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    Sri Lanka hiring hangmen, inspired by Philippines’ war on drugs

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 12:00am on February 13, 2019

    Sri Lanka began advertising for hangmen this week, as the country’s president pushes ahead with a hard line policy, modelled on the Philippines, to combat...

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    Turkey orders 1,112 arrested over links to cleric Gulen

    Reuters . Istanbul | Updated at 12:00am on February 13, 2019

    Turkey launched on Tuesday one of its largest operations against alleged supporters of the US-based Muslim cleric accused of leading an attempted coup in 2016,...

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    Spain’s divisions laid bare as Catalan separatists’ trial starts

    Reuters . Madrid | Updated at 12:00am on February 13, 2019

    Twelve Catalan secessionist leaders arrived at Spain’s Supreme Court on Tuesday to be charged for their role in a failed independence bid that split the...

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    World seeing ‘catastrophic collapse’ of insects: study

    Agence-France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:00am on February 13, 2019

    Nearly half of all insect species worldwide are in rapid decline and a third could disappear altogether, according to a study warning of dire consequences...

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    Venezuela opposition rallies to tell Maduro

    Reuters . Caracas | Updated at 12:00am on February 13, 2019

    Venezuela’s opposition supporters will take to the streets nationwide on Tuesday to keep the heat on embattled president Nicolas Maduro and to demand he allow...

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    Clooney says Meghan being harassed just like Diana

    Reuters . Los Angeles | Updated at 12:00am on February 13, 2019

    The media are harassing Meghan Markle just as they did Princess Diana, who was killed in a car crash while being pursued by paparazzi, her...

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    May seeks more time for Brexit talks

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:00am on February 13, 2019

    Prime minister Theresa May asked MPs Tuesday to give her more time to try and revive her Brexit deal with the EU in what the...

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    Hundreds flee US-backed Syria battle for last IS holdout

    Agence France-Presse . Near Baghouz, Syria | Updated at 12:00am on February 13, 2019

    US-backed forces pressed the battle to expel diehard jihadists from the last pocket of land under their control in eastern Syria on Tuesday after hundreds...

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    Bhupen’s family turns down Bharat Ratna

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 05:30pm on February 12, 2019

    Late singer Bhupen Hazarika’s only son, Tej Hazarika, who lives in USA, has said that they will not accept Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award...

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    Myanmar police crackdown on protest against divisive statue

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 03:47pm on February 12, 2019

    Police fired rubber bullets into a crowd of several thousand demonstrators in eastern Myanmar on Tuesday, activists said, as protests mount over a new and...