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SANTA FE, UNITED STATES: Ten people, mostly students, were killed when a teenage classmate armed with a shotgun and a revolver opened fire in a Texas high school Friday, the latest deadly school shooting to hit the United States. The gunman, arrested on murder charges, was identified as Dimitrios Pagourtzis,…

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HAVANA: Cuba begins two days of national mourning Saturday for victims of the crash of a state airways plane that killed all but three of its 110 passengers and crew. President Miguel Diaz-Canel said an investigation was under way into Friday’s crash of the nearly 40-year-old Boeing 737, leased to…

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KUALA LUMPUR: Scandal-tainted former Malaysian leader Najib Razak has been summoned to appear before the country’s anti-corruption authorities next week as part of an anti-graft investigations, state media has reported. Najib, 64, unexpectedly lost a May 9 election to a political coalition that had focused on allegations that he oversaw…

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LONDON: Prince Harry, who married US former actress Meghan Markle on Saturday, has been transformed in recent years from an angry young man into one of the British royal family’s greatest assets. The younger son of the heir to the throne Prince Charles and the late Diana, Princess of Wales,…

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SEOUL: A North Korean military officer, accompanied by a civilian, defected to the South across the Yellow Sea on Saturday, a South Korean news report said, citing a government source. “A small boat was spotted in waters off the north of Baengnyeong Island” near the inter-Korean border, the source told…

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AHMEDABAD, INDIA: A truck overturned in India on Saturday killing 19 laborers who were crushed under cement sacks that fell from the vehicle as it toppled, police said. Six others were injured in the accident that happened on a busy highway in western Gujarat state, the latest deadly crash on…

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NEW YORK: A custom-made yellow guitar owned by Prince sold for $225,000 in New York on Friday, headlining a sale of jewelry, outfits and memorabilia from the late pop icon, Julien’s Auctions said. The yellow “Cloud” guitar, so named for its unique twisting body, also has Prince’s signature love symbols…

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: US President Donald Trump tried to put his summit with Kim Jong Un back on track on Thursday, offering the North Korean leader guarantees of staying in power if he abandons nuclear weapons. As prospects for a historic summit next month between the two leaders dimmed, Trump told…

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TAIPEI: As Taiwan’s leader Tsai Ing-wen reaches the half-way mark in her first term on Sunday, she is under growing pressure from a public tired of economic stagnation but critical of her reform efforts. An increasingly aggressive Beijing is tightening the screws on Taiwan diplomatically and saber rattling with military…

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KUALA LUMPUR: Dozens of designer handbags stuffed with cash and jewelry were seized during Malaysian police raids on luxury properties linked to ex-prime minister Najib Razak on Friday, as a corruption probe gathered pace. Officers removed Hermes, Birkin and Louis Vuitton bags as part of a trove whose value they…