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Teenage Boy Dies In US Border Patrol Custody

WASHINGTON:  A 16-year-old Guatemalan boy died on Monday in US Border Patrol custody in Texas, US officials said, making him the fifth Guatemalan minor to die after being apprehended at the US-Mexico border since December. The boy, Carlos Hernandez, was apprehended by US Border Patrol agents on May 13 after …

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Data of Instagram Influencers Leaked, Traced To India: Report

San Francisco:  Personal data of millions of celebrities and influencers stands exposed on Instagram in a massive database that has been traced to Mumbai-based social media marketing firm Chtrbox, TechCrunch reported on Monday. The database containing 49 million records of several high-profile influencers, including prominent food bloggers, celebrities and other …

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Teach, Earn And Pay With Plastic: Assam School Brings Hope For Poor Kids

Guwahati:  Teach the kids and bring plastic every week as fees is all what this Assam school demands from its students. 14-year-old Prasanta is a student herself, but she also teaches six-year-olds at her school in Pamohi on the outskirts of Guwahati. However, Prasanta is not alone. Older children studying …

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US Delays Huawei Ban For 90 Days

Washington:  US officials Monday delayed a ban on American technology exports to Chinese tech giant Huawei until mid-August, saying the time was needed to allow for software updates and other contractual obligations. A Commerce Department filing said the delay does not change the ban imposed by President Donald Trump on …

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Prohibitory Orders Imposed In Bengal’s Bhatpara After Poll Violence

Kolkata:  The Election Commission on Monday imposed prohibitory orders in Bhatpara in North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal, following violence in the area during the assembly by-election on Sunday, a senior official said. Keeping in mind the “sensitive” situation in Bhatpara, it was decided to impose Section 144 of …

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Pakistan Appoints Moin-ul-Haque As High Commissioner to India

Islamabad:  Pakistan on Monday appointed career diplomat Moin-ul-Haque as the High Commissioner to India. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday approved appointments of over two dozen ambassadors in various countries including India, China and Japan. Mr Haque, the current ambassador to France, has previously served as chief of protocol …

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Donald Trump Loses Lawsuit Challenging Subpoena For Financial Records

A US judge on Monday ruled in favour of a US House of Representatives committee seeking President Donald Trump’s financial records from his accounting firm, dealing an early setback to the Trump administration in its legal battle with Congress. US District Judge Amit Mehta in Washington also denied a request …

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Eiffel Tower Climber Grabbed After Sparking Evacuation

Paris:  A climber who sparked an evacuation of the Eiffel Tower on Monday was grabbed after clinging to the famous Paris landmark for more than six hours, officials said. The man, who was not immediately identified, “is in the hands of the emergency teams” deployed to the tower, which will …

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Indonesia President Joko Widodo Wins Re-Election Amid Claims Of Cheating

JAKARTA:  Incumbent President Joko Widodo won last month’s Indonesian election with 55.5% of votes against 44.5% for his challenger, retired General Prabowo Subianto, the election commission’s official count said early on Tuesday. The official result released by the General Election Commission (KPU) confirms unofficial counts by private pollsters of the …

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Question Of Third Front Doesn’t Arise, Says Mallikarjun Kharge

Mumbai:  Declining to comment on the possibility of a third front formation, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Monday said there is only one front and Congress president Rahul Gandhi will take the decision what is to be done. “I don’t want to react on the third front. We are only …

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