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Indian journalist shot dead

GHAZIPUR: A journalist was shot dead by three gunmen in northern India yesterday, police said, the latest attack on media in one of Asia’s deadliest countries for reporters. Rajesh Mishra, a 40-year-old reporter at the Hindi-language daily Dainik Jagran – one of India’s largest newspapers – was shot in the …

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8 killed in south India building collapse

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NEW DELHI: A building collapse in southern India left eight people dead yesterday, an official said, the latest such disaster in the country known for its dilapidated properties and poor quality construction. The group were among 11 employees of a state-run transport company, including bus drivers and cleaners, who were …

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Drone strike kills 3 Qaeda suspects in Yemen

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Aden: A drone strike targeting a car killed three suspected Al-Qaeda members, including a leader in the southern Yemen province of Abyan, local officials said yesterday. They said the apparent US strike was carried out late Thursday in the Sumaa area of the province, with the leader´s body left “incinerated” …

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Putin intensifies anti-US rhetoric

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SOCHI/MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin launched one of his most stinging critiques of US foreign policy on Thursday, listing what he called some of the biggest betrayals in US-Russia relations. He declined to say if he would run for a fourth presidential term in an election set for March, though he …

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Japan emperor abdication set for March 2019

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TOKYO: Japan’s Emperor Akihito will step down on March 31, 2019, a report said yesterday, the first imperial retirement in more than two centuries. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet top officials and members of the royal household next month before announcing the date, the Asahi Shimbun reported, citing unnamed …

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5 dead in clash with police

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MYANMAR JADE MINING  YANGON: At least five people have been killed and 20 injured as police opened fire on hundreds trying to enter a jade mine in Myanmar, state media report. Fifty people tried to enter a privately-owned mine in an industrial plot, but were prevented by police, the Global …

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124 arrested in Malawi over ‘vampire’ killing

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BLANTYRE, Malawi: Malawian police said Friday that 124 people had arrested after a vigilante mob killed two men accused of being “vampires” trying to obtain human blood for voodoo rituals. The killings bring the death toll to nine as vampire rumours have swept the country’s southern region since last month, …

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China’s Xi Jinping consolidates power with new ideology

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BEIJING: China’s President Xi Jinping has created his own political ideology, in a step towards entrenching his position at the top of the Communist Party. Top officials have made multiple mentions of “Xi Jinping Thought” at the Communist Party Congress. The party is widely expected to rewrite its constitution to …

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