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Palestinian government sworn in, again, after botched oath

Photo: Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Ishtayeh walks during a swearing in of the new government in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Saturday, April 13, 2019. West Bank, Apr 15 : The Palestinian Authority government has been sworn in a second time in as many days after the prime minister and his Cabinet failed to recite part of the oath. ...

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Ivanka Trump honors victims of Ethiopian air crash

Photo: White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump, right, is greeted as she arrives for a ceremony at Holy Trinity Cathedral honoring the victims of the Ethiopian Airlines crash, Monday April 15, 2019, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Ethiopia, Apr 15 : During a visit to Addis Ababa, Ivanka Trump has honored victims of the Ethiopian Airlines crash that occurred soon after ...

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UN says fighting over Libya’s Tripoli has killed 121

The UN health agency says ongoing clashes between rival militias for control of Libya’s capital have killed at least 121 people. The World Health Organization says Sunday that 561 others have been wounded since the self-styled Libyan National Army launched a major military offensive on April 5.The fighting pits the LNA, led by Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter, against rival militias ...

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3 killed, 4 injured in Nepal plane crash near Mount Everest

Photo: Hospital officials unload the dead body of a plane crash victim outside the Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, April 14, 2019. Kathmandu, Apr 14 : A small passenger plane crashed into a parked helicopter during takeoff at the only airport in Nepal’s Everest region on Sunday, killing at least three people and injuring four others, officials said. The ...

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Palestinian president swears in new government

Photo: Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Ishtayeh talks during a swearing in of the new government in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Saturday, April 13, 2019. Ramallah, Apr 14 : A new government for the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority was sworn in Saturday, led by a veteran peace negotiator and harsh critic of Gaza’s Hamas rulers. President Mahmoud Abbas picked ...

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Death toll from collapse of buildings in Brazil rises to 8

Rescuers still hope to find survivors in the rubble of a pair of collapsed buildings in Rio de Janeiro, officials said Saturday, as the death toll from the disaster rose to eight with 16 people listed as missing. The condemned four-story buildings collapsed Friday in the hillside neighborhood of Itanhanga, an area that was hard hit by recent heavy rains ...

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Maneka Gandhi gets notice after her vote call to Muslims sparks row

Union minister Maneka Gandhi, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate for the Sultanpur, found herself in a controversy on Friday over what was seen as a veiled threat to Muslim voters. At an election rally in Muslim-dominated Turab Khani village, Gandhi said Muslims would not get jobs if they didn’t vote for her. She also said she wouldn’t like to ...

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Ex-Obama aide Greg Craig charged in Mueller-related investigation

A former Obama White House counsel has been charged by a grand jury with lying to officials and concealing information about his lobbying efforts in Ukraine. The case against Gregory Craig, 74, arose from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s inquiry into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election.His lobbying was allegedly linked to ex-Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort’s political efforts in ...

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Bombing at open-air market in southwest Pakistan kills 16

A powerful bomb went off at an open-air market in the southwestern city of Quetta on Friday, killing at least 16 people and wounding several others, police and hospital officials said. The bombing took place near a residential area where minority Shiite Muslims live, according to senior police chief Abdur Razzaq Cheema.He said authorities transported the dead and wounded to ...

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Australian election May 18 to be fought on refugees, economy

Photo: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, second left, shakes hands with Governor General Peter Cosgrove as he leaves Government House in Canberra, Thursday, April 11, 2019, after a meeting to dissolve parliament and head for a Federal Election. Canberra, Apr 11 : Australia’s prime minister on Thursday called a May 18 election that will be fought on issues including climate ...

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