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Ecuador earthquake: Death toll at 650, over 100 people rescued from deep rubble

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Quito(Ecuador): Nearly 650 people are now known to have died in the strong earthquake that hit Ecuador one week ago, President Rafael Correa said Saturday, as …

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Escaping ISIS: Minor sex slave describes moment she fleed from captivity

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Mosul, Iraq: In a horrific revelation, a 12-year-old girl confessed how she escaped from the clutches of Islamic State fighters by slipping sleeping pills in their …

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All is not well in Nepal a year after quake

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Kathmandu: A year after the 7.9 magnitude Gorkha quake that claimed 9,000 lives and damaged billions of dollars-worth property, the Nepal government has done too little …

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Queen banned Obama’s choppers from landing on Windsor lawns

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London: Barack Obama may be the world’s most powerful man but Queen Elizabeth II forced him to slash by half the number of choppers his Secret Service …

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Suicide attacks in Iraq kill at least 14 people

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Suicide attacks targeting security forces in two Baghdad suburbs have killed at least 14 people and wounded dozens, officials said Sunday. A suicide car bomb struck …

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10,000 migrants pour into Austria as crisis deepens

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Vienna: Austria was bracing for an influx of 10,000 migrants as Europe’s increasingly divided countries stepped up efforts to push the wave of desperate humanity on …

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Japan maglev train breaks world speed record again by hitting 603km/h

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A Japanese magnetic levitation train has broken its own world speed record, hitting 603km/h (374mph) in a test run near Mount Fuji. The train beat the …

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Siege at Somali hotel ends, 17 dead

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Somali troops on Saturday took full control of a hotel that extremist gunmen stormed and occupied for more than 12 hours following a suicide bombing. At …

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142 killed in Yemen mosque bombings, Islamic State claims responsibility

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Suicide bombings claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group killed at least 142 people Friday at mosques in the Yemeni capital, in an attack targeting Shiite …

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IMF raises India growth forecast to 7.2% for current fiscal

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Terming Indian economy a “bright spot” on the global economic landscape, IMF on Wednesday raised its growth forecast for the current fiscal to 7.2%, even as …

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At least 33 killed in suicide bombing in central Yemen

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SANAA: A suicide bomber killed at least 33 people in central Yemen on Wednesday when he blew himself up at a cultural centre where students were …

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Ferguson ruling sparks ‘worst’ riots

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The US town of Ferguson has seen rioting and looting after a jury decided not to bring charges over the killing of a black teenager. Michael …

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Gunmen Take Hundreds of Students Hostage on Iraq University Campus

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Iraq:  Gunmen occupied a university in Iraq’s western province of Anbar on Saturday, taking hundreds of students and their professors hostage on campus, security sources said.After fighting …

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Ukraine approaching point of no return, says UN chief

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Ukraine is edging towards “the point of no return”, a senior UN official says, amid rising tensions between security forces and pro-Russia separatists. UN Assistant Secretary …

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Afghan landslide: 350 dead, hundreds missing

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More than 300 people were killed and hundreds of others feared dead after a landslide buried an Afghan village, officials said, as rescue teams on Saturday …

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Vladimir Putin signs treaty to make Crimea part of Russia

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MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday signed a treaty making Crimea part of Russia, in a historic redrawing of Russia’s borders after he declared that the …

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Crimea exit poll: Around 93% back Russia union

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Around 93% of voters in Crimea have backed joining Russia and seceding from Ukraine, according to exit polls quoted by Russian news agencies. Polls closed at …

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Nigeria attacks: 100 killed in attacks on villages in Kaduna

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At least 100 villagers have been killed in Nigeria’s central Kaduna state in attacks linked to disputes between ethnic groups, officials say. Heavily armed men entered …

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Malaysian Official: The Missing Plane Was Hijacked

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A Malaysian official said investigators concluded the missing Malaysia Airlines flight was hijacked and steered off its original course, the AP reported late Friday evening. From AP: …

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G7 warns Russia on ‘annexing’ Crimea

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Leaders of the G7 group of nations have called on Russia to stop all efforts to “annex” Ukraine’s Crimea region. They said if Russia took such …