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British police foil plot to assassinate May: MI5

Two men are in police custody in Britain after authorities foiled their plan to assassinate Prime Minister Theresa May, according to the country’s counter-terrorism security service. The men had plotted to kill May by detonating a bomb disguised as a bag to blow off the gates of Downing Street and then attack ...

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Death toll from cyclone in Indonesia more than doubles

A tropical cyclone that pounded Indonesia’s main island of Java has killed 41 people, the country’s disaster agency said Wednesday, more than double the initial toll, with tens of thousands displaced by severe flooding and landslides. Among the victims of Cyclone Cempaka were 25 people killed by a single landslide ...

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‘Detained Saudi princes, tycoons agree to cash settlements’

The majority of high-profile figures recently detained in Saudi Arabia’s mass purge of royals and businessmen have agreed to monetary settlements in exchange for their freedom, the Saudi attorney general says. Sheikh Saud al-Mojeb said in a Tuesday statement that most of the 159 Saudi figures detained at Riyadh’s Ritz-Carlton ...

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India to send first cargo to Russia through INSTC

India says it is preparing to send a consignment to Russia through a much-awaited new intercontinental multi-modal corridor that connects its port city of Mumbai to Russia’s St Petersburg.  The consignment would depart for Iran’s Persian Gulf port of Bandar Abbas in mid-January and would be thereon taken through the ...

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Congressman Conyers resigns amid allegations of sexual misconduct

Rep. John Conyers, the longest-serving US congressman, has announced that he will immediately resign from the House of Representatives amid allegations of sexual misconduct leveled by multiple women. Conyers, a Democrat from Michigan, sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi informing them of his ...

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Maltese court charges 3 with murder of journalist

A Maltese court charged three men Tuesday with the car-bomb slaying of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, as details from the investigation indicated she was killed by a remote-controlled explosion of TNT. Seven other Maltese men were released on bail pending further investigation. The arrest of the 10 men Monday ...

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