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Saudis reinstate public sector perks after 7-month cutback

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia –  Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has issued a decree reinstating public sector perks after a drop in oil prices forced the kingdom to curb big-ticket spending and implement sensitive austerity measures. The decree, issued late Saturday, states that King Salman is “keen to provide comfort to Saudi citizens” and has reinstated all […]
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Boy, 12, stopped 14 hours into epic drive across Australia

Police have stopped a 12-year-old boy attempting to drive across Australia – 14 hours into his epic journey. The youngster was picked up in the mining city of Broken Hill, more than 1,000km (621 miles) from his starting point. He had apparently driven across the entire state of New South Wales on his own. “Checks […]
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Illinois college student killed in freak accident during track and field meet

WHEATON, Ill. –  A college student was killed on Saturday during a track and field meet in suburban Chicago. Friends gathered at a vigil at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill.  said the student was named Ethan Roser.  They said Roser was killed during a track and field event hosted by Wheaton College on Saturday afternoon. […]
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No one detained over South Sudan civilian killings, UN says

NAIROBI, Kenya –  The United Nations’ top human rights official in South Sudan says no one has been detained in connection with recent killings of civilians in the western town of Wau. Eugene Nindorera in a statement Sunday says he was “shaken” to hear testimonies of victims of the government offensive that killed at least […]
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Inside The Home of the Mass Jewish Bomb-Threat Suspect

ASHKELON, Israel — It looked like any normal bedroom inhabited by a geeky Israeli teenager: a Hebrew-English dictionary on the bookshelf, a game of Monopoly, and a small microscope on the desk. But it was here, in an upscale apartment in the Israeli coastal city of Ashkelon, that officials say a 19-year-old Israeli-American Jewish kid […]
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Blogger found stabbed to death in the Maldives

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka –  Police in the Maldives say they’re investigating the stabbing death of a prominent blogger and social media activist. Police said in a statement that Yameen Rasheed was found Sunday morning with multiple stab wounds in a house in the capital, Male. He died at a hospital. The motive for his killing […]
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Syrian troops capture central town after heavy clashes

BEIRUT –  Syrian state media and an opposition monitoring group say government forces have captured a central town and adjacent villages, boosting security in nearby areas loyal to President Bashar Assad. The SANA state news agency quoted an unnamed military official as saying Sunday that troops and pro-government fighters captured Halfaya and nearby villages after […]
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N. Korea Threatens Australia With Nuclear Strike Over 'Toeing Line' With U.S.

Vice President Mike Pence and Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop pose for a photo during a visit to the Australian Museum in Sydney, Saturday, April 22. David Moir / AP In Japan last week, Bishop said Australia supported the “United States’ approach that all options be on the table with regard to curbing North Korea’s […]
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Anger as footage of Cleveland Facebook killer shooting dead man remains online

A shocking video of a grandfather being shot dead was still available on Facebook last night – a week after it was posted. Maniac Steve Stephens filmed himself murdering innocent Robert Godwin, 74, on Easter Sunday and uploaded the sick clip to the social network. Stephens, 37, shot himself dead on Tuesday while on the […]
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Iranian candidate says nuclear deal failed to lift sanctions

TEHRAN, Iran –  An Iranian presidential candidate says the landmark 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers has failed to lift sanctions or improve the country’s economy. Mostafa Mirsalim, a conservative, said Sunday that President Hassan Rouhani’s outreach to the West had failed, adding that “sanctions remained in place and were even intensified.” Under the nuclear […]