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No to extravagance: fruit, prawns off the menu at China’s austere party Congress

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Author: Reuters Sun, 2017-10-15 08:08 ID: 1508048575546770200 BEIJING: No free fruit in hotel rooms, no free hair cuts and no prawns on the menu — delegates at this week’s Communist Party Congress in China can expect austere treatment in keeping with President Xi Jinping’s pledge to crack down on corruption and extravagance. Part of Xi’s […]

Virginia State shooting declared isolated incident by US police

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Author: Associated Press Sun, 2017-10-15 03:00 ID: 1508043376746563900 PETERSBURG, Va: Virginia State University remained on lockdown overnight after a campus shooting that authorities say was an isolated incident. University police tweeted on Saturday night, “Shooting on Campus — VSU is on lockdown. Avoid the area. Updates to follow.” The Chesterfield Police Department says in a […]

California ‘horror’ fires kill at least 40, deadliest in state history

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Author: Reuters Sun, 2017-10-15 03:00 ID: 1508031346796055400 SANTA ROSA, California: Fast-moving fires spread by shifting winds forced thousands more Californians to evacuate their homes on Saturday as the death toll from the deadliest blaze recorded in the state’s history rose to at least 40, with hundreds of people still missing. More than 10,000 firefighters supported […]

China Communist Party agrees to amend constitution at key conclave

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Author: AFP Sat, 2017-10-14 17:47 ID: 1508018735763173200 BEIJING: China’s Communist Party announced Saturday that it agreed to amend its constitution, ahead of a keenly-watched congress, with speculation mounting that leader Xi Jinping’s name will be added to the document, enshrining his legacy. The Central Committee said it had passed an amendment to the party’s constitution […]

Hillary Clinton says Brexit uncertainty affecting children

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Author: The Associated Press Sat, 2017-10-14 03:00 ID: 1508020768243269900 LONDON: Children are being given “short shrift” in the Brexit process, with some left feeling worried and unsafe, Hillary Clinton said Saturday. The 2016 US presidential candidate spoke at Swansea University in Wales, which presented her with an honorary doctorate. Clinton said uncertainty about the future […]

Wild elephants trample to death four Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

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Author: Reuters Sat, 2017-10-14 19:46 ID: 1508020270563247100 COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh: Wild elephants trampled sleeping Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh in the early hours of Saturday, killing three children and a woman in the second such incident since the arrival of hundreds of thousands of refugees from Myanmar in just a few weeks. Many trees on the […]

Rohingya refugee influx inspires Bangladeshi aid — and worry

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Author: The Associated Press Sun, 2017-10-15 03:00 ID: 1508030364396019600 DHAKA, Bangladesh: They had seen the images of Rohingya Muslim refugees arriving hungry and exhausted after traveling days without food to reach Myanmar’s border with Bangladesh. They had heard the stories of gunshot wounds and midnight escapes from angry mobs and soldiers. So when the rickshaw […]

Arrest at LaGuardia Airport disrupts travel

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Author: The Associated Press Sun, 2017-10-15 03:00 ID: 1508036800926318900 NEW YORK: A 70-year-old passenger who was arrested at New York’s LaGuardia Airport after authorities say he threatened a ticket agent has pleaded not guilty to making a terrorist threat. John Park of Farmington, Michigan, was released without bail after his arraignment late Saturday. Authorities say […]

Harvey Weinstein expelled from Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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Author: The Associated Press Sat, 2017-10-14 03:00 ID: 1508013905272886100 LOS ANGELES: Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has been revoked by its board. The decision was reached Saturday in an emergency session. It comes after recent reports by The New York Times and The New Yorker […]

Australian charged for drugs in Bali after escape bid: police

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Author: AFP Sat, 2017-10-14 10:50 ID: 1507971586929381100 DENPASAR, Indonesia: An Australian who was nabbed with drugs in his luggage in Bali and briefly escaped custody by climbing through a toilet air vent has been charged with narcotics possession, a police spokesman said Saturday.Joshua James Baker was detained after arriving at Bali’s Ngurah Rai airport from […]
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