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    Five wounded in attack on bus ferrying Chinese workers

    Reuters . Quetta | Updated at 03:41pm on August 11, 2018

    A suicide bomber attacked a bus ferrying Chinese mining workers in Pakistan's restive Baluchistan province on Saturday, a local official said, in an...

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    Mosque protest highlights China’s shrinking religious spaces

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:05am on August 12, 2018

    Thousands of demonstrators gathered at a mosque in China to stop its government-ordered demolition, a participant said Saturday, as Beijing’s increasingly harsh policies against religion heighten anxiety about Islam’s future in the country....

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    US airline worker steals and crashes plane

    Reuters . Seattle | Updated at 01:30am on August 12, 2018

    Federal authorities were searching on Saturday for what drove an airline worker to steal an empty airplane from Seattle's airport and crashing it into a nearby sparsely populated island, sparking a security scare that saw US fighter jets scrambled....

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    Monsanto ordered to pay $290m to cancer patient over weed killer

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 09:56am on August 11, 2018

    A California jury ordered chemical giant Monsanto to pay nearly $290 million Friday for failing to warn a dying groundskeeper that its weed killer Roundup...

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    Taliban fighters storm Afghan city

    Reuters . Ghazni | Updated at 01:51am on August 11, 2018

    Heavily armed Taliban fighters attacked the strategic central Afghan city of Ghazni on Friday, burning police checkpoints and seizing control of parts of the centre before being driven back by US-backed forces, officials said....

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    Syria recorded 68,000 deaths in 2017

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 01:01am on August 11, 2018

    Syria’s civil registries recorded 68,000 deaths in the war-torn country in 2017, pro-regime daily Al-Watan reported its head as saying Thursday....

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    Maldives seeks scaling back of Indian presence

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:56am on August 11, 2018

    The Maldives wants India to withdraw military helicopters and personnel posted there following the expiry of an agreement in June, its envoy said, the latest snub to New Delhi by President Abdulla Yameen’s China-backed government....

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    NASA to launch first spacecraft to touch Sun

    Agence France-Presse . Tampa | Updated at 12:19am on August 11, 2018

    NASA counted down Friday to the launch of a $1.5 billion spacecraft that aims to plunge into the Sun’s sizzling atmosphere and become humanity’s first mission to explore a star...

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    US cuts military training programmes with Pakistan

    Reuters . Islamabad/Washington | Updated at 12:18am on August 11, 2018

    President Donald Trump’s administration has quietly started cutting scores of Pakistani officers from coveted training and educational programmes that have been a hallmark of bilateral military relations for more than a decade, US officials say....

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    4 killed in shooting in Canada

    Agence France-Presse . Ottawa | Updated at 12:09am on August 11, 2018

    Two police officers were among four people killed Friday in a shooting in eastern Canada and a suspect has been arrested, authorities said....

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