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Kenyan president says election ruling was ‘coup’

News Room : September 23, 2017 7:22 am

NAIROBI: Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta said on the country’s Supreme Court staged a “coup” against the will of the people when it annulled his win in last month’s presidential election, his toughest rhetoric yet in the wake of the Aug. 8 vote. His remarks came on the same day that the election board announced the more »
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Brazil army deploys in Rio slum as drug-related violence worsens

News Room : September 23, 2017 7:21 am

RIO DE JANEIRO: Hundreds of Brazilian soldiers poured into Rio de Janeiro’s Rocinha slum on Friday in a bid to help the cash-strapped state government quell the drug-related violence that authorities blamed for at least four deaths and several injuries there this week. The army deployed 950 troops in the sprawling favela, responding to a more »
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Dam failing as scope of Puerto Rico’s disaster becomes clear

News Room : September 23, 2017 7:20 am

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico: Puerto Rican officials rushed to evacuate tens of thousands of people downstream of a failing dam and said they could not reach more than half the towns in the US territory as the massive scale of the disaster wrought by Hurricane Maria started to become clear on Friday. Government spokesman Carlos more »
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New Zealand polls open as record numbers of voters cast ballots in advance

News Room : September 23, 2017 7:19 am

WELLINGTON: New Zealand went to the polls to choose the make-up of its fifty-second Parliament on Saturday, in a close-run race between the governing National Party and the opposition Labour Party. Doors to the polling booths opened at 0900 local time, though a record number of voters had already cast their ballots in advance. Voting more »
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‘Face of evil’: Man gets life for killing 8 at hair salon

News Room : September 23, 2017 7:18 am

SANTA ANA, California: A California man who killed eight people at a hair salon in 2011 was sentenced to life without parole Friday in a courtroom packed with sobbing victims’ relatives, who shared vivid memories of their loved ones and wished the shooter a painful end in prison. Scott Dekraai, a 47-year-old former tugboat operator, more »
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Amnesty says fires continue at Rohingya villages in Myanmar

News Room : September 23, 2017 7:17 am

BANGKOK: Amnesty International said new satellite images and videos taken as recently as Friday afternoon in Myanmar’s Rakhine state show smoke rising from Rohingya Muslim villages, contradicting Aung San Suu Kyi’s claims that military operations there have ended. The London-based group said its sources in Rakhine claim the fires were started by members of the more »
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London parrot does online shopping by mimicking owner

News Room : September 22, 2017 6:49 am

LONDON: A pet parrot managed to place an online shopping order by mimicking its owner on a voice-controlled smart speaker, a British newspaper reported. Buddy the parrot ordered a £10 ($13.50, 11.50 euro) set of gift boxes via Amazon’s Alexa voice-controlled system, The Sun reported. The mystery order triggered an inquest in Corienne Pretorius’s house more »
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Alarm over flesh-eating ulcer cases in Australia

News Room : September 22, 2017 6:48 am

SYDNEY: The spread of a flesh-eating bacterial condition in Australia sparked calls Thursday for more government-funded research into the disease, which is normally limited to developing countries. Buruli ulcer, a leprosy-like disease that rots flesh, is usually found in parts of Africa and was named after the Ugandan village where it was discovered. It was more »
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Malaysia jails Indonesian pirates for foiled hijacking

News Room : September 22, 2017 6:47 am

KUALA LAMPUR: Eleven Indonesian pirates have been jailed for 16 years each for attempting to hijack an oil tanker off the coast of Malaysia, an official said Thursday. The pirates tried to hijack the Thai-flagged tanker, which was carrying seven million ringgit ($1.7 million) worth of diesel, off the coast of Terengganu state on peninsular more »
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Trump orders new sanctions to tighten screws on North Korea nuclear program

News Room : September 22, 2017 6:45 am

NEW YORK: US President Donald Trump announced sanctions on Thursday that open the door wider to blacklisting people and entities doing business with North Korea, including its shipping and trade networks, further tightening the screws on Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile program. Trump stopped short of going after North Korea’s biggest trading partner, China, and praised more »
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