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Bus with Chinese tourists catches fire in Taiwan, killing 26

A tour bus carrying visitors from China burst into flames on a busy highway near Taiwan’s capital on Tuesday, killing all 26 people on board, officials said. The accident took place on the No. 2 national highway in Taoyuan county, south of Taipei, where the island’s international airport is located, the county’s fire and rescue service said in a statement. ...

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India Maoist rebels kill 10 paramilitary soldiers in Bihar

Ten paramilitary soldiers have been killed in a clash between security forces and Maoist rebels in India’s eastern Bihar state, police say. At least five other soldiers were injured in the battle in Aurangabad district late on Monday. Maoist rebels have carved out strongholds in a number of states in the north, east and centre of India. They say they ...

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Islamic State flag found in room of German train attacker

Police have found a hand-painted Islamic State flag in the room of a young Afghan refugee who attacked passengers on a train in southern Germany with an axe, a state minister said on Tuesday. Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann said, however, it was too early to say whether the youth was a member of Islamic State or any other militant ...

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IWPG hosts Talks with Influential Women to find a Solution for Peace

Cape Town, South Africa – The South African Branch of International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG) held their 4th Conversation for peace on the 12th July, 2016 at the Center for the Book. This was a congress of distinguished women who sought the steps to achieve peace actively. This dialogue allowed women from different professions and communities to gather – to ...

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Melania Trump convention speech similar to Michelle Obama’s from 2008

Aspiring first lady Melania Trump’s speech at the Republican National Convention on Monday contained a section strikingly similar to that delivered at the Democratic convention in 2008 by the woman she hopes to succeed in the role. A Trump campaign official suggested the similarity to Michelle Obama’s speech may have been the result of an error by her team of ...

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Philippine leader laments alleged drug links of some Chinese

The Philippines’ crime-fighting president says he plans to ask Chinese officials why some Chinese citizens who visit his country are allegedly involved in illegal drugs. President Rodrigo Duterte, who has vowed to end crime within six months of taking office on June 30, also said late Sunday that he would not hesitate to grant presidential pardons to law enforcers accused ...

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Turkey suspends 8,000 police officers

Turkish officials say that nearly 8,000 police officers were suspended, reportedly on suspicion of having links to the failed coup attempt at the weekend. Some 6,000 members of the judiciary and military, including generals, were detained in connection with the coup. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to purge state bodies of the “virus” that caused the revolt. The EU’s foreign ...

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Attack on Nice: Five held by French police

Five people believed to be linked to the man who killed 84 people in Nice are in police custody, the Paris prosecutor’s office says. Three arrests were made on Saturday and two on Friday, including the man’s estranged wife, Le Monde reported. Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel drove a lorry into crowds marking Bastille Day on the Promenade des Anglais on Thursday before he ...

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Qandeel Baloch: Pakistan social media celebrity ‘killed by brother’

Pakistani social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch has been killed by her brother in an apparent ‘honour killing’ in the province of Punjab, police say. Ms Baloch, 26, recently caused controversy by posting controversial pictures of herself on social media, including one alongside a Muslim cleric. Police say she was strangled to death. Cases of women being killed for ‘dishonouring’ their ...

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Turkey: Mass arrests after coup bid quashed, says PM

Some 2,839 soldiers, including high-ranking officers, have been arrested after an attempted coup that is now over, says Turkey’s PM Binali Yildirim. The attempted coup was a “black stain on Turkish democracy”, he said, with 161 civilians killed and 1,440 wounded. Those held include two army generals, Turkish media say. Explosions and firing were heard in key cities on Friday ...

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