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Model claiming Trump secrets deported from Thailand

A Belarusian model who claimed she had evidence of Russian efforts to help Donald Trump win office was deported from Thailand on Thursday after being convicted of participating in a “sex training course”.

Agencies, Jan 18 2019

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Indian women seek police protection after entering Hindu temple

Two women who enraged conservatives by entering one of Hinduism’s holiest temples have asked India’s highest court for round-the-clock police protection, saying their lives are in danger.

Agencies, Jan 18 2019

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Mysterious naked holy men a huge draw at India’s Kumbh Mela

Ash-smeared and dreadlocked Naga sadhus or Hindu ascetics, naked except for rosary beads and garlands and smoking wooden pipes, are a huge draw at the world’s largest religious festival that began this week in India.

Reuters, Jan 18 2019

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Rights chief asks France to stop using riot guns

France’s rights chief called on Thursday for the government to suspend use of riot guns which have reportedly injured dozens of people during the “yellow vest” protests over the past two months.

Agence France-Presse, Jan 18 2019

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Top NKorean official in Beijing en route to US

A top North Korean official arrived in Beijing on Thursday, reports said, en route to Washington for talks with his US counterpart ahead of an expected summit between President Donald Trump and Pyongyang’s leader Kim Jong-un.

Agence France-Presse, Jan 18 2019

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May seeks to end Brexit stalemate after winning confidence vote

Prime Minister Theresa May won a confidence vote in the British parliament on Wednesday and then appealed to lawmakers from across the political divide to come together to try to break the impasse on a Brexit divorce agreement.

Reuters, Jan 18 2019

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