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Two children killed in bomb blast in southeastern Turkey – 9 newspaper staff arrested, more pro-Kurdish officials detained

ANKARA, Nov 5, (RTRS): Two children were killed when a bomb planted by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) exploded in the southeastern Turkish province of Sirnak on Saturday, the local governor’s office said. Four more children were also wounded in the attack, the governor’s office said in a statement. …

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OIC condemns Houthis attack on sanctities in Saudi Arabia – Yemeni rebels show alleged Saudi captives on TV

JEDDAH, Nov 5, (Agencies): The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has condemned in the strongest terms militias of Yemen’s Houthis and former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, and those who provide them with weapons and missiles to target the holy city of Makkah. Concluding its meeting on Saturday in the Saudi …

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Iraqi troops battle IS for last town south of Mosul – Bombs hit convoy, kill 18

NEAR HAMMAM AL-ALIL, Iraq, Nov 5, (RTRS): Iraqi troops advancing towards Mosul battled on Saturday for the last town left between them and the Islamic State stronghold to the north, which is already under assault from special forces fighting inside the city’s eastern districts. Saturday’s attack on Hammam al-Alil, about …

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Iraqi forces push deeper into Mosul – Fighting fierce

MOSUL, Iraq, Nov 4, (RTRS): Iraqi special forces said they recaptured six districts of eastern Mosul on Friday, expanding the army’s foothold in the Islamic State bastion a day after its leader told his jihadist followers there could be no retreat. An officer in the elite Counter Terrorism Service, which …

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Clinton, Trump push into finale – What happens if US election is close?

RALEIGH, United States, Nov 4, (Agencies): Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump geared up Friday for one final weekend to sway undecided voters and cajole supporters into turning out at the polls, slogging their way to the end of a divisive presidential campaign as the race continues to tighten. As the …

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Thousands hide from ‘crackdown’ – TV channel to be penalized

KULGAM, India, Nov 4, (AP): Deep within a vast orchard, dozens of young Kashmiris laze in the shade of apple trees. Surrounded by boxes of fruit, they chat and crack jokes. Some play video games on their phones. For now, they’re at ease, the hilly grove providing a perfect hideaway …

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Iraqi troops in Mosul – Baghdadi recording says ‘no retreat’

KOKJALI/BAGHDAD, Iraq, Nov 3, (RTRS): Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi told his followers on Thursday there could be no retreat in a “total war” against the forces arrayed against them, as advancing soldiers battled the militants inside their northern Iraqi stronghold. Iraqi regular troops and special forces, Shi’ite militias, …

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239 migrants die in shipwrecks of Libya – Russia grants Seagal Citizenship

GENEVA, Nov 3, (Agencies): At least 239 migrants, believed to be from West Africa, have died in two shipwrecks off Libya, a spokesman for the United Nations migration agency, said on Thursday. One group of migrants, including about 20 women and six children, set off in a rubber dinghy from …

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Iran commander says US in ‘strong decline’

A senior Iranian military official welcomed Thursday what he said was the “strong decline” of the United States, during celebrations marking the start of the 1979 US embassy siege. “America is no longer number one and the first power of the world,” deputy Revolutionary Guards commander Hossein Salami told thousands …

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Qatar vows ‘100% compliance’ on key labour reform by end of 2016

DOHA, Nov 2, (AFP): Qatar said it expects “100 percent compliance” from businesses by the end of 2016 on a labour reform introduced to ensure the country’s vast migrant workforce receive their salaries on time. Government figures released in Doha on Wednesday to mark the one-year anniversary of the introduction …

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