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Lottery Winners Top Up Scottish Independence Coffers With RM16m

Former cameraman Colin Weir and his wife Chris, a former nurse, won US$271.72 million in the Euromillions draw in 2011. — AFPLONDON: A Scottish couple who won the lottery have donated at least US$5 million (RM16 million) of their winnings to the campaign for an independent Scotland, making them Britain’s biggest political donors, a newspaper reported on Sunday.

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Britain’s Baby Prince George Visits Australian Zoo

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, holds her son Prince George during a Plunket nurse and parents' group event at Government House in Wellington April 9, 2014. ― Reuters SYDNEY: Britain’s baby Prince George stepped out in public for the first time in Australia with his parents for a wildlife encounter at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo.

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Iraq Attacks Kill Nine As Bomber Hits University

Pic:ReutersBAGHDAD: Attacks in Iraq, including a suicide bombing at a university in north Baghdad, killed at least nine people today, security and medical officials said.

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Syria's Assad Pays Easter Visit To Recaptured Christian Town

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad (L) meets with professors and students of political science college in Damascus April 13,2014, in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency SANA . REUTERS/SANA/Handout via ReutersSLAVIANSK, Ukraine: At least two people were killed in a gunfight early on Sunday near a Ukrainian city controlled by pro-Russian separatists, shaking an already fragile international accord that was designed to avert a wider conflict.

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South Sudan On Brink Of Collapse As War Rages

Pic:ReutersUPPER NILE: When not plotting military strategy to seize South Sudan’s crucial oil fields, sacked vice-president turned rebel chief Riek Machar spends time reading the economic and political history Why Nations Fail.

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At Least 42 Dead In Pakistan Road Accident, Police Say

Pakistani rescuers use excavators to pull a tractor-trailer from a passenger bus after an accident in the town of Sukkur, 425 kilometres north of Karachi in the southern province of Sindh on April 20, 2014. — AFP KARACHI: At least 42 people were killed and 17 wounded in southern Pakistan today when a bus travelling to Karachi collided with a tractor pulling a trolley, police said.

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Gunmen Kill 2 Egyptian Policemen Near Cairo, Court Jails Islamists

People gather at the site of a bomb blast in Cairo, April 18, 2014. REUTERS/Al Youm Al Saabi NewspaperCAIRO: Gunmen killed an Egyptian intelligence officer and a policeman on a road outside Cairo in a late-night firefight, the Interior Ministry said on Sunday.

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Female Candidates Fight For Rights In Iraq Campaign

A man looks at an election campaign poster of Iraq's Deputy Prime Minister Hussain al-Shahristani in Baghdad (PIC: Reuters)BAGHDAD: With fears that women’s rights are being eroded in Iraq, prospective female lawmakers are determined to push women's issues to the fore of campaigning for this month’s elections.

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Pope Presides At Vatican Mass For Easter

PIC: ReutersVATICAN CITY: Pope Francis yesterday led Easter rites commemorating what Christians believe was Jesus’ resurrection from the dead, and urged people to rediscover direction in their lives.

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Two Egyptian Police Officers Killed In Attack

PIC: ReutersCAIRO: A police officer and a conscript were killed after armed attackers opened fire on their patrol car, Egypt’s interior ministry announced today, the latest deadly assault against the country’s security forces.

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