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LONDON: One of the chief suspects in the brutal killing of a British soldier on a London street is due to appear in court on Thursday charged with murder and possession of a firearm. Michael Adebowale, 22, was arrested on May 22, the day soldier Lee Rigby was hacked to…

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LASHIO: Security forces patrolled the riot-scarred streets of a town in eastern Myanmar on Thursday after a fresh outbreak of religious violence that left one dead and several wounded. Soldiers were out in force across Lashio in Shan state as authorities sought to stamp out the bloody unrest—the latest in…

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HANOI: Children with disabilities are among the most marginalized and excluded in the world, often going unregistered at birth and facing bullying, discrimination and even murder, a new United Nations (UN) report said on Thursday. “Many of the deprivations endured by children with disabilities stem from and are perpetuated by…

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KUALA LUMPUR: One person is confirmed dead and about a dozen are still missing two days after an overloaded ferry capsized in rough rapids on a remote Borneo river, Malaysian police said on Thursday. The accident happened Tuesday on the Rajang River as people traveled for a tribal festival this…

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian police have arrested seven men over the murder of a US pastor who was found strangled with a mobile-phone cord at his home in Kuala Lumpur, police said on Thursday. American pastor David James Ginter was found dead in his house on the outskirts of the Malaysian…

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JAKARTA: US-owned Freeport-McMoRan’s Grasberg mine in Papua province, has resumed some operations after an almost two-week shutdown caused by one of the country’s worst mining accidents. Twenty-eight workers were killed when the accident happened during a safety training course.

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BANDA ACEH: An Indonesian policeman has been publicly caned for gambling on Wednesday, the first police officer in the staunchly Muslim province of Aceh to receive the punishment. A 500-strong crowd watched as Irwanuddin, who goes by one name, received six strokes on a stage outside a mosque in the…

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SINGAPORE: Singapore’s media regulator on Thursday sought to allay fears that a controversial new rule requiring news websites to obtain licenses was aimed at stifling Internet freedom. “The new licensing framework is not intended to clamp down on Internet freedom,” the Media Development Authority (MDA) said, adding that it was…

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LOS ANGELES: A US soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers last year will plead guilty in exchange for escaping the death penalty, his lawyers said on Wednesday. Sgt. Robert Bales faces charges including 16 counts of murder, six of attempted murder and seven of assault over the massacre in…

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BRASILIA: A Brazilian court on Wednesday ordered the release of four people jailed in connection with the devastating nightclub fire that killed 242 people in a southern college town earlier this year. A spokesman for the court said the decision affects two musicians who took part in an ill-fated pyrotechnic…