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Google Apologizes Photo App Tagged Black Couple ‘Gorillas’

SAN FRANCISCO: Google apologized after an identification program in its new photo app put a “gorillas” label on a picture of a black couple.

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Khmer Rouge Leaders Begin Appeal Hearings

PHNOM PENH — Two former Khmer Rouge leaders today began appeal hearings against landmark convictions for crimes against humanity last year which saw them handed life sentences by Cambodia's UN-backed court.

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At Least 36 Dead After Philippine Ferry Capsizes: Official

MANILA: At least 36 people were killed after a passenger ferry with close to 200 people on board capsized in rough waters in the central Philippines on Thursday, officials said.

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#Lovewins: US Episcopal Church Approves Same-Sex Marriages

WASHINGTON — The US Episcopal Church announced today that it approved ceremonies for same-sex marriages, shortly after the Supreme Court legalised the practice across country.

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Heat Wave Expected In Europe Over Coming Days

VIENNA: Europe is expected to be hit by a heat wave in the coming days with day temperature to reach up to 40 degrees Celsius in some areas, the Austrian Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG) said on Wednesday.

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UNESCO Chief Warns About Jihadist ‘Culture Cleansing’

LONDON: The head of the UN cultural organisation on Wednesday called for a campaign against the “culture cleansing” being carried out by Islamic State jihadists.

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At Least 33 Dead After Philippine Ferry Capsizes

MANILA: At least 33 people were killed after a passenger ferry with 173 on board capsized in rough waters in the central Philippines on Thursday, a disaster monitoring official said.

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Hsien Loong Takes To The Stand In Blogger Defamation Case

SINGAPORE: Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong took the stand for nearly seven hours on Wednesday, answering questions from a blogger he has successfully sued for defamation as the Supreme Court tried to decide how much he should be paid in damages.

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Fitch Removes Fear Factor From Malaysian Equities

KUALA LUMPUR — An unexpected but positive outlook review from debt rating agency, Fitch Ratings, drove the KLCI today, taking away one of the two fear factors that have reduced foreign interest in Malaysian equities to minimal levels, said Citi Research.

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11,000 Dental Patients May Have Been Exposed To HIV

SYDNEY — Up to 11,000 Australian dental patients were urged to see their doctors today over fears they may have been exposed to HIV and hepatitis due to hygiene breaches at clinics in Sydney.

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