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LAST_UPDATEFri, 28 Jul 2017 2pm

Indonesia President Seeks To Tap Haj Fund To Help Fix Infrastructure

JAKARTA: Indonesia's president wants a national fund that arranges Haj pilgrimages to make investments in infrastructure projects that the country needs and the government itself cannot afford to build.

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Justin Bieber Hits Paparazzo With Car, Police Say

Filepic: ReutersLOS ANGELES: Singer Justin Bieber struck a paparazzo with his truck while trying to drive away from an event in Beverly Hills Wednesday night, according to the Beverly Hills Police Department.

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Jared Kushner 'Lying About His Contacts With Russia,' Says Watergate Prosecutor

Filepic: ReutersJared Kushner’s statement denying collusion with Russia is “blatantly ridiculous,” a former Watergate prosecutor has claimed.

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China To Speed Up Bullet Trains In September: State Media

Pic: ReutersSHANGHAI: China plans to raise the speed of its bullet trains back up to 350 kph (217 mph), state media reported on Thursday, six years after a deadly high-speed rail crash prompted authorities to slow trains across the country.

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Ghana Seeking Solutions To End Illegal Migration

ACCRA -- The Ghanaian government is committed to finding solutions to end illegal migration as well as to facilitate the safe return and re-integration into the society of Ghanaians caught in the migrant crisis in Europe and elsewhere, says President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

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McDonald's Swift To Respond In China After Mouldy Ice Cream Maker Pictures Go Viral In U.S.

SHANGHAI: Viral photos and news reports in the United States allegedly showing a mouldy ice cream maker at a U.S. outlet of McDonald’s Corp have prompted swift action from the fast-food giant thousands of miles away: in China.

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Dozens Of Indonesians Hospitalised Due To Smoke From Forest Fire

JAKARTA -- Dozens of people have been taken to hospitals for respiratory problems due to thick smoke caused by forest fires in Aceh province of Indonesia, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.

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One-Armed 'Clown' Brandishing A Machete Arrested In Maine

Police in the US state of Maine have arrested a drunk, one-armed clown who was brandishing a machete.

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Facebook Flush With Advertising Money

Facebook revenues and profits soared in the most recent quarter, as advertising dollars poured into the social media company and users continued to flock to the site.

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Husband Kills Pregnant Wife For Not Making Him Perfectly Round Chappatis

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Just because of she was unable to make perfectly round chappati, a pregnant woman was murdered by her husband.

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