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Pay up or else: Spain warns of online ‘sextorsion’

Spanish police warned Saturday of a massive blackmail campaign to expose web users’ supposed visits to porn sites unless they pay up — a technique police calls ‘sextorsion’.


Stray bullet hits woman in Rio de Janeiro hospital

A stray bullet in one of Rio de Janeiro’s crime-ravaged suburbs tore into a hospital Saturday and hit a woman being treated there, police said.


US congressman charged with insider trading ends re-election bid

A Republican congressman who was indicted on securities fraud charges reversed course Saturday and said he will end his re-election campaign.


Flash floods kill 37 in India’s tourist hotspot Kerala

Flash floods in Kerala have killed 37 people and displaced around 36,000, Indian officials said Saturday, after heavy monsoons led to landslides and overflowing reservoirs across the southern state.

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Bombing attempt near church in Egypt thwarted

A man wearing an explosives belt attempted to attack a Coptic Christian church north of Cairo but failed to enter before blowing himself up, Egyptian security officials said Saturday.


Cholera kills 13 in Niger

An outbreak of cholera has killed 13 people in Niger’s southern Maradi region, which is home to the country’s economic capital, officials and the UN said on Saturday.


British charity says heat wave put flamingoes in the mood

A British conservation charity says record-breaking temperatures have encouraged a rare flock of Andean flamingos to lay eggs for the first time since 2003.


Monsoon rains cause knee-deep floods in parts of Metro

Floods in some parts of Metro Manila were knee-deep Saturday, as heavy rains battered the capital region due to the storm-enhanced southwest monsoon.

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Ramco Systems wins multi-million-dollar software deal

AP Cargo Logistic Network Corp., Philippines’ leading domestic provider of express logistics for air cargo and other goods, today announced that it will implement Ramco Systems’ Logistics Software to streamline its freight operations nationwide.


Jury awards $289M to man who blames Roundup for cancer

A jury’s $289 million award to a former school groundskeeper who said Monsanto’s Roundup left him dying of cancer will bolster thousands of pending cases and open the door for countless people who blame their suffering on the weed killer, the man’s lawyers said.