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IANS 19 September 2016
Unable to move out of Switzerland to campaign for a "free Balochistan", Baloch nationalist leader and Baloch Republican Party (BRP) founder Brahumdagh Bugti will seek official asylum in India within a week, a party spokesperson told IANS.   The decision was taken after a two-day...

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Michael Grabell (ProPublica) 14 September 2016
This story was co-published with NPR.   A national campaign to rewrite state laws and allow businesses to decide how to care for their injured workers suffered a significant setback Tuesday when the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that Oklahoma's version of the law is...

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IANS 13 September 2016
The world's biggest nickel producer has admitted a spillage at one of its plants which was responsible for a river in Siberia turning blood-red.   After denying blame for the contamination of the water, Norilsk Nickel said on Monday that a dike at its Nadezhda plant overflowed,...

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Alec MacGillis (ProPublica) 12 September 2016
This story was co-published with The Daily Beast.   For years, Democratic elected officials in Washington have been wary of going after Wall Street excesses too hard, lest the deep-pocketed financial industry throw all its resources to Republicans.   This has been especially...

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IANS 12 September 2016
A Royal Nepal Airlines Delhi-Kathmandu flight carrying 160 passengers made an emergency landing at the IGI Airport here late Sunday evening, said airport sources. All passengers and crew were safe.   According to airport sources, the flight took off from the IGI Airport at 8 p.m. for...

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Volkswagen Korea on Monday said it would not take legal action against a decision by the South Korean government to ban sales and revoke the certificates of 80 of its models over the German carmaker's emissions cheating scandal.   The local unit of the German company said earlier this...

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Hundreds of people were evacuated from the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Sunday night after police reported of an active shooter in a terminal.   The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) said the reports of the shooter had come from two callers, but there was no...

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In the first-ever widespread criticism of US technology giants and social media platforms, the British Home Affairs select committee has slammed the internet behemoths of becoming a "recruiting platform for terrorism" and "passing the buck".   Led by Keith Vaz, the British...

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The FBI has discovered almost 15,000 unrevealed documents linked to the e-mail scandal surrounding Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, US media reports said on Monday.   The documents were found during the FBI investigation into Clinton's use of a private e-mail server...

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Brazil's justice system imposed a fine of 35,000 reais (around $10,800) on the United States swimmer James Feigen so that he could leave the country after falsely stating he had been a victim of an armed assault along with three of his other teammates in Rio de Janeiro, local media reported...

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Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan says he was detained at a US airport.   "I fully understand and respect security with the way the world is, but to be detained at US immigration every damn time really really sucks," Shah Rukh said in a tweet posted on Friday morning...

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Russia's anti-monopoly watchdog said on Thursday it has fined technology giant Google 438 million rubles ($6.7 million) for violating competition law.   The Federal Anti-Monopoly Service (FAS) said Google had forced mobile device manufacturers to pre-install its applications on mobile...

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SSA Zaidi 09 August 2016
Criminals employ various methods to disguise the identity of their ill-gotten money. One method is to recruit ‘Money Mules’ to achieve their nefarious purpose. This essentially means conning people into lending their identity and bank account to route and transfer illegitimate money. Using...

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A district court judge in Australia's New South Wales state has ordered a man to pay $150,000 in damages for writing a defamatory Facebook post that ruined a motel owner's life.   In March 2014, electrician David Scott wrote the following post on Facebook: "Pedophile [sic] warning:-...

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Chaitanya Mallapur (IANS) 02 August 2016
As thousands of laid-off Indian workers in Saudi Arabia were said to be without food, 87 per cent of complaints received from Indian workers at Indian missions across nine countries were from six Gulf countries, with nearly half of those from Qatar and Saudi Arabia, according to government...

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The South Korean government on Tuesday revoked the certification and banned the sale of 80 Volkswagen models in the country over the false emission scandal implicating the German car manufacturer.   The ban affects 32 different (18 diesel and 14 petrol) vehicles of Volkswagen and...

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A leading air crash expert on Monday said the missing Malaysia Airlines fight MH370 was likely to have been in controlled flight as it hit the water, giving life to the theory that it was brought down by a rogue pilot or hijacker.   Air crash expert Larry Vance told Australia's Nine...

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India has lost its arbitration case in an international tribunal against Bengaluru-based Devas Multimedia Private Ltd for cancelling its space/satellite contract with the government-owned Antrix Corporation, Devas said on Tuesday.   In a statement, Devas said: "A Permanent Court of...

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Nearly, every day in one country or the other terrorists strike and innocent people are killed. Terrorism is global menace. It has become a major problem of this century. Attempts made to counter it have not produced any tangible results. This is evident from series of attacks taking place...

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This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Freedom of Information Act, which was designed to give the public the right to scrutinize the records of government agencies. Almost no one needs public records more than an organization like ProPublica, whose mission is producing work that "shines...

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