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Head of Poland’s top court vows to resist removal

Warsaw, Jul 3 : The head of Poland’s Supreme Court has vowed to resist the government’s steps to remove her from the post under a new retirement regulations that she has called a “purge.” Malgorzata Gersdorf insisted Tuesday that her term runs until 2020, as guaranteed by the constitution. Yet, she said she is expecting President Andrzej Duda will tell ...

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Former Malaysian leader arrested, to be charged for graft

Photo: In this photo taken Thursday, May 24, 2018, former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, center, speaks to media as he leaves the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Office in Putrajaya in Kuala Lumpur. Kuala Lumpur, July 03 : Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was arrested Tuesday by anti-graft investigators and will be charged over his alleged role in the ...

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Trump talks to 4 possible court nominees as interviews begin

Washington, Jul 3 : President Donald Trump plans to continue meeting with prospective nominees for the Supreme Court through this week. Trump interviewed four potential nominees on Monday, spending about 45 minutes with each. All are federal appeals judges: Raymond Kethledge, Amul Thapar, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett. A person with knowledge of the meetings confirmed the participants but ...

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Part of pedestrian bridge collapses at Mumbai train station

Mumbai, Jul 3 : Part of a pedestrian bridge at a Mumbai train station collapsed Tuesday morning during heavy rains, and at least two people were reportedly injured. A fire official said rescue work was in progress at Andheri station in Mumbai, India’s financial capital. Officials said heavy rains were hampering rescue and relief operations. Area train service was disrupted. ...

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As US, NK resume talks, experts say speedy denuking unlikely

Washington, Jul 3 : As Secretary of State Mike Pompeo prepares to travel this week to North Korea, experts cautioned that the Trump administration’s plan to dismantle the North’s nuclear weapons and missiles in a year is both unrealistic and risky. The State Department said Pompeo would arrive Friday on his third visit to Pyongyang in three months. It will ...

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Compromise reached in German government migration standoff

Berlin, Jul 3 : Chancellor Angela Merkel and her rebellious political allies broke an impasse over immigration that threatened to bring down Germany’s coalition government by agreeing on a compromise late Monday that both sides said addressed their concerns. Merkel has been at odds for more than three weeks with Interior Minister Horst Seehofer over his insistence that migrants who ...

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Bali volcano hurls lava and ash, airport unaffected

Denpasar, Jul 3 : The Mount Agung volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali erupted Monday evening, ejecting a 2,000-meter-high (6,560-foot-high) column of thick ash and hurling lava down its slopes. The Indonesian geological agency’s Agung monitoring post said explosions from the mountain began just after 9 p.m. and lasted more than 7 minutes. “Flares of incandescent lava” reached ...

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Occult Angle Suspected After Family Of 11 Found Dead In Delhi Home

New Delhi, Jul 2 : A family of 11 were found dead at their home in north Delhi’s Burari this morning. Ten of the people — among whom were two teenagers and six women — were found hanging in the courtyard. The body of another woman, a 77-year-old, was found in a room. She had been strangled. On the basis ...

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Amnesty: Indonesian forces behind unlawful killings in Papua

Jakarta, Jul 2 : Indonesia’s police and military are responsible for at least 95 unlawful killings in the easternmost Papua region since 2008, including targeted slayings of activists, Amnesty International said Monday, condemning a near-total absence of justice for the mainly indigenous victims. In a report based on two years of research, Amnesty said that more than half the victims ...

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Tearful reunion for mom, daughter separated at border

Miami, Jul 2 : It had been nearly two months since Buena Ventura Martin Godinez has seen her 7-year-old daughter after the frightened young mother was separated from her family trying to cross from Mexico into the U.S. They’ve spoken tearfully by phone, but seeing her at a Miami airport Sunday for the first time, she grabbed the child in ...

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