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FORT MEADE, Maryland: Bradley Manning, the United States (US) soldier who risks life in prison for leaking a massive trove of secret US government files to WikiLeaks, is expected to learn the verdict in his trial on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila). US military Judge Denise Lind plans to issue her…

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: Israeli and Palestinian officials were on Tuesday due to meet for a second day of direct talks as for the first time in three years they resume negotiations groping for an elusive peace deal. United States (US) Secretary of State John Kerry was to host a second meeting…

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BEIJING: A Chinese man went on trial on Tuesday for poisoning frozen dumplings which were exported to Japan and sickened 10 people there, in a case that raised tensions between Beijing and Tokyo. Factory worker Lu Yueting was said to have injected pesticide into the dumplings because he was unhappy…

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MIAMI: A series of explosions shook a gas plant in central Florida, injuring at least seven people and prompting evacuations of nearby neighborhoods, news reports said on Tuesday. The Orlando Sentinel, citing local officials, wrote that 24 people were working at the Blue Rhino factory when the explosions occurred on…

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BEIJING: Extraordinary video footage captured during torrential storms that hit northwest China this month shows four men making a miraculous escape when a landslide engulfs their car as they travel along a mountain road. The vehicle is making its way steadily along the road, its hazard lights flashing in the…

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TOKYO: Three South Korean climbers who went missing during a mountaineering trip in Japan have been found dead, Japanese media said on Tuesday. The trio were among nine people who disappeared near the 2,728-meter (8,950-foot) Mount Hinokio in central Japan on Monday. AFP

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KANO: A series of explosions rocked Nigeria’s second city of Kano on Monday (Tuesday in Manila), killing at least six people and sparking panic in a neighborhood previously targeted by Boko Haram Islamists. The Sabon Gari area of Kano, where four blasts were reported, is full of outdoor bars and…

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WELLINGTON: Two New Zealand climbers hoping to become the first father-and-son team to scale the world’s second-highest mountain have died in the attempt, their family said on Tuesday after the pair went missing in an avalanche on K2. Martin Schmidt, 53, and his 25-year-old son Denali Schmidt were attempting to…

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: Peace activist Garry Davis, who dramatically renounced his United States citizenship in the dark days of the Cold War and founded a government for self-declared “world citizens” like himself, has died. Davis passed away in a hospice in the New England state of Vermont, where he had lived…