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Car bomb kills at least 12 and injures dozens in eastern Baghdad
Январь 08, 2017
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Car bomb kills at least 12 and injures dozens in eastern Baghdad

At least 12 people have been killed and 50 injured in a car bomb explosion at a vegetable market in eastern Baghdad, police said. The blast took place in the mainly Shia district of Jamila, Reuters reported. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. Interior ministry spokesperson Saad Maan told AFP "A soldier at...

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Pakistan: Mob attacks and torches mosque of persecuted Ahmadi sect
Декабрь 12, 2016
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Pakistan: Mob attacks and torches mosque of persecuted Ahmadi sect

Thousands of Sunni Muslims marking the birthday of the Prophet Mohammed attacked a mosque belonging to the persecuted Ahmadi minority and set fire to it, Pakistani officials said. Those inside the mosque reportedly refused to obey mob demands to hand over the building to them, and barricaded themselves inside. The mob of around...

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A Suicide Bomber Just Killed Americans
Ноябрь 13, 2016
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A Suicide Bomber Just Killed Americans

Four Americans have been killed in a suicide bombing attack in Afghanistan along with 17 wounded.  The Hill reported: Defense Secretary Ash Carter said the bombing killed two U.S. service members and two U.S. contractors. In addition to the 16 wounded Americans, the blast also wounded a Polish soldier who was participating...

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Armed Extremists Sabotage Reconciliation in Aleppo, Syria
Октябрь 14, 2016
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Armed Extremists Sabotage Reconciliation in Aleppo, Syria

Damascus, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) The Front for the conquest of the Levant, formerly Al-Nusra, threatens to kill anyone attempting to abide by the process of reconciliation in Aleppo, as reported by military sources. About two thousand armed men intend to cease hostilities and use the humanitarian corridors enabled in this city,...

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Double Victoria Cross winning First World War hero honoured with memorial stone
Август 07, 2016
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Double Victoria Cross winning First World War hero honoured with memorial stone

                      THE only First World War soldier to win the Victoria Cross twice is to have a memorial stone laid in his honour. Captain Noel Chavasse, an Oxford graduate who ran for Britain alongside his identical twin brother in the 1908 ­Olympics, died from his...

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Syria Aleppo siege: Fighting rages as Russian jets strike
Август 04, 2016
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Syria Aleppo siege: Fighting rages as Russian jets strike

    Intense fighting has continued around the Syrian city of Aleppo, where a rebel offensive is trying to break a government siege of rebel-held areas. Over the weekend, the rebels tried to reconnect an encircled area in the east with insurgent territory in the west. They set off a huge tunnel bomb underneath army...

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Syria conflict: Deadly strike on Save the Children maternity hospital
Июль 30, 2016
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Syria conflict: Deadly strike on Save the Children maternity hospital

An air strike has hit a maternity hospital supported by Save the Children in north-western Syria, killing two people and wounding others. The charity said several babies were hurt when incubators crashed to the floor, a pregnant woman lost a leg and two others suffered shrapnel wounds. Images show part of the building in Kafer...

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Syria conflict: ‘Families leave’ besieged Aleppo
Июль 30, 2016
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Syria conflict: ‘Families leave’ besieged Aleppo

Dozens of families have left besieged eastern areas of the city of Aleppo along a humanitarian corridor, Syrian state media says. The civilians boarded buses and were taken to temporary shelters, state news agency Sana said. Some rebels had also surrendered to government forces, the report said. Russia, an ally of the Syrian...

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North Korean ‘seeks asylum at S Korean consulate in Hong Kong’
Июль 28, 2016
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North Korean ‘seeks asylum at S Korean consulate in Hong Kong’

A North Korean defector is reported to have sought asylum at the South Korean consulate in Hong Kong. Full details are unclear, but the South China Morning Post reported that he is believed to have come to Hong Kong to take part in an academic competition two weeks ago. Police patrols around the area have been boosted and...

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Kabul IS blast: Afghan capital buries victims of huge bombing
Июль 25, 2016
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Kabul IS blast: Afghan capital buries victims of huge bombing

Funerals have taken place in Kabul for victims of Saturday's suicide bomb attack claimed by so-called Islamic State (IS), which killed 80 people. Bodies were still being collected from morgues as the first burials were conducted in the west of the city. The bomber targeted a protest march by members of the Hazara minority,...

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REVEALED: How Argentina tried to convince the UK to give up the Falklands in secret talks
Июль 23, 2016
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REVEALED: How Argentina tried to convince the UK to give up the Falklands in secret talks

ARGENTINA attempted to prise control of the Falkland Islands from the UK by proposing the territory become independent in secret talks with senior British cabinet ministers, it has emerged. Sir Malcolm Rifkind, who served as foreign secretary in the 1990s, revealed how he held discussions with Argentine officials over the...

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Pakistan row over future of Bin Laden’s compound
Июль 22, 2016
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Pakistan row over future of Bin Laden’s compound

A row has erupted over what to do with the land in Pakistan's Abbottabad city where former al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden lived and was killed. Local authorities want to construct a children's playground there, while the military wish to build a graveyard. The two sides have tussled over control of the land — and...

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