated the collapsed Genoa bridge for the disaster in which at least 39 people died, as it announced a state of emergency in the city. Search operations, meanwhile, were due to enter a second night with rescuers digging through mountains of ...

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  • TBERLIN-The German government on Wednesday approved a draft law allowing a third gender option on birth certificates for babies who are not distinctly male or female. In a move described by the justice minister as “long overdue”, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s left-right coalition ...

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  • TBEIJING-A glacial lake burst in a remote part of northwestern China last week, prompting evacuations of mountain residents and a warning from Greenpeace that climate change could trigger similar events. The lake burst its banks on Friday, sending some 35 million cubic metres of water rushing ...

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  • TLONDON-A 12th century bronze Buddha statue stolen from an Indian museum 57 years ago has surfaced in London and is now being returned to the country, police said Wednesday. The statue with silver inlay was one of 14 stolen from the Archaeological Survey of India site museum in Nalanda in the east ...

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  • TWASHINGTON-Researchers have discovered a new security flaw that could let hackers pry information from supposedly secure virtual vaults in Intel chips, the company warned on Tuesday. Intel said software updates are already available and it did not appear anyone had taken advantage of the ...

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  • TLONDON-Previously hidden archaeological sites have emerged in fields across Britain after the hot, dry summer exposed new cropmarks, the Historic England agency said Wednesday. Aerial photographs have exposed patterns which reveal the sites of prehistoric settlements, burial mounds and Iron Age, ...

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  • TSHANGHAI-China appears to have halted approvals of new online game licences, with reports Wednesday that a government shake-up was causing paralysis in the world’s biggest gaming market. The hold-up has battered shares of market leaders like Tencent, which have plunged since the company said ...

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  • TMOSCOW:- Legendary Soviet children’s writer and creator of the USSR’s most popular cartoon characters Eduard Uspensky died in his home in the Moscow suburbs at the age of 80 late on Tuesday. Uspensky was most famous for his iconic cartoon characters Gena the Crocodile - a friendly ...

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  • TFar-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones said his Twitter account had been suspended for a week, the latest online platform to take action against the activist. Twitter suspended the personal account of Jones, who operates the Infowars website that has disputed the veracity of the September 11 ...

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  • TThe US Treasury announced sanctions on Russian and Chinese companies Wednesday for violating the economic embargo on North Korea as Washington seeks to keep pressure on Pyongyang over its nuclear program. The Treasury accused China-based Dalian Sun Moon Star International Logistics Trading Co and ...

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