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Over 270 Election Staff Die Counting Votes In Indonesia

Indonesia’s general election commission says more than 270 election workers have died, mostly out of fatigue-related illnesses, caused by long hours of work counting millions of ballot papers by hand. Around seven million people were helping to count and monitor …

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North Korea threatens retaliation over U.S.-South Korea drills

Pyongyang on Thursday threatened a “corresponding response”, three days after South Korea and the U.S. kicked off two weeks of joint air-force drills. The “acts of perfidy’’ by Seoul had “greatly disappointed us’’ and represented a “military provocation,’’ a spokesman …

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Islamic State group claims Sri Lanka attacks

By AFP The Islamic State group on Tuesday said it was behind a devastating string of suicide attacks against churches and hotels in Sri Lanka that killed more than 320 people on Easter Sunday. The claim emerged more than 48 hours …

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Algerian Billionaire Arrested In Corruption Probe

Algerian entrepreneur and CEO of CEVITAL industrial group Issad Rebrab pose for a photo in Algiers on May 8, 2016.  RYAD KRAMDI / AFP Algeria’s richest man Issad Rebrab has been moved to jail on the public prosecutor’s orders, state …

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Death Toll In Sri Lanka Blasts Rises To 310

Sri Lankan security personnel inspect the debris of a car after it explodes when police tried to defuse a bomb near St. Anthony’s Shrine as priests look on in Colombo on April 22, 2019. Jewel SAMAD / AFP The toll …

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Sudanese military to protesters: back off

Sudan’s military government has told protesters to take down their roadblocks in the capital, Khartoum. Demonstrators have been manning barricades leading to the military HQ, which has been the focus of the protests that helped lead to the ousting of …

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