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KABUL, Afghanistan: The death toll from an Islamic State-claimed suicide attack in Kabul has risen to 13, officials said on Friday, adding to the carnage caused by the militant group in the Afghan capital. Thursday evening’s blast targeted police as they clashed with angry protesters following a raid on shopkeepers…

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MUMBAI: Two children were among four killed in a fire in Mumbai on Thursday, the third deadly blaze to hit India’s financial capital in just a few weeks. Five people were also injured when the fire broke out on the fourth floor of a residential building in the city’s Andheri…

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WARSAW: Around 400 North Koreans are still working in Poland but the EU member has not issued any new work permits since August last year in compliance with a UN resolution, the Polish labor minister said on Wednesday. New UN sanctions passed against North Korea last month ban the supply…

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TEHRAN: Iran on Thursday hanged a man convicted of raping and killing a six-year-old Afghan girl in a case that has shocked the nation, local media reported. Setayesh Ghoreyshi was kidnapped in April 2016 in the town of Varamin, just south of Tehran, and murdered by Amirhossein P., who was…

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AGRA, India: India will restrict the number of daily visitors to the Taj Mahal in an attempt to preserve the iconic 17th-century monument, its biggest tourist attraction. Only 40,000 local tourists will be allowed to enter the historic complex per day, authorities said Wednesday. The restrictions will not apply to…

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TOKYO: Japanese social media reacted with a storm of outrage to a video by YouTube star Logan Paul showing a suicide victim in a forest near Mount Fuji, as anger spread over the now-deleted video on Wednesday. Angry comments flooded Twitter after Paul, apologized for the footage, which was reportedly…

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TAIPEI: Taiwan’s top court has ordered a dentist to pay his mother around Tw$22.33 million (US$744,000) as reimbursement for the money she spent raising and educating him. The supreme court on Tuesday upheld a previous ruling that the 41-year-old, identified by his family name Chu, should honor a contract he…

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SINGAPORE: A fugitive Vietnamese intelligence officer wanted in his homeland for allegedly disclosing state secrets has been arrested in Singapore, his lawyers said on Tuesday. Phan Van Anh Vu, who is also a property developer, was detained on Thursday at a border checkpoint as he attempted to cross into Malaysia.…

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SYDNEY: Accident investigators hope to raise a seaplane which crashed into an Australian river, killing six people, including a high-profile British chief executive. Richard Cousins, the boss of catering giant Compass, his sons Edward and William, fiancee Emma Bowden and her daughter Heather Bowden-Page were killed in the accident on…

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