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Toronto police say hijab-cutting incident didn’t happen

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Toronto, Jan 16 (AP) - Police are disputing an 11-year-old girl's claim that her hijab was cut by a scissors-wielding man as she walked to school last week.
Toronto Police spokesman Mark Pugash said Monday an extensive investigation was conducted and police con-cluded it did not happen.
The sixth-grader, her mother and her younger brother held a news conference at Pauline Johnson Junior Public School on Friday to air the allegation.
The girl, Khawlah Noman, said she was walking to school with...
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East China Sea slick fire from sunken oil tanker burns out

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Beijing, Jan 15 (AP) - The fire from a sunken Iranian tanker ship in the East China Sea has burned out, a Chi-nese transport ministry spokesman said Monday, although concerns remain about possible major pollution to the sea bed and surrounding waters.
The spokesman, who identified himself only by...
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Myanmar says 1st camp for Rohingya will be ready next week

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Bangkok, Jan 15 (AP) - Myanmar officials say a camp to house Rohingya Muslim and Hindu refugees who re-turn from Bangladesh will be ready by its promised deadline next week.
Myanmar and Bangladesh had signed an agreement in November to repatriate Rohingya and had set up a work-ing group last...
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Trump defends self after comments, says: ‘I am not a racist’

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West Palm Beach, Jan 15 (AP) - President Donald Trump, on the defensive in the wake of recent disparaging comments about Haiti and African nations that have revived questions about whether the leader of the world's melting pot is a racist, declared Sunday that he is not one.
"No, No. I am not a...
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Palestinian leader rebukes Trump: ‘Shame on you’

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Ramallah, Jan 15 (AP) - The Palestinian president railed at President Donald Trump in a fiery, two-hour-long speech on Sunday, saying "shame on you" for his treatment of the Palestinians and warning that he would have no problem rejecting what he suggested would be an unacceptable peace plan.
The...
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