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Palestinian stabs Israeli guard in W Bank, is shot dead

A Palestinian was shot dead today after he stabbed and lightly wounded an Israeli border guard in the West Bank. Police and the Army said that the Palestinian was shot fatally by another guard. "A Palestinian attacked...


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Afghan-Pakistan quake death toll rises further

Rescuers in Afghanistan and Pakistan were trying their best today to rush aid to survivors of the recent magnitude-7.5 earthquake as the total death toll from the massive quake jumps to 385. According to Pakistan's disaster...


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China says it warned and tracked US warship in South China Sea

China's Foreign Ministry today issued a statement saying Beijing warned and tracked a U.S. Navy warship after it came too close one of its artificial islands in the South China Sea's contested waters. The ministry's...


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Five dead after Canada whale-watching boat sinks

At least five people died and one went missing after a whale-watching vessel carrying 27 sank off Canada's Pacific coast near Vancouver Island, the Coast Guard confirmed on Sunday. Lieutenant Commander Desmond James...


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Comedian Jimmy Morales wins Guatemala presidential runoff

TV comic Jimmy Morales won the presidential runoff in Guatemala riding high on popular anger against the political class after the last government was ousted following huge anti-corruption protests...


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Syrian President Assad makes surprise visit to Moscow

Embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday made a surprise visit to Moscow to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin. This is Assad's first foreign trip since the eruption of the civil war in Syria. Putin has...


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Russian air strikes kill rebel commander: monitor

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights today said that air strikes by Russian forces in Latakia province of Syria killed a top rebel commander from a group armed by foreign enemies of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad...


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Pistorius released from jail on parole, to remain under house arrest

In a major relief for famous South African paralympain Oscar Pistorius, he was released from jail late Monday to will serve his remaining sentence under house arrest after remaining in prison for one year...


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Top al Qaeda leader killed in US airstrike in Syria: Pentagon

Pentagon on Sunday announced that top al Qaeda leader Sanafi al-Nasr has been killed in an airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition in Syria. Al-Nasr, a Saudi citizen whose real name is Abdul Mohsen Adballah Ibrahim...


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Mexico: 'El Chapo' injured but escapes

Massive military operation has been launched in El Verano and at least 12 other villages in the rugged borderlands of Durango and Sinaloa in order to capturing fugitive Mexican cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.


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Putin slams US for 'unconstructive position' on Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin today came down heavily on Washington's "unconstructive position" on Syria after the US reportedly refused to host a high-level delegation from Moscow. "I believe this is an...


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Chinese military engage in image-building amid South China Sea tensions

Amid growing reports that the US Navy will directly challenge Beijing's South China Sea claims, China has launched some serious image-building for its own military and this is the reason why the communist nation...


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Israel deploys troops to bolster security

Israel on Wednesday deployed hundreds of troops to boost security amid a deadly wave of violence that has forced the government to issue a high alert. The deployment of military came just a day after a series of attacks...


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Israeli-Palestinian violence surges, tougher security measures considered

The violence between Israel and Palestine escalated today with at least five fresh attacks happening in Israel, forcing the government to consider new security measures. It is learned that Israel government is planning...


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Buk missile downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17: DSB to relatives

The Dutch Safety Board today announced that Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which crashed in July last year over Ukraine, was hit by a Russian-made Buk missile, relatives of those aboard the ill-fated plane today told today.


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Putin spends his 63rd birthday playing hockey with NHL stars

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday celebrated his 63rd birthday on the ice playing hockey with NHL stars against Russian officials and business bigwigs. Putin scored seven goals as his team, which included NHL...


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Doctors Without Borders seeks inquiry of Kunduz attack

Medical aid charity Doctors Without Borders on Wednesday demanded an independent probe into the airstrikes by the US forces on its hospital in northern Afghanistan. Joanne Liu, international president of Doctors Without Borders...


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NATO warns Russia over Turkish airspace violations

Nato has asked Russia to end air strikes "on the Syrian opposition and civilians", days after Moscow started attacks in order to support Syria's government. Russian government claims it is targeting Islamic State and other...


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Historic Pacific trade deal signed

In a significant development, twelve Pacific Rim countries reached on Monday the most ambitious trade pact in a generation. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) pact struck in Atlanta is set to liberalize commerce in 40 percent...


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North Korea releases detained South Korean student

North Korea today released and deported a New York University (NYU) student after keeping him in detention for six months for entering the communist country illegally. The 21-year-old Joo Won-Moon is a South Korean citizen...


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Afghanistan: 9 MSF workers killed in US airstrike

Medical aid group Doctors Without Borders today said that nine workers of the medical charity group were killed in the Afghan city of Kunduz. U.S. forces said they conducted airstrikes in the area.


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Syria: CIA-backed rebels, civilians targeted by Russian airstrikes

Russian air forces on Wednesday targeted areas in Syria which were under the control of rebels receiving arms, funding, and training from the CIA and killed dozens of civilians, claimed the US officials and published reports...


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464 Iran pilgrims dead in Saudi hajj disaster: State media

Iranian state media today reported that the country's death toll from the Saudi hajj disaster has doubled to 464 pilgrims killed. The development may further strain ties between Iran and Saudi Arabia. It remains to be...


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Pope to hold second Mass after meeting Fidel Castro in Cuba

Pope Francis was accorded a warm reception by thousands of people who attended Mass in Havana's Revolution Square on Sunday and today the Pope heads east to Holguin, Cuba, where he will hold a second Mass on Revolution...


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Pope Francis offers solidarity with Cuba, talks about Hispanics in US

Pope Francis on Saturday embarked on a 10-day trip to Cuba and the US. The visit is significant because this is the pope's first trip to the onetime Cold War foes after helping to nudge forward their historic...


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Chile quake leads to tsunami advisory for Hawaii, California coast

A powerful earthquake off Chile on Wednesday led to a tsunami advisory for part of coastal California and Hawaii. The officials in these states urged people to exercise caution around shorelines. A serious tsunami watch...


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Top priority is to defeat terrorism: Syrian president Assad

Syria's president Bashar Assad has sought support from political and armed factions in the country to unite in the fight against terrorist groups, stressing that the country's brutal civil war cannot get a political...


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Putin defends Moscow's military help to Syrian govt

Russian President Vladimir Putin today defended his decision to provide military assistance to the Syrian government, saying the world cannot defeat the Islamic State group without Damascus' help.


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Germany reinstates border controls

German police today started checks on the Austrian border after the government decided to reintroduce passport controls. Berlin took the stunning decision at a time when a new record migrant surge into Hungary raised...


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Over 100,000 flee floods in Japan after unprecedented rain

Heavy rainfall in Japan led to heavy floods today destroying houses and forcing the evacuation of over 100,000 people. Many people were rescued by helicopters but two were still missing and 17 were injure...


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