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Pakistan ex-PM banned in one seat as election bias claims persist

Pakistan ex-PM banned in one seat as election bias claims persistBy Asif Shahzad ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – A Pakistani election tribunal disqualified outgoing Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Wednesday from running in his home constituency, dealing the latest blow to the party of ousted leader Nawaz Sharif. The ruling follows the arrest by an anti-corruption body of another member of Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) after he was named to contest a seat. In the case of Abbasi, an election commission tribunal ruled that he did not declare an accurate value of his assets in his nomination papers.



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Kīlauea volcano: Lava flow encroaches on geothermal plant as explosive eruptions persist

Kīlauea volcano: Lava flow encroaches on geothermal plant as explosive eruptions persistAs the eruption at Hawaii's Kīlauea volcano continues to evolve, the multitude of dangerous threats to residents are showing no signs of subsiding.



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Spanish prosecutor to appeal verdict in gang rape case, protests persist

Spanish prosecutor to appeal verdict in gang rape case, protests persistBy Sonya Dowsett MADRID (Reuters) – State prosecutors said on Friday they would appeal a ruling that cleared five men of the gang rape of a teenager at a bull-running festival two years ago, a verdict that has prompted anguished soul-searching and angry protests across Spain. The men, who had recorded video of the attack on their mobile phones and laughed about the incident afterwards on a Whatsapp group, were convicted with the lesser crime of sexual abuse and sentenced to nine years in jail. Shaken by the scale of protests against the court ruling, the Spanish government said on Friday it would consider revamping the criminal code to ensure that sex crimes were punished more harshly.



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Central California wildfire grows as hot, dry conditions persist

Central California wildfire grows as hot, dry conditions persist(Reuters) – A damaging wildfire burning on California’s scenic central coast was expected to expand on Sunday afternoon, with higher temperatures, lower humidity and high winds working against efforts to contain it, officials said. By Sunday morning the so-called Whittier Fire burning near Santa Barbara was 36-percent contained, a reversal since Friday, when the blaze was 50-percent contained, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or Cal Fire, said. Cal Fire bumped up the number of dwellings to 17 damaged by the fire after getting a closer look at the affected area.



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