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Rock icon Cliff Richard wins UK High Court privacy case

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London, Jul 18 (AP) - British rock icon Cliff Richard was awarded 210,000 pounds ($273,000) in damages Wednesday after winning a privacy lawsuit against the BBC for its coverage of a police raid at his home
Richard had sued the broadcaster for its coverage of the 2014 raid, when police were investigating alleged sex offenses. The coverage included a helicopter that circled the star's home as authorities conducted a search.
The 77-year-old singer was never arrested or charged with any crime...

As state of emergency ends, Turkey mulls new terror laws

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Ankara, Jul 18 (AP) - As Turkey's controversial two-year-long state of emergency comes to an end, the gov-ernment is set to introduce new anti-terrorism laws it says are needed to deal with continued security threats. The opposition insists the laws are just as oppressive as the emergency powers...

Soccer team rescued from cave expected to leave hospital

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Chiang Rai, Jul 18(AP) - The youth soccer teammates rescued after 18 days trapped in a flooded cave in Thai-land are expected to be released from the hospital Wednesday and to speak about their ordeal.
A news conference with the 12 boys and their coach was being arranged for the evening in the...

Rights groups urges Myanmar to make amends for seized land

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Yangon, Jul 18 (AP) - Myanmar's government should expedite restitution for past illegal confiscations of land, an international human rights group said Tuesday, detailing how previous land seizures there are still harming farmers under the civilian-led government of Aung San Suu Kyi.
A 33-page...

Building collapses into another near Indian capital, 3 die

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New Delhi, Jul 18 (AP)- A six-story building under construction collapsed onto an adjacent building east of the Indian capital, killing at least three people and trapping several others under the debris, police said on Wednesday.
Chief Fire Officer Arun Kumar Singh said at least 12 workers were...

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