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Belgian ex-soldier jailed for stabbing police officers

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Author: AFP Tue, 2017-10-10 15:09 ID: 1507637412497115400 BRUSSELS: A former Belgian soldier was sentenced Tuesday to nine years in prison for stabbing two police officers in what a court now says may have been an act of revenge rather than a terror attack. Hicham Diop was arrested on October 5 last year after he assaulted […]

Catalonia nears possible independence proclamation despite Madrid warnings

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Author: Reuters Tue, 2017-10-10 13:03 ID: 1507631932156746100 BARCELONA: Police tightened security at Catalonia’s parliament on Tuesday as regional leader Carles Puigdemont prepared to address a session that may unilaterally declare independence from Spain despite Madrid’s warnings of counter-measures. Puigdemont, a 54-year-old former journalist, was holding a cabinet meeting on Tuesday morning to decide how to […]

Myanmar takes first step toward calming communal hatred

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Author: Reuters Tue, 2017-10-10 12:58 ID: 1507632066856754400 YANGON: Myanmar launched on Tuesday its first bid to improve relations between followers of different religions since an eruption of deadly violence in August inflamed communal tension and triggered an exodus of some 520,000 Muslims to Bangladesh. Rohingya Muslims are still fleeing, more than six weeks after Rohingya […]

Pope to meet top Buddhist monks in Myanmar, address military

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Author: Reuters Tue, 2017-10-10 14:01 ID: 1507633711046853800 VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis will meet Myanmar’s top Buddhist monks, its military generals and civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi in November when he visits that country and Bangladesh, both caught up in a crisis over the Rohingya Muslim minority. According to a full program of the Nov. […]

UNHCR on ‘full alert’ as 11,000 Rohingya flee in a day

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Author: Reuters Tue, 2017-10-10 12:57 ID: 1507643496097704500 GENEVA: Bangladesh border guards reported more than 11,000 Rohingya refugees crossing into their country from Myanmar on Monday, in a sudden surge, the United Nations refugee agency said. More than half a million Rohingya have fled Myanmar since Aug. 25 after insurgent attacks on security forces triggered a […]

Magnitude-6.3 earthquake strikes northern Chile: USGS

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Author: AFP Tue, 2017-10-10 10:08 ID: 1507619653116107200 WASHINGTON: A 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck northern Chile early Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said. The tremor hit 70 kilometers (43 miles) east of the coastal city of Arica, which is near the border with Peru, the US agency said. The quake struck at a depth of 82 kilometers, […]

Philippine lawmakers reject fifth Duterte cabinet pick

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Author: Reuters Tue, 2017-10-10 10:37 ID: 1507621513416167300 MANILA, Philippines: Philippine lawmakers rejected President Rodrigo Duterte’s choice of health secretary on Tuesday, making her the fifth cabinet member to have been turned down since Duterte came to power.No reason was given for the rejection of Paulyn Ubial, who has been in public office for 27 years.In […]

Two prison inmates under investigation for plotting attacks in France

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Author: Reuters Tue, 2017-10-10 10:27 ID: 1507621032936145500 PARIS: Two inmates in a French prison have been placed under formal investigation days before their expected release from jail on suspicion of plotting attacks, a judicial source said on Tuesday.More than 240 people have been killed in France in attacks since 2015 by assailants who pledged allegiance […]

Vaccination begins in Bangladesh camps to head off cholera outbreak

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Author: Reuters Tue, 2017-10-10 09:08 ID: 1507617553686031600 COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh: The World Health Organization (WHO) began distributing 900,000 doses of cholera vaccine on Tuesday in Bangladesh’s camps for Rohingya refugees fleeing from Myanmar, as authorities rush to prevent a major outbreak of the deadly disease. More than 10,000 cases of diarrhea have been reported in […]

UN slaps global port ban on ships for N. Korea sanctions violations

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Author: AFP Tue, 2017-10-10 03:00 ID: 1507595196205302400 UNITED NATIONS, United States: The UN has slapped a global port ban on four vessels found violating sanctions against North Korea, the head of an expert panel said Monday in what he described as an unprecedented move. The United States led a drive at the Security Council to […]
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