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Death toll from Sudan protests rises to 24

Anti-government protests that have rocked Sudan since last month have left 24 people dead, an official said on Saturday, without specifying how they died. Demonstrations that erupted in the provinces on December 19 after the government tripled the price of ...

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At least six killed in police station attack in W. Afghanistan

Afghanistan, Jan 13 : At least six people, including an assailant, were killed after Taliban gunmen attacked a police station in Herat city, capital of western Afghan province of Herat overnight, provincial government spokesman said Sunday. The incident occurred late ...

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Coal mine collapses in northern China, killing at least 21

Beijing, Jan 13 : Twenty-one coal miners were killed when a mine collapsed in northern China, state media reported Sunday. The disaster occurred Saturday in Shenmu in Shaanxi province in the heart of the country’s coal-mining belt, according to state ...

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Storm dumps snow on Midwest; at least 5 dead in crashes

Photo: Jeff Clifford digs out his girlfriend’s car from a pile of snow on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, in St. Louis. A winter storm swept the region this weekend, snarling traffic in several states and leaving thousands without power. St. ...

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Trump says changes coming on high-tech visas

US President Donald Trump.  file photo President Donald Trump says changes are coming in the way that the U.S. handles temporary H1-B visas, which allow American companies to bring high-tech and other skilled workers into the U.S. from abroad. Trump ...

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Myanmar court rejects appeal by jailed Reuters reporters

A Myanmar court on Friday rejected the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail on charges of breaking the Official Secrets Act, saying the defense had not provided sufficient evidence to show they were innocent. Wa ...

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Trump closer to declaring emergency; 800,000 won’t get paid

Photo: IRS worker Christine Helquist joins a federal workers protest rally outside the Federal Building, Thursday, Jan, 10, 2019, in Ogden, Utah. Washington, Jan 11 : President Donald Trump is edging closer to declaring a national emergency to fund his ...

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Isolation greets Maduro’s new term as Venezuela’s president

photo: Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro makes a victory sign during his swearing-in ceremony at the Supreme Court in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Jan 10, 2019. Venezuela, Jan 11 : President Nicolas Maduro celebrated the start to a second term as Venezuela’s ...

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Disguised gunmen kill four volunteers guarding Thai school

Attackers disguised as state security staff have killed four paramilitary volunteers guarding a school in conflict-hit southern Thailand, police said. The gunmen approached the armed territorial defence volunteers at the school in Pattani province and shot them dead shortly before ...

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Grisly Mexican gang battle near US border leaves 21 dead

The charred remains of 21 people killed in a suspected gang battle have been found in a Mexican border town, just over the river from where U.S. President Donald Trump was seeking to win support on Thursday for his plan ...

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