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Hollande Orders Cabinet Shake-Up

PARIS:France was thrown into fresh crisis yesterday after President Francois Hollande told his prime minister to form a new government, following a high-profile show of insubordination by the firebrand economy minister.

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‘Perfect Storm’ For Ebola To Spread, Says Virus Pioneer

PARIS - Peter Piot, the Belgian scientist who co-discovered the Ebola virus in 1976 today said a “perfect storm” in West Africa had given the disease a chance to spread unchecked.

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Shah Rukh Khan’s Security Beefed Up After Underworld Threat

Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone    -Rakyat Post picMUMBAI - Police security at the residence of actor Datuk Shah Rukh Khan has been beefed up after three unidentified men fired three rounds outside the residence of film producer Karim Morani on Saturday.

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Russia Claims MH17 Crash Investigation Stalled

-Awani picMOSCOW: Russia complained Monday of a failure to release details of the investigation into the Malaysian jet that crashed in Ukraine in July, accusing international investigators of lack of transparency.

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Ukraine And Russian Leaders Shake Hands Ahead Of Peace Talks

 AFP PhotoMINSK: The presidents of Russia and Ukraine shook hands ahead of key talks today, though with little hope for a breakthrough to end the raging conflict pitting Kiev against pro-Moscow separatist rebels.

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Israel Hits Gaza Highrises As Sides Weigh Truce Deal

 -AFP picGAZA CITY: Israel upped the pressure on Hamas today, with warplanes hitting two Gaza City highrises on day 50 of their conflict as the warring parties mulled a new Egyptian truce proposal.

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Four From Guatemala Dead In Suspected Murder-Suicide

TULSA: Four people, including two young children, have been shot to death in an Oklahoma apartment and authorities say they’re investigating the case as a triple murder-suicide.

A 2-year-old child was discovered unharmed.

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Saudi Beheaded For Murdering Man By Running Him Over

RIYADH: Saudi authorities beheaded a citizen in the eastern Qatif region today after he was convicted of killing a fellow national, the interior ministry announced.

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Australia Tycoon Apologises For Calling Chinese ‘Mongrels’

Clive PalmerSYDNEY: Australian tycoon Clive Palmer today apologised for calling the Chinese government “mongrels” who “shoot their own people” after a fierce backlash in Beijing and from politicians in Canberra.

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India Doctors Remove Foetus Left Inside Mother For 36 Years

NEW DELHI: Doctors in India have removed the skeleton of a foetus that had been inside a woman for 36 years in what is believed to be the world’s longest ectopic pregnancy, a doctor has said.

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