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Anger flares up in Mexico over fuel price hike

Mexicans have blocked a dozen fuel stations across the country in protest against a sharp increase in gasoline prices. Activists argue that the government’s decision to raise fuel prices by up to 20 percent has no justification in an oil-rich country. The protesters held signs reading “Mexico wakes up to ...

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Brazilian police to recapture 144 prisoners after bloody riot

Brazilian authorities have launched a major operation to capture scores of inmates who escaped from a detention center in the country’s north during a prison riot in which nearly 60 people were killed. The violent rebellion, the bloodiest in over two decades in the country’s overcrowded prisons, broke out at the Anisio ...

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Janet Jackson, 50, announces birth of first child

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Pop star Janet Jackson gave birth on Tuesday to her first child, a boy, at the age of 50, her publicist said. “Janet Jackson and husband Wissam Al Mana are thrilled to welcome their new son Eissa Al Mana into the world,” the singer’s representative said in ...

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Australia declare on 538-8 after Handscomb ton in Pakistan Test

Peter Handscomb scored the third century of Australia’s first innings before the hosts declared on 538 for eight before tea on the second day of the third and final Test against Pakistan on Wednesday. Australia’s pace attack made immediate inroads into the Pakistan batting with debutant opener Sharjeel Khan (6) ...

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Lahore to host PSL final this year

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board’s executive committee chairman Najam Sethi has said they will organise the Pakistan Super League final in Lahore this year. He added that he has cancelled Dubai Stadium’s booking for the final scheduled to be held on March 7. “I have met Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar ...

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Armed men attack prison in Philippines, free 150 inmates

Armed men have broken into a prison in the southern Philippines, engaging in a shootout with guards, killing one, and helping more than 150 inmates to break out. More than 100 men attacked the North Cotabato District Jail in the city of Kidapawan early on Wednesday. They engaged in a ...

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Russia warships dock in Philippines, signal new era

Two Russian warships have docked at a port in the Philippines, potentially foreshadowing an era of enhanced military ties between Manila and Moscow as a gap widens between the Philippines and the United States. Russia’s anti-submarine destroyer Admiral Tributs and sea tanker Boris Butoma docked at Manila’s South Harbor on ...

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Afghans protest against Daesh brutality against Shias

People in western Afghanistan have staged a massive protest against growing sectarian attacks on Shia Muslims by the Takfiri Daesh terrorists. About 2,000 demonstrators, holding pictures of Shia Muslims killed in recent terrorist attacks, marched on the governor’s office in the city of Herat on Tuesday. The protesters chanted slogans ...

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Massive flooding, heavy rains strand 1000s in eastern Malaysia

Thousands of villagers in Malaysia’s eastern coastal states have been stranded following four days of heavy rains that caused massive flooding. Flooding in the states of Terengganu and Kelantan forced Malaysian authorities to close down dozens of schools in the region, officials announced on Tuesday, noting that roads to villages ...

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