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Indonesian police arrest at least 20 amid post-election violence

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May 22, 2019 09:42 am

 Indonesian police have arrested at least 20 people accused of provoking riots in Jakarta following official results showing President Joko Widodo had been re-elected, a po...


U.S. eases curbs on Huawei; founder says clampdown underestimates Chinese firm

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May 22, 2019 09:26 am

The United States has temporarily eased trade restrictions on China’s Huawei to minimize disruption for its customers, a move the founder of the world’s largest tele...


Police file New Zealand's first terrorism charge over mosque shootings

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May 21, 2019 12:45 pm

New Zealand police have charged the man accused of murder in shootings at two Christchurch mosques in March with engaging in a terrorist act, the first time such a charge had be...


Former F1 champion Niki Lauda dies at 70

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May 21, 2019 11:33 am

Legendary Formula One driver Niki Lauda has died at the age of 70, his family said in a statement released to Austrian media early Tuesday. "With deep sadness, we a...


Thirty-two dead in Tajikistan prison riot

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May 21, 2019 10:15 am

At least 32 people were killed in a prison riot in Tajikistan, including 19 members of the Islamic State jihadist group and three guards, authorities said Monday. Five i...


All shook up: Brexit Party's Nigel Farage doused with milkshake on campaign

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May 21, 2019 09:46 am

Nigel Farage, the leader of Britain’s Brexit Party, was doused in milkshake by a protestor on Monday, the latest anti-EU figure to be targeted during campaigning for the E...


New Zealand investigators re-enter disaster-stricken mine after eight years

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May 21, 2019 09:41 am

Mining experts on Tuesday re-entered a coal mine shuttered for more than eight years after one of New Zealand’s worst industrial disasters killed 29 men, the government sa...


Bomb blast hits tourist bus near Egypt pyramids

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May 21, 2019 09:37 am

A bomb blast hit a tourist bus near Egypt's famed Giza pyramids on Sunday, wounding some of them, including South Africans, in the latest blow to the country's tourism i...


Indonesia's Joko Widodo wins second term as president

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May 21, 2019 09:35 am

Indonesia's Joko Widodo won another term as president of the world's third-biggest democracy, official results showed Tuesday, after his rival Prabowo Subianto, a retire...


Nine Islamic State militants killed in southwest Pakistan raid

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May 17, 2019 03:47 pm

Pakistani security forces killed nine Islamic State militants during an hours-long raid near Quetta in the restive southwest of the country that has been hit by repeated jihadis...


'The world still has not done anything,' says slain Saudi journalist's fiancee

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May 17, 2019 03:38 pm

Hatice Cengiz, the fiancee of Jamal Khashoggi, the journalist murdered at a Saudi Arabian consulate in Turkey last year, said on Thursday she could not believe that no one has y...


India's Modi chooses woman facing terrorism charges as election candidate

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May 17, 2019 03:29 pm

For nearly a decade, Pragya Thakur was known mostly as the saffron-clad Hindu ascetic shuttling in and out of Indian courts, flanked by police, facing charges under an anti-terr...


Study urges mandatory measles jabs as cases surge

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May 17, 2019 03:16 pm

(AFP) Vaccination against measles should be mandatory for children before they start school in order to prevent future outbreaks of the resurgent disease, according to new analy...


Taiwan approves same-sex marriage in first for Asia

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May 17, 2019 03:03 pm

Taiwan's parliament legalised same-sex marriage on Friday in a landmark first for Asia as the government survived a last-minute attempt by conservatives to pass watered-down...


Alabama boycott builds as states retaliate against abortion law

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May 17, 2019 02:52 pm

A movement to boycott Alabama over its near-ban on abortion gained momentum Thursday as officials in Maryland and Colorado called for economic retaliation and online flyers urge...


Airlines face scramble to restore 737 MAX flights once regulators approve fix

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May 17, 2019 02:49 pm

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Once global regulators clear Boeing Co’s 737 MAX to fly again after deadly crashes, airlines which have put their fleets into mechanical hibernation si...


Washington orders some U.S. government employees to leave Iraq

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May 15, 2019 01:57 pm

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Wednesday ordered the departure of “non-emergency government employees” from Iraq, the U.S. embassy in Baghdad s...


WhatsApp security breach may have targeted human rights groups

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May 15, 2019 01:52 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - WhatsApp said on Tuesday that a security breach on its messaging app had signs of coming from a government using surveillance technology developed by a pr...


Facebook restricts Live feature, citing New Zealand shooting

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May 15, 2019 12:22 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it was tightening rules around its livestreaming feature ahead of a meeting of world leaders aimed at curbing online viole...


Exclusive: Trump expected to sign order paving way for U.S. telecoms ban on Huawei

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May 15, 2019 10:46 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order this week barring U.S. companies from using telecommunications equipment made by firms posin...


WhatsApp urges users to upgrade app after report of spyware attack

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May 14, 2019 02:55 pm

  JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Facebook’s WhatsApp on Tuesday urged users to upgrade to the latest version of its popular messaging app following a report that users...


Sweden reopens Assange rape investigation, to seek extradition

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May 13, 2019 04:59 pm

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden reopened an investigation into a rape allegation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Monday and will seek his extradition from Britain, pote...


Gunmen kill six during Catholic mass in Burkina Faso

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May 13, 2019 11:41 am

Gunmen killed a priest and five parishioners during mass Sunday in an attack on a Catholic church in Dablo, northern Burkina Faso, security sources and a local official said. ...


'I am the original': Modi lookalike hits campaign trail

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May 13, 2019 11:39 am

His white beard neatly trimmed and a sleeveless jacket thrown over his traditional Indian shirt, Abhinandan Pathak turns heads thanks to an uncanny resemblance to the country...


New Zealand begins inquiry into Christchurch's mosques massacre

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May 13, 2019 11:34 am

An inquiry into Christchurch’s mosques shooting massacre began hearing evidence on Monday, as New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern prepared to co-host a meeting in Fr...


Three Thais accused of insulting the King have disappeared: Rights groups

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May 10, 2019 12:38 pm

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Three Thai activists facing charges of insulting the monarchy have disappeared after reportedly being arrested in Vietnam, rights groups said on Friday, mont...


Whistleblower says Facebook generating terror content

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May 10, 2019 11:26 am

Facebook is unwittingly auto-generating content for terror-linked groups that its artificial intelligence systems do not recognize as extremist, according to a complaint made pu...


In happy Bhutan, the PM is a doc on Saturdays

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May 09, 2019 11:41 am

(AFP) It's Saturday in Bhutan and Lotay Tshering has just completed urinary bladder repair surgery on a patient at the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital. ...


Beast from the east: Indian soldiers reckon they've found Yeti footprints

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May 09, 2019 11:27 am

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Mountaineers from the Indian army on a expedition in Nepal have found mysterious large footprints in the snow that they think belong to the Yeti, or the ab...


Typo on Aussie $50 brings blushes for central bank

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May 09, 2019 11:24 am

Red-faced bank bosses in Australia admitted to an embarrassing error Thursday, revealing their state-of-the-art $50 note had a typo. The yellow and green note, which is ...




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