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Alleged Leader of NY Crime Family Shot to Death

A man reported to have been a top leader of New York’s notorious Gambino crime family was shot and killed Wednesday on Staten Island. Francesco “Franky Boy” Cali, 53, was found with multiple gunshot wounds to his body at his home in the borough’s Todt Hill section just after 9 p.m. Cali was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. There have been no arrests. No other information was provided by police. Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn had referred to Cali in court filings in… Read Full Article

Kyrgyz-Tajik Border Clash Leaves 1 Dead, Several Wounded

A Tajik man was shot dead and several Tajiks and Kyrgyz were wounded in border clashes triggered by a dispute over road construction in Kyrgyzstan's southwestern Batken province, authorities on both sides said Thursday. The clashes broke out Wednesday after the Kyrgyz authorities attempted to restart work on a road project that crosses Vorukh, an enclave of about 30,000 ethnic Tajiks, in the Ferghana Valley. Three former Soviet republics, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, have… Read Full Article

France, Kenya Seal Business Deals Worth Billions

French firms signed contracts in Kenya worth about 2 billion euros ($2.26 billion) during a visit Thursday by President Emmanuel Macron, who wants to deepen France’s economic ties with Anglophobe East Africa. Macron’s visit to Nairobi is the first by a French president since Kenya won independence from Britain in 1963 and follows stopovers in Ethiopia and Djibouti, all countries where China has moved in aggressively and presents stiff competition. At a ceremony with Kenyan leader Uhuru… Read Full Article

Instagram Returns After Outage; Facebook Still Down for Some

Instagram is back up after suffering a partial outage for more than several hours, the photo-sharing social network platform said in a tweet, but its parent Facebook Inc.’s app still seemed to be down for some users around the globe. Certain users had trouble in accessing widely used Instagram, Whatsapp and Facebook apps earlier Wednesday, in one of the longest outages faced by the company in the recent past. “Anddddd... we’re back,” Instagram tweeted: Facebook did not provide an update… Read Full Article

Boeing grounds entire 737 Max crash aircraft fleet

The US plane-maker suspends the 737 Max after investigators find new evidence at disaster site.

Anger over 'disgusting' food found in Chinese school kitchen

Parents stormed the high school after pictures of rotting meat and mouldy bread were shared on social media.

James Shaw attack: New Zealand climate minister punched in face

The motive for the attack remains unclear but it has raised questions about accessibility of lawmakers.

UK MPs to vote on delaying Brexit

The PM will also make a third attempt to get her deal through Parliament in the coming days.

Does Northern Ireland tariffs plan violate WTO law?

BBC News NI assesses if the UK's no-deal Brexit plan to avoid a hard Irish border breaches WTO law.

Pakistan's Masood Azhar: China blocks bid to call militant terrorist

Masood Azhar's group attacked Indian forces in Kashmir, sending tensions spiralling with Pakistan.