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Philippines, China working out joint oil exploration in South China Sea

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ELLIE ABEN MANILA: The Philippines and China have formed a panel to study ways of jointly exploring energy resources in the disputed part of the South China Sea. “It’s a technical working group that will study the possibility of joint oil and gas cooperation. What they will look into is if they can come to […]

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Florida shooter Nikolas Cruz known for threatening behavior and disturbing social media posts

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AP FLORIDA: Students and neighbors describe the suspect in the deadly rampage at a Florida high school as a troubled teenager who threatened and harassed peers, talked about killing animals, posed with guns in disturbing photos on social media, and bragged about target practice in his backyard with a pellet gun. Nikolas Cruz, 19, had […]

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UK blames Russian military for ‘NotPetya’ cyber-attack

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AFP LONDON: Britain on Thursday accused the Russian military of being behind last year’s “NotPetya” cyber-attack, which started in Ukraine and Russia before spreading globally, affecting thousands of computers. “The UK Government judges that the Russian Government, specifically the Russian military, was responsible for the destructive NotPetya cyber-attack of June 2017,” Foreign Office Minister Tariq […]

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Oprah confirms no plans to run for US president

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AFP NEW YORK: Talk show icon Oprah Winfrey has again confirmed she has no intention of running for US president, despite revealing that would-be donors offered to raise $1 billion for her to take on Donald Trump in 2020. The 64-year-old billionaire prompted a blaze of speculation last month that she might be nurturing political […]

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Building under construction collapses in India; 3 dead

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AP BANGALORE: A five-story building under construction collapsed Thursday in southern India, killing at least three workers and trapping several others, a fire official said. The official, M.N. Reddi, said at least seven people have been rescued from the building, which collapsed in eastern Bangalore, a hub of India’s information technology industry, in Karnataka state. […]

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Trump cites mental health in shooting, no mention of guns

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AP WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump struck a solemn tone Thursday after the deadly school shooting in Florida, describing a “scene of terrible violence, hatred and evil” and promising to “tackle the difficult issue of mental health,” but avoiding any mention of guns. Taking up the now-familiar ritual of public consolation after terrible violence, Trump spoke […]

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UN: 200,000 more South Sudan refugees expected in Sudan

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Author: AFPThu, 2018-02-15 20:13ID: 1518718463781354700KHARTOUM: About another 200,000 South Sudanese refugees are expected to arrive in Sudan this year, fleeing fighting and food insecurity in their country, the United Nations said Thursday. South Sudan, the world’s youngest nation, descended into civil war just two years after it split from the north in 2011. Since the war erupted […]

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US court says Trump travel ban unlawfully discriminates against Muslims

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REUTERS WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump’s travel ban targeting people from six Muslim-majority countries violates the US Constitution by discriminating on the basis of religion, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday in another legal setback for the policy. The Richmond-based 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals, on a 9-4 vote, became the second federal appeals […]

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Pakistani fishermen bear the brunt of strained ties with India

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Author: NAIMAT KHANKARACHI: Amir Hamza’s five children have been waiting to hear from their ailing father for more than two months.  The last time they saw their father he bought them groceries before boarding a fishing vessel at the Ibrahim Haideri Jetty. The boat was then seized by Indian Coast Guards. That happened on Nov. 30 […]

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Mexican police destroy 1,190 acres of opium poppies

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Author: APThu, 2018-02-15 03:00ID: 1518711280400461000MEXICO CITY: Mexican federal police say they have found and destroyed about 1,190 acres (482 hectares) of opium poppies in raids in the Pacific coast state of Guerrero. The federal police said Wednesday the poppies were found planted in 47 plots in the mountain township of Leonardo Bravo. The plots were estimated to […]

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