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ROME: About 6,500 migrants were rescued off the coast of Libya on Monday (Tuesday in Manila), the Italian coastguard said, in one of its busiest days of life-saving in recent years. Dramatic images of one operation showed about 700 migrants crammed onto a fishing boat, with some of them jumping…

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ISTANBUL: Turkey warned on Monday it would carry out more strikes on a US-backed Kurdish militia in Syria if it fails to retreat, as Washington said President Barack Obama will meet his Turkish counterpart over the weekend. Turkish forces pressed on with a two-pronged operation inside Syria against Islamic State…

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BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan: A van driven by a suicide bomber exploded after ramming through a gate at the Chinese embassy in Kyrgyzstan on Tuesday, wounding three people, authorities said. “As a result of the explosion, only the suicide bomber terrorist died. Security guards were injured,” Kyrgyzstan’s Deputy Prime Minister Jenish Razakov…

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LOS ANGELES: Gene Wilder, who died on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) following a battle with Alzheimer’s, left behind a body of work that began 50 years ago and includes some of the greatest ever comedies. Here are 10 of his landmark roles: 1. “Death of a Salesman” (1966) – Alex…

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BRASÍLIA: Brazil’s suspended president Dilma Rousseff faces judgement on Tuesday in a Senate vote expected to remove her from office despite her dramatic claim of being the victim of a coup. The country’s first female president confronted her accusers in a marathon session on Monday, telling the Senate that she…

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US 2016 ELECTIONS WASHINGTON, D.C.: White nationalist and former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke is urging voters in a robocall to vote for him for Senate and Donald Trump in the presidential election. “Unless massive immigration is stopped now, we’ll be outnumbered and out-voted in our own nation. It’s…

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BERLIN: Germany’s European Union Commissioner Guenther Oettinger raised doubts on Tuesday about whether Britain would leave the bloc, saying he wouldn’t bet on “Brexit.” Oettinger told Germany’s daily Bild he assumed June’s referendum outcome in favour of Britain exiting the EU was “binding.” “But it is possible that public opinion…

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UNITED NATIONS, United States: Portugal’s former prime minister Antonio Guterres is still the frontrunner to become the next secretary-general of the United Nations following a third straw poll held on Monday (Tuesday in Manila), diplomats said. Guterres, who served as UN refugee chief for 10 years, received 11 votes of…

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: A “strong signal” detected by a radio telescope in Russia that is scanning the heavens for signs of extraterrestrial life has stirred interest among the scientific community. “No one is claiming that this is the work of an extraterrestrial civilization, but it is certainly worth further study,” said…

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KATHMANDU: Nepal has imposed a 10-year mountaineering ban on an Indian couple who faked photographs purporting to show them at the top of Mount Everest, an official said on Tuesday. Dinesh and Tarakeshwari Rathod, both police constables, said they reached the top of the world’s highest mountain on May 23.…

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