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Amazon investigating claims of bribes and leaked data

Amazon investigating claims of bribes and leaked data

Amazon says it is investigating reports that its employees may have taken bribes from sellers on its site. The Wall Street Journal, citing anonymous sources, reported that some Amazon employees took payments ranging from $80 to $2,000 to provide internal sales metrics to independent...

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Venezuelan firefighters face 20 years' jail over Maduro donkey jibe

Venezuelan firefighters face 20 years' jail over Maduro donkey jibe

Two Venezuelan firefighters risk 20 years of prison for publishing a video in which they jokingly referred to a donkey as President Nicolas Maduro, a human rights organization said on Monday. Ricardo Prieto, 41, and Carlos Varon, 45, are accused of "inciting aggravated hatred" in the...

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Frantic dig for Philippine victims of typhoon landslide

Frantic dig for Philippine victims of typhoon landslide

Philippine rescuers used shovels and their bare hands to claw through mounds of rocky soil on Monday as they desperately looked for dozens of people feared buried beneath a landslide unleashed by Typhoon Mangkhut. Searchers have already pulled 11 bodies from the vast debris field in...

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Report links half of Dutch cardinals and bishops to abuse

Report links half of Dutch cardinals and bishops to abuse

A media report linking half of the cardinals and bishops who served in the Netherlands between 1945 and 2010 to abuse cases has drawn the country's Catholic Church into the church's global sex abuse and cover-up scandal. Respected Dutch daily NRC links 20 of 39 bishops and cardinals to...

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At least 23 die in weekend of Ethiopia ethnic violence

At least 23 die in weekend of Ethiopia ethnic violence

At least 23 people were killed in a weekend of violence targeting minorities in the ethnic Oromo heartland near the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, a police source said. The unrest followed a mass rally last week marking the return to Ethiopia of the leadership of the exiled Oromo...

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My Brexit plan or crash out of EU: UK PM

My Brexit plan or crash out of EU: UK PM

British Prime Minister Theresa May has warned that her Brexit plan is the only alternative to crashing out of the European Union without agreement, in an interview broadcast Monday. Despite strong opposition in her Conservative party and criticism in Brussels, May has stuck by the...

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Typhoon Mangkhut batters China as death toll rises in Philippines

Typhoon Mangkhut batters China as death toll rises in Philippines

Typhoon Mangkhut slammed into mainland China late Sunday after leaving a trail of destruction in Hong Kong and Macau, and killing at least 59 people in the northern Philippines. The world’s biggest storm this year felled trees and sent skyscrapers swaying in high-rise Hong Kong,...

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Swiss open rape case against Tariq Ramadan

Swiss open rape case against Tariq Ramadan

Prosecutors in Geneva have opened a rape and sexual misconduct investigation against Islamologist Tariq Ramadan, who has been detained in France since February on separate rape charges, Swiss media reported Sunday. The Tribune de Geneve newspaper quoted justice ministry spokesman Henri...

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Ethiopia, Eritrea seek to bolster truce at Saudi summit

Ethiopia, Eritrea seek to bolster truce at Saudi summit

Ethiopia and Eritrea signed an agreement Sunday at a summit in Saudi Arabia, bolstering a historic peace accord between the two former Horn of Africa enemies, officials said. Authorities did not reveal exact details of the new deal signed in Jeddah, but sources close to the Saudi...

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Former rebels in triumphant return to Ethiopia

Former rebels in triumphant return to Ethiopia

Tens of thousands of people gathered in Addis Ababa on Saturday to welcome the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), the latest once-banned rebel group to return following a string of Ethiopian political reforms. Popular among the largest ethnic group, the Oromo, the OLF fell out with the...

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Nigeria: the fight against Boko Haram

Nigeria: the fight against Boko Haram

As Nigeria’s army continues its offensive against Boko Haram extremists, our reporters Catherine Norris-Trent and Jonathan Walsh travelled to the northeast of the country, still plagued by violence. For this special 26-minute documentary, they bring us rare eyewitness accounts from victims of...

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Swiss probe Russian agents over WADA 'cyber-attack'

Swiss probe Russian agents over WADA 'cyber-attack'

Two Russian spies arrested in the Netherlands on suspicion of targeting a Swiss laboratory are also being probed over an attempted cyber-attack on the World Anti-Doping Agency, an official said Saturday. The agents, arrested by Dutch intelligence services earlier this year, were implicated...

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US calls UN meeting on undermining North Korea sanctions

US calls UN meeting on undermining North Korea sanctions

The United States has called an urgent meeting of the U.N. Security Council for Monday in response to what it says are efforts by some countries "to undermine and obstruct" sanctions against North Korea. The U.S. Mission announced Friday evening that the meeting will "discuss the...

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Three shot dead in Mexico City tourist hotspot,

Three shot dead in Mexico City tourist hotspot, "mariachi" gunmen flee

Gunmen with rifles and pistols killed three people on Friday and injured at least seven in a tourist plaza in downtown Mexico City, police said, adding that they were chasing three men dressed as mariachi musicians who fled on motorbikes. After years of keeping a lid on the worst...

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5 Kashmir rebels killed in fighting with Indian troops

5 Kashmir rebels killed in fighting with Indian troops

Government forces killed five rebels during a gunbattle in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir on Saturday, triggering violent anti-India protests in the disputed Himalayan region. Indian troops laid a siege around a southern village in Qazigund area overnight on a tip that...

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Afghan military helicopter crashes, kills all five aboard

Afghan military helicopter crashes, kills all five aboard

A helicopter carrying security forces crashed in western Afghanistan, killing all five people on board, including the pilot, officials said on Saturday, but ruled out a militant attack. A wave of assaults by Taliban militants in recent weeks has forced Afghan and foreign forces to make...

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Philippines checking typhoon's damage, casualties amid rains

Philippines checking typhoon's damage, casualties amid rains

Philippine officials were assessing damage and checking on possible casualties as Typhoon Mangkhut on Saturday pummeled the northern breadbasket with ferocious wind and rain that set off landslides, damaged an airport terminal and ripped off tin roofs. There are no immediate deaths...

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Ex-Trump campaign chair agrees to cooperate with Mueller probe

Ex-Trump campaign chair agrees to cooperate with Mueller probe

U.S. President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort will cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of Russian election meddling as part of a plea deal, prosecutors told a federal court in Washington on Friday. Manafort, 69, also pleaded guilty to two...

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