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{FD} Canadian sniper who set world record shooting ISIS fighter prevented oncoming attack, official says

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The Canadian sniper who set a world record by hitting an Islamic State fighter from 2.2 miles away also saved additional lives during the attack, a Canadian special forces official said. Continue reading

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{FD} Brazil’s president says corruption charge is ‘soap opera’

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In a scathing 64-page indictment, Brazil’s top prosecutor described a scheming, arrogant and corrupt President Michel Temer who lined his pockets with illegal money while showing little regard for the office he represented. Continue reading

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{FD} South Sudan censors press, restricts reporters in civil war

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Journalists’ organizations, both international and domestic, charge that South Sudan’s government is restricting their ability to report the news. Continue reading

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{FD} Friend of ousted S. Korean president gets 3 years in prison

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A South Korean court has sentenced a longtime friend of ousted President Park Geun-hye to three years in prison for using her presidential ties to unlawfully get her daughter into a prestigious Seoul university. Continue reading

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{FD} New report blames South Sudan military for civilian deaths

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Albin Koolekheh watched his 4-year-old son die in his arms. Continue reading

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{FD} Brazil federal police accuse president of getting bribes

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Brazil’s federal police force says it has found evidence that embattled President Michel Temer received bribes to help businesses. Continue reading

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{FD} Jailed ex-Israel PM Olmert taken to hospital with chest pain

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A spokesman for Israel’s Prison Service says imprisoned former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was taken to hospital after feeling unwell. Continue reading

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{FD} ISIS used Mosul church to abuse Yazidi girls, women, Iraqi Army officer says

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In the basement of a largely decimated church of eastern Mosul, strewn between the bits of debris and broken glass, remains gut-wrenching reminders of ISIS’s depravity: tiny pieces of pink and yellow underwear along with flower headbands belonging to the very young Yazidi sex slaves the barbaric terrorist group took captive. Continue reading

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{FD} Brazilian governor sentenced to 14 years in prison

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The former governor of Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro state has been sentenced to 14 years and two months in prison for corruption and money laundering. Continue reading

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{FD} Dominican officials jailed in case linked to Brazil scandal

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A Cabinet minister in the Dominican Republic will remain in custody as he faces charges in a corruption case involving Brazilian construction company Odebrecht. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman embroiled in S. Korean presidential scandal released

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A 20-year-old woman who was detained by South Korean authorities over a massive corruption scandal that centers on her jailed mother and the country’s ousted president has been released. Continue reading

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{FD} Senior China official gets life in prison for $22M in bribes

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The former head of China’s statistics bureau has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of taking bribes equivalent to more than $22 million over more than two decades. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex Puerto Rico senator, businessman convicted of bribery

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A former Puerto Rico senator and a prominent businessman have been found guilty of bribery in a second trial ordered by the U.S. Supreme Court. Continue reading

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{FD} South Sudan ethnic violence hits new high as civilians flee

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“He told me not to be afraid,” Evelyn Juma says, remembering her husband. Continue reading

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{FD} Daughter of Park friend back in SKorea to face investigation

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A South Korean woman extradited from Denmark has arrived in Seoul to face questions about the massive corruption scandal centered on her mother and the country’s ousted president. Continue reading

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{FD} Myanmar soldiers accused in deaths of minority men in north

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Police in northern Myanmar said Tuesday that they are investigating the deaths of three ethnic Kachin men whose bodies were found in a shallow grave after locals said they were detained by government soldiers. Continue reading

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{FD} Israel’s ex-con minister grilled in fresh corruption probe

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Israel’s interior minister and his wife are reportedly among 14 people who were interrogated by Israel police in a major corruption probe. Continue reading

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{FD} China executes former police official convicted of murder

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China has executed a former top police official convicted of murder and other crimes in a case that drew accusations of torture and abuse of justice from his family. Continue reading

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{FD} Argentina authorities raid Odebrecht offices in Buenos Aires

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A judge in Argentina has ordered a search of the offices of the Brazilian construction conglomerate Odebrecht in Buenos Aires. Continue reading

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{FD} Romania: daughter, aide of ex-president to stand trial

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Romanian anti-corruption prosecutors say the daughter of former President Traian Basescu and his closest aide are among those standing trial on bribery and other corruption-related charges connected to his presidential campaign. Continue reading

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{FD} 1 killed, dozens injured in caste violence in northern India

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Police say they’ve rushed in forces and arrested dozens of people to stop clashes that erupted when upper caste Hindus fired on Dalits belonging to the lowest rung of India’s caste hierarchy in a north Indian town. Continue reading

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{FD} South Korea’s Park denies charges as corruption trial begins

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Former President Park Geun-hye denied corruption charges Tuesday at the start of a criminal trial that could potentially send South Korea’s first female leader to prison for life. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: S.Korea’s Park leaves court after start of trial

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The Latest on the bribery trial of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye (all times local): 8:30 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Corruption trial begins for ex-South Korean President Park

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Ex-President Park Geun-hye has arrived at a Seoul court for the beginning of her corruption trial. Continue reading

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{FD} Brazil’s Temer says he will only leave office if forced

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Embattled Brazilian President Michel Temer said in an interview published on Monday that he will only leave office if forced out, despite facing growing calls to resign over a corruption scandal. Continue reading

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{FD} Demonstrators continue to take to the streets of Venezuela in their fight against Maduro

