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LAST_UPDATEWed, 25 May 2016 3pm

Anti-Trump Protesters Hurl Rocks As Trump Wins Washington Primary

Protesters disrupt a rally by Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump and his supporters in Albuquerque, New Mexico, US May 24, 2016. — Reuters picLOS ANGELES: Protesters opposed to Donald Trump hurled rocks and bottles outside a Trump rally in New Mexico yesterday, the same day the bombastic billionaire won the Republican presidential primary in Washington state.

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Pork Restaurant Fires Hijab-Wearing Worker

JAKARTA: A female employee wearing a Muslim headscarf who worked at a restaurant selling pork dishes in West Jakarta has been fired after an online photo of her serving customers went viral, drawing critical comments.

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Eurozone Reaches Deal On Greek Bailout Funds, Debt

The IMF believes that Greek public debt at the current level of about 180 percent of gross domestic product is unsustainable and must be reduced.BRUSSELS: Eurozone finance ministers reached a vital deal with Greece after marathon talks Wednesday to unlock 10.3 billion euros ($12 billion) in bailout cash and start debt relief for Athens as demanded by the IMF.

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Afghan Taliban Say Haibatullah Akhundzada Appointed New Leader

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KABUL: The Afghan Taliban today announced influential religious figure Haibatullah Akhundzada as their new leader after confirming supremo Mullah Akhtar Mansour’s death in a US drone strike.

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Childhood Goes Up In Smoke For Indonesian Tobacco Farm Workers

An employee counts cigarettes before packing them in Sidoarjo, Indonesia's East Java province April 7, 2010. REUTERS/SIGIT PAMUNGKAS/FILE PHOTO

Thirteen-year-old Siti Maryam says she suffers headaches and nausea after harvesting tobacco leaves with her bare hands during four years of working on her family's farm in Indonesia.

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Iraq Forces Keep Up Shelling Of Falluja, U.N. Concern Mounts For Civilians

Iraqi federal police advance towards Falluja, Iraq, May 24, 2016. REUTERS/THAIER AL-SUDANI

Iraqi forces shelled Islamic State targets in Falluja on Tuesday, the second day of an assault to retake the militant stronghold just west of Baghdad, as international concern mounted for the security of civilians.

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No Sign Of Egyptair Plane Technical Problems Before Takeoff: Sources

Part of a plane chair among recovered debris of the EgyptAir jet that crashed in the Mediterranean Sea is seen in this handout image released May 21, 2016 by Egypt's military. Egyptian Military/Handout via Reuters

The EgyptAir jet that disappeared last week did not show technical problems before taking off from Paris, sources within the Egyptian investigation committee said late on Tuesday.

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U.S.-Backed Syrian Alliance Launches New Attack Near Islamic State Capital

Islamic State billboards are seen along a street in Raqqa, eastern Syria, which is controlled by the Islamic State, October 29, 2014. REUTERS/NOUR FOURAT

A U.S.-backed alliance of Syrian militias launched a new offensive against Islamic State fighters near their de facto capital of Raqqa city on Tuesday, a monitoring group and an official said.

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Pakistan Can't Confirm Taliban Leader Is Dead, Criticizes U.S. Drone Strike

Pakistan's Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan attends a news conference in Islamabad, Pakistan, May 24, 2016. A picture of Mohammad Ali Jinnah, founder and first governor-general of Pakistan, hangs on the wall. REUTERS/FAISAL MAHMOOD

Pakistan's interior minister said on Tuesday he could not confirm that Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour had been killed in a U.S. drone strike, and described Washington's justification for the attack as "against international law".

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Greece Starts Moving Migrants From Squalid Border Camp

A refugee boy on a wheelchair passes in front of riot policemen during a police operation at a refugee camp at the border between Greece and Macedonia, near the village of Idomeni, Greece, 24 May 2016. REUTERS/YANNIS KOLESIDIS/POOL

Greece sent in police and bulldozers on Tuesday to knock down tents and relocate hundreds of migrants who had been stranded for months in a squalid makeshift camp on the border with Macedonia.

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