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Uber driver charged with raping California woman in car
LOS ANGELES, April 26 (Reuters) - An Uber driver accused by prosecutors of having sexually assaulted a female passenger after she sought a ride home from a gathering in the upscale seaside city of Newport Beach, California, was charged with rape on Wednesday. Angel Sanchez, 36, was arrested a day...
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[VIDEO] Diver Cuts Rope Off Tail Of Whale Shark
A remarkable video is making the rounds online showing adventurer Alyssa Vinluan, of “Roam the World at Will,” helping to rescue a poor whale shark trapped off the coast of Koh Tao, an island in Thailand. After spending a dive allowing a whale shark to gracefully swim around her, a second dive...
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Zambian Court Refuses To Drop Treason Charges Against Hichilema
A request to drop the treason charges against Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema, for allegedly blocking the president’s motorcade earlier this month, was denied Wednesday, Al Jazeera reported. A businessman and leader of the United Party for National Development (UPND), Hichilema was...
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Senator Accuses EPA Chief Pruitt Of Violating Ethics Law For Headlining GOP Fundraiser
Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse filed an ethics complaint against EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt over a scheduled May 5 scheduled as keynote speaker at the Oklahoma Republican Party's annual gala dinner, which would violate the Hatch Act, according to The Associated Press. The Hatch Act limits...
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Ivanka Trump, World Bank discuss women entrepreneur fund
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ivanka Trump has been involved in discussions with the World Bank about establishing a funding operation that would support female entrepreneurs, bank and administration officials said Wednesday. The officials stressed that nothing has been set up yet and that talks are...
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UN: 20 Dead After Ethnic Fighting in Democratic Republic of Congo
The United Nation's DR Congo mission said that clashes last week in the Kasai region killed at least 20 people, according to Al Jazeera. The violence was between members of the Lulua-Luba and Chowe-Pende communtities escalated, leaving 20 members of the Chowe-Pende killed.The Chowe-Pende accuse the...
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India Bans Social Media In Kashmir After Graphic Videos Circulate
Indian authorities announced a one-month ban on 22 social media platforms in Kashmir, BBC News reported. The state government claimed such sites were pedaling "anti-government elements" and inciting violence, said the report. Among the barred sites are Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, YouTube, Skype,...
photo: WN / Imran Nissar
130,000-year-old mastodon remains could rewrite story of how humans first came to the Americas
The ancient humans who came across the mastodon carcass in present-day Southern...
photo: AP / Seth Perlman
Israel Subjected To Large-Scale Microsoft Cyber Attack: Report
The Jersusalem Post reported a large-scale cyber attack targeting more than 120 Israeli organization in the last week has been thwarted, the Israeli National Authority for Cyber Defense announced Wednesday. The attacks, launched between April 19 and 23, were introduced via malicious emails...
photo: WN / Imran Nissar
Turkish Airstrike Kills Kurdish Militants During Raids
Turkish warplanes killed six Kurdish militants in northern Iraq during their second day of cross-border raids, Reuters reported. According to a military statement, the airstrikes aimed for a river flowing across the Turkish-Iraqi border called Zap in Turkey and Zab in Iraq, the report said. The air...
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