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Shebab confirms US strike

MOGADISHU, March 8, (Agencies): Somali Islamist group al Shebab confirmed on Tuesday that the United States had bombed an area it controlled but said the US figure of more than 150 casualties was an exaggeration. The Pentagon had said it launched air strikes on a training facility on Saturday that …

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Senior IS leader al-Shishani possibly killed

WASHINGTON, March 8, (Agencies): A red-bearded Islamic State commander described by American officials as the group’s de facto minister of war may have been killed in an air strike in Syria on Friday by the US-led coalition, several US officials said on Tuesday. Abu Omar al-Shishani, also known as Omar …

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Australia seizes huge weapons haul heading for Somalia: Navy

NAIROBI, March 7, (Agencies): An Australian Navy ship has seized a huge cache of weapons near Oman’s coast from a fishing vessel bound for Somalia, the navy said on Monday, exposing a possible violation of a UN Security Council arms embargo. The United Nations has a decades-long arms embargo in …

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Saudi pressed on workers’ delayed wages – Manila sending fact-finding mission

RIYADH/MANILA, March 7, (RTRS): Foreign governments are pressing authorities and executives in Saudi Arabia to ensure that local construction firms make delayed salary payments to thousands of workers, a sign of pressure on the kingdom’s economy due to low oil prices. Since late last year, the Saudi government has responded …

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US kills over 150 Shebab fighters

W A S H I N G T O N , March 7, (AFP): A US air strike on a Shebab training camp in Somalia over the weekend killed more than 150 fi ghters who were planning a “large-scale” attack, the Pentagon said Monday. Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said …

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IS eyes spectacular attack – UK terror chief warns

LONDON, March 7, (AFP): Britain’s most senior counterterrorism police officer warned on Monday of the risk of further “spectacular” attacks by the Islamic State group as it trains its sights on “Western lifestyle” targets. London Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said British police had carried out a record number …

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Former US first lady Nancy Reagan dies at 94

LOS ANGELES, March 6, (AP): Nancy Reagan, the helpmate, backstage adviser and fierce protector of Ronald Reagan in his journey from actor to president — and finally during his 10- year battle with Alzheimer’s disease — has died. She was 94. The former first lady died Sunday at her home …

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Iran tycoon Zanjani given death penalty

TEHRAN, March 6, (AFP): Iran’s billionaire tycoon Babak Zanjani has been sentenced to death for corruption, a judicial official said Sunday, after a long trial in which he was accused of fraudulently pocketing $2.8 billion. Zanjani became notorious during the era of president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, finding ways to channel hard …

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14 dead in Aleppo terror attack

AMMAN, March 6, (Agencies): At least fourteen civilians were killed and dozens were injured on Sunday when terrorists struck with mortars and rockets against a busy market place in a residential quarter in the northern city of Aleppo city, Syrian state media said. The mortars that were fired from rebel- …

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Woman burnt alive in India

A woman was burnt to death by her brothers for marrying a man belonging to a different caste, police said Sunday, in the latest incident of a so-called honour killing in India. Rama Kunwar, 30, had eloped with her lover eight years ago and returned to her village in western …

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