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France's National Assembly approves controversial immigration bill

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 16:56

Paris, April 23 (IANS) The French National Assembly has passed a tough immigration reform bill that shortens asylum application deadlines, doubles the time for which illegal migrants can be detained and introduces a one-year prison sentence for entering France illegally.

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Woman fined $500 in US over apple

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 16:28

Washington, April 23 (IANS) A woman said on Monday that she was facing a $500 fine from the US customs agency after a free apple that she was given as a snack on a plane was found in her bag.

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36 killed in N.Korea accident

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 15:44

Beijing, April 23 (IANS) At least 36 people, including 32 Chinese tourists, were killed in a bus accident in North Korea, China's Foreign Ministry said on Monday.

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2015 Paris attack suspect jailed in Belgium

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 15:44

Brussels, April 23 (IANS) Salah Abdeslam, the sole surviving suspect from the 2015 Paris terror attacks, was jailed in Belgium on Monday for 20 years over a gunfight that led to his arrest.

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Transgender shot dead in Pakistan

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 14:18

Islamabad, April 23 (IANS) A transgender was shot dead after being beaten up by a group of armed men in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, the media reported on Monday.

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Seoul halts propaganda broadcasts along Pyongyang border

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 13:46

Seoul, April 23 (IANS) South Korea announced on Monday that it has stopped propaganda broadcasts along the border with the North ahead of a historic leaders summit on Friday, saying it was aimed at boosting the reconciliatory mood on the peninsula.

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Seeking solution to US export ban: ZTE

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 13:44

Beijing, April 23 (IANS) Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE Corporation is taking steps to comply with a US denial order, said the company.

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14 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 12:08

Kabul, April 23, At least 14 Taliban militants were killed in military operations in two Afghan provinces, authorities said on Monday.

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Ex-New York Mayor pledges $4.5mn towards Paris accord

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 12:02

New York, April 23 (IANS) Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has said that he would cut a cheque for $4.5 million to fulfil the US's financial commitment to the Paris climate accord, the media reported.

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British campaigner to sue Facebook over fake ads

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 11:42

London, April 23, British consumer campaigner Martin Lewis is suing Facebook for defamation after dozens of fake advertisements bearing his name were published on the social media platform.

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