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Saudi prosecutor seeks death penalties in Khashoggi case

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January 04, 2019 08:46 am

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabian prosecutors is seeking the death penalty for five of the 11 suspects detained over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the state news agenc...


Lion Air ends search for 2nd black box from crashed Boeing 737

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January 03, 2019 01:07 pm

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Lion Air said on Thursday it had ended its search for the second black box voice recorder from its Boeing 737 MAX jet that crashed into the Java Sea on Oct. ...


Bangladesh opposition boycotts swearing-in amid calls to probe vote rigging

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January 03, 2019 01:04 pm

DHAKA (Reuters) - Opposition members of Bangladesh’s parliament boycotted a swearing-in ceremony on Thursday, after rejecting results of a general election that they said ...


China 'lifts mysterious veil' by landing probe on dark side of the moon

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January 03, 2019 12:55 pm

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese space probe successfully touched down on the far side of the moon on Thursday, state media said, hailing it as an historic first landing there on a...


Mexican mayor shot dead within hours of taking office

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January 03, 2019 11:23 am

Several gunmen burst into the home of a newly elected Mexican mayor and shot her dead on Saturday, just hours into her tenure, police said. Gisela Mota, 33, a left-of-ce...


Cathay Pacific makes good on first-class ticket blunderĀ 

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January 03, 2019 10:33 am

HONG KONG, REUTERS, Jan 3 - Cathay Pacific Airways said it would guarantee thousands of first and business-class flights sold at huge discounts after a ticketing error, calling ...


Gold set for first annual decline in three years

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December 31, 2018 12:32 pm

Gold fell on Monday as equities gained on likely progress in Sino-U.S. trade standoff, amid bullion prices heading for their first annual decline since 2015, losing to the dolla...


Lion kills worker at US wildlife park

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December 31, 2018 12:30 pm

A lion attacked and killed a young American woman who had just started working at the facility where it was kept, the center said Sunday. Alexandra Black, 22, was passio...


Philippine storm death toll surges to 68

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December 31, 2018 12:28 pm

The death toll from a storm that struck the Philippines shortly after Christmas rose to 68 with the number of fatalities expected to climb even higher, civil defence officials s...


6.9-magnitude quake hits Philippines triggering small tsunami

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December 29, 2018 11:19 am

A 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck off the Philippine island of Mindanao on Saturday triggering a tsunami warning, with small waves expected to hit southern parts of the country ...




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MP Susantha Punchinilame today (Jan 22) told Parliament that he would not hesitate to use his official firearm for his personal security. ...

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