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Uber driver charged with raping California woman in car

LOS ANGELES, April 26 (Reuters) – An Uber driver accused by prosecutors of having sexually assaulted a female passenger after she sought a ride home from a gathering in the upscale seaside city of Newport Beach, California, was charged with rape on Wednesday. Angel Sanchez, 36, was arrested a day after the March 30 attack, which took place on a ...

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[VIDEO] Diver Cuts Rope Off Tail Of Whale Shark

A remarkable video is making the rounds online showing adventurer Alyssa Vinluan, of “Roam the World at Will,” helping to rescue a poor whale shark trapped off the coast of Koh Tao, an island in Thailand. After spending a dive allowing a whale shark to gracefully swim around her, a second dive featured a second whale shark that had a ...

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Zambian Court Refuses To Drop Treason Charges Against Hichilema

A request to drop the treason charges against Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema, for allegedly blocking the president’s motorcade earlier this month, was denied Wednesday, Al Jazeera reported. A businessman and leader of the United Party for National Development (UPND), Hichilema was arrested during a police raid of his home early April, said the report. Hichilema was accused of endangering ...

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Senator Accuses EPA Chief Pruitt Of Violating Ethics Law For Headlining GOP Fundraiser

Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse filed an ethics complaint against EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt over a scheduled May 5 scheduled as keynote speaker at the Oklahoma Republican Party’s annual gala dinner, which would violate the Hatch Act, according to The Associated Press. The Hatch Act limits the political activities of executive branch employees so they can not use their position or ...

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UN: 20 Dead After Ethnic Fighting in Democratic Republic of Congo

The United Nation’s DR Congo mission said that clashes last week in the Kasai region killed at least 20 people, according to Al Jazeera. The violence was between members of the Lulua-Luba and Chowe-Pende communtities escalated, leaving 20 members of the Chowe-Pende killed.The Chowe-Pende accuse the Lulua-Luba of supporting the Kamwina Nsapu militia claim their authority from chief Kamwina Nsapu, ...

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India Bans Social Media In Kashmir After Graphic Videos Circulate

Indian authorities announced a one-month ban on 22 social media platforms in Kashmir, BBC News reported. The state government claimed such sites were pedaling “anti-government elements” and inciting violence, said the report. Among the barred sites are Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, YouTube, Skype, Telegram, Snapchat and Reddit, the report said. The government order said “objectionable contents” were being circulated to “spread ...

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Israel Subjected To Large-Scale Microsoft Cyber Attack: Report

The Jersusalem Post reported a large-scale cyber attack targeting more than 120 Israeli organization in the last week has been thwarted, the Israeli National Authority for Cyber Defense announced Wednesday. The attacks, launched between April 19 and 23, were introduced via malicious emails originating from both the servers of an academic institution as well as a private commercial company and ...

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