World News Digest

7 die in cable car crash in Kashmir

A pine tree fell onto a cable car in a ski resort in Indian Kashmir on Sunday, sending the car plunging to earth and killing seven people, most of them tourists, police said.

Agencies, Jun 26 2017

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UK lawmakers hit by ‘sustained’ cyber attack

Britain’s parliament was hit by a “sustained and determined” cyber attack on Saturday designed to identify weak email passwords, just over a month after a ransomware worm crippled parts of the country’s health service.

Agencies, Jun 26 2017

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Philippine military declares Eid truce

The Philippine military declared an eight-hour ceasefire on Sunday in its offensive against Islamist militants occupying parts of the war-torn city of Marawi, to allow residents to celebrate the end of Ramadan.

Agencies, Jun 26 2017

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Colombia rebels free 2 kidnapped Dutch reporters

Rebels with Colombia’s National Liberation Army (ELN) group have freed two Dutch journalists snatched days ago in the country’s northeast, officials said on Saturday.

Agencies, Jun 25 2017

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South Koreans march to protest THAAD system

Thousands of protesters marched near the US embassy in Seoul on Saturday, accusing President Donald Trump of “forcing” South Korea to deploy a controversial American missile defence system opposed by China.

Agencies, Jun 25 2017

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UN: Illegal drugs market ‘thriving’

The global narcotics market is “thriving”, with production of cocaine and opium substances soaring and opioids wreaking havoc, the UN crime and drugs agency said on Thursday in a gloomy annual assessment.

Agencies, Jun 23 2017

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India drops cricket sedition charges

Indian police have dropped sedition charges against 15 Muslim men arrested for allegedly shouting “anti-India and pro-Pakistan” slogans during the Champions Trophy cricket final.

Agencies, Jun 23 2017

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At least 29 dead in Afghan bank blast

At least 29 people were killed on Thursday when a powerful car bomb struck a bank in Afghanistan’s Lashkar Gah city as people were queueing to withdraw salaries, the latest bloody attack during the holy month of Ramadan.

Agencies, Jun 23 2017

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Indian judge jailed for contempt

A former Indian judge, who has been on the run since receiving a jail sentence last month, has been arrested and imprisoned.

Agencies, Jun 22 2017

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Brazil’s Temer faces graft investigation

Brazil’s federal police on Tuesday delivered to a top court justice the bulk of their investigation into allegations that President Michel Temer took bribes in exchange for political favors doled out to the world’s largest meatpacker, JBS SA.

Agencies, Jun 22 2017

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Egypt delivers fuel to ease Gaza electricity crisis

Egypt began on Wednesday to deliver a million litres of fuel to Gaza, a Palestinian official said, in an attempt to ease the Palestinian enclave’s desperate electricity crisis.

Agencies, Jun 22 2017

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UN court to review Rwanda conviction

A UN tribunal has agreed to review its appeals judgement against a former Rwandan minister found guilty of genocide crimes, a case blocked for months by the detention of one of the court’s top judges.

Agencies, Jun 21 2017

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US student held prisoner by NKorea dies

An American university student held prisoner in North Korea for 17 months died at a Cincinnati hospital on Monday, just days after he was released from captivity in a coma, his family said.

Agencies, Jun 21 2017

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