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Main California highway closed by fire until declared safe

Main California highway closed by fire until declared safeSHASTA-TRINITY NATIONAL FOREST, Calif. (AP) — Interstate 5 usually swarms with trucks and traffic as it winds its way through California.



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India arrests main suspect in gang rape-murder

India arrests main suspect in gang rape-murderIndian police have arrested the chief suspect in a case of gang rape and murder, in which a girl was burnt to death in front of her family. In another gruesome case that has rocked the country, 18 men are wanted over the death of a 16-year-old girl in the hill state of Jharkhand. The case comes amid public outrage in india over the treatment of women and children in light of several high-profile rape cases, starting with the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kashmir.  In response to protests across the country and calls for stricter laws, the government announced last month that it would be introducing the death penalty for convicted child rapists. Minimum sentencing terms have also been raised and provisos issued that no rape case should take more than two months to prosecute.  Sixteen suspects have been arrested in the Jharkhand case, with two more wanted, according to police, at a village in the district of Chatra. "No one involved in the incident will be spared. We will provide security to family members till they feel secure," Shambhu Thakur, Inspector General of Chatra Police, told reporters. Three were arrested on Friday night, while 11 others were held on Saturday, he said, with two more on Sunday.  Insp Gen Thajkur added that the arrested include two village council members – Mukhiya Tileshwari Devi and Panchahyat Samiti.  Indian relatives mourn following the rape and murder of a 16-year-old girl on May 3, at Raja Kundra Village in Chatra district Senior police and state officials have descended on the village of Rajakendua, 100 miles from the state capital of Ranchi, after the horrific case made national headlines. The girl was allegedly abducted by four young men from near her house and raped, while the rest of the family had gone to attend a wedding party, said police. The incident was raised at the village Panchayat (elders’ council) on Friday morning, and the tribal chiefs told the accused to pay Rs 50,000 (£488) to the victim’s family as restitution. Enraged over the Panchayat verdict, the four youths allegedly went to the house of the girl, assaulted family members and burnt her to death, say police. Police mobilised into action when the state’s Chief Minister, Raghubar Das, tweeted and expressed grief over the incident. Mr Das also assured people that no one involved in the incident would be spared. Action will also be taken against the village leaders for mishandling such a serious matter, police said. The state administration also announced a financial support of Rs 250,000 to the victim's family.



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India police arrest main suspect after teen raped, burned alive

India police arrest main suspect after teen raped, burned aliveIndian police said Sunday they have arrested the main suspect in the latest gang rape-murder to shock the country as protests took place over a separate high-profile sexual assault case. The rape of a 16-year-old who was later burned alive in the eastern state of Jharkhand is just the latest to have shone a spotlight on how India handles sexual violence cases. The accused Dhanu Bhuiyan was found at a relative’s house where he was hiding after he and accomplices allegedly burned the girl alive Friday.



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Water main break floods terminal, delays flights at New York's JFK Airport

Water main break floods terminal, delays flights at New York's JFK AirportA water main break flooded a baggage claim area at New York's JFK International Airport on Sunday afternoon, delaying international fights into Terminal 4 and soaking luggage.



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Abortion Isn’t Main Reason More Republicans Still Won’t Back Doug Jones, New Poll Finds

Abortion Isn’t Main Reason More Republicans Still Won’t Back Doug Jones, New Poll FindsAside from the sexual misconduct allegations against Republican candidate Roy Moore, one of the top issues in the Alabama Senate race has been abortion.



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SUVs are main attraction at L.A. Auto Show

SUVs are main attraction at L.A. Auto ShowLOS ANGELES (AP) — The floor at this year's Los Angeles Auto Show will look a lot like America's roads: full of SUVs.



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Court ruling expected to dissolve main Cambodian opposition

Court ruling expected to dissolve main Cambodian oppositionPHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's embattled opposition braced for a court ruling due Thursday that is widely expected to see the party dissolved in the latest move by authoritarian Prime Minister Hun Sen to remove threats to his power ahead of elections next year.



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Zimbabwe renames main airport after Mugabe, plans $153 mln upgrade

Zimbabwe renames main airport after Mugabe, plans $  153 mln upgradeZimbabwe will upgrade its main airport at a cost of $ 153 million in an effort to attract more visitors, state media reported on Thursday, as authorities renamed the airport in honour of 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe. Harare International Airport will from Thursday be known as Robert Mugabe International Airport and is expected to undergo an upgrade so that it can handle 6.5 million passengers a year, more than double its current capacity. Accepting the honour, Mugabe said renaming the airport was “a great gesture” to him and his family.



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After Backlash, FEMA Once Again Has Puerto Rico Power, Water Stats On Main Website

After Backlash, FEMA Once Again Has Puerto Rico Power, Water Stats On Main WebsiteNearly half of Puerto Rican citizens on the island did not have access to drinking water and a whopping 89.3 percent did not have power, as of Friday ― but you wouldn’t know that by looking at the Federal Emergency Management Agency website.



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Main Cambodian opposition leader arrested, paper shuts as crackdown grows

Main Cambodian opposition leader arrested, paper shuts as crackdown growsBy Prak Chan Thul and Matthew Tostevin PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – Cambodia’s main opposition leader Kem Sokha was arrested and accused of treason on Sunday and a leading independent paper said it was being forced to shut down as Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government intensified a crackdown on his critics. Hun Sen said Kem Sokha had been plotting with the United States, increasing his anti-American rhetoric as Cambodia heads towards elections next year in which the authoritarian leader’s grip of more than three decades is at stake. The U.S. State Department expressed concern at the arrest of Ken Sokha and action against the media.



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