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UNITED NATIONS: Malala Yousafzai took over the United Nations (UN) on Friday, nine months after a Taliban gunman put a bullet in her head believing he was ending the Pakistani teenager’s campaign for girls’ education. The girl will mark her 16th birthday with her first public speech since making a…

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MOSCOW: Fugitive United States (US) intelligence leaker Edward Snowden will on Friday meet with leading Russian rights activists and lawyers at the airport in Moscow where he has been stuck in transit for nearly three weeks. Several campaigners said they will attend the meeting after receiving an invitation from Snowden,…

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CAIRO: Activists for and against ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi have called rival rallies for the first Friday of Ramadan, as tensions soar over the army’s overthrow of the Islamist leader. The Muslim Brotherhood, the influential group from which Morsi emerged, has vowed to keep protesting until he is reinstated.…

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BAGHDAD: The toll from a wave of attacks in Iraq mainly targeting security forces and Shiites rose on Friday to 51 killed, 26 of them police and soldiers, security officials and doctors said. Thursday’s attacks came amid a surge in violence that has killed more than 2,500 people already this…

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DUBLIN: Irish lawmakers voted on Friday to back controversial new legislation that will allow abortion in limited cases, after the death last year of an Indian woman because of complications from her pregnancy. One junior minister quit her post after voting against the bill, the focus of bitter debate in…

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CAIRO: Egypt’s prime minister said on Thursday that he does not rule out posts for the Muslim Brotherhood in his cabinet if candidates are qualified, even as police cracked down on ousted President Mohamed Morsi’s Islamist group. Hazem al-Beblawi, who was appointed on Tuesday, said that he was still considering…

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LOS ANGELES: The pilot of the Asiana Boeing 777, which crashed in San Francisco told attendants not to begin evacuating passengers in the chaotic immediate aftermath of the accident, air safety officials said on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila). The pilot has also reported being blinded by a flash of light…

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BEIJING: Heavy rain in southwest China has left at least nine dead and 62 missing, officials reported on Thursday, after landslides crushed homes, bridges collapsed, and dozens of villages were cut off. The storms, which began Monday, have affected some 1.45 million people in Sichuan, the provincial government said, giving…

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BOSTON: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the teenager accused of carrying out the Boston bombings, on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) pleaded not guilty to all charges in United States (US) federal court, nearly three months after the deadly April attacks. “Not guilty,” the 19-year-old Tsarnaev—in handcuffs, shackles and wearing an orange jumpsuit—said repeatedly…

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SEOUL: North and South Korea failed to reach agreement on Wednesday on reopening a joint industrial estate built as a symbol of reconciliation, with Pyongyang accusing Seoul of insincerity, but they will meet again next week. The two sides separately agreed in principle to hold discussions about restarting family reunions,…