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    Indian brides get wooden paddles to beat drunk husbands

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 09:11pm on April 30, 2017

      An Indian state minister has given hundreds of wooden bats to newly-wed brides, urging them to use the paddle as a weapon if their...

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    Minibus plunges into ravine, killing 11 in Pakistan

    Associated Press | Updated at 03:28pm on April 30, 2017

    Pakistani police say a minibus has plunged into a ravine in the mountainous northwest, killing 11 people. Police official Ismail Khan says another...

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    South Korea says US reaffirms it will pay THAAD costs

    Reuters | Updated at 02:39pm on April 30, 2017

    South Korea said the United States had reaffirmed it would shoulder the cost of deploying the THAAD anti-missile system, days after president Donald Trump said Seoul should pay for the $1-billion battery designed to defend against North Korea...

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    Trump invites Philippines’ Duterte to Washington

    Reuters | Updated at 10:45am on April 30, 2017

    US president Donald Trump invited Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte to the White House during a phone call on Saturday that also...

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    Military plane crashes in Cuba killing all eight on board

    Reuters | Updated at 09:35am on April 30, 2017

    A military airplane crashed into a mountain in Cuba's north-western region of Artemisa on Saturday morning, killing all eight personnel on board, the Ministry of Revolutionary Armed Forces said...

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    Turkey fires 3,900 in second post-referendum purge

    Reuters | Updated at 09:50am on April 30, 2017

    Turkey on Saturday expelled more than 3,900 people from the civil service and military as threats to national security, in the second major purge since president Tayyip Erdogan was granted sweeping new powers...

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    Pope urges mediation to end North Korea crisis, avert devastating war

    Reuters | Updated at 09:05am on April 30, 2017

    Pope Francis said on Saturday a third country, such as Norway, should try to mediate the dispute between North Korea and Washington, to cool a situation that had become ‘too hot’ and posed the risk of nuclear devastation...

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    Thousands brave weather to protest Trump climate policies

    Associated Press | Updated at 08:55am on April 30, 2017

    Thousands of people across the US marched in rain, snow and sweltering heat Saturday to demand action on climate change — mass protests that coincided with president Donald Trump's 100th day in office and...

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    Trump celebrates first 100 days as president, blasts media

    Reuters | Updated at 08:50am on April 30, 2017

    US president Donald Trump hit the road on Saturday to celebrate his first 100 days in the White House with cheering supporters at a campaign-style rally, touting his initial achievements and lashing out at critics who have given his tenure poor marks...

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    London-China train completes 12,000km run

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:17am on April 30, 2017

    Laden with whisky and baby milk, the first freight train linking China directly to the UK arrived in the eastern Chinese city of Yiwu Saturday after a 12,000km trip, becoming the world’s second-longest rail route...

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