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Korea prosecutors push to arrest ex-leader over scandal

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Seoul, Mar 27 (AP) - South Korean prosecutors said Monday that they want a court to issue a warrant to arrest former President Park Geun-hye on corruption allegations.
The announcement came about one week after prosecutors grilled Park for 14 hours over suspicions that she colluded with a jailed confidante to extort from companies and committed other wrongdoing.
The Seoul Central District Court had no immediate comment. The court is expected to bring in Park for ques-tioning before it...
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Gazprom’s Football for Friendship international children’s project debuts in Bangladesh

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One young footballer to play in global football event
23.03.2017. Dhaka, Bangladesh. Gazprom, official partner of FIFA and the 2018 FIFA World Cup™, announced the opening of the fifth season of the Football for Friendship (F4F) international children's social project and launched the program in...
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India gives Ganges, Yamuna rivers same rights as a human

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New Delhi, Mar 21 (AP)- A court in northern India has granted the same legal rights as a human to the Ganges and Yamuna rivers, considered sacred by nearly a billion Indians.
Uttarakhand state's High Court ruled Monday that the two rivers be accorded the status of living human entities, meaning...
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Ban aimed at electronics in cabins of some US-bound flights

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Washington, Mar 21 (AP) - The U.S. government is temporarily barring passengers on certain flights originating in eight other countries from bringing laptops, iPads, cameras and most other electronics in carry-on luggage starting Tuesday.
The reason for the ban was not immediately clear. U.S...
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UN urges Afghanistan to tackle ‘alarming’ extremist threats

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United Nations, Mar 18 (AP)- The U.N. Security Council called on Afghanistan's government Friday to tackle the "alarming threats" posed by the Taliban, al-Qaida, Islamic State affiliates and other extremist groups which threaten the security and stability of the country.
A resolution adopted...
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