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Passenger Jet Lands In Hawaii After Engine Covering Rips Apart

Pic: ReutersPassengers aboard a United Airlines flight from San Francisco to Honolulu had a scary trip over the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday, after the casing around one of the engines ripped apart, officials said.

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South African Police Raid Home Of Zuma Associates Amid Influence-Peddling Probe

Pic: ReutersJOHANNESBURG: South African police raided the family home of businessmen friends of President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday amid a probe into allegations that the family used their links with the president to win state contracts and influence Cabinet appointments.

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India Issues Notice To Hollywood Actor Pierce Brosnan For Featuring In Tobacco Advertisement

NEW DELHI -- The Delhi government has slapped a show-cause notice on Hollywood actor Pierce Brosnan over his appearance in an Indian pan masala (a popular tobacco product) advertisement, reported China's Xinua news agency.

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U.S. Urges U.N. To Hold Myanmar Military Accountable For 'Ethnic Cleansing'

The United States on Tuesday described Myanmar denials of ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims as “preposterous” as it called on the U.N. Security Council to hold the military accountable and pressure leader Aung San Suu Kyi “to acknowledge these horrific acts that are taking place in her country.”

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Trump Lawyer Says He Paid Porn Actress Out Of His Own Pocket

Pic: APWASHINGTON: President Donald Trump’s personal attorney said Tuesday he paid $130,000 out of his own pocket to a porn actress who allegedly had a sexual relationship with Trump in 2006.

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China Not A Threat To West - Defence Expert

LONDON -- China is not a threat to the West and the former's military build up is a natural course for a rising country, according to one expert on defence and security in  Asia.

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With No Time For Brexit, Macron Sets Out Plans To Redraw EU Political Map

Pic: ReutersPARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron said he would not waste too much of his time on Brexit and would instead seek to redraw the map of “ossified” EU politics by launching an initiative of European progressives for EU elections next year.

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Chinese Paper Says UK Trying To Grab Attention With South China Sea Mission

Pic: ReutersBEIJING: Britain’s Defence Ministry is trying to justify its existence and grab attention with a planned mission by a British warship to the disputed South China Sea next month, a Chinese newspaper said on Wednesday.

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'France Will Strike' If Proven Chemical Bombs Used In Syria: Macron

Pic: ReutersPARIS: President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday that “France will strike” if chemical weapons are used against civilians in the Syrian conflict in violation of international treaties, but that he had not yet seen proof this was the case.

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Morocco Pledges To Build Seven New Stadiums In Bid To Host 2026 World Cup

RABAT -- Morocco has pledged to build seven new stadiums if the north African country wins the bid to host the 2026 World Cup, China's Xinhua news agency reported quoting the local media on Tuesday.

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