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Saudi teen who fled family leaves Thailand for asylum in Canada, deletes Twitter account death threats

BANGKOK/TORONTO An 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family saying she feared for her life has been granted asylum in Canada, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday, as Thai officials confirmed the teen was en route to Toronto. Trudeau said United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) had …

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Chinese children given expired polio vaccines in latest scare

BEIJING At least 145 children were administered expired polio vaccines in eastern China, state media reported, despite the government promising to prevent such lapses in the industry following a major scandal last year. Thirteen county-level health officials in Jiangsu province have been dismissed since the case came to light earlier …

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Will to survive: Wisconsin girl, missing for months, escapes captor who murdered her parents

WISCONSIN (US) A 21-year-old Wisconsin man was charged on Friday with holding a 13-year-old girl captive for three months after murdering her parents, one day after the teen managed to escape and was discovered by a woman walking her dog. Thousands of volunteers and hundreds of law enforcement officers had …

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Myanmar Reuters journalists, jailed for reporting Rohingya genocide, lose appeal against 7-year sentence

YANGON Two Reuters journalists jailed for seven years while investigating atrocities committed against the Rohingya in Myanmar had their appeal dismissed Friday, dismaying colleagues and tearful family members who had held slim hopes they would walk free. Reporters Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, were arrested in Yangon …

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‘We want our pay!’ furloughed US workers shout at White House

WASHINGTON Hundreds of furloughed federal employees chanting “We want our pay!” marched on the White House on Thursday, the 20th day of a partial government shutdown over U.S. President Donald Trump’s demand for border wall funding. “Stop the shutdown!” protesters shouted in the bitter cold at the union-organized demonstration that …

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Kamala Harris says inspired by her ‘superhero’ Indian-American mother

WASHINGTON Senator Kamala Harris, who is eyeing to challenge President Donald Trump in the 2020 elections, has credited her Indian-American “superhero” mother for instilling in her the sense of responsibility that motivates her political career. Harris, 54, is the first Indian-origin Senator in the US. Her mother Shyamala Gopalan Harris immigrated to the US for studies at the age of …

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Brother of slain Indian-origin cop supports Trump on border security

WASHINGTON Reggie Singh, the brother of Indian-origin policeman Ronil “Ron” Singh killed in California and described a national hero by Donald Trump, has said he supported the US president’s efforts on border security so that others do not experience what his family has been going through since the incident. Corporal Ronil Singh, 33, of the Newman Police …

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