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Priest arrested for raping minor

After Sunday Mass, Father Robin moved to Kochi in an attempt to fly to Canada. The girl delivered at a private hospital in Thokkilangadi hear. The matter came to light after an anonymous call alerted the district Childline. The priest has been booked under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO). The priest was taken to St. Sebastian's church to collect evidence. Read More

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Samsung boss will be charged with bribery and embezzlement

Most scandalous is that Lee was tipped to lead Samsung into the future. Lee was once the face of the new Samsung , but now follows in the footsteps of his father, Samsung Electronics chairman Lee Kun-hee. He is accused of paying 43 billion won (£30 million) to a close friend of disgraced President Park in return for favours that helped him to gain control of the conglomerate. Read More

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Israel denies Human Rights Watch work visas due to 'extreme, hostile agenda'

Israel denies Human Rights Watch work visas due to 'extreme, hostile agenda'

According to a translation of the letter sent from Israel's Interior Ministry, the letter said [HRW translation, PDF] "The opinion received from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs noted that, for some time now, this organization's public activities and reports have engaged in politics in the service of Palestinian propaganda, while falsely raising the banner of "human rights", and therefore recommended denying the application". Read More

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France's Le Pen refuses police interview over funding claims

France's Le Pen refuses police interview over funding claims

Le Pen winning the French presidency would be a "crazy" thing and would mean "the end of the European project", EU finance commissioner Pierre Moscovici, a French politician, warned several times recently. Many French expats living in the United Kingdom have said that they are anxious about their future since there have been no indication that their current rights will remain once the country has left the European Union. Read More

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Michael Flynn told to leave after losing President Trump's trust, spokesman says

Michael Flynn told to leave after losing President Trump's trust, spokesman says

Flynn resigned as President Donald Trump's national security advis. But the top Republicans in the Senate and House of Representatives have insisted the matter be investigated by existing Republican-led committees. Konstantin Kosachev, chairman of the foreign affairs committee at the upper chamber of the Russian parliament, said in a post on Facebook that firing a national security adviser for his contacts with Russia is "not just paranoia but something even worse". Read More

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North Korean chemist was in anti-cancer business

Earlier, the Malaysian response to the ambassador's press conference had been equally blunt, with Foreign Minister Anifah Aman saying North Korea's complaints were based on "delusions, lies and half-truths". We want to hear from you. The grainy CCTV images showed Kim, wearing a light-coloured jacket and pants and with a backpack on one shoulder, heading for an automatic check-in counter in the airport departure hall. Read More

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New Gambian president to be inaugurated on home soil

New Gambian president to be inaugurated on home soil

Others attending included the leaders of Ghana, Liberia and Ivory Coast and the U.S. assistant secretary of state for African affairs, Linda Thomas-Greenfield. "We inherited an economic decline", Barrow said, adding that the political impasse saw businesses shut down, more than 50,000 people flee and over 126,000 become displaced internally. Read More

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Trump's labor secretary pick, Alexander Acosta, would be only Latino in Cabinet

His family also employed an undocumented worker as a housekeeper, though Puzder said he was unaware she was in the country illegally. Senators privately reviewed the tape before Puzder's scheduled hearing. Patty Murray , the ranking member on the committee. St. Louis "Fight for $15" fast food workers gathered outside a south St. Louis Hardee's restaurant to celebrate the withdrawal of Labor Secretary Nominee Andy Puzder. Read More

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Kim Jong Un's estranged brother killed in Malaysia

Kim Jong Un's estranged brother killed in Malaysia

In Malaysia, the police chief in charge of Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Assistant Commissioner Abdul Aziz Ali, told AFP a Korean in his forties was found sick at the airport on Monday. "At this point, he was experiencing headache and was on the verge of passing out", said Mr Fadzil. An employee in the emergency ward of Putrajaya hospital said a deceased Korean there was born in 1970 and surnamed Kim. Read More

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Syrian opposition want Geneva talks on political transition

Syrian opposition want Geneva talks on political transition

Previous efforts, which have involved indirect negotiations brokered by the U.N.'s envoy for Syria, resulted in little progress to resolve a war that began as peaceful protests against Assad before spiraling into a multi-party conflict. The Kazakhstan talks were supposed to begin today but were postponed by one day. Kazakhstan's Foreign Ministry did not offer an explanation for the change. Read More

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Evacuation order remains as officials want '100 percent' safety assurance

Evacuation order remains as officials want '100 percent' safety assurance

The American Red Cross has launched a massive disaster response in northern California, where almost 200,000 people have been ordered to evacuate due to the potentially catastrophic collapse of the Oroville Dam. Meanwhile, crews working around the clock atop the crippled Oroville Dam have made progress repairing the damaged spillway, reducing the lake level by at least 8 feet overnight at the Northern California reservoir. Read More

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Samsung is maybe making more Galaxy S8 phones from the get go

A test done by Phone Arena showed that the Android 7.0 Nougat update left Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge owners with nearly a 10 percent dip in their otherwise smartphone's excellent battery life. Samsung Galaxy S8 will come in two variants based on the display size - 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch. Both versions get 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, which will be further expandable via a microSD card slot. Read More

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Turkish president approves constitutional change bill, sets date for referendum

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signed a package of constitutional amendments which would establish presidential form of governance in the country if approved at a referendum, Erdogan's administration said Friday. Erdoğan says the reform will provide stability at a time of turmoil and prevent a return to the fragile coalitions of the past. If the proposed changes to the presidential system go ahead they will mark a crowning achievement for Mr Erdogan, whose AK party has already begun ... Read More

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BC population grows by 5.6 per cent: census

Vancouver has the highest population density in all of Canada, with 5,400 people per square kilometre. Canada had the highest population growth among G7 nations at one per cent per year. Between 2011 and 2016, the population shift west accentuated the decline in the demographic weight of Quebec. There were 705,244 residents in the city of Winnipeg in May 2016. Read More

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Canada would retaliate USA border tariffs: Foreign minister

Trudeau's office said in a statement that the leaders looked forward to discussing the two nations" "unique relationship'. While the two leaders have spoken by telephone several times, this will be their first face-to-face meeting. Last month, though, Trump cleared the way for TransCanada Corp's proposed Keystone XL pipeline from the Alberta oil sands to US refineries. Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said after a meeting with new US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in ... Read More

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