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ABUJA, Nigeria. -- A man serving 24 years in a Nigerian maximum security prison used a network of accomplices to conduct an international scam that brought in $1 million, officials said. Hope Olusegun Aroke was convicted of fraud four years ago and was held at a maximum-security...
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HONG KONG -- In a surprise decision Monday, a Hong Kong court threw out a month-old mask ban the government had introduced in the hopes of stemming the city's ongoing political unrest. But the ruling has provoked anger in China, with the country's top legislature signaling that...
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BAGHDAD, Iraq. -- Senior members of ISIS are plotting mass prison breaks and a resurgence of terror after taking refuge in Turkey, according to the head of Iraqi Military Intelligence. Lt. Gen. Saad al-Allaq told CNN in an exclusive interview that Iraq had handed dossiers on...
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BEIJING -- China's President Xi Jinping has called for an end to violence in Hong Kong, in strongly-worded comments that coincide with the second protest-related death in a week in the semi-autonomous city. Speaking on the sidelines of the BRICS summit in Brazil on Thursday, Xi...
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HONG KONG -- The threat of violence hung over Hong Kong Thursday evening as thousands of student protesters prepared to face off with riot police, amid a continued occupation of several of the city's most prestigious universities. The level of unrest and destruction in the...
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VENICE, Italy. -- An elderly man has died in the worst floods to hit Venice in more than 50 years, as local authorities in the Italian lagoon city called for a state of emergency to be imposed. The unnamed man was killed on Tuesday night while he was trying to run electric pumps...
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KAIYUAN, China. -- Fifty-one children and three teachers were injured at a kindergarten in southwest China when a man attacked them with a corrosive chemical, state media reported Tuesday. According to state-run news agency Xinhua, a 23-year-old suspect surnamed Kong climbed...
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MONGLA, Bangladesh. -- At least 10 people have been killed and millions displaced after Cyclone Bulbul smashed into India and Bangladesh over the weekend. The storm hit Bangladesh late on Saturday night and led to severe flooding there and in neighboring India. The bad weather...
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BEIJING -- Nine members of a cross-border fentanyl smuggling ring were sentenced at a public hearing in a Chinese courtroom Thursday, a rare display by Beijing of its efforts to crack down on the highly-addictive drug. China has faced intense criticism from policymakers within...