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Afghan lawmaker under fire for controversial interview on rape

A video of the interview of an Afghan lawmaker purportedly threatening to cut off a reporter's nose after she asked his views on marital rape went viral and sparked widespread outrage online. The clip highlights the parlous state of women's rights even after the fall of the hard-line Taliban regime.

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Pirates abduct six Turkish crew off Nigeria: report

Istanbul, April 11, 2016 (AFP) -Pirates off the coast of Nigeria have attacked a Turkish cargo ship, kidnapping six crew members in a region which has seen increasing piracy in recent years, a Turkish maritime news agency reported Monday.

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An Australian mom kidnaps her children from her estranged husband

Sally Faulkner, an Australian, along with four other Australians, two Britons, and two Lebanese, was brought into police custody last Thursday after a botched attempt to snatch Faulkner's five-year-old daughter and three-year-old son from their paternal grandmother as she took them to school in Beirut.

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China trying to solve border, business rift with Myanmar

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi, who is visiting Myanmar, has offered to resolve the recurring problem of skirmishes along the border between the two countries. He discussed the issue with Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of the ruling party in Myanmar, and other government leaders.

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Sri Lanka PM accepts Chinese demand to resume stalled work at Columbo port city to avoid further debt

Sri Lankan prime minister Ranil Wickremeshighe has accepted China’s main demand for resuming work on the stalled Colombo Port City project, which was being constructed by a state-run Chinese company. The work stoppage at the $1.4 billion project was the main bone of contention between the two countries.

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'Crime of the century' also had a Panama connection?

Most of the loot was melted down and never recovered, despite a number of convictions over the crime. The gang tied up security guards and doused them with petrol, with one of the villains quipping "thanks so much for your help, have a nice Christmas" as they made off in a transit van laden with gold ingots.

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