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Sudanese activists: 7 more killed in clashes with police

Activists behind anti-government demonstrations in Sudan say security forces have killed at least seven people, including a military officer, in another attempt to break up a sit-in outside the military headquarters in the capital. Sarah Abdel-Jaleel, spokeswoman for the Sudanese Professionals Association, says clashes erupted early on Tuesday between security forces and protesters who have been camping out in front ...

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Malaysia’s Mahathir says anti-fake news laws could be abused

Photo: Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, right, shakes hands with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong after a press conference in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Putrajaya, Apr 9 : Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Tuesday defended Singapore’s proposed law to fight “online falsehoods,” but his Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohamad warned that anti-fake news laws were a double-edged ...

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Netanyahu’s challenger urges Israelis to vote for ‘new dawn’

Photo: Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz, right, casts his vote with his wife Revital Gantz left, and former Israeli Chief of Staff Benny Gantz during Israel’s parliamentary elections in Rosh Haayin, Israel, Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Jerusalem, Apr 9 : Israeli voters began casting ballots Tuesday in parliamentary elections that will determine whether longtime Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ...

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Nxivm: Actress Allison Mack pleads guilty in ‘sex cult’ case

Appearing in Brooklyn federal court, Mack pleaded guilty to racketeering and racketeering conspiracy charges related to the suspected sex cult Nxivm.   In a statement,Mack admitted to recruiting women by telling them they were joining a female mentorship group.  “I must take full responsibility for my conduct”, she said.   Mack, known for the US television series Smallville, is one ...

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Iranian lawmakers convene with chants of ‘Death to America’

Photo: An Iranian clergyman looks at domestically built surface to surface missiles displayed by the Revolutionary Guard in a military show marking the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, at Imam Khomeini Grand Mosque in Tehran, Iran. Tehran, Apr 9 : Chanting “Death to America,” Iranian lawmakers convened an open session of parliament Tuesday following the White House’s decision to ...

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Kirstjen Nielsen: US Homeland Security chief resigns

The US Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, who enforced some of President Trump’s controversial border policies, has resigned.   Ms Nielsen called it “an honour of a lifetime” to work in the department.President Trump tweeted she would be temporarily replaced by Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan. Ms Nielsen was responsible for implementing the proposed border wall and ...

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Ten dead after factory bus plunges into monsoon drain in Malaysia

A picture of the bus in the drain taken from the Info Kemalangan Jalan Raya. Photo: Collected Dhaka, Apr 8 : Ten people were killed as a factory bus plunged into a monsoon drain along Jalan S8 Pekeliling, near MAS Kargo, Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Sunday. Eight foreigners and a local bus driver were killed on the spot while ...

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Mamata Banerjee scared,frustrated, backs anti-nationals, says Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi came down heavily on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in her home turf and said, “Didi is scared and frustrated”.   PM Narendra Modi, addressing a rally at West Bengal’s Cooch Behar on Sunday, said Mamata Banerjee backs anti-nationals and that she has betrayed the trust of the people of the state.  “Didi is scared ...

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Netanyahu vows to annex West Bank settlements if re-elected

Photo: In this Monday, March 25, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump smiles at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, after signing a proclamation in the Diplomatic Reception Room at the White House in Washington. Trump isn’t on the ballot for Israel’s national election, yet he’s a dominant factor for many American Jews as they assess the high stakes of ...

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Maldives election: Early results show victory for president’s party

The Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) is projected to win almost 60 seats in the 87-seat parliament, local media report.   Final results are expected to be declared on Sunday.  An MDP win would solidify the comeback of the country’s former president and MDP leader Mohamed Nasheed, who was in exile until late last year.   Footage posted on the party’s ...

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