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International

30,000 to 40,000 Philippine rebels to be disarmed

The leader of the largest Muslim rebel group in the Philippines said Tuesday that 30,000 to 40,000 armed fighters would be “decommissioned” if an autonomy deal that is expected to be signed into law by the president this week is fully enforced. Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, chairman of the Moro …

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Blast kills 31 as Pakistanis cast ballots

Ex-cricket star may be on verge of win ISLAMABAD, July 25, (AP): A suicide bomber struck outside a crowded polling station in Pakistan’s southwestern city of Quetta, killing 31 people as Pakistanis cast ballots Wednesday in a general election meant to lead to the nation’s third consecutive civilian government. The …

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Greek wildfire kills at least 80, many are still missing

ATHENS, July 25, (Agencies): The death toll from a fire which ripped through a Greek coastal town stood at 80 on Wednesday as frantic relatives tried to track down people missing from the inferno and coroners began the grim task of identifying bodies. Hundreds of people were trapped in the …

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DAESH hits kill over 220

BEIRUT, July 25, (Agencies): The death toll from raids and suicide bombings carried out Wednesday by the Islamic State group in Syria’s southern Sweida province has risen to over 220 people, a war monitor. “The toll from the attacks increased to at least 221 dead, 127 of them civilians,” Rami …

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Do your homework Haley – Numbers, facts talk for themselves: Otaibi

UNITED NATIONS, July 25, (Agencies): US envoy to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Tuesday slammed Arab and Islamic states for talking a lot about supporting the Palestinians but not giving more money to help, calling out countries like Egypt, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates. Haley listed how much …

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Islamic State (DAESH) in comeback with guerrilla tactics

BAQUBA, Iraq, July 24, (RTRS): Months after Iraq declared victory over Islamic State, its fighters are making a comeback with a scatter-gun campaign of kidnap and killing. With its dream of a Caliphate in the Middle East now dead, Islamic State has switched to hit-and-run attacks aimed at undermining the …

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59,000 nabbed for loitering in streets of Philippines

Crime prevention campaign: Duterte MANILA, July 24, (RTRS): Each night, police in teams of about a dozen fan out across the most rundown areas of the Philippine capital, rounding up slum-dwellers who linger in the streets, or teenagers who play in makeshift computer gaming shops. Children scavenging on mountains of …

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At least 74 dead as Greece battles wildfires

ATHENS, July 24, (Agencies): Raging wildfires killed 74 people including small children in Greece, devouring homes and forests as terrified residents fled to the sea to escape the flames, authorities said Tuesday. Orange flames engulfed pine forests, turning them to ash and leaving lines of charred cars in the smoke-filled …

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Iran warns US of strong response

TURKEY TELLS U.S. IT OPPOSES SANCTIONS ON TEHRAN TEHRAN, July 24, (Agencies): Iran’s armed forces chief of staff on Tuesday warned the US of a robust reaction if it continued to threaten Iranian interests. “They will receive a firm and strong response to an unbelievable degree in the places and …

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Duterte pledges ‘unrelenting’ drug war

MANILA, July 23, (AFP): Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte pledged on Monday to press ahead with a war on drugs that has already killed thousands, and castigated critics of his signature initiative. Duterte opened his annual State of the Nation Address (SONA) with a defence of the narcotics crackdown that is …

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