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Chinese man ‘with 17 girlfriends’ arrested for fraud

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A Chinese man who was caught cheating on 17 girlfriends at once has been arrested for fraud. The man from Hunan province made headlines last month when all 17 women discovered each other when they rushed to his hospital bedside. The allegation of fraud relates to sums of money which he regularly took from the […]

May 19th, 2015 | Posted in World | Read More »

Germanwings plane crash: All victims identified

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All the human remains found at the scene of the Germanwings air crash have been identified and will be returned to their families, a French prosecutor says. The plane crashed in the French Alps on March 24 with 150 people on board. Investigators say co-pilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately crashed the plane after locking the pilot […]

May 19th, 2015 | Posted in Europe,World | Read More »

Police in Texas call for motorcycle gang truce

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Police in Texas are calling on members of rival motorcycle gangs to stop fighting after a deadly weekend shootout in Waco left nine dead. Sgt Patrick Swanton said: “There has been enough tragedy and there has been enough bloodshed.” Seven people remain in hospital and 170 are in custody. About 50 weapons were recovered from […]

May 19th, 2015 | Posted in America,World | Read More »

Zimbabwe cricketers in Pakistan for first tour since 2009

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Zimbabwe’s cricket team is in Pakistan, the first Test-playing nation to visit the country in six years. Thousands of security personnel were deployed as the team were taken from Lahore airport to a city hotel. Pakistan has hosted no top-level international cricket since Sri Lanka’s team bus was attacked by gunmen in Lahore in 2009. […]

May 19th, 2015 | Posted in Asia,World | Read More »

Afghan police jailed over Farkhunda mob killing

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Eleven Afghan policemen have been sentenced to one year in prison for failing to protect a woman killed by a mob in the capital Kabul in March. The 28-year-old woman called Farkhunda was beaten to death after being accused of burning a copy of the Koran, although witnesses say she did not. Earlier this month […]

May 19th, 2015 | Posted in Asia,World | Read More »

Ramadi battle: IS prepares to defend seized Iraqi city

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Islamic State militants are preparing to defend the Iraqi city of Ramadi, witnesses say, as Iranian-backed militiamen gather east of the city. Residents said IS fighters had set up defensive positions and laid landmines after capturing the city on Sunday. Militants were also going door-to-door looking for government sympathisers and throwing bodies in the Euphrates […]

May 19th, 2015 | Posted in World | Read More »

Russia bans ‘undesirable’ international organisations ahead of 2016 elections

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Human rights groups fear law, which could cover businesses as well as NGOs, is being adopted early to quash opposition to Kremlin Russia’s parliament has passed a law banning “undesirable” international organisations, raising fears of a further crackdown on voices critical of the Kremlin. According to the legislation, the prosecutor general and foreign ministry can […]

May 19th, 2015 | Posted in World | Read More »

Turkey: three held over shooting of female talent show contestant

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Mutlu Kaya, 19, in critical condition after being shot in head following death threats for singing in TV competition Turkish police have detained three people in connection with the shooting of a young woman who had received death threats for competing in a television talent show. Mutlu Kaya, 19, is in a critical condition in […]

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Italian coastguards: military action will not solve Mediterranean migrant crisis

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Guardia Costiera officers call for increased focus on saving migrants’ lives and more large-scale naval ships to be put under Italian command The Italian coastguards leading migrant rescue missions in the southern Mediterranean have voiced concern about the EU’s migration strategy, arguing that military operations will not stop migration to Europe and calling instead for […]

May 19th, 2015 | Posted in Africa,World | Read More »

Hillary Clinton breaks media silence and insists: ‘I want those emails out’

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In testy exchange, Clinton urges State Department to ‘expedite’ release of her personal emails, and defends controversial donations to her family foundation Hillary Clinton has broken a month’s media silence with a brief, but testy, exchange of questions with reporters that saw her demand the swift release of her personal emails and defend money received […]

May 19th, 2015 | Posted in America,World | Read More »