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Australian Cardinal's child sex conviction appeal hearing in June
AFP, Melbourne
Disgraced Australian Cardinal George Pell, convicted over child sex crimes, will get a second chance to clear his name this June, a court official said Wednesday, if a judge grants his appeal.
His appeal application has been listed for hearing on June 5-6, a Supreme Court of Victoria spokesman said.

S Korean ex-President Lee granted bail
AFP, Seoul
Jailed former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak was granted bail on Wednesday, nearly a year after he was arrested over corruption charges.
The CEO-turned president, who served from 2008 to 2013, was found guilty on charges including bribery and embezzlement and sentenced to 15 years in prison last October.
But the Seoul High Court approved the request for bail that the 77-year-old Lee made on the grounds of ill health, the South's Yonhap news agency reported.

Indonesia mine collapse death toll rises to 16
AFP, Jakarta
The death toll from last week's collapsed gold mine in northern Indonesia has risen to 16, as hopes to find survivors fade, an official said Wednesday.
Eighteen people have been pulled alive but injured from the illegal mine on Sulawesi island, but it is unclear how many were inside when the accident happened last Tuesday.

Ghosn out on bail after more than 100 days
AFP, Tokyo
 Former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn left his Tokyo detention centre Wednesday after more than 100 days in custody, following a shock court decision granting him bail of one billion yen ($9 million).
Ghosn left the detention centre in northern Tokyo flanked by guards, wearing a blue cap, a white medical face mask and a work jacket with orange reflective stripes.

87 migrants rescued off Italy's Lampedusa
Reuters, Valletta
Eighty-seven migrants in a wooden boat have been rescued off the Italian island of Lampedusa and are due to arrive in Malta on Wednesday, officials said.
Malta's armed forces said one of its patrol boats took in the migrants late on Tuesday after an Italian vessel sent to rescue them broke down.
Italy has become engaged with a number of spats with Malta - the European Union's smallest country - over who should take in migrants found in the Mediterranean.
16 killed in Afghan suicide attack
AFP, Jalalabad
At least 16 people were killed in a suicide attack early Wednesday on a construction company in eastern Afghanistan, an official said, the latest bloody assault in the war-torn country.
The hours-long assault in Jalalabad began early Wednesday when at least two blasts were heard, an AFP reporter said, before security forces rushed to the scene in the city, which is the capital of Nangarhar province.

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In 1 game, Bale shows he can still contribute at Real Madrid


AP, Madrid :Just like that, Gareth Bale is part of the solution for Real Madrid again.After only one game back as a starter, the player who wasn't wanted by coach Zinedine Zidane a few weeks ago showed he can still contribute to the team.Zidane started Bale in the team's Spanish ...

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Sudanese army and civilians seal interim power-sharing deal


Reuters, Khartoum :Sudan's main opposition coalition and the ruling military council on Saturday signed a final power-sharing deal that paves the way for a transitional government, and eventually elections, following the overthrow of long-time leader Omar al-Bashir.Tens of thousands of people of all ages took to the streets of the ...

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Bindu Kona’s Eid celebration


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Bayern Munich target Coutinho arrives for medical ahead of loan move


Philippe Coutinho has arrived at Bayern Munich to complete his medical as he edges closer to sealing his loan move from Barcelona.The Brazilian midfielder has agreed to join the Bundesliga champions on a season-long loan deal - with Bayern having the option to make the deal permanent at the end ...

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Find out a sustainable solution to protect leather market


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British MPs press Johnson to recall parliament over Brexit


British Prime Minister Boris Johnson came under pressure Sunday to immediately recall lawmakers from their summer holiday so parliament can debate Brexit.More than 100 MPs have written to Johnson to urge him to reconvene and let them sit permanently until October 31 - the date Britain is due to leave ...

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Jugglery of growth figures failed to create jobs


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Mashrafe seeks two months to ponder about his retirement


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Guardiola backs Sterling to reach 30-goal mark


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Bangabandu Sangskritik Jote paid tributes to Poet Shamsur Rahman by placing floral wreaths at his grave in the city's Banani on Saturday marking the 13th death anniversary of the poet.


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Hundreds defy restrictions, join protests in Kashmir


AP, New Delhi :Hundreds of people protested an unprecedented security crackdown and clashed with police Friday in Indian-controlled Kashmir, as India's government said it was constantly reviewing the situation in the disputed region and the restrictions there will be removed over the next few days.The U.N. Security Council met on ...

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Discussions on Afghan peace deal go ‘very well’, says Trump's spokesman


The White House says President Donald Trump's talks with his national security advisers to discuss Afghan peace talks went "very well" and that negotiations with the Taliban "are proceeding."Officials on August 16 said Trump was meeting with his top advisers to review negotiations with the extremist group about a possible ...

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Kona finally admits her secret marriage


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Clashes among groups of govt followers on national mourning day


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