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Qatar’s World Cup bid used ‘black operations’: UK report

London, July 29, 2018 (AFP) -Qatar’s successful, controversy-plagued bid to host the 2022 World Cup has been hit by further allegations that they used a secret “black operations” propaganda campaign to undermine rival bids in violation of FIFA rules, according to The Sunday Times. The newspaper — which also made …

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Palestinian teenager jailed for slapping soldiers leaves prison

Jerusalem, July 29, 2018 (AFP) -Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi left prison Sunday after an eight-month sentence for slapping two Israeli soldiers, an episode captured on video that made her a symbol of resistance for Palestinians, a prison service spokesman said. Assaf Librati told AFP Tamimi, 17, and her mother, who …

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Strong quake kills 13, injures hundreds, on Indonesia holiday island

Lombok, Indonesia, July 29, 2018 (AFP) -A powerful earthquake on the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok killed at least 13 people, injured hundreds and damaged thousands of homes on Sunday, officials said. The shallow 6.4-magnitude quake jolted the island in the early morning, sending people running outside in panic and …

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Philippine Muslims hope law to bring ‘dream of peace’

Sultan Kudarat, Philippines, July 29, 2018 (AFP) -Members or supporters of the Philippines’ largest Muslim rebel group gathered in their tens of thousands on Sunday to discuss a landmark law granting them autonomy, with one expressing hope it would make their “dream of peace” a reality. President Rodrigo Duterte last …

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Bangladesh photographer sacked over viral kiss photo

Dhaka, July 29, 2018 (AFP) -A renowned Bangladesh photographer said Sunday he has been the victim of “unwanted cruelty” after being sacked over an image of a couple kissing that raised a social media storm in the conservative Muslim-majority country. The Purboposhchimbd news portal said Jibon Ahmed was “not fit” …

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One dead, 6 injured in south Iran violence

Tehran, May 17, 2018 (AFP) – One person was killed and six others injured in violence in a city in southern Iran that has seen several protests in recent months, the Fars news agency reported Thursday. It said a group of people gathered in Kazerun on Wednesday evening to chant …

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WHO says Ebola outbreak has spread to DR Congo city

Geneva, May 17, 2018 (AFP) – The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has spread to a city, the World Health Organization said Thursday, raising concern the deadly virus may prove tougher to contain. “One new case of Ebola virus disease has been confirmed in Wangata, one of …

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EU countries agree Iran deal ‘not perfect’: Merkel

Sofia, May 17, 2018 (AFP) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that EU countries agreed the Iran nuclear deal was “not perfect” but insisted it should be preserved, after the US withdrawal threw the accord into doubt. EU leaders meeting in Sofia have backed a “united” approach to keeping …

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Egypt kills 19 jihadists in Sinai: army

Cairo, May 17, 2018 (AFP) – Egypt’s army said Thursday it killed 19 presumed jihadists in the Sinai peninsula during a large-scale “anti-terror” operation. Egyptian forces launched operation “Sinai 2018” in February in the peninsula where soldiers and security forces have been battling the Islamic State group. A military statement …

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Iran says U.S. sanctions intended to derail efforts to save nuclear deal

LONDON, May 16 (Reuters) – Iran said on Wednesday that new sanctions imposed on it by Washington were an attempt to derail efforts to save the 2015 nuclear deal by its remaining signatories following the U.S. withdrawal from the accord. The U.S. Treasury on Tuesday imposed sanctions on Iran’s central …

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