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  • Former Brazil finance minister charged with corruption

    August 14, 2018 7:29 AM 17

    BRASÍLIA: Former Brazil finance minister Guido Mantega was indicted Monday on money laundering and other charges as part of the corruption scandal that has rocked the country's business and political elites. Mantega, 69, is accused of taking money from construction giant Odebrecht in exchange for helping to advance legislation that favoured the company

  • Ten people hurt in 'shooting' in UK's Manchester

    August 12, 2018 11:26 AM 13

    MANCHESTER, United Kingdom: Ten people, including two children, were taken to hospital on Sunday with pellet-type wounds after reports of a shooting in Manchester in northern England, police said. Officers were called at around at 2:30am (0130 GMT) to the Moss Side neighbourhood of the city, where a party had been held following a Caribbean Carnival

  • Erdogan says Turkey 'won't lose economic war' after lira crash

    August 10, 2018 11:32 AM 15

    ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday pledged that Turkey would prevail in an "economic war" after the lira crashed to historic lows over Ankara's strains with Washington. "We will not lose the economic war," state-run TRT Haber television quoted Erdogan as saying in his first reaction to the latest lira plunge. The state-run Anadolu

  • 11 killed in Mali ethnic attack

    August 9, 2018 12:04 PM 14

    BAMAKO: Eleven Fulani civilians were kidnapped and killed in the latest bout of ethnic violence to hit Mali, local groups said Thursday, while an official put the toll at 14. The attack, which occurred in the restive central region of Mopti on Tuesday, was attributed to hunters from the Dogon community. "11 Fulani civilians were kidnapped on Tuesday

  • Firebrand Sri Lankan monk sentenced to rigorous imprisonment

    August 8, 2018 9:41 AM 16

    COLOMBO: A firebrand Buddhist monk was sentenced to six years' rigorous imprisonment in Sri Lanka on Wednesday for contempt of court. Galagodaatte Gnanasara had already been sentenced to six months in June for intimidating a woman, whose cartoonist husband was abducted by the military, during a trial two years ago. The Court of Appeal handed down Wednesday's

  • Over 400 migrants rescued off Spanish coast

    August 8, 2018 12:12 AM 16

    MADRID: Almost 400 migrants were rescued in the Mediterranean on Tuesday as they attempted to make the crossing from Morocco to Spain, Spanish rescue services said. While the overall numbers of migrants reaching Europe by sea is down from the peak in 2015, Spain has seen a steady increase in sea arrivals that began more than a year ago and has surged

  • Russia holds funerals for journalists shot in C. Africa

    August 7, 2018 1:44 PM 14

    MOSCOW: Russia on Tuesday held funerals for three journalists killed in the Central African Republic who were investigating a shadowy Russian mercenary group for a media project founded by Kremlin foe Mikhail Khodorkovsky. The three men, reporter Orkhan Dzhemal, director Alexander Rastorguyev and cameraman Kirill Radchenko, were killed on July 30 shortly

  • Four more dead from Ebola in DR Congo

    August 7, 2018 12:29 PM 17

    BENI, DR Congo: Four more people have died from Ebola in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, two weeks after another outbreak that killed 33 people in the northwest was declared over, the Congolese health ministry has said. Four new deaths from people who tested positive for the disease were recorded in the Beni region in North Kivu province, a region

  • Belarus detains three independent journalists

    August 7, 2018 10:11 AM 15

    MINSK: Belarusian authorities on Tuesday detained at least three journalists during searches of the offices of two independent news websites over "unauthorised" access to the services of the country's state news agency. The editors of Tut.by, Maria Zolotova and Anna Kaltygina, as well as BelaPAN journalist Tatiana Korovenkova were detained, the Belarusian

  • Palestinian wounded in Gaza border protests dies

    August 6, 2018 7:32 AM 18

    GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories: A Palestinian shot by Israeli forces on the Gaza border four months ago has died, the health ministry in the coastal enclave has said. Ahmed al-Ayeda, 17, was shot on March 30 — the first day of months of protests and clashes along the border — the ministry said in a statement late Sunday. He had been in critical condition