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Thu, Jul 2 2015

Philippine ferry sinks, killing at least 36, but most passengers survive

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MANILA - A ferry carrying 189 passengers and crew capsized off the central Philippines in heavy waves on Thursday, killing at least 36 people but the majority of those on board were rescued, the coast guard and police said. | Video

02 Jul 2015

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kill "many" in Nigeria attack

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - Suspected Boko Haram insurgents rounded up and shot dead dozens of people in a raid in a town in northeast Nigeria on Wednesday, military and local sources said, part of a resurgence of attacks in Borno state in the past month.

2:23am IST

U.S. says relationship with Germany remains strong despite spy reports

WASHINGTON - The United States' relationship with Germany remains deep and strong, the State Department said on Thursday after the U.S. ambassador met in Berlin with a top German official to discuss the latest revelations about NSA spying.

World, Tech 02 Jul 2015

Syrian Islamist insurgents launch battle to seize government-held Aleppo

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BEIRUT - Syrian insurgents led by Islamist groups began a major offensive to gain full control of the divided northern city of Aleppo, a monitor and rebels said on Thursday.

World, Syria 3:29am IST

More than 100 dead as militants, Egyptian army clash in North Sinai

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ISMAILIA, Egypt/CAIRO - Egypt's army said on Wednesday more than 100 militants and 17 soldiers were killed after simultaneous assaults on military checkpoints in North Sinai, in the deadliest fighting in years in the restive province.

Top News, World 02 Jul 2015

U.N. says Burundi election was not free, fair or credible

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UNITED NATIONS - Burundi's parliamentary election was not free, fair, transparent or credible and violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms were committed, the United Nations said on Thursday.

2:00am IST

Afghanistan targets US defence contractors in row over back taxes

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KABUL - Afghanistan is threatening to crack down on U.S. defence contractors it says owe hundreds of millions of dollars in back taxes, including by freezing their bank accounts and refusing to renew yearly business licences when they expire.

World, South Asia 3:37am IST

Forced labour shows back-breaking lack of reform in Myanmar military

BUTHIDAUNG, Myanmar - In the fertile river valleys near Myanmar's border with Bangladesh, stateless Rohingya Muslims say there is no let-up in soldiers forcing them into hard labour, despite the government launching a campaign three years ago to end the practice.

4:15am IST

Germany says new reports of US spying harm security ties

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BERLIN/WASHINGTON - Germany is taking seriously the latest reports about U.S. spying on senior government ministers and they are putting strains on vital security cooperation between the two countries, Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman said on Thursday.

World, Tech 1:11am IST

Thousands evacuated after freight train derails, catches fire, in Tennessee

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- A freight train carrying flammable and toxic gas derailed in eastern Tennessee, igniting a fire in one car and spreading noxious fumes that forced the evacuation of more than 5,000 people and the hospitalization of 25, officials said. | Video

3:28am IST