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Several wounded by shots at German rail station, man detained

A German police officer was critically wounded and two passers-by hurt when a lone gunman fired shots at a commuter rail station near the southern German city of Munich on Tuesday before being injured himself and detained, police said. A Munich police spokesman, Marcus da Gloria Martins, told reporters there …

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3 refuse to take in migrants – Poland, Hungary, Czech hit with EU legal case

BRUSSELS/STRASBOURG, June 13, (Agencies): The European Commission launched a legal case on Tuesday against Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic for refusing to take in asylum-seekers, ratcheting up a bitter feud within the 28-nation bloc about how to deal with migration. The eurosceptic, nationalist-minded governments in Poland and Hungary have …

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Militants enslaving, killing civilians in Philippines – Troops ‘struggle’

MARAWI CITY, Philippines, June 13, (RTRS): Fighting in Marawi City in the southern Philippines entered its fourth week on Tuesday with military officials conceding that troops were struggling to loosen the grip of Islamist fighters on downtown precincts despite relentless bombing. Military spokesman Brigadier General Restituto Padilla said the urban …

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AMIR WARNS OF UNDESIRABLE CONSEQUENCES OF DISPUTE

Qatar backs Kuwait mediation effort – Doha opens channels with Oman ports amid crisis PARIS, June 12, (Agencies): Qatar supports Kuwait’s mediation efforts to end a rift with Saudi Arabia and other Arab states and is ready to engage in talks that conform with international law, its foreign minister said …

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Amir condoles death of Saudi officer

KUWAIT CITY, June 12, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent Monday a cable to King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, expressing his sorrow over the terror incident in Qatif governorate which led to the death of a police officer and injury to others. …

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Fighters ‘advance’ in battle for Raqqa

BEIRUT, June 12, (AFP): USbacked Syrian fighters battling the Islamic State group pushed closer to the Old City in the jihadist stronghold of Raqqa on Monday, a monitor said. The Kurdish and Arab fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) entered Raqqa for the first time almost a week ago, …

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China backs US-backed fight – Independence Day marked

MARAWI, Philippines, June 12, (Agencies): Filipinos marked the country’s Independence Day by raising the national flag Monday in a southern city where troops pressed assaults to quell a three-week siege by Islamic State group-aligned militants that has left 270 combatants and civilians dead. Many were teary-eyed during the flag-raising ceremonies …

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Quake shakes buildings in Greece, Turkey

A powerful 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck the western coast of Turkey and the Greek island of Lesbos on Monday, rattling buildings from the Aegean Turkish province of Izmir to Greece’s capital of Athens. The epicentre of the quake was about 84 kms (52 miles) northwest of the Turkish coastal city …

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KUWAIT NOTES INEVITABILITY OF CRISIS RESOLUTION – Qatar willing to listen to Gulf concerns

DOHA SAYS GULF CITIZENS CAN STAY – BOYCOTT COALITION MAY EASE EXPULSIONS Qatar hires 9/11 Attorney General Ashcroft to audit end to terror funding KUWAIT CITY, June 11, (Agencies): Kuwait stressed on Sunday the “inevitability” of resolving the rift between several neighbouring Gulf Arab states through dialogue as it continues …

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Iraqis repel IS offensive south of Mosul, 38 killed – DAESH lost 24 fighters in attack

TIRKIT, Iraq, June 11, (Agencies): Iraqi forces repelled an offensive launched in the early hours of Saturday by Islamic State on the Sunni town of Shirqat, south of Mosul, during which 38 military and civilians were killed and about 40 more wounded, security sources said. Islamic State lost 24 fighters …

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