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5 construction officials held after Indian overpass collapse

5 construction officials held after Indian overpass collapse KOLKATA — Indian police say they have detained five officials of the construction company that was building an overpass in Kolkata that collapsed, killing 23 people. Kolkata police said the five officials from IVRCL Infrastructure Co were detained Friday (April 1) for …

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Clinton brings campaign home to New York’s Harlem

Clinton brings campaign home to New York’s Harlem NEW YORK: Hillary Clinton brought the presidential race to New York on Wednesday (Mar 30), visiting the historically black neighbourhood of Harlem to outline a vision of national diversity and to attack Donald Trump. Clinton looked delighted to back in her adopted …

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India flyover collapse kills 10, 150 feared trapped

India flyover collapse kills 10, 150 feared trapped KOLKATA (India) — At least 10 people were killed on Thursday and 150 were feared  trapped when a flyover under construction collapsed in the Indian city of Kolkata, two police officials said. Firefighters and residents were trying with their bare hands to …

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Dutch Prisons Are Closing Because The Country Is So Safe

Dutch Prisons Are Closing Because The Country Is So Safe In 2013, 19 prisons in the Netherlands closed because the country didn’t have enough criminals to fill them. Now, five more are slated to close their doors by the end of the summer, according to internal documents obtained by The …

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Econet Acquires Premier League Free-to-air Rights In Africa

Econet Acquires Premier League Free-to-air Rights In Africa The Premier League is pleased to announce that Econet Media has acquired the package of free-to-air broadcasting rights that it makes available in sub-Saharan Africa. The agreement is for the three seasons 2016/17–2018/19 and Econet, through its Kwese Sports platform, will make …

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Panic as police shoot armed man at US Capitol

Panic as police shoot armed man at US Capitol Police shot an armed man at an entrance of the US Capitol visitor center Monday, sparking panic during the busy spring tourist season in a city on heightened alert following terror attacks in Brussels. The suspect, who police said was known …

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EgyptAir hijacked: All passengers freed except for crew, non-Egyptians

EgyptAir hijacked: All passengers freed except for crew, non-Egyptians A hijacker seized an Egyptian airliner on Tuesday (Mar 29) and diverted it to Cyprus, triggering a hostage crisis at Larnaca airport on the south coast, Cypriot police said. Egyptian civil aviation said the hijacker had threatened to detonate an explosives …

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Sanders says party leaders may rethink after wins

Sanders says party leaders may rethink after wins Fresh from Democratic presidential primary wins over the weekend in three U.S. states, Bernie Sanders said on Sunday he had political momentum that could help him win the backing of Democratic power brokers in his race against Hillary Clinton. Sanders easily won …

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Islamic State driven out of Syria’s ancient Palmyra city

Islamic State driven out of Syria’s ancient Palmyra city Syrian government forces backed by heavy Russian air support drove Islamic State out of Palmyra on Sunday, inflicting what the army called a mortal blow to militants who seized the city last year and dynamited its ancient temples. The loss of …

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Belgian police break up street protests as attack investigation widens

Belgian police break up street protests as attack investigation widens Belgian police briefly used water cannon to control several hundred rowdy protesters in central Brussels on Sunday after they ignored an official call for marches to be postponed following Tuesday’s bombings. Amid fears of further attacks, officials wanted to give …

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