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  • TThe 17-year-old student charged with killing 10 people when he opened fire in an art class at his Houston-area high school appeared “weirdly non-emotional” on the morning after the rampage, one of his lawyers said on Saturday. The teenager, identified by law enforcement as Dimitrios ...

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  • TCuban authorities said the fiery crash of an aging Boeing passenger jet on Friday shortly after takeoff from Havana had killed 110 of the 113 on board, making it the Caribbean island’s deadliest air disaster in nearly 30 years. Flags flew at half-mast in Cuba on Saturday, marking the start ...

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  • TChina’s air force has landed bombers on islands and reefs in the South China Sea as part of a training exercise in the disputed region, it said in a statement. “A division of the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) recently organized multiple bombers such as the H-6K to ...

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  • TEurope's energy chief will seek to reassure Iran's top ministers on Saturday that the European Union wants to keep trade open despite the US withdrawal from the nuclear deal. Miguel Arias Canete, European commissioner for energy and climate, will meet with five top Iranian minister over two days, ...

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  • TLONDON - Joe Root believes a year in the captaincy has given him the experience he needs to move up the England batting order to the pivotal number three position for the two-Test series against Pakistan beginning on Thursday. Since replacing Alastair Cook as the Test captain last year, Root ...

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  • TNEW DELHI - Proposals to scrap the time-honoured tradition of a coin toss prior to Test matches defy logic and should not be considered, according to several former South Asian cricket captains. A ritual since the first Test between Australia and England in 1877 risks extinction when the ...

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  • TIsrael was sharply criticised at a UN human rights body on Friday for martyring protesters in Gaza and treatment of the Palestinians, but Washington came to its defense. The special session of the Human Rights Council was convened after the bloodiest day for Palestinians in years last Monday, when ...

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  • TMalaysian police seized 284 boxes of designer handbags and dozens of bags filled with cash and jewelry on Friday from a luxury condominium in the center of Kuala Lumpur linked to former prime minister Najib Razak. Police have been searching Najib’s home and other places linked to him as part ...

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  • TAB de Villiers seems to make it a habit of being spectacular in whatever he does on a cricket field and the talismanic South African’s gravity-defying catch in Thursday’s Indian Premier League (IPL) match only added to his legend. The Sunrisers Hyderabad’s chase was into its ...

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  • TGoogle’s YouTube said on Wednesday it will launch a new music streaming service, YouTube Music, next week and unveil soon a premium service that will charge more for its original shows. YouTube Music, which will be launched on May 22, comes with extra features like personalized playlists ...

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  • TRovio Entertainment, the maker of the “Angry Birds” mobile games and movie, posted better than expected quarterly profit on Thursday, representing a fillip to investor confidence dented by a dramatic profit warning in February. The Finnish company’s recent troubles have stemmed ...

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  • TSouth Korea is seeking to mediate to bridge the gap between the United States and North Korea as they appear to have “some kind of difference in stances” ahead of a planned summit, an official at South Korea’s presidential Blue House said on Thursday. The comments come after ...

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  • TIndia’s refusal to play a day-night test in Adelaide is “selfish” and hinders efforts to reinvigorate test cricket, Australia’s former test batsman Mark Waugh said on Wednesday. India have declined to play their maiden day-night test against Australia, leaving the Dec. 6-10 ...

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  • TThe best way to address international concern about Iran’s role in the region and its ballistic missile program is within the framework of the nuclear deal, even after the United States pulled out, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said. “The question is whether you can talk better if you ...

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  • TLONDON - The number of European Union nationals working in Britain fell for the first time in eight years at the start of 2018, according to official figures on Tuesday that are likely to stir unease among some employers. Less than a year before Britain is due to leave the EU, the Office for ...

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  • TThe number of posts on Facebook showing graphic violence rose in the first three months of the year from a quarter earlier, possibly driven by the war in Syria, the social network said on Tuesday, in its first public release of such data. Facebook said in a written report that of every 10,000 ...

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  • TThe chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) vowed Tuesday that she was watching closely the unrest in Gaza and would "take any action warranted" to prosecute crimes. "My staff is vigilantly following developments on the ground and recording any alleged crime that could fall ...

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  • TSeven people are dead and 30 others are feared trapped under the rubble after part of an under-construction flyover in the northern Indian city of Varanasi collapsed on Tuesday, a senior police official said. Varanasi, the constituency of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is in India’s ...

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  • TFacebook Inc has so far suspended around 200 apps in the first stage of its review into apps that had access to large quantities of user data, in a response to a scandal around political consultancy Cambridge Analytica. The apps were suspended pending a thorough investigation into whether they ...

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  • TThe United States Navy is closely watching Iranian behavior in the Gulf and expects a "period of uncertainty" and increased level of alertness after President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from an international nuclear deal with Iran, the US Navy chief said on Monday. Trump said last week ...

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  • TNorth Korea and South Korea agreed on Tuesday to hold high-level inter-Korea talks on May 16 to discuss steps needed to uphold the pledge to denuclearize the Korean peninsula, South Korea’s Unification Ministry said. The meeting will discuss specific plans needed to carry out the April 27 ...

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  • TBERLIN: NATO hopes to carry out another meeting of the NATO-Russia council soon, with the agenda to include for the first time Moscow’s increasing use of “hybrid threats” such as propaganda and disinformation, a senior NATO official said on Monday. Arndt Freytag von Loringhoven, ...

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  • TBAGHDAD: The Iraqi air force carried out a strike on an Islamic State (ISIS) position inside Syria, state television reported on Monday citing a military statement. The strike, ordered by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, destroyed a building used as a command and logistics support center by the ...

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  • TGAZA BORDER: Israeli gunfire wounded at least 28 Palestinians along the Gaza border on Monday, medics said, and protesters streamed to the frontier for the climax of a six-week demonstration as the United States prepared to open its embassy in Jerusalem. Protests were expected to escalate during ...

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  • TMISRATA, LIBYA: Libya will return to Egypt today the bodies of 20 Egyptian Christians killed in 2015 by Islamic State in its former Libyan stronghold of Sirte, a Libyan security official said. The bodies were recovered in October after the area where they were buried was recaptured from the ...

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  • TWASHINGTON - White House National Security adviser John Bolton on Sunday said US sanctions on European companies that do business with Iran were "possible, but Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he remained hopeful Washington and its allies could strike a new nuclear deal with Tehran. Bolton ...

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  • TLiverpool’s Mohamed Salah crowned a superb campaign by scoring against Brighton and Hove Albion on Sunday, taking his tally to a record 32 goals in a 38-game Premier League season. The 25-year-old Egyptian struck in the 26th minute to eclipse the previous mark of 31 goals achieved by Luis ...

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  • TChina's first domestically developed aircraft carrier left its northeastern port to begin sea trials on Sunday, state media said, the latest milestone in the country's efforts to modernize its military. The still-unnamed carrier was launched this time last year but since then has been undergoing ...

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  • TMalaysian authorities barred ousted Prime Minister Najib Razak and his wife from leaving the country on Saturday, amid reports that the government was reopening investigations into a multi-billion-dollar graft scandal at a state fund he founded. The order by immigration authorities came minutes ...

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  • TTwo US fighter jets intercepted two Russian bombers in international airspace off the coast of Alaska on Friday, media reported. The Russian TU-95 “Bear” bombers flew into a so-called Air Defense Identification Zone located about 200 miles off Alaska’s west coast, at about 10 a.m. ...

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