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Warplanes carry out strikes on Libya’s Derna

Security chief moved BENGHAZI, Libya, May 29, (RTRS): Warplanes launched three air strikes on the eastern Libyan city of Derna on Monday, a witness said, an apparent continuation of Egyptian raids on the city that began last week after militants ambushed a bus and killed Egyptian Christians. There was no …

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MI5 launches internal probe – Manchester marks week since attack

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, May 29, (AFP): Britain’s MI5 intelligence service has launched an internal probe into whether vital clues were missed ahead of the Manchester attack, as the city marked on Monday a week since the carnage that claimed 22 lives. Manchester City Council called a vigil in the centre …

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‘Chemical arms a red line’ – Macron, Putin meet

VERSAILLES, France, May 29, (Agencies): The use of chemical weapons in Syria is a red line for France and would result in reprisals, Emmanuel Macron said on Monday during his first meeting as president of France with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. “Any use of chemical weapons would results in …

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Philippine forces make gains against militants – 605 kg of meth seized

MARAWI, Philippines, May 29, (Agencies): Philippine forces control most of a southern city where militants linked to the Islamic State group launched a bloody siege nearly a week ago, authorities said Monday, as the army launched airstrikes and went house-to-house to crush areas of resistance. More than 100 people, including …

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Copt survivors recount horror

CAIRO, May 28, (Agencies): Video interviews with survivors of a deadly attack by Islamic militants on a bus taking Egyptian Christians to a remote desert monastery are painting a picture of untold horror, with children hiding under their seats to escape gunfire. The videos surfaced on social media networks on …

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IS snipers, suicide bombers slow Mosul advance: officers

Civilian deaths ‘fact of life’ in war on DAESH, says Mattis BAGHDAD, May 28, (Agencies): The advance of government troops slowed on Sunday in the last push to drive Islamic State group militants from remaining pockets of Mosul, two Iraqi military officers said. On Saturday, US-backed Iraqi forces began a …

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Israelis rally for Palestinian state – 50th anniversary of occupation

TEL AVIV, May 28, (Agencies): Thousands of Israelis rallied Saturday in Tel Aviv in support of a Palestinian state ahead of the 50th anniversary of Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land. Banners bearing the slogan “Two states, One Hope” featured in the demonstration organised by supporters of a Palestinian state, including …

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54 dead, some 10,000 migrants rescued off Libya coast in 4 days

About 10,000 migrants were rescued off the coast of Libya over the previous four days but at least 54 others died, Libyan and Italian officials said Saturday. On Saturday, the Tunisian army also rescued 126 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa hoping to reach Italian shores, officials said. They were aboard a …

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BA says most flights running; angry passengers face delays

British Airways (BA) said “many” of its IT systems were back up and running Sunday, but travelers still faced cancellations and delays after a global computer failure grounded hundreds of flights. BA chief executive Alex Cruz said the airline was running a “near-full operation” at London’s Gatwick Airport and planned …

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