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Pensioner left in dark after hydro pulls plug

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Days after being approved for new energy-efficient appliances, electricity is cut off for grandmother who struggles to pay bills. Peggy Mills doesn’t own a clothes dryer and has given up cable TV and telephone service in her ongoing struggle to repay a $2,500 hydro debt and keep a lid on …

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Many factors make France the top IS terror target in Europe

France Terror Target

PARIS (AP) – When militants loyal to the Islamic State group seek to inflict pain on Europe, France is their preferred target, a grim reality borne out yet again with Tuesday’s knife slaughter of a Catholic priest. Since January 2015, IS-inspired attackers have killed at least 235 people in France, …

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Witnesses say South Sudan soldiers raped dozens near UN camp

South Sudan Targeted Rapes

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) – South Sudanese government soldiers raped dozens of ethnic Nuer women and girls last week just outside a United Nations camp where they had sought protection from renewed fighting, and at least two died from their injuries, witnesses and civilian leaders said. The rapes in the …

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Punjab Police girding up to take cross-border terror head on

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The front wooden door of the Dinanagar police station in Gurdaspur district stands dotted with bullet scars—a mute testimony of the first terror strike in Punjab by three Pakistani fidayeen on July 27 last year. The cops proudly refer as “wounds” to the bullet marks and the bowl-like hole on …

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