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Kidnapped Indian charity worker rescued in Afghanistan

Kidnapped Indian charity worker rescued in Afghanistan
Kabul - 

An Indian charity worker kidnapped from Kabul has been rescued, officials said Saturday, more than a month after she was taken at gunpoint in the latest abduction of foreigners in the war-torn country.

Paris dismantles camp housing over 2,600 migrants

Paris dismantles camp housing over 2,600 migrants
Paris - 

Police in Paris on Friday dismantled a tent camp under a railway housing over 2,600 people mainly from Afghanistan and east Africa, part of an ongoing drive to remove camps sprouting up around the French capital.

'Lone' Munich shooter kills nine, commits suicide

'Lone' Munich shooter kills nine, commits suicide
Munich - 

A teenage German-Iranian gunman who killed nine people in a shooting spree at a busy Munich shopping centre and then committed suicide had likely acted alone, German police said Saturday.

Russian breaks round-the-world hot air balloon record: crew

Russian breaks round-the-world hot air balloon record: crew
Sydney - 

Russian adventurer Fedor Konyukhov on Saturday broke the record for the fastest round-the-world flight in a hot air balloon, his crew said.

Twitter stirs debate as 'troll' banned over racist abuse

Twitter stirs debate as 'troll' banned over racist abuse
Washington - 

Twitter was embroiled in controversy Wednesday after banning an editor at the conservative Breitbart website for fueling a stream of abuse that drove "Ghostbusters" star Leslie Jones to quit the social network.

New 'giant thief' dinosaur discovered in Argentina

New 'giant thief' dinosaur discovered in Argentina

Miami - 

A previously unknown species of meat-eating dinosaur from 80 million years ago has been unearthed in Argentina, adding to the dino family known as the "Giant Thieves," researchers said Wednesday.

France serves notice to Microsoft on data tracking

France serves notice to Microsoft on data tracking

Paris - 

France on Wednesday said it had served notice to Microsoft to stop collecting what it deems excessive data and tracking browsing by users without their consent on civil liberty grounds.

Top online pirate suspect arrested in Poland, charged in US

Top online pirate suspect arrested in Poland, charged in US

Washington - 

A Ukrainian alleged to be the ringleader of the world's biggest online piracy site, Kickass Torrents, was hit with US criminal charges Wednesday, accused of distributing over $1 billion worth of illegally copied films, music and other content.

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