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Malaysia appoints ethnic Indian as new attorney general

Tommy Thomas. Photo: Collected Kuala Lumpur, Jun 5 : Malaysia’s king has approved the appointment of an ethnic Indian lawyer as the new attorney general, amid protests from Islamic groups that the job must be held by a Muslim. A ...

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First Saudi women receive driving licenses amid crackdown

Tahani Aldosemani, Assistant Professor at Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University in Al-Kharj, as she displays her brand new driving license, at the General Department of Traffic in the capital, Riyadh, Monday, June 4, 2018 DUBAI, Jun 5 : Saudi Arabia ...

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Lava from Hawaii volcano destroys 117 Big Island homes

This satellite image provided by Digital Globe captured June 3, 2018, shows advancing lava flows on Hawaii as they approach Kapoho Bay and the Vacationland residential neighborhood. Honolulu, Jun 5 :  Lava from Hawaii’s erupting Kilauea volcano has destroyed more ...

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At Trump-Kim summit, don’t expect N. Korea to foot the bill

In this April 27, 2018, file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, right, walk together through a honor guard at the border village of Panmunjom in the South Korean side of the ...

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Guatemala volcano death toll up to 65, expected to rise

A firefighter carries the body of a child recovered near the Volcan de Fuego, which means in Spanish Volcano of Fire, in Escuintla, Guatemala, Monday, June 4, 2018. El Rodeo, Jun 5 : Rescuers pulled survivors and bodies from the ...

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Kabul suicide bombing targets clerics, kills 4

Dhaka, Jun 4 : The Kabul police say a suicide bombing in the Afghan capital near a gathering of the country’s top clerics has killed at least four people and wounded a fifth person. Ghafor Aziz, police chief of Kabul’s ...

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Merkel aware of Germany refugee agency chaos in 2017

Berlin, Jun 4 : German Chancellor Angela Merkel is coming under pressure to address allegations that she knew as early as last year about mismanagement in the government office for refugees that came to light recently. The newspaper Bild am ...

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Populists campaign in Sicily after forming Italy government

Rome, Jun 4 : Days after taking office, the two pillars of Italy’s first populist government led rallies Sunday in Sicily to maintain their popular support while detailing their strategies for deporting migrants and implementing other campaign promises that helped ...

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At least 46 migrants drown off Tunisia; 9 killed off Turkey

Madrid, Jun 4 : A boat carrying migrants toward Europe sank off the coast of Tunisia and at least 46 people drowned, though dozens more could be missing, the North African nation’s defense ministry said Sunday. The ministry said 68 ...

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Nicaraguan Cardinal emeritus Miguel Obando dies at 92

Managua, Jun 4 : Cardinal emeritus Miguel Obando y Bravo, who clashed with Nicaragua’s Sandinista leaders and later reconciled with them, died Sunday at age 92, the country’s Roman Catholic Church announced. The Nicaraguan Bishops’ Conference said in a statement ...

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