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Dozens of dead cubs found at Thai tiger temple

BANGKOK: Thai wildlife officials have discovered dozens of dead cubs at a controversial “tiger temple” which has been locked in a long-running dispute with authorities and animal rights groups, police said yesterday. Wildlife officials found the tiger cubs during a continuing operation to remove dozens of adult cats from the …

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Khalid Sheikh Mohammed lawyer asks US judge to step down

WASHINGTON: The US military judge overseeing the trial of the accused mastermind of the September 11 attacks should step down and the case should be scrapped because he effectively conspired with prosecutors to destroy evidence, defense lawyers said in a court filing. The motion said Judge James Pohl, an Army …

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Jordan king swears in new govt to prepare for elections

AMMAN: Jordanian King Abdullah swore in a new government led by a business-friendly politician yesterday, charging him with preparing for parliamentary elections by September and pushing legislation to spur sluggish growth. Hani Mulki, 64, who has held a string of senior diplomatic and ministerial posts, is a former chief commissioner …

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US-backed fighters open new front against IS in Syria

BEIRUT: US-backed Kurdish and Arab fighters have opened a new front against the Islamic State group in northern Syria, thrusting into a strategic extremist pocket along the Turkish border, a monitor said yesterday. The swathe of territory controlled by Islamic State on either side of the Euphrates River has long …

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Indian court verdict on deadly Gujarat riots today

NEW DELHI: An Indian court is expected to deliver its verdict today (Thursday) on 62 people accused of a massacre during religious riots which swept Gujarat state 14 years ago, a prosecutor said. They are charged with murder, rioting, criminal conspiracy and arson over the deaths of 69 Muslims sheltering …

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No warrant needed to get cell phone location: US court

WASHINGTON DC: Police don’t need a warrant to obtain mobile phone location data for a criminal investigation, a US appeals court ruled Tuesday in a case closely watched for privacy implications. The case decided by the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Virginia is among several pending …

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French vessel detects EgyptAir black box signals

CAIRO: A French naval search vessel has picked up signals believed to originate from one of the black boxes of EgyptAir flight MS804 which crashed into the Mediterranean last month, the Egyptian investigation committee said yesterday. It said in a statement the search for the black boxes was intensifying ahead …

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23 killed in Russia’s raid on Syria’s ldlib

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BEIRUT: Russian warplanes pounded an al Qaeda-held city in northwestern Syria before dawn yesterday killing 23 civilians in the heaviest strikes in months, a monitoring group said. Dozens of civilians were also wounded in the raids on Idlib, a provincial capital held by al Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra Front and its …

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Gorilla killing sparks criticism

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OHIO: A gorilla that was killed over fears it was going to hurt a boy who fell into its sanctuary in an American zoo was actually protecting him, new footage of the incident has revealed. Workers at Cincinnati Zoo in the US state of Ohio had shot and killed a …

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