Trump says troops will fire on migrants if they ‘throw rocks’

(AFP) The US President Donald Trump on Thursday warned that soldiers deployed to the Mexican border could shoot Central American migrants who throw stones at them while attempting to cross…

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In Canada, pretending to be a witch is a punishable offense

(The Washington Post) Two Ontario women have been charged in as many weeks with a seemingly unusual crime that would not seem out of place in 17th-century Massachusetts: posing as…

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Divers recover crashed Lion Air’s ‘black box’ from Indonesian sea

(Aljazeera) Indonesian divers recovered a flight recorder from the downed Lion Air jet on the sea floor on Thursday, a crucial development to find out what caused the new plane…

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India set to unveil world’s tallest ‘statue of unity’

World’s tallest statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel is set to be inaugurated on October 31 in India. Patel who was a popular Indian political and social figure was also part…

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel to step down as party leader

(CNN) German Chancellor Angela Merkel has announced she will give up leadership of her center-right Christian Democrat Union (CDU) party after 18 years in the post, German media has reported….

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Indonesian plane with 189 on board crashes after take-off from Jakarta

(Reuters) An Indonesian aircraft with 189 people on board crashed into the sea and sank on Monday soon after taking off from the capital, Jakarta, on a flight to a…

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Palestinians worry over ‘normalisation’ of Arab-Israeli ties

(A handout picture released by the Omani Royal Palace on October 26, 2018 shows Sultan Qaboos (L) meeting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the capital Muscat (AFP Photo/-) (AFP)…

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