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Strong earthquake rocks western Iran
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Strong earthquake rocks western Iran

[FILES] At least 210 people were injured in Sarpol-e Zahab and the neighbouring city of Gilan-e Gharb, Kermanshah governor Houshang Bazvand told state television. Photo/ ENMEHWEMS A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit Iran’s western province of Kermanshah late Sunday, the country’s institute of geophysics said, with local officials reporting over 200 […]

Strong earthquake rocks western Iran
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Strong earthquake rocks western Iran

[FILES] At least 210 people were injured in Sarpol-e Zahab and the neighbouring city of Gilan-e Gharb, Kermanshah governor Houshang Bazvand told state television. Photo/ ENMEHWEMS A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit Iran’s western province of Kermanshah late Sunday, the country’s institute of geophysics said, with local officials reporting over 200 […]

Macron to address nation after violent Paris protests
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Macron to address nation after violent Paris protests

A man walks past graffiti reading "Let's give them biofuel – signed (wife of the president) Brigitte Macron" on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on November 25, 2018 after a rally by yellow vest (Gilets jaunes) protestors against rising oil prices and living costs. – Security forces in Paris fired […]

Influential church on election stump in DR Congo
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Influential church on election stump in DR Congo

A Catholic choir sings during the inauguration of the new Archbishop of Kinshasa, Fridolin Ambongo in Kinshasa on November 25, 2018. (Photo by John WESSELS / AFP) The influential Catholic Church joined the electoral fray Sunday as the Democratic Republic of Congo gears up for next month’s watershed presidential election […]

California’s deadliest wildfire finally tamed
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California’s deadliest wildfire finally tamed

(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 11, 2018 a helicopter makes a water drop in the Feather River Canyon, east of Paradise, California. – The deadliest and most destructive fire in California's history was finally brought under control by firefighters, more than two weeks after it erupted, authorities […]

Trump ups pressure on Macron as weighs in on French demos
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Trump ups pressure on Macron as weighs in on French demos

French President Emmanuel Macron (Photo by GONZALO FUENTES / POOL / AFP) Donald Trump piled pressure on Emmanuel Macron Sunday, pushing for resolutions to disputes on trade and defense spending, as he weighed in on the mass protests against his French counterpart’s government. Writing on Twitter, Trump showed he had […]

Chad president in first-ever visit to Israel
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Chad president in first-ever visit to Israel

Chadian President Idriss Deby (AFP Photo/Ashraf Shazly) Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno is due to arrive in Israel on Sunday for a first-ever visit to the country, decades after diplomatic relations were severed between the two nations. It will be the first visit by a leader of the Muslim-majority West […]

Protest in Myanmar’s Rakhine state opposes Rohingya return
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Protest in Myanmar’s Rakhine state opposes Rohingya return

Rohingya Protesters in Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine state demonstrated Sunday against the planned repatriation of Rohingya Muslims from Bangladesh, referring to them as “runaway refugees”. About 100 people led by Buddhists monks marched through the state capital Sittwe holding red banners and chanting slogans. “All the people of the nation are […]

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Israel rearrests Palestinian Jerusalem governor

Israeli police arrested the Palestinian governor of Jerusalem for the second time in as many months, a spokesman said Sunday, after reports of an investigation related to a land sale. Adnan Gheith was arrested in east Jerusalem overnight, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said in a statement, without providing further details. […]

Italy PM ‘confident’ Rome can avoid EU sanctions over budget
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Italy PM ‘confident’ Rome can avoid EU sanctions over budget

Italy Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte. PHOTO: Vincenzo PINTO / AFP Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said he was “confident” Rome could avoid unprecedented EU sanctions over its big-spending budget, rejected by Brussels, following talks with European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker. Rome’s coalition government insists its 2019 budget will help kickstart […]

Ailing Mugabe now unable to walk, says Zimbabwe president
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Ailing Mugabe now unable to walk, says Zimbabwe president

(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 29, 2018 former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe addresses media during a surprise press conference at his residence "Blue Roof " in Harare, on the eve of the country's first election since he was ousted from office last year. – Mugabe, who held […]

French authorities pick up five migrants in Channel
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French authorities pick up five migrants in Channel

Two of the five were suffering from hypothermia when they were rescued just offshore about 15 kilometres (nine miles) west of the port of Calais, they said. Photo/ Wikipedia Five migrants attempting to cross the Channel to England in a small inflatable boat were picked up Saturday off the north […]

May heads to Brussels as Spain threatens Brexit deal
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May heads to Brussels as Spain threatens Brexit deal

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May arrives to give a statement outside 10 Downing Street in central London on November 22, 2018, following the announcement of a draft deal on post-Brexit trade ties with the EU. – British Prime Minister Theresa May was briefing her cabinet on a draft deal on […]

May heads to Brussels as Spain threatens Brexit deal
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May heads to Brussels as Spain threatens Brexit deal

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May arrives to give a statement outside 10 Downing Street in central London on November 22, 2018, following the announcement of a draft deal on post-Brexit trade ties with the EU. – British Prime Minister Theresa May was briefing her cabinet on a draft deal on […]

Gabon’s Ali Bongo to move from Riyadh to Rabat ‘to convalesce’
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Gabon’s Ali Bongo to move from Riyadh to Rabat ‘to convalesce’

(FILES) In this file photo taken on February 5, 2017 Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba attends the closing ceremony of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations football tournament at the Stade de l'Amitie Sino-Gabonaise in Libreville. – Gabon's Constitutional Court has intervened in a crisis surrounding hospitalised president Ali Bongo, […]

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UN optimistic over peace possibility in Afghanistan

Hopes for peace in Afghanistan are better than they have been in many years, despite a grave humanitarian crisis and persistent violence, a senior United Nations official said Friday. The UN’s humanitarian chief in the country, Toby Lanzer, told reporters that even though some 3.6 million people are “one step […]

Turkey says Trump turning a ‘blind eye’ to Khashoggi murder
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Turkey says Trump turning a ‘blind eye’ to Khashoggi murder

(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 15, 2014, general manager of Alarab TV, Jamal Khashoggi, looks on during a press conference in the Bahraini capital Manama. – US President Donald Trump said October 11, 2018 he was not yet prepared to limit arms sales to Saudi Arabia over […]

Eight dead as Boko Haram storm French drilling camp in Niger
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Eight dead as Boko Haram storm French drilling camp in Niger

Seven local employees of a French drilling firm and a government official were killed Thursday when suspected Boko Haram gunmen stormed the compound where they were sleeping in southeastern Niger.<br />Photo/Wikipedia Seven local employees of a French drilling firm and a government official were killed Thursday when suspected Boko Haram […]