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DUBLIN: Ireland’s fragile minority government agreed Friday (Saturday in Manila) to recommend an appeal against the EU’s tax ruling on Apple but said it was recalling parliament early to debate the issue. The deal overcomes a split in the cabinet surrounding the 13 billion euros ($15 billion) plus interest that…

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MIAMI: Beekeeper Juanita Stanley woke up stunned Monday morning when she realized the familiar buzz at her South Carolina apiary had gone silent. In an effort to control the spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, authorities over the weekend doused parts of the southeastern state with the controversial pesticide Naled—a…

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MADRID: Spanish lawmakers on Friday (Saturday in Manila) rejected acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s bid to form a minority government for the second time in 48 hours, setting the country on course for a possible third election in a year. Rajoy, leader of the conservative Popular Party (PP), lost the…

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DETROIT: Donald Trump insists he is the change agent that America’s blackest big city needs in the White House, but residents have a message for the Republican presidential nominee: Not buying it. Many here acknowledge that Barack Obama, the nation’s first black president, has fallen short in improving conditions in…

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: The FBI on Friday (Saturday) poured fresh fuel on the fire sparked by Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server as secretary of state, releasing heavily redacted notes on its probe, which White House rival Donald Trump seized on to attack her fitness for office. The 58…

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SAMARKAND, Uzbekistan: Uzbekistan will bury President Islam Karimov on Saturday, after his death plunged the Central Asian nation into the greatest period of uncertainty in its post-Soviet history with no clear successor to the iron-fisted ruler. Karimov, 78, was pronounced dead late Friday after he suffered a stroke last weekend…

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NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi concluded a landmark peace summit with ethnic rebels on Saturday, calling it the first step in what promises to be a tough road to peace in a country wrought by civil wars since its birth. The conference in the capital Naypyidaw is Suu Kyi’s…

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SEOUL: Flooding caused by torrential rains hit North Korea this week, leaving 15 people missing and thousands of others homeless, according to Pyongyang’s state media. The Tumen River, which serves as part of the border between China, Russia and North Korea, burst its banks in “the worst-ever flood” in the…

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PARIS: At least 2.6 billion people, over a third of the global population, live in parts of Africa, Asia and the Pacific where Zika could gain a new foothold, researchers warned Friday, with 1.2 billion at risk in India alone. These are people who reside in as-yet unaffected parts of…

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