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At least 18 killed, 50 injured as bus topples over in Hong Kong

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Author: AFPSat, 2018-02-10 18:32ID: 1518280013041231200HONG KONG: The driver of a double-decker bus that toppled over in Hong Kong killing at least 18 people and injuring more than 50 others on Saturday evening has been arrested for dangerous driving, police said. Images from the scene showed rescuers attempting to reach passengers trapped inside the bus, which lay on […]

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Critics in Merkel’s conservatives vow to block coalition projects

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Author: REUTERSSat, 2018-02-10 06:00ID: 1518281657301436100BERLIN: The business wing of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives on Saturday vowed to block certain projects included in this week’s coalition agreement with the Social Democrats (SPD), as tensions roiled both political blocs. Christian von Stetten of Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) said lawmakers in Parliament — not coalition negotiators — had the ultimate […]

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Ahead of Polish leader’s visit, Merkel moots ‘new chapter’ in ties

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Author: AFPSat, 2018-02-10 14:59ID: 1518281397811380300FRANKFURT AM MAIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday mooted a “new chapter” in relations with Poland, strained by Warsaw’s rejection of the EU’s mandatory refugee quotas as well as Poland’s controversial judicial reforms. Speaking ahead of a visit next Friday by Poland’s rightwing Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, Merkel said it would be […]

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How four British extremists went from West London to heading a brutal Daesh death cell

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Author: OLIVIA CUTHBERTSat, 2018-02-10 21:52ID: 1518278529091047100LONDON: Daesh militant Alexanda Kotey, known for his part in a brutal murder squad, is thought to have been fleeing to Turkey when he was seized by US-backed Kurdish forces in northern Syria. Kotey, 34, along with El Shafee Elsheikh, 29, was part of a notorious Daesh execution cell, known for participating […]

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Philippines set to impose total ban on deployment of Filipino workers to Kuwait

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Author: ELLIE ABENSat, 2018-02-10 20:54ID: 1518274495670611800MANILA: The Philippine government on Monday will order a total ban on the deployment of Filipino workers to Kuwait. This comes in the wake of the death of another Filipina, Joanna Daniela Dimapilis, whose body was found this week inside a freezer in an apartment in Kuwait which had been abandoned by […]

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S.Africa political deadlock as Zuma clings to power

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Author: AFPSat, 2018-02-10 12:46ID: 1518275247020682700JOHANNESBURG: South Africa’s political impasse deepened on Saturday with no resolution to extended talks over President Jacob Zuma’s expected departure from office after his own party called for him to resign. Cyril Ramaphosa, the president-in-waiting, and the ruling ANC party have said negotiations should be concluded within days, but have given no details […]

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Zimbabwe won’t return land to white farmers

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Author: AFPSat, 2018-02-10 17:49ID: 1518274259170589700HARARE: Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Saturday said the country will not return land seized from former white commercial farmers almost two decades ago. “It will never happen,” Mnangagwa said in a speech to his ZANU-PF party supporters in central Zimbabwe, broadcast on television. His statement comes two months after white farmer Robert […]

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Kenya’s poverty-stricken Turkana district dreams of oil wealth

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Author: REUTERSSat, 2018-02-10 15:06ID: 1518274577430620100LODWAR: The Turkanas are one of the smaller of Kenya’s 44 tribes, inhabiting the county of Turkana in the remote far north bordering South Sudan, Ethiopia and Uganda. Turkana is also the second-largest county by land mass in Kenya, a vast scrubland, long neglected by successive governments based in the capital Nairobi, but […]

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Publisher detained in China ‘confesses’, blames Sweden

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Author: AFPSat, 2018-02-10 10:39ID: 1518274084460572600SHANGHAI: Detained book publisher Gui Minhai has surfaced nearly three weeks after disappearing into police custody in China, confessing wrongdoing and accusing his adopted country Sweden of manipulating him like a “chess piece.” It was unclear whether the Chinese-born Gui’s statement was made under duress, but video of his confession shows him flanked […]

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City where extremist shot Africans braces for protest

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Author: APSat, 2018-02-10 03:00ID: 1518269453270046600ROME: The Italian city where a man with a neo-Nazi background shot and wounded six Africans is bracing for the possibility of violence around an anti-fascist protest march. Schools in the city of Macerata were ordered closed on Saturday, while public transportation was halted for the afternoon protest. City officials took the actions […]

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