World News Digest

India: Lynch mob drags alleged child-killers from police station

Two men suspected of raping and murdering a five-year-old girl in a remote northeast Indian state were dragged from a police station and lynched by an enraged mob, police said on Tuesday.

Agencies, Feb 21 2018

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Haiti vows abuse review of all charities

Oxfam hid information about sexual misconduct from authorities in Haiti, a senior official in the Caribbean nation said on Monday, and he vowed to launch a wide-reaching investigation into charities operating there.

Agencies, Feb 21 2018

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Merkel taps heir apparent for top party role

Angela Merkel on Monday tapped the popular female premier of Germany’s tiny Saarland state to take over as secretary general of her conservative party, fuelling speculation the veteran chancellor is lining up her successor.

Agencies, Feb 20 2018

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Landmine kills poll candidate in India’s Meghalaya

A landmine explosion killed four people, including an election candidate, in India’s northeastern state of Meghalaya in an area where four militant groups are seeking independence, police said on Monday.

Feb 20 2018

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Brazilian inmates riot, take hostages

Inmates of a heavily overcrowded prison in metropolitan Rio de Janeiro took prison guards hostage during a riot that had not been controlled by Sunday night, authorities said.

Feb 20 2018

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Pakistan seizes assets of charity linked to Mumbai attack suspect

Pakistan on Wednesday began seizing assets from Jamaat-ud-Daawa (JuD), a UN-designated terrorist organisation, whose leader Hafiz Saeed is a prime suspect in the 2008 Mumbai attacks, officials said.

Post Report, Feb 16 2018

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China slams India PM trip to disputed region

Beijing will lodge a “stern” protest with New Delhi over a trip by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to a disputed area, an official said Thursday, months after the nuclear-armed neighbours ended a tense border standoff.

Post Report, Feb 16 2018

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New York bomber sentenced to life in prison

A US restaurant worker inspired by Osama bin Laden was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday for wounding 31 people in a 2016 New York bombing, branded “extremely dangerous” by a federal judge.

Agencies, Feb 15 2018

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UN chief set to appoint Griffiths as Yemen envoy

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the Security Council on Tuesday that he intends to appoint Britain’s Martin Griffiths as the new UN peace envoy to Yemen, according to a letter obtained by AFP.

Agencies, Feb 15 2018

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France will ‘strike’ if proven Syria used chemical arms: Macron

France will launch attacks if proof emerges that the Syrian regime has used banned chemical weapons against its civilians, President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday.

Agencies, Feb 15 2018

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France hands back Nazi looted art to Jewish family

France will return three paintings by the Flemish master Joachim Patinir on Monday to the descendants of a Jewish family who were forced to sell them as they fled the Nazis.

Agencies, Feb 13 2018

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Discovery of WWII bomb closes London City Airport

London City Airport was closed on Monday as military experts worked to remove a World War II bomb found in the neighbouring dock.

Agencies, Feb 13 2018

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