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WASHINGTON, D.C.: A 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck northern Chile early Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said. The tremor hit 70 kilometers (43 miles) east of the coastal city of Arica, which is near the border with Peru, the US agency said. The quake struck at a depth of 82 kilometers, it…

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PARIS: French civil servants angered by Emmanuel Macron’s plans to freeze their pay and eliminate 120,000 public jobs go on strike Tuesday, amplifying a revolt over the president’s cost-cutting, pro-business agenda. Nine unions representing 5.4 million public workers have called for a day of nationwide strikes and demonstrations to show…

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COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh: The bodies of another nine refugees have washed up in Bangladesh after an overloaded boat carrying scores of desperate Rohingya sank in rough seas, police said Tuesday, taking the confirmed death toll to 23. Eight bodies were found on the banks of the Naf river, which separates…

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: US Vice President Mike Pence walked out of an NFL game Sunday (Monday in Manila) after some players kneeled for the national anthem, the latest twist in a running saga over the controversial protests against racial injustice. Pence said that he departed after seeing players kneel during a…

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NEW DELHI: India’s top court ordered a temporary ban on the sale of firecrackers in New Delhi on Monday. The decision comes a little over a week before Diwali—the Hindu festival of lights—when Delhi fills with acrid smoke from celebratory firecrackers set off day and night. The onset of winter…

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KABUL: The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) will “drastically” reduce operations in war-torn Afghanistan after seven of its employees were killed in attacks this year, the aid organization said on Monday. The decision by the charity, which has been working in Afghanistan for over three decades, underlines the…

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TOKYO: A poodle’s dash for freedom briefly shut down one runway at a major Japanese airport on Monday, forcing its owner to come out and catch the canine, police said. The fully-grown dog escaped at Tokyo’s Haneda airport while cargo crews were loading its cage onto a Japan Airlines flight…

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JERUSALEM: Israeli police said on Monday they were on the lookout for teenagers in clown masks after fears the craze would cause violent reactions from those being frightened, with dozens already detained. “Police operations are continuing in different areas to protect public places and prevent further incidents,” police spokesman Micky…

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LONDON: Eleven people were injured on Saturday when a car mounted the pavement and ploughed into pedestrians near London’s Natural History Museum, leading to the driver’s arrest, although officials ruled out a terrorist link. Police said it was a traffic incident after three attacks in the British capital this year…

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WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said Saturday he will not go ahead with his controversial pledge to move the American embassy to Jerusalem until after pushing for an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal. “I wanna give that a shot before I even think about moving the embassy to Jerusalem,” Trump said on…

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