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Twenty tortured, then murdered in Pakistan Sufi shrine - police

LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - Twenty people were tortured and then murdered with clubs and knives at a Pakistani Sufi shrine, the police said on Sunday, in an attack purportedly carried out by the shrine's custodian and several accomplices.


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Posted 2017/04/02 10:29:57

After historic week, Brexit dawns a shade warmer

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The week Britain filed for divorce from the European Union brought relief in London and Brussels that crockery was not smashed - far from it - but negotiators fear tantrums or even a breakdown once talks start.


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Posted 2017/04/02 10:29:25

Twenty tortured and killed at Pakistan shrine

At least 20 people have been tortured and then murdered with clubs and knives at a Sufi shrine in Pakistan, police said.
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Posted 2017/04/02 09:14:00

Ecuador election could determine Assange fate

Ecuadorians go to the polls to elect a new president, a choice that could have repercussions thousands of miles away for the fate of Julian Assange.
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Posted 2017/04/02 08:22:00

New call for release of British mum held in Iran

A British-Iranian mother jailed in Tehran for allegedly plotting to topple the government has told of how she dreams of watching her husband and their young daughter dancing in their living room.
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Posted 2017/04/02 06:06:00

Bonfire explosion at French carnival: 18 hurt

An accidental explosion at a bonfire display in France has injured 18 people, including three children.
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Posted 2017/04/02 00:16:00

Colombia mudslide kills more than 230 people

More than 230 people are dead after an "avalanche of water" engulfed the Colombian city of Mocoa, according to the Red Cross.
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Posted 2017/04/01 16:02:00

French election race tightens as rivals campaign in south

MARSEILLE/BIGUGLIA, France (Reuters) - France's presidential election race is looking tighter than it was seven days ago, an opinion poll showed on Saturday as the main candidates took their campaigns to the south of the country.


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Posted 2017/04/01 14:09:27

Protester dies during clashes over Paraguay re-election

ASUNCION (Reuters) - A protester was killed in Paraguay after a secret Senate vote for a constitutional amendment that would allow President Horacio Cartes to run for re-election sparked violent clashes and the country's Congress was stormed and set alight.


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Posted 2017/04/01 13:57:45

British police says all those arrested after London attack now released

LONDON (Reuters) - All 12 people arrested in connection with the March 22 attack that left five people dead close to the British parliament have now been released without charge, London's Metropolitan Police said on Saturday.


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Posted 2017/04/01 12:46:22

German prosecutors expect rulings in VW scandal this year - report

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German prosecutors expect the first rulings this year in legal cases resulting from the Volkswagen emissions scandal, Automobilwoche magazine reported on Saturday.


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Posted 2017/04/01 12:43:58

Two killed as Cyclone Debbie wreaks havoc

Two people have been killed as the tail end of Cyclone Debbie swept along Australia's east coast, destroying bridges and cutting off roads.
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Posted 2017/04/01 09:34:00

Smiling Kim Jong-Un inspects tank competition

North Korea leader Kim Jong-Un has been pictured laughing and smiling as he inspected a military competition for tanks.
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Posted 2017/04/01 08:32:00

Three arrested after fire destroys US highway

Three people have been arrested after a massive fire caused part of a busy US highway to collapse triggering traffic chaos.
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Posted 2017/04/01 06:27:00

Fiery protests in Paraguay after Congress vote

Violent protests have erupted in Paraguay after lawmakers secretly voted in favour of a constitutional amendment allowing the country's president to seek re-election.
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Posted 2017/04/01 03:44:00

LGBT rainbow flag creator Gilbert Baker dies

American artist Gilbert Baker, who created the rainbow flag representing LGBT rights, has died aged 65, according to his friend and rights activist Cleve Jones.
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Posted 2017/04/01 03:00:00

Trump publishes financial records of top staff

President Trump has publicly released the financial disclosures of top officials in his administration - including those of his son-in-law Jared Kushner, and White House chief strategist Steve Bannon.
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Posted 2017/04/01 02:52:00

EU offers pre-Brexit trade talks, tough on transition

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union is ready to talk to Britain on a future free trade deal before the two sides agree final terms on Brexit, draft EU negotiating guidelines issued on Friday show.


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Posted 2017/03/31 13:29:02

Northern Ireland parties to resume talks to save devolved rule

BELFAST (Reuters) - Northern Ireland's main political parties will resume talks on Monday to break a deadlock that threatens devolved government, the cornerstone of peace in the province for almost two decades, the British government said.


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Posted 2017/03/31 13:20:46

Who is mystery boy Prince Charles bear hugs?

Prince Charles has shown off his caring side on a visit to Romania after giving a boy a bear hug during a guided tour.
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Posted 2017/03/31 13:10:00