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Pakistan hangs 'teen' convict despite protests

Pakistan today defied protests from several rights groups and executed a man convicted of murdering a child. The groups were claiming that the confession had been extracted from the convicted by torturing him and...


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Members of bin Laden family die in plane crash

Some family members of former Al Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden were killed in southern England in a private plane crash, a Saudi ambassador said on Saturday. The ambassador did not identify the dead. Prince Mohammed...


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Palestinian teen shot by Israeli troops dies

Palestinian health officials today confirmed that an 18-year-old protester who got injured after being shot by Israeli troops has succumbed to his injuries. Ramallah hospital director Ahmad Betawi confirmed that Laith...


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Investigators analyzing debris for MH370 link

Investigators today wasted no time in studying the debris of a plane that washed up on a tiny Indian Ocean island amid reports that the wreckage is of the missing Malaysian Airlines MH370.


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Taliban 'unaware' of peace talks, refuse to comment on Mullah Omar

Afghan Taliban today said that it was "unaware" of any peace talks that had been expected this week with the Afghan government, while declining to comment on reported death of their supreme leader Mullah Omar...


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Migrants try to enter Eurotunnel terminal in bid to reach UK

One person died as around 2,000 migrants tried to enter the Eurotunnel terminal on Wednesday in a desperate attempt to reach England. Premier David Cameron said the incident was "very concerning."


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Obama initiates talks with Ethiopia's PM

US President Barack Obama on Monday started talks with Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on the second leg of his African tour. It is expected that the talks between the two leaders would focus on human rights...


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Greek debt crisis: Tsipras secures support of MPs for crucial reforms

In a major relief for Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and international lenders, Greek lawmakers approved a second round of reforms demanded by creditors early today.


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Senior Al-Qaeda leader killed in US air strike in Syria

The Pentagon announced on Tuesday that the US-led coalition forces have killed the alleged leader of Al-Qaeda's Khorasan Group in an air strike in northern Syria.


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Turkey tightens security at Syria border after deadly attack

Turkey today beefed up security on its border with Syria after a suicide bombing killed 31 people in Suruc. Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack, which could lead to military attacks by Turkey on IS strongholds in Syria.


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US, Cuba restore diplomatic ties after 54 years

Ending 54 years of hostility, the US and Cuba restored full diplomatic relations just after 12am on Monday. A few hours later in the pre-dawn quiet, the red, white and blue Cuban flag was hoisted at the U.S. State...


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Greece braces for political shakeup after austerity vote

Greece was bracing for a major political upheaval today after the approval of new austerity measures by lawmakers. The approval divided the lawmakers of ruling Syriza and spelled new economic trouble for...


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Mexico releases surveillance footage of Guzman seconds before escape

Mexico on Tuesday released closed-circuit video footage late Tuesday showing drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's final moments in his cell before he escaped over the weekend using a tunnel.


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Iran, major powers finalize nuclear deal

In a historic development, world's major powers today inked an important nuclear deal with Iran under which it has been agreed that Tehran will not use its nuclear programme to acquire a nuclear bomb and the major powers will ease the sanctions on the Islamic Republic.


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Prison boss fired over drug lord Guzman escape

The Mexican government announced a 60 million-peso ($3.8 million) reward on Monday for the recapture of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who escaped from prison by digging a tunnel.


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Iran nuclear deal closer but success not guaranteed

Iran and six world powers are few steps short of reaching a groundbreaking deal on Monday that would help ease sanctions on Iran and the latter would go slow on its controversial nuclear program. An Iranian negotiator, however, cautioned that he could not guarantee a deal was imminent.


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Mexico searches for drug kingpin after prison escape

Mexican security forces launched a massive manhunt today for drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who escaped from a high-security prison through a tunnel under his cell's shower.


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44 killed in bomb blasts in Nigeria

At least 44 people died and several got injured in twin bomb blasts on Monday at Jos in central Nigeria, the emergency services said. The latest blasts took the death toll from raids, explosions and suicide attacks to...


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Egypt: Militants attack army checkpoints in Sinai, kill 30

Islamic militants today attacked an Egyptian army checkpoints in north of the Sinai Peninsula, killing at least 30 soldiers. Military officials said that the attacks took place just south of the town of Sheikh Zuweid, adding that at least six military checkpoints were targeted by the attackers.


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Egypt: Car bomb wounds public prosecutor

A car bomb struck the convoy of Egypt's public prosecutor, leaving him badly injured. The convoy was targeted when the prosecutor was leaving his home in Cairo on Monday.


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Vatican recognises state of Palestine; Israel upset

The Vatican on Friday signed a treaty with the 'State of Palestine', expressing hope that its decision to give legal recognition of the state would play an important role in stimulating peace with Israel.


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France slams alleged NSA eavesdropping on presidents

The US Ambassador to Paris was today summoned by French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius over leaked documents that accused the US National Security Agency (NSA) of spying on French President Francois Hollande and...


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Pakistan heatwave deaths surpass 800

Severe heatwave has killed over 800 people in Pakistan in the last three days, officials said Tuesday. Medics are finding it tough to treat patients as a state of emergency was declared in hospitals. The majority of people...


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Benghazi attack suspect killed in US airstrike in Iraq: Pentagon

The Pentagon confirmed on Monday that a IS-linked terrorist involved in the deadly 2012 Benghazi attack had been killed by an airstrike launched by the US forces in Iraq.


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Al-Jazeera scribe held in Berlin on Egypt warrant

A senior Al-Jazeera reporter Ahmed Mansourt was held in Germany on Sunday on a warrant issued by Egypt. The detention prompted angry questions about press freedom and German relations with Egypt under President Abdel Fattah...


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Iran parliament votes against inspection of military sites

In a move which is unlikely to go down well with the western nations and may have a bearing on the crucial Iran nuke deal, the Iranian parliament on Sunday voted to oppose the inspections of government military...


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Iran threat undiminished as nuclear deal nears: US report

A new report released by the US government has said that Iran's support for international terrorist groups did not diminish last year, adding that in fact it increased in some respects.


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Yemen: 31 dead in Saudi-led strikes on civilians

At least 31 people have died in Yemen as a result of Saudi-led airstrikes on a convoy of civilians fleeing the fighting in southern part of the war-torn nation.


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Russian president Putin opens Patriot Park

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday opened a Patriot Park, which will showcase the military prowess of Russia. The major attractions at this one-of-a-kind park include military rations for lunch and tanks...


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MERS-affected S Korea may draw up stimulus budget of $9bln-$22.4bln

South Korean government may pump in something between 10 trillion won and 25 trillion Korean won ($8.95 billion-$22.36 billion) into its economy using a supplementary budget in order to reduce the impact of Middle East...


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