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  • Emptying the nest: US couple gets court to evict 30-year-old son

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    Emptying the nest: US couple gets court to evict 30-year-old son

    NEW YORK, May 24 — Most parents are living the life of “empty nesters” by the time their children reach 30, but one US couple had to go to court to give their son that extra...

  • US man wounded after hiding a gun in an oven

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    US man wounded after hiding a gun in an oven

    WASHINGTON, May 24 — An American man was seriously wounded by a gunshot after hiding a revolver in his kitchen oven. Robin Garlock of Warren, Ohio hid the weapon in the oven...

  • Ex-Marine serial killer convicted of slaying five women

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    Ex-Marine serial killer convicted of slaying five women

    SANTA ANA, May 24 — A former US Marine jailed for the murders of three prostitutes was convicted yesterday of killing five other women in California, in a grim spree that...

  • Truck strike threatens fuel for Brazil capital’s airport

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    Truck strike threatens fuel for Brazil capital’s airport

    RIO DE JANEIRO, May 24 — A Brazil-wide truck strike to protest rising fuel costs forced the airport in the capital Brasilia yesterday to ban aircraft requiring refueling, and...

  • Multiple casualties in a bombing in Baghdad

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    Multiple casualties in a bombing in Baghdad

    BAGHDAD, May 24 — Multiple people were killed or wounded in a blast in Iraq’s capital Baghdad, state TV al-Iraqiya said early this morning. The blast occurred in the Shula...

  • Algeria blogger faces death penalty charges for posts

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    Algeria blogger faces death penalty charges for posts

    ALGIERS, May 24 — An Algerian blogger is to go on trial today accused of collaborating with a foreign country and inciting an uprising, charges which carry the death penalty,...

  • US judge: Trump’s blocking of critics on Twitter violates Constitution

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    US judge: Trump’s blocking of critics on Twitter violates Constitution

    NEW YORK, May 24 — A US judge in New York yesterday ruled that President Donald Trump may not legally block Twitter users from his account on the social media platform based on...

  • Ex-Trump campaign chief seeks to suppress evidence seized by FBI

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    Ex-Trump campaign chief seeks to suppress evidence seized by FBI

    WASHINGTON, May 23 — President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort is asking a federal judge today to suppress evidence seized by FBI agents working for...

  • Mother jailed for forcing daughter to marry in landmark UK trial

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    Mother jailed for forcing daughter to marry in landmark UK trial

    LONDON, May 23 — A mother who tricked her teenage daughter into travelling to Pakistan to marry an older man was jailed for four and a half years today after becoming the first...

  • Pompeo says ‘bad deal’ with North Korea ‘not an option’ for US

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    Pompeo says ‘bad deal’ with North Korea ‘not an option’ for US

    WASHINGTON, May 23 — US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said today that the United States is prepared to walk away from negotiations with North Korea if upcoming talks on its...

  • Egypt detains prominent blogger, latest in arrest series

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    Egypt detains prominent blogger, latest in arrest series

    CAIRO, May 23 — Egyptian security forces detained prominent blogger and journalist Wael Abbas today, two security sources and his lawyer said, the latest activist to be arrested...

  • US warns citizens in China after 'abnormal' sound injures consulate workers

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    US warns citizens in China after 'abnormal' sound injures consulate workers

    BEIJING, May 23 — An American citizen working at the US consulate in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou has reported suffering from “abnormal” sounds and pressure...

  • Trump says 'immune' from 'Apprentice' contestant lawsuit, seeks delay

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    Trump says 'immune' from 'Apprentice' contestant lawsuit, seeks delay

    NEW YORK, May 23 — US President Donald Trump has asked New York state’s highest court to delay a defamation lawsuit by a former contestant on his reality television show The...

  • Three Ebola patients escape Congo quarantine, medics race to control outbreak

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    Three Ebola patients escape Congo quarantine, medics race to control outbreak

    MBANDAKA, May 23 —Three patients infected with the deadly Ebola virus escaped from a hospital holding them in quarantine in the Congo city of Mbandaka, an aid group said, as...

  • Thai police charged after paying trickster bribes for jobs

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    Thai police charged after paying trickster bribes for jobs

    BANGKOK, May 23 — Six Thai police officers seeking promotion face charges after they were duped into paying bribes totalling US$130,000 (RM518,050)  to a trickster...

