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Anti-Castro exile accused of 1976 plane explosion dies at 90

HAVANA (Reuters) - Militant anti-Castro Cuban exile and former CIA operative Luis Posada Carriles, accused of masterminding the explosion of a Cuban airliner 40 years ago, died early on Wednesday in the United States at the age of 90, his attorney's office said.


With eye on re-election, Greek PM rolls dice on Macedonia

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is taking a big gamble in trying to settle a decades-old name dispute with neighbouring Macedonia which could backfire in a pre-election year among voters already jaded by his economic austerity policies.


Pulitzer-winning author Philip Roth dies at 85, says agent

(Reuters) - Author Philip Roth, who was both hailed and derided for laying bare the neuroses and obsessions that haunted the modern Jewish-American experience, died on Tuesday at the age of 85, his agent said.


Head of USA Gymnastics apologises to sex abuse victims

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top executive of USA Gymnastics apologised during a congressional hearing on Wednesday to hundreds of female athletes who were sexually abused by longtime team doctor Larry Nassar and declared that "those days are over."


Trump factor leaves Macron scrambling ahead of Russia trip

PARIS (Reuters) - Emmanuel Macron heads to St Petersburg on Thursday seeking to win concessions from Vladimir Putin, but with Europe-U.S. ties strained over Iran, the Russian leader may have little incentive to offer the French president a diplomatic success.


Indian child killer sentenced to death 23 days after arrest, raises fears over trial fairness

INDORE, India (Reuters) - Naveen Gadke was arrested on April 20 and charged with the rape and murder of a baby girl in central India.

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Paramount posts flattish Q1 net profit of RM6.96m

KUALA LUMPUR: Paramount Corp Bhd's net profit in the first quarter ended March 31, 2018, was little changed at RM6.96mil versus RM6.98mil in the previous corresponding quarter.


Amazon’s AI facial recognition for police draws ire of ACLU Inc drew the ire of the American Civil Liberties Union on May 22 over a facial-recognition system offered to law-enforcement agencies that the advocacy group says can be used to violate civil rights.


From cab to Uber to cab, drivers try to find a way to make a living

Three cushions buttressed the driver's seat of Shah Golamkader's taxi cab.