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Six-storey building collapses as floods hit Kenyan capital, 3 dead

Agencies, Nairobi A six-storey building collapsed in Kenya’s capital, killing at least three people, KTN television reported, and trapping many others after days of heavy rains and floods. Live footage showed rescuers bringing out two survivors...
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Protesters target Trump speech to California Republicans

Agencies, Burlingame, Calif Protests erupted today outside the venue where US presidential candidate Donald Trump was speaking to a group of California Republicans, a day after a demonstration against the former reality TV star turned ugly. About...
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“West Wing” actress gives White House press briefing

Agencies, Washington For a few moments at the White House today, “The West Wing” TV series came back to life as actress Allison Janney who played fictional White House spokeswoman CJ Cregg took the podium at the daily press briefing. Janney’s...
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Kerry urges Bangladesh probe of embassy employee’s killing

Agencies, Washington US Secretary of State John Kerry has called on Bangladesh to ensure a thorough investigation into the killing this week of a gay rights advocate employed by the US embassy, the US State Department said today. The agency...
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China denies Hong Kong visit request by US carrier group -Pentagon

Agencies, Washington China has denied a request for a US carrier strike group led by the USS John C Stennis to visit to Hong Kong, the US Defence Department said today, amid heightened tensions over China’s territorial claims in the South...
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Mallya for ‘reasonable settlement’ with banks; says no plans to return to India

Agencies, London Beleagured business tycoon Vijay Mallya, wanted in India in several cases of bank loan payment default, today said he desired a”reasonable’’ settlement with creditor banks, but dismissed the idea of return to India...
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President Pranab Mukherjee paying tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at University of Papa New Guinea

Agencies, Port Moresby President Pranab Mukherjee paying tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at University of Papa New Guinea (UPNG) on Friday.
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US House Speaker Ryan invites PM Modi to address Congress

Agencies, Washington US House Speaker Paul Ryan has invited Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to speak to a joint session of Congress when he visits Washington in June, the top House Republican said. “This address presents a special...