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Bangladesh: Lady Justice statue removed after protests

A statue depicting a goddess of justice has been removed from outside the Supreme Court in Bangladesh's capital, Dhaka, following months of protests by conservative religious groups who had deemed it "un-Islamic".

The statue of the blindfolded, sari-clad woman holding scales - a Bangladeshi version of the Greek goddess of justice …

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US says Mosul strike in March killed over 100 civilians

A US-led air raid in March against a building in the Iraqi city of Mosul killed at least 105 civilians, the Pentagon admitted on Thursday after concluding an investigation into the attack.

According to the Pentagon's summary of the investigation, the March 17 strike on Mosul's al-Jadidah district targeted two …

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'Foreigners fighting' with ISIL-linked Philippine group

Foreign fighters were among local gunmen clashing with the Philippine army in Mindanao island, authorities said on Friday, in a rare admission that outsiders were collaborating with domestic groups.

Military officials said Malaysians and Indonesians were among six killed on Thursday in battles that have raged for four days in …

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Heavy rains cause deadly landslides in Sri Lanka

Floods and landslides triggered by heavy rain across Sri Lanka have killed at least 28 people and left 66 others missing, according to officials. The country's navy deployed more than 100 sailors and 20 boats to rescue and help those affected.

Mudslides are common during the monsoon season in Sri …

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Taliban kill 15 at Afghan army base in Kandahar

At least 15 Afghan soldiers have been killed in an attack by the Taliban on a military base in Kandahar province. Five others were injured in the assault on the facility in Shah Wali Kot district, defence ministry spokesman Dawlat Wazir told the BBC.

It comes four days after 10 …

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South Africa appoints first woman to head Supreme Court

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has appointed Justice Mandisa Maya as the President of the Supreme Court of Appeal, the president’s office said on Friday, making her the first woman to occupy the position.

“Her appointment to the position elevates her to the third highest position in the …

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23 Egypt🇪🇬 Coptic Christians Killed in Bus Attack🚎🔫

Gunmen have attacked a bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt, killing more than 20 people and wounding dozens, according to state media.

The bus came under attack on Friday while travelling on the road to the St. Samuel Monastery in the Minya province, about 220km south of the capital, Cairo …

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Intense new NASA photos show that Jupiter is hell

The huge planet in the middle of our solar system has giant Earth-sized storms, a powerful magnetic field, and extreme auroras, a series of new scientific studies published this week show.

The new findings come from data collected by NASA's Juno spacecraft, which has been studying Jupiter since it arrived …

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Rocket Lab launches first rocket into space from New Zealand

New Zealand have entered the space market — launching a rocket partly made of carbon fibre, with engines made from a 3D printer, into space. American-New Zealand company Rocket Lab, which was behind the launch, want to take a slice of the booming market for getting small satellites into orbit.

Peter …

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Closed-Captioning Turned Zuckerberg's Speech Into Jibberish

Today, Harvard's closed-captioning system apparently malfunctioned — just as Zuckerberg was giving his commencement speech at Harvard University.

Like any good commencement speech — there were important career lessons for the graduates. As well as the poignant reminder that, when things don't go your way, you should dust your self off and …

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Nokia 3310 sparks wave of nostalgia as it goes on sale

The rebooted Nokia 3310 has gone on sale, nearly 17 years after the original made its debut. The phone, which has a two megapixel camera and relies on 2.5G connectivity to offer only limited internet access, is being sold for £49.99.

The battery is claimed to offer up …

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Murray struggles with illness on French Open eve: reports

World number one Andy Murray is battling to recover from illness before the French Open begins on Sunday, according to British media reports.

Murray has had numerous setbacks in 2017, with the 30-year-old diagnosed with shingles in February before sustaining a elbow injury in March that ruled him out of …

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