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Reuters   BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) – Warplanes launched three air strikes on the Libyan city of Derna on Monday, a witness said, days after Egypt attacked camps there, saying it was targeting militants responsible for killing Egyptian Christians. There was no immediate confirmation of Monday’s strikes from officials in Libya or neighboring Egypt, nor any […]

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World pays tribute to Manchester bomb attack victims

Agencies   Lights have been turned off around the world to honour the victims of the Manchester bomb attack. In Rome, the lights at the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and city hall were switched off at midnight. The Eiffel Tower in Paris was also plunged into darkness, with the Burj Khalifa in Dubia emblazoned with the […]

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Afghanistan: Army based attacked by militants, 10 soldiers killed

Agencies   The attack on Afghan government army base in the southern province of Kandahar began just before midnight on Monday. Militants attacked an Afghan government army base in the southern province of Kandahar, killing at least 10 soldiers and wounding nine, defence officials said on Tuesday. The attack began just before midnight on Monday, […]

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Israel kills Palestinian ‘attacker’ ahead of Trump trip

Agencies Named by local media as Raed Ahmad Rdaydeh, 15-year-old allegedly attempted to stab border officer at checkpoint. Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian teenager as he allegedly attempted to stab a border police officer at a checkpoint near Bethlehem, on the eve of US President Donald Trump’s visit to the city on Tuesday. […]

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The blast happened in the foyer at 22:35 BST on Monday at the end of a concert by US singer Ariana Grande. Police said the lone male attacker, who died in the blast, detonated an improvised explosive device. Relatives are using social media to hunt for missing loved ones, and an emergency number, 0161 856 […]

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Agencies   Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has won a second term in office, state television says. Out of some 40 million votes cast, he received more than half of those counted, with some areas still to declare, officials said on TV. Mr Rouhani, a moderate who agreed a deal with world powers to limit Iran’s […]

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Vladimir Putin has offered to release a record of Russian officials’ meeting with Donald Trump, who is alleged to have passed them sensitive information. US media say Mr Trump passed on classified information last week, but Russia says this is not the case. Mr Putin said Russian records would be given to the US Congress […]

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A dramatic rise in the use of computers and social media is wreaking havoc on the health of young people, a report from the World Health Organisation (WHO) has suggested. The study found a “continuous steep increase” between 2002 and 2014 in the proportion of children and young people using technology for two hours or […]

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At least three militants wearing suicide vests attacked the Radio Television Afghanistan’s premises in Jalalabad on Wednesday, police told Al Jazeera. Two of the men detonated their vests while security forces are on the look out for the third. The state media outlet’s office is in the vicinity of the provincial governor’s office. The accused […]

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8 children among 9 killed in Afghanistan blast

KABUL: At least nine people, including eight children and an ulema council leader, were killed in a blast inside a seminary in Parwan province of Afghanistan Tuesday morning, Afghan media reported. Head of the Parian Ulema Council, Maulvi Abdul Rahim Shah Hanafi, was also among the deceased, according to Afghan media outlet TOLO News. The explosives were placed inside […]

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