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Sunni leader endorses Rouhani – Turnout key for election

TEHRAN, May 13, (Agencies): A leading figure of Iran’s minority Sunnis endorsed moderate President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday ahead of this week’s election, despite the …

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Ten killed near China ‘Belt & Road’ projects

QUETTA, Pakistan, May 13, (Agencies): Ten labourers were gunned down in southwestern Pakistan on Saturday while working on link roads to connect outlying towns to …

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Egypt discovers 17 mummies

Unprecedented find for area south of Cairo TOUNA EL-GABAL, Egypt, May 13, (AFP): Egyptian archaeologists have discovered 17 mummies in desert catacombs in Minya province, …

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IS town fall, ‘victory’ for Kurds

Pentagon chief, Turkish PM meet BEIRUT, May 11, (Agencies): The capture of a key Syrian town and a nearby dam from Islamic State group militants …

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Iraqis surround Mosul Old City

BAGHDAD, May 11, (Agencies): US-backed Iraqi forces were moving to surround Mosul’s Old City on Thursday, a week after launching a fresh push to drive …

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Russia probe continues: McCabe – Stunned agents grapple with Comey firing

WASHINGTON, May 11, (Agencies): The FBI’s investigation into possible links between Donald Trump’s campaign and alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election continues despite …

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Labour stung by leak – Conservatives ‘slip’

LONDON, May 11, (Agencies): Support for British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party has slipped two percentage points ahead of a June 8 general election …

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Earthquake kills eight in western China: report

An earthquake rocked China’s western Xinjiang region on Thursday, killing eight people and injuring another 23 as more than 1,500 homes crumbled, state media reported. …

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Far fewer refugees entering US – Sharp fall in illegal immigration from Mexico: officials

AUSTIN, Texas, May 10, (Agencies): Somali refugee Mohamoud Saed was elated when he learned that his wife and eight children had completed the lengthy refugee …

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Comey ouster flouts ‘deference’ – Trump thrusts US presidency into perilous area

WASHINGTON, May 10, (Agencies): With his shocking dismissal of FBI Director James Comey, Donald Trump is propelling the presidency into rarely traversed territory. His surprise …

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