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LIMA: A Peruvian court ordered former president Alberto Fujimori on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) to stand trial for the 1992 killings of six farmers, arguing that he lacks immunity despite a recent pardon for a different crime. The National Criminal Court said the pardon granted to Fujimori in a human…

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: US President Donald Trump signaled support on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) for improving background gun checks amid mounting pressure for reform in the wake of the Florida school shooting, as the accused gunman appeared in court. Nikolas Cruz, charged with killing 17 people, sat silently with his head…

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PORT-AU-PRINCE: Oxfam formally apologized to Haiti on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) over the prostitution scandal rocking the aid charity, expressing its “shame” and vowing to do better as it handed over a damning internal report into the allegations. Made public earlier in the day, Oxfam’s 2011 report into the behavior…

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: Special counsel Robert Mueller is probing Jared Kushner’s efforts to get foreign investors beyond Russia to provide financing for his company during the presidential transition, including in China, CNN reported on Monday (Tuesday in Manila). The probe was previously only said to have focused on the Russia contacts…

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KATHMANDU: Nepal’s ruling party has merged with a former Maoist rebel group to form a super bloc that experts say will reshape politics after years of turbulence in the Himalayan nation. Officials said on Tuesday the new alliance, the Nepal Communist Party, was formally signed into agreement following late-night negotiations…

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MUNICH, Germany: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Tehran on Sunday over aggressions by Iran and its “proxies” in Syria, saying he would not allow them to “put a noose of terror around our neck.” Calling it “a message to the tyrants of Tehran,” he warned in a speech at…

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KUALA LUMPUR: Hundreds of tourists were stranded for hours after a cable car broke down on the Malaysian island of Langkawi, authorities said on Monday, with some left dangling in cabins over a jungle-clad mountain as night fell. Over 1,000 tourists, including some Western and Chinese visitors, and scores of…

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KARO, Indonesia: An Indonesian volcano erupted on Monday, sending a massive column of ash and smoke some 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) into the air, leaving local villages coated in debris and officials scrambling to hand out face masks to residents. Mount Sinabung on Sumatra island, which has been rumbling since…

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