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BREAKING: Five killed in suicide attack on Pakistan church

At least five people were killed and 15 wounded after two suicide attackers stormed a church in the restive southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta Sunday, officials said, just over a week before Christmas. Senior Quetta police official Abdul Razzaq Cheema

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Cashless: Beggars carry device to accept mobile money

Punch reports that in China, smartphones and QR codes have become tools of the trade for beggars. If you’re feeling generous and don’t have cash on you, you can still whip out your phone, scan a printed QR code and

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Four Palestinian shot dead by Israeli forces in Gaza

Four Palestinians were killed and hundreds wounded Friday in violence with Israeli forces across the Palestinian territories, as tens of thousands of people joined new protests against Washington’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. US President Donald Trump’s December 6

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Mugabe in Singapore for first trip since ouster

Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe, 93, who was ousted from power last month, has flown to Singapore for a medical check-up, his ex-spokesman said Thursday. Mugabe and his wife Grace have not been seen in public since he was forced

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Lawmaker commits suicide following sexual assault allegations

A Kentucky state lawmaker accused of molesting a teenage girl was found dead Wednesday with a gunshot wound to the head, in what authorities called a “probable suicide”, local media reported. State Representative Dan Johnson, a Republican, had earlier posted

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Court jails woman for having a miscarriage

A woman has been sentenced to 30 years’ imprisonment because she suffered a miscarriage. However, her case was prosecuted as a “homicide” under El Salvador’s anti-abortion law. Teodora Vásquez has so far spent 10 years in prison, during which she

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US embassy ‘not moving’ to Jerusalem before 2020

Rex Tillerson, US secretary of state, has said the American embassy in Israel is unlikely to be moved to Jerusalem before 2020. “It’s not going to be anything that happens right away,” US news daily, New York Times, quoted Tillerson

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Explosion kills bomb disposal expert in Somalia

An army colonel in the semi-autonomous Puntland region who also headed the region’s bomb disposal unit was killed on Tuesday after a roadside bomb he was defusing exploded, a military official said. The incident occurred on a road that links

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Terrorists deserves death penalty – Donald Trump talks tough

Individuals, convicted of terrorism charges, deserve “the strongest penalty allowed by law,” including death penalty, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday. On Monday, a man detonated a bomb inside a New York City subway passageway near the Port Authority

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Kenya’s opposition postpones ‘swearing-in’ of alternative president

Kenyan opposition has postponed plans to swear in its leader Raila Odinga as an alternative president, easing political tensions and opening a window for possible talks with the government of President Uhuru Kenyatta. Opposition coalition National Super Alliance Coalition (NASA)

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