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Ashraf Ghani sworn in as new Afghan president

Ashraf Ghani sworn in as new Afghan president

Kabul (Web Desk): Ashraf Ghani has been sworn in as Afghanistan’s president in a ceremony at the presidential palace in Kabul. It comes after six months of deadlock amid a bitter dispute over electoral fraud and a recount of votes. Under a US-brokered unity deal Mr Ghani takes over the presidency and runner-up Abdullah Abdullah can nominate a figure with …

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Gaza toll at 135 on day five of Israeli strikes

GAZA CITY (AFP) – Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip killed 30 people Saturday, including two severely handicapped women in a care facility, medics said. The violence brought the toll on the fifth day of the conflict to 135, with nearly 950 people wounded, according to Gaza emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra. In the latest strikes, eight people were …

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At least 14 dead in Indonesian volcano erupts

Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra, Indonesia Volcano erupted

Jakarta, Indonesia (CNN) — At least 14 people were killed when a volcano erupted in Indonesia on Saturday, a government official told CNN. Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra erupted Saturday morning, disaster mitigation agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho told CNN. The victims were hit by hot ash clouds and were all found in Sukameriah, a village close to the volcano’s …

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‘Thank God I’m not dead’ – Malala Yousafzai

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Malala Yousafzai sits on the sidelines of a news conference convened by ‘A World at School’ in New York September 23, 2013 London: Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai’s first thought was “Thank God I’m not dead” as she woke up terrified in British hospital after a Taliban gunman shot her in the head, according to extracts from her autobiography published in the …

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Cyprus hopes to see more cash controls lifted

Cyprus hopes to see more cash controls lifted

NICOSIA: Cypriots hoped for further relaxation of the first capital controls in the eurozone Saturday after authorities on the bailed-out island dropped domestic restrictions on credit card payments. The central bank said Friday it would make daily efforts to relax the restrictions it has imposed to avert a bank run, after lifting its 5,000-euro ceiling on domestic credit and debit …

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Philippines marks Easter with bloody mock crucifixions

Philippines marks Easter with bloody mock crucifixions

SAN FERNANDO, Philippines: Catholic zealots in the Philippines re-enacted the last hours of Jesus Christ on Good Friday, whipping their backs and nailing themselves to crosses in a grisly Easter ritual that persists despite Church disapproval. Foreign and local tourists flocked to the outskirts of the city of San Fernando, a 90-minute drive from Manila, to see the annual spectacle …

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