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Rakhine Buddhist militants kill 13 in Independence Day attack on Myanmar police posts

YANGON Buddhist Rakhine insurgents killed 13 policemen and injured nine in attacks on four police posts in Myanmar’s Rakhine state on Friday as the country marked Independence Day, the official news agency said. Fighting resurged in Rakhine in early December between government forces and the rebel Arakan Army, which wants …

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Nepal’s new law requires children to deposit money in parents’ bank account

KATHMANDU (NEPAL) The Nepal government is set to introduce a law which makes it mandatory for the children to deposit 5 to 10 per of their income into the bank accounts of parents to ensure their wellbeing, a spokesperson said Friday. According to Prime Minister’s press advisor Kundan Aryal, a Cabinet meeting has decided to present a bill on amendment …

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Pompeo to seek Khashoggi case update on Middle East trip

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will seek an update to Saudi Arabia’s investigation into the October killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi when he visits Riyadh during a trip to the Middle East next week, the State Department said on Friday. Khashoggi, a U.S.-based Washington Post journalist from Saudi …

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‘We’re gonna impeach the mother****er”: Democrat Rashida Tlaib makes profanity-laced vow to impeach Trump

WASHINGTON A Democratic congresswoman kicked off her term with an expletive-laced vow to impeach US President Donald Trump, triggering Republican outrage and testing party discipline a day after Democrats regained the House. As a clip of Michigan Democrat Rashida Tlaib’s animated comments circulated widely on social media, Trump on Friday …

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US says no timeline for Syria withdrawal as fighting continues

WASHINGTON The United States has no timeline for the withdrawal of American troops from Syria but does not plan to stay indefinitely, a senior State Department official said on Friday, sending a strong signal that U.S. forces could stay until the fight against Islamic State militants is over. U.S.-backed forces …

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Muslims attack Ghana church after local pastor predicts Imam’s death

ACCRA (GHANA) Angry young Muslims attacked a charismatic church in Ghana’s capital Accra after its pastor predicted the country’s chief imam would die this year, religious leaders said on Friday. Wielding clubs and machetes, they attacked a security guard at the entrance to the Glorious Word and Power Ministry church …

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German politicians’ data, including that of Angela Merkel published online in massive breach

BERLIN Personal data and documents from hundreds of German politicians and public figures have been published online, in what appears one of the most far-reaching cyber attacks in a country that has become a target of choice for hackers. It was unclear if the breach, which triggered an emergency meeting …

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‘Crazy and frazzled’ knifeman goes on Sydney bumper car rampage before killing himself

SYDNEY An Australian man rammed his four-wheel drive into a Sydney police car, hijacked a supermarket delivery truck and taxi, rammed other cars and stabbed and wounded a passerby before killing himself in front of police on Friday. The dramatic chain of events, which police said was not terror-related, began …

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