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Over 19 killed including Sikhs, Hindus community people

Grief mixed with anger among Afghanistan’s minority Sikh and Hindu community on Monday as they prepared for funerals of loved ones, including an election candidate, killed in a suicide attack. At least 19 people were killed and 21 wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself …

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Leftist ‘AMLO’ wins Mexico polls with 53pc of vote

MEXICO CITY (AFP) – Anti-establishment leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador swept to victory in Mexico’s presidential election Sunday, in a political sea change driven by voters’ anger over endemic corruption and brutal violence. The sharp-tongued, silver-haired politician known as “AMLO” won 53 percent of the …

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Saudi king agrees to ramp up oil production: Trump

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US President Donald Trump said on Saturday that Saudi Arabia’s King Salman had agreed to his request to ramp up oil production, a week after OPEC already announced an output rise. The official Saudi Press Agency confirmed a phone call between the …

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Rape of seven-year-old girl sparks angry protests in India

MUMBAI: Thousands of people took to the streets in central India this week demanding the death penalty for assailants who raped a seven-year-old girl lured away from school as she waited to be picked up by her parents. Two men have been arrested for the …

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Russia,US agree to Putin-Trump summit

MOSCOW -AFP/UNS – Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to hold a summit with Donald Trump in a third country at talks on Wednesday with the US leader s hawkish national security advisor, voicing hope for an easing of tensions between the two nations. Adviser John …

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Myanmar sacks top general involved in Rohingya crackdown

YANGON -UNS/AFP  – Myanmar’s military said it sacked a top general who was named in fresh EU sanctions against security officials accused of serious rights violations in the Rohingya crisis, including killings and sexual violence. Myanmar is accused of waging a crackdown in Rakhine state …

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Erdogan secures sweeping new powers as rival accepts vote defeat

ISTANBUL (AFP) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday celebrated winning five more years in office with sweeping new powers after a decisive election victory, as his main rival accepted the outcome despite bitter complaints over the conduct of the campaign. A night of …

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Libyan coastguard picks up almost 1,000 migrants in one day

TRIPOLI: Libyan coastguards picked up 948 African migrants on inflatable boats in several operations and also recovered 10 bodies on Sunday, officials and a witness at a naval base said. The operations brings the number, since last week, of mainly African migrants trying to head …

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Erdogan declared winner of Turkey presidential polls

ISTANBUL (AFP) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won tightly-contested presidential polls, the election authority said Monday, extending his 15-year grip on power as the opposition complained bitterly about the conduct of the vote count. Turkish voters had for the first time cast ballots …

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Polls open in Turkey’s legislative, presidential elections

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turks began voting on Sunday for a new president and parliament in elections that pose the biggest challenge to Tayyip Erdogan and his Islamist-rooted AK Party since they swept to power more than a decade and a half ago. The elections will …

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