  • As Brexit looms, Germany sees jump in Brits taking citizenship

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    As Brexit looms, Germany sees jump in Brits taking citizenship

    BERLIN, May 23 — The number of Britons who have obtained German citizenship has shot up dramatically since Britain’s decision to quit the European Union, official data showed...

  • Second Indian state reports suspected cases of rare virus, fanning fears of spread

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    Second Indian state reports suspected cases of rare virus, fanning fears of spread

    MUMBAI, May 23 — Indian health officials were checking today if a rare, brain-damaging virus had spread to a second state after two suspected cases reported in southern...

  • Clashes intensify in east Libya as car bomb kills two

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    Clashes intensify in east Libya as car bomb kills two

    BENGHAZI, May 22 — Forces loyal to Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar engaged in fierce clashes around the city of Derna yesterday as two soldiers were killed in a car bomb and...

  • US says ambassador tricked over Jerusalem picture

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    US says ambassador tricked over Jerusalem picture

    JERUSALEM, May 23 — The newly-opened US embassy in Jerusalem has said ambassador David Friedman was duped into being pictured receiving a photo of east Jerusalem with the...

  • Cholera outbreak kills 12 in northeast Nigeria

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    Cholera outbreak kills 12 in northeast Nigeria

    ABUJA, May 23 — A cholera outbreak has killed 12 people and may have infected at least 134 others in the northeast Nigerian state of Adamawa, a medical official said today....

  • Syria says Iranian withdrawal not up for discussion, says report

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    Syria says Iranian withdrawal not up for discussion, says report

    BEIRUT, May 23 — The withdrawal of Iranian forces is not up for discussion, the Syrian deputy foreign minister was quoted as saying today, after Washington demanded they pull...

  • Kagame, Macron meet to ease tensions over Rwanda genocide

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    Kagame, Macron meet to ease tensions over Rwanda genocide

    PARIS, May 23 — Rwandan President Paul Kagame will meet French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace today as they seek to improve bilateral ties after two decades of...

  • Judge raps another Singaporean driver for treating roads like ‘private racing track’

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    Judge raps another Singaporean driver for treating roads like ‘private racing track’

    SINGAPORE, May 23 — In the second case of dangerous driving heard before the same judge in as many days, a 44-year-old man was rapped today for reoffending barely five years...

  • Man who took Singapore police on ‘fast and furious’ car chase sentenced to jail

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    Man who took Singapore police on ‘fast and furious’ car chase sentenced to jail

    SINGAPORE, May 23 — He had contraband cigarettes and was behind the wheel of a red van he did not have a valid licence to drive. When pulled over for further checks at a...

  • Indian child killer sentenced to death 23 days after arrest, raises fears over trial fairness

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    Indian child killer sentenced to death 23 days after arrest, raises fears over trial fairness

    INDORE, May 23 — Naveen Gadke was arrested on April 20 and charged with the rape and murder of a baby girl in central India. Three weeks later a court sentenced the 26-year-old...

  • S. Korean reporters cleared for North nuclear site visit

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    S. Korean reporters cleared for North nuclear site visit

    SEOUL, May 23 — Pyongyang has given South Korean reporters a last minute green-light to witness the slated demolition of North Korea’s nuclear test site, Seoul said today....

  • Six Americans injured in Honduras plane crash

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    Six Americans injured in Honduras plane crash

    TEGUCIGALPA, May 23 — At least six Americans were injured yesterday when a plane crashed while landing at the Honduran capital's international airport and split in two. The...

  • Israel hits more Hamas targets after cross-border raid

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    Israel hits more Hamas targets after cross-border raid

    TEL AVIV, May 23 — Israeli warplanes blasted Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip early this morning in a fresh round of retaliation after a Palestinian cross-border raid the day...

  • University of Southern California torn by scandal surrounding gynecologist

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    University of Southern California torn by scandal surrounding gynecologist

    LOS ANGELES, May 23 — Two-hundred faculty members of the University of Southern California yesterday called for the USC’s top official to resign over the school’s handling...

  • Myanmar judge allows documents police say came from Reuters reporters’ phones

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    Myanmar judge allows documents police say came from Reuters reporters’ phones

    YANGON, May 23 — A Myanmar judge yesterday allowed the submission of evidence police say they obtained from the mobile phones of two Reuters reporters arrested in December for...