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Six weeks of anti-government unrest in Venezuela has resulted in scores of fatalities, as well as hundreds of injuries and arrests in the worst turmoil of President Maduro’s four-year rule. Continue reading

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{FD} South Sudan government forces killed 114 civilians, UN says

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A new United Nations report blames South Sudanese pro-government forces for more than 100 cases of recent abuses against civilians amid the country’s civil war. Continue reading

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{FD} Brazil’s top prosecutor accuses Temer of obstructing justice

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Brazil’s president is vowing to remain in power despite a damaging new corruption allegation, but Latin America’s largest nation could very well be rudderless as long as he stays at the head of what one analyst is calling a “walking dead administration.” Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Brazil president denies OK’ing bribe

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The Latest on Brazil’s political crisis (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Embattled Brazilian President Michel Temer says he will fight allegations that he endorsed the paying of hush money to an ex-lawmaker jailed for corruption. Continue reading

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{FD} Erdogan bodyguards no strangers to beatdowns

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If Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s bodyguards in fact started that beatdown Wednesday of peaceful protesters outside the Turkish embassy in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, it apparently wouldn’t be the first time. Continue reading

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{FD} Brazil leader denies report he endorsed bribing ex-lawmaker

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Brazilian President Michel Temer late Wednesday denied a report that he endorsed the idea of bribing a now jailed former congressman to keep him quiet. Continue reading

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{FD} Bribery scandal met with near-silence in Dominican Republic

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One of the most sprawling corruption scandals in modern history has deep roots in the Dominican Republic: The Brazilian company behind the operation placed its international “bribery bureau” in this Caribbean country and shoveled out nearly $100 millio… Continue reading

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{FD} French president pushes Paris Olympic bid, vets ministers

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French President Emmanuel Macron is building a new government with a fresh face — lean, half-female and tasked with carrying out his plans to rethink labor laws and overhaul politics. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump commits to securing American pastor’s release from Turkish prison, family lawyer says

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President Trump has committed to ensuring the return of an American pastor wrongfully imprisoned in Turkey, according to the attorney who represents his family. Continue reading

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{FD} 65 Venezuelan military members detained for expressing discontent, lawyer says

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Venezuela’s Ministry of Communication did not respond to a request for comment on the military officer detentions. Continue reading

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{FD} South Korea’s new president Moon to tackle raft of reforms

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South Korea’s new president has vowed to take on a challenge that has defied all of his predecessors: reforming the big family-controlled conglomerates that dominate the economy. Continue reading

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{FD} Mexico blasts study labeling it second deadliest conflict zone behind Syria

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They claim it is inaccurate because the data include cases of fighting deaths, white-arms deaths and other crimes. Continue reading

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{FD} South Sudan’s ousted army chief says no retaliation in mind

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South Sudan’s ousted army chief of staff says he has nothing to retaliate for, even as his abrupt removal put the military on alert after months of government infighting. Continue reading

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{FD} South Sudan says divisive army chief of staff removed

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A South Sudan presidential spokesman says the army chief of staff has been removed from his post. Continue reading

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{FD} Mexico now considered second deadliest conflict zone after Syria, study says

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More people were killed in Mexico in 2016 than in Iraq or Afghanistan, according to a new study. Continue reading

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{FD} S. Korea’s next leader will engage North, reconsider THAAD

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Some of the key policies of Moon Jae-in, who is set to be South Korea’s next president after his main rivals conceded following Tuesday’s election: ENGAGEMENT WITH NORTH KOREA A former aide of late liberal President Roh Moo-hyun, who sought rapprocheme… Continue reading

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{FD} Watchdog says Vietnamese officials bribed by log smugglers

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An environmental watchdog has accused Vietnamese government and military officials of taking payoffs to ignore vast smuggling of lucrative lumber from neighboring Cambodia. Continue reading

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{FD} India’s anti-corruption crusader faces bribery allegation

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Anti-corruption crusader Arvind Kejriwal’s government in the Indian capital has plunged into a crisis as a minister he fired over the weekend accuses him of accepting 20 million rupees ($300,000) in cash as a bribe. Continue reading

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{FD} US expresses concern for detained Cambodian rights workers

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The United States has joined the European Union and U.N. Continue reading

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{FD} Residents say South Sudan troops remove 5,000 from church

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South Sudan security forces have forcibly removed about 5,000 civilians who had been sheltering in a church from fighting in the country’s civil war, residents and church officials said Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} How terrorists freely enter Afghanistan and move around unhindered

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Earlier this week some 700 young men were spotted traveling north in a convoy of buses. They had no identification cards and their story was that they are laborers going to find work, General Jawid Kohistani, a former official at Afghanistan’s National… Continue reading

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{FD} Croatia’s finance minister survives no-confidence vote

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Croatia’s finance minister has narrowly survived a no-confidence vote in parliament amid deepening political turmoil in the European Union’s newest member state. Continue reading

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{FD} May Day violence breaks out in Paris; demonstrations around the world

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Police in Paris deployed tear gas on hundreds of protesters during a May Day workers’ march on Monday, less than a week before the runoff French presidential election. Continue reading

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{FD} Netanyahu blasts terror funding as Hamas tries to soften image

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday slammed Palestinian funding of anti-Israel attacks, asking Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas: “How can you talk about peace and fund terrorism?” Continue reading

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{FD} FIFA official Sheikh Ahmad resigning amid bribery claims

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FIFA Council member Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah of Kuwait is resigning from his soccer roles under pressure from allegations in an American federal court that he bribed Asian officials. Continue reading

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