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‘Dead’ husband returns after Japan police send wrong body

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese wife has told police the body she thought was of her missing husband belonged to a stranger after her spouse turned up alive a year later. Tokyo police acknowledged Wednesday that the body found in a river in eastern Tokyo in June 2017 was of another...
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Rights group: Israeli lethal force in Gaza may be war crime

JERUSALEM (AP) — Human Rights Watch alleges that Israel’s use of lethal force against Palestinian demonstrators in the Gaza Strip in recent weeks may constitute war crimes. The statement was issued Wednesday ahead of an emergency U.N. General Assembly meeting to vote...
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Egypt president defends austerity measures

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s President Abdel-Fatah el-Sissi has defended his government’s latest austerity measures aimed at rebuilding the country’s ailing economy, amid a wave of arrests since his re-election. The government has raised the price of electricity...
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Salah races to be fit for Egypt’s World Cup opener v Uruguay

YEKATERINBURG, Russia (AP) — The emphasis on the team returning to the World Cup after 28 years has given way to attention on an individual player ahead of Egypt’s World Cup opener against Uruguay. Liverpool star Mohamed Salah is expected to recover from a shoulder...
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German authorities recall contaminated Dutch eggs

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have recalled more than 73,000 Dutch eggs after finding them contaminated with the insecticide fipronil in six German states. German’s Federal Institute for Risk Assessment said Tuesday there is no health hazard to consumers and that...
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Metal Scrapping Blamed For Ohio Home Explosion

CLEVELAND (AP) — Investigators say people scrapping for metal likely caused the Ohio home explosion that killed one person and left another critically injured. Cleveland police say a 50-year-old man sought in connection with the explosion was arrested Tuesday. Another 50-year-old...

Cambodia scorns US sanctions against senior military officer

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s military has reacted with scorn to an announcement by the United States that it has blacklisted an important senior army officer over human rights abuses, blocking his access to any assets in the U.S. The Treasury Department...
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Businessman Found Guilty Of Embezzling Nearly $1 Million

CLEVELAND (AP) — A jury has found an Ohio businessman guilty of embezzling close to $1 million in employee payroll taxes and retirement plans. Cleveland.com 65-year-old C. David Snyder was found guilty Tuesday of embezzling from an employee pension fund and failure to pay taxes....

UK Court rules in landmark gig economy case

LONDON (AP) — A London plumber who claimed he was unfairly dismissed after years of working as a contractor has won a court ruling giving him employment rights, in a case seen as a key test of labor rules in the so-called gig economy. Britain’s Supreme Court upheld a...
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