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Yemen: Suicide attacker kills 12 police recruits

A suicide bomber killed at least 12 police recruits in Yemen's southeastern province of Hadramout on Sunday and left 14 others injured, a military official said. The official added that the suicide bomber detonated...


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Russia will 'neutralise threats' after US opens missile base: Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has slammed the setting up of a new US missile defence station in Romania, saying his country will "neutralise emerging threats". Putin claimed that the missile defence station was aimed...


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MH370: Debris found in March 'almost certainly' from missing Malaysian Airlines

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has said in a report that two pieces of debris found on beaches in South Africa and Mauritius on March 22 and 30, respectively, are "almost certainly" from Malaysian Airlines Flight...


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Bangladesh executes top Islamist leader for war crimes

Bangladesh on Tuesday executed the top leader of country's largest Islamist party for war crimes. The execution of Motiur Rahman Nizami, leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, took place at a high-security prison in Dhaka. Nizami...


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US and Afghan forces find kidnapped son of ex-Pakistani PM

The Pakistani foreign ministry on Tuesday released a statement confirming that the US and Afghan forces have found the kidnapped son of a former Pakistani prime minister in an operation in Afghanistan.


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Canadian wildfire could 'burn for months'

The Fort McMurray wildfire continued to blaze on Sunday with officials warning that the fire could burn for months. Alberta premier Rachel Notley said the fire has grown to nearly 400,000 acres (625 square miles), as of...


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North Korean leader claims its nuclear arsenal only a 'deterrent'

North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un on Saturday addressed the members of ruling Workers' Party and said that Pyongyang would live up to its international commitment to nuclear nonproliferation but will try...


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London elects Sadiq Khan, its first Muslim mayor

Labour Party politician Sadiq Khan, who is a practicing Muslim, has created history by becoming the first Muslim mayor of London. His election is seen as a political landmark in the Western world. The 45-year-old Khan...


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Monster wildfires force thousands to flee Fort McMurray, Canada

Fort McMurray city in Canada is facing grave danger from catastrophic wildfires, authorities warned on Wednesday, adding that over 80,000 residents were forced to evacuate the region after the blazing fire swept through...


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US Navy SEAL killed by ISIS in Iraq identified

Arizona governor Doug Ducey on Tuesday identified a US Navy SEAL killed by militants of Islamic State group during an "extremely heavy, extremely intense" firefight with US forces and Kurdish Peshmerga troops in...


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Princess Charlotte wears cute and adorable dresses in her first birthday

Princess Charlotte celebrates her first birthday Monday and Kensington Place released four pictures of the princess on Sunday. In the pictures, Charlotte is dressed in adorable outfits. She is wearing a blue...


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Bodies of climber, cameraman found in Himalayan glacier after 16 years

The bodies of mountaineer Alex Lowe and his cameraman have been found in a Himalayan glacier, 16 years after the two were buried due to an avalanche. Last week, two climbers found the remains of the two men encased...


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State of emergency declared in Baghdad as protesters storm Iraqi parliament

Thousands of protesters stormed Iraq's parliament Saturday, raising serious questions over the tenure of the prime minister of the war-battered nation. A state of emergency was declared by security forces in...


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Nairobi tragedy: 7 dead, 121 injured as building collapses

At least seven people died and around 121 got injured after the collapse of a residential building in Nairobi during heavy rains, Kenyan officials confirmed on Saturday. According to the Kenya Red Cross, three...


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Russia launches 1st rocket from new space facility

Russian space agency Roscosmos on Thursday said that the country's new Vostochny cosmodrome has successfully launched the first rocket. The launch was completed after a last-minute delay which had promoted President...


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UN envoy urges Obama, Putin to save Syria truce

The UN special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura on Thursday urged the US and Russia to save the "barely alive" two-month-old ceasefire in Syria and provide fresh energy in the damaged peace process. "Hence my appeal...


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Paris attacks suspect Abdeslam transferred to France from Belgium

Belgium today transferred key Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam to France where he will be charged over his alleged involvement in the series of attacks in Paris, prosecutors said. Abdeslam, a French national of...


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Philippines militants kill Canadian hostage John Ridsdel

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday said in a statement that John Ridsdel, a Canadian held hostage by Islamist militants in the Philippines, "has been killed at the hands of his captors."


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Australian police arrest 16-year-old in terror plot

A teenager has been arrested by New South Wales police on suspicion of plotting a terror attack, Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione told reporters today morning. Police said the 16-year-old was planning on disrupting...


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North Korea's Kim Jong Un hails 'successful' submarine missile test

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un today hailed a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) test as an "eye-opening success". State media reported that Pyongyang is now capable of striking Seoul and the US whenever...


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Death toll in massive Ecuador earthquake rises to 654

The death toll from last Saturday's deadly magnitude-7.8 earthquake in Ecuador has jumped to 654 with at least 58 people still missing, Ecuador's government said. The website of the secretariat for risk management said...


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175 nations sign landmark accord on global warming at UN

The leaders from 175 nations gathered at the United Nations headquarters on Friday to sign the landmark Paris climate accord, which is seen as a blueprint for keeping planet safe from the ill-effects of climate change...


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Four scholars on trial for criticizing Turkey's war with rebels

Four Turkish scholars are going on trial in Istanbul accused of spreading "terrorist propaganda" for signing a declaration denouncing the renewed conflict with Kurdish rebels. The closed-door trial would resume...


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Mexico: Three dead, dozens injured in blast at chemical plant

At least three people died and dozens got injured after a massive explosion rocked a major petrochemical facility of Mexican national oil company Pemex in the Gulf state of Veracruz on Wednesday. The explosion spewed a...


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Another quake, magnitude 6.2, hits off Ecuador coast

An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter Scale hit off the coast of Ecuador on Wednesday, just days after the country was jolted by a major quake, which claimed nearly 500 people. The latest quake was centered 70 km...


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28 killed, hundreds injured in Kabul suicide attack

At least 28 people died and over 300 got injured after a powerful explosion rocked Afghanistan capital Kabul on Tuesday. Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqi said the attack was carried out by a suicide car bomber...


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Shaken Ecuador looks for survivors after 7.8-magnitude earthquake

Hundreds of shaken Ecuadoreans slept amid rubble while rescuers continue to look for survivors on Monday after a massive earthquake jolted the coastal region of the Andean region, killing at least 272 people. The quake...


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Japan twin earthquakes: At least 29 dead; many trapped

Southern Japan residents were jolted by a powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake Saturday morning. The quake killed at least 19 people and left hundreds injured. It is feared that many people are still trapped under the...


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Idaho Air Guard troops deploy overseas to fight Islamic State

Family members and loved ones looked in good spirits at Boise's Gowen Field late Tuesday night as eight busloads of troops waved goodbye and shook hands with Idaho Gov. Butch Otter and other officials before embarking...


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Panama Papers: Mossack Fonseca offices raided by organized crime prosecutors

The offices of the Mossack Fonseca law firm were raided by Panamian organized crime prosecutors on Tuesday. The raid was conducted to look for evidence of money laundering and financing terrorism after the leak of...


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