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Bangladesh Detains 100 Suspects in Anti-Drug Crackdown

Security officials in Bangladesh said they raided an area in the capital on Saturday and detained at least 100 suspects as part of a nationwide anti-drug crackdown, amid accusations that extrajudicial killings have taken place during the drive. Over 60 suspected drug peddlers have been killed and over 3,000 suspects …

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China, Burkina Faso establish diplomatic ties after Taiwan ditched | World

China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Burkina Faso Foreign Minister Alpha Barry attend a signing ceremony establishing diplomatic relations between the two countries in Beijing, China, May 26, 2018.  BEIJING: China and Burkina Faso formally established diplomatic relations on Saturday, after the West African nation severed ties with self-ruled Taiwan, …

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Fearing Contamination, Idaho Town Told Not to Drink Water

BOISE, IDAHO —  Residents of an Idaho town have been told not to drink its well water amid concerns that a fired municipal worker who killed himself in his home may have contaminated it, officials said Friday. Tom Young, 62, was found dead Thursday by emergency workers who were sent …

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Oman’s Salalah braces for Cyclone Mekunu | World

An image grab taken from an AFPTV video shows people walking through flood water as they evacuate a flooded area during a cyclone in the Yemeni island of Socotra. — AFP SALALAH, Oman: Cyclone Mekunu which wreaked havoc in the Yemeni island of Socotra strengthened in intensity Friday as it …

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North Korea Willing to Talk to US ‘At Any Time’

WHITE HOUSE —  North Korea said Friday that it was still willing to sit for talks with the United States “at any time, (in) any format,’’ after President Donald called off a summit with the North’s leader, Kim Jong Un. Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye Gwan, a longtime nuclear negotiator …

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Dem, GOP Leaders Given FBI Briefings on Russia Probe

WASHINGTON —  Republican and Democratic lawmakers huddled Thursday in classified briefings about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election, a highly unusual series of meetings prompted by partisan allegations that the bureau spied on Donald Trump’s campaign. Democrats emerged from the meetings saying …

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