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Several workers dead after explosion at firecracker factory

NEW DELHI — An explosion at an unlicensed firecracker factory killed eight workers and injured 20 other people in eastern India as Hindus celebrated their most popular Diwali festival, police said Thursday. A police officer said rescuers cleared debris of the collapsed building in a town in Balasore district in Orissa state on Thursday morning….… Continue reading Several workers dead after explosion at firecracker factory

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The Sony Xperia XZ Premium is now available in “Rosso” red

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium was one of the flashiest phones we've ever tested. Its mirror like finish is unlike any other phone out there and it's about to get even flashier. Starting next week, the Xperia XZ Premium will be available in an opulent red, chicly named ‘Rosso.’ Priced at SAR 2,499 in KSA… Continue reading The Sony Xperia XZ Premium is now available in “Rosso” red

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Ex-cop convicted of fatally shooting daughter’s black boyfriend

TULSA — A white former Oklahoma police officer was convicted of first-degree manslaughter late Wednesday in the off-duty fatal shooting of his daughter’s black boyfriend after jurors in three previous trials couldn’t decide whether to find him guilty of murder. Jurors deliberated about six hours before finding ex-Tulsa officer Shannon Kepler, 57, guilty of the…… Continue reading Ex-cop convicted of fatally shooting daughter’s black boyfriend