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Six dead, dozens injured as blast rocks China chemical plant

A huge explosion rocked a chemical plant in eastern China on Thursday, killing at least six people and injuring dozens as it knocked down factory buildings and sent a huge plume of smoke skyward, officials and state media said.

AGENCIES, Mar 22 2019

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Bangladesh town barbers face fines for ‘foreign’ cuts

A barber’s association in a northern Bangladesh town has warned its members not to give “foreign” haircuts or beard styles on pain of fines, an official said on Thursday.

AGENCIES, Mar 22 2019

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Chief of staff to Venezuela’s opposition leader Guaido arrested

Venezuelan intelligence officers on Thursday arrested the chief of staff of Juan Guaido, the opposition leader recognized by the US and other countries as interim leader, Guaido and the opposition-ruled congress said on Twitter.

AGENCIES, Mar 22 2019

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Putin reshuffles regional governors ahead of local elections

Two of Russia’s regional governors resigned on Thursday, joining three others who stepped down this week in what experts say is a reshuffle ahead of difficult local elections in September.

AGENCIES, Mar 22 2019

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200,000 people in Zimbabwe affected by floods, cyclone: UN

The number of people in Zimbabwe affected by a devastating cyclone and flooding has jumped to 200,000, with most of the damage occurring near the Mozambique border, the UN said on Thursday.

AGENCIES, Mar 22 2019

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A tale of two Delhis: Deadly air exposes rich poor divide

Walls draped in lush vertical gardens and air filtered through purifiers insulate diners at a swanky New Delhi food court from the choking haze outside in one of the most polluted places on earth.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, Mar 22 2019

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Italy in shock after school bus hijack inferno

Italy was in shock on Thursday after the dramatic rescue of 51 children taken hostage by their school bus driver who torched the vehicle in protest at Mediterranean migrant deaths.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, Mar 22 2019

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EU leaders open to Brexit delay, but May faces storm at home

European Union leaders meeting for a Brexit summit are likely to grant Britain a short extension, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday, if the UK government can win parliamentary support next week for its divorce deal.

ASSOCIATED PRESS, Mar 22 2019

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SKorea arrests two for spy cameras that livestreamed 1,600 motel guests

South Korean police have arrested two men for using illegal spy cameras at motels to film and livestream videos of about 1,600 guests, raking in about 7 million won ($6,200) over the past three months, police said.

REUTERS, Mar 22 2019

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