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Hostages In Philippine Town Forced To Fight, Loot, Become Sex Slaves: Army

Civilians held hostage by Islamist militants occupying a southern Philippine city have been forced to loot homes, take up arms against government troops and serve as sex slaves for rebel fighters, the army said on Tuesday.

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German City Evacuates Skyscraper Over Flammable Materials In Aftermath Of London Blaze

The German city of Wuppertal, citing raised concerns after a deadly fire in London, on Tuesday began evacuating about 72 people from an 11-storey residential building after it was found to contain flammable materials, city officials said. 

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Child, 5, Named As Youngest Victim Of London Tower Block Fire

Damage to Grenfell Tower is seen following the catastrophic fire, in north Kensington, London. (Insert) Five-year-old Isaac Paulous, who died in the Grenfell Tower fire, is seen in this undated photograph received via the Metropolitan Police, in London, Britain.LONDON: A five-year-old boy was identified by police on Tuesday as the youngest victim so far of the fire which engulfed a London tower block two weeks ago, killing at least 79 people. 

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Cadbury Factory Becomes Australia's First Victim Of Latest Cyber Attack

A Cadbury chocolate factory in Australia fell victim to the latest ransomware attack. EPASYDNEY: A Cadbury chocolate factory has become the first Australian business to be hit by a global cyber attack, a trade union official said, underscoring the rapid spread of the latest ransomware extortion campaign. 

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[Video] U.S. Believes Iran Is Holding Ex-FBI Agent Hostage

An undated photograph of retired FBI agent Robert Levinson in captivity, which his family received in April 2011. U.S. officials suspect Iran or its proxies are holding Levinson hostage. Photo: AP

THE U.S. BELIEVES that the Iranian government or its proxies are holding a retired FBI agent hostage.

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Iraqi Forces Seize More Ground In Mosul From Islamic State, PM Sees Victory Soon

Iraqi forces on Tuesday pushed towards the river side of Mosul's Old City, their key target in the eight-month campaign to capture Islamic State's de-facto capital, and Iraq's prime minister predicted victory very soon.

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New York City Subway Train Derails, 34 Injured

Pic: Reuters

NEW YORK - A New York City subway train derailed in upper Manhattan on Tuesday (Jun 27), and 34 people suffered minor injuries, New York City Fire Department Commissioner Daniel Nigro said.

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New York City Subway Riders Evacuated From 4 Trains After Emergency Brake Incident; 34 Injured

Passengers evacuate from a train in the dark following a subway train incident in the Manhattan borough of New York, United States June 27, 2017, in this still image taken from a video obtained from social media. Twitter/@cutdekProd/via REUTERSA morning commute for New Yorkers turned into a chaotic scene today when a subway scraped the side of a tunnel wall, prompting passengers to evacuate and walk underground through the smoke and darkness. 

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'Powerful' Cyberattack On Ukraine Goes Global

A "powerful" cyberattack that started in Ukraine has spread across the world, hitting banks, government IT systems and energy firms.

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Model Miranda Kerr Hands Over US$11 Million In Jewellery Given By Jho Low To US Authorities

Filepic: Straits TimesLOS ANGELES – Australian model and actress Miranda Kerr has handed over millions of dollars worth of jewellery that US authorities say was given to her as part of a Malaysian money laundering scheme, her spokesman said on Tuesday (June 27).

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