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3 Women Arrested For Being Naked At Cuppage Plaza, 5 Others Arrested For Drug Offences In Joint Operation

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Eight women were arrested for offences including appearing nude in a public place, drug-related offences, and employment and immigration-related offences.

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Man Rapes 13-Year-Old Girl Four Times, Forces Her To Take Nude Photos And Uploads Them

Koh Rong Guang. Photo : Stomp.SG

A 25-year-old man went on trial for raping a 13-year-old girl four different times as well as forcing her to take nude photos of herself and asking a friend to post them on his Facebook page.

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Ex-Gang Member Says He Feels Helpless By Not Protecting Girl From Being Raped 4 Times By Gang Leader

A former gang member, 20-year-old Fu Yiming, told the High Court on Jan 17 that he felt helpless at being unable to stop his leader from repeatedly raping a 13-year-old girl who was his friend.

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Metro Workers' Strike Causes Commuter Chaos In Brazil's Largest City

SAO PAULO -- A strike by Sao Paulo Metro employees on Thursday protesting plans to privatize a portion of the subway system forced morning commuters to scramble for transportation alternatives, leading to massive traffic jams in Brazil’s largest city.

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Mexico Requests Extradition Of Former Governor Over Corruption

Cesar Duarte Jaquez

MEXICO CITY -- The General Public Prosecutor's Office in Mexico has announced it is preparing an extradition request for former state governor Cesar Duarte Jaquez in connection with 10 corruption charges at the state level and one federal count of electoral fraud.

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Authorities Look To Mitigate Impact Of Whale Shark Swimming In Mexico

LA PAZ, Mexico -- Whale shark swimming is one of the most popular tourist attractions in northwestern Mexico’s Bay of La Paz, although those encounters entail dangers for this massive fish that authorities are trying to mitigate.

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Trump Repeats That Directly Or Indirectly Mexico Will Pay For Border Wall

WASHINGTON -- US President Donald Trump insisted on Thursday once again that the US-Mexico border wall he is demanding will be paid for “directly or indirectly” by Mexico, adding that he has never changed his view of how the physical barrier should be constructed, contradicting his chief of staff, John Kelly.

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Haitians Gather Outside US Embassy To Protest Trump's Words

PORT-AU-PRINCE -- Hundreds of Haitians gathered outside the US Embassy on Thursday to protest President Donald Trump’s purported negative comments about their country.

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Five Die In Train Derailment In Central Mexico

MEXICO CITY -- Five people were killed on Thursday when a freight train derailed and one of the cars smashed into a home in the central Mexican city of Ecatepec, authorities said.

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Cuba, USA Hold Technical Meeting On Terrorism

HAVANA -- The Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced today that the Caribbean island and the United States held a technical meeting to prevent and face terrorism.

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