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Sanders supporter shoots rank Republican

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, June 14, (AP): A rifle-wielding attacker opened fire on Republican lawmakers at a congressional baseball practice Wednesday, wounding House GOP Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana and several others as congressmen and aides dove for cover. The assailant, prepared with “a lot of ammo,” fought a gun battle with …

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Prophet’s cloak attracts faithful – Special Ramadan display at mosque in Istanbul

ISTANBUL, June 14, (AFP): A long queue of men and women standing in separate lines extends from an Istanbul mosque to see a centuries-old garment pressed down fl at inside an glass exhibition case: the Prophet Mohammed’s sacred cloak made of linen, cotton and silk. The Hirka-i Serif (the Noble …

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Trump Rescuers battle to reach victims – Landslide toll over 150

DHAKA/GUWAHATI, India, June 14, (Agencies): At least 156 people were killed in Bangladesh and neighbouring regions of northeast India after heavy rains triggered a series of landslides and flooded swaths of land over the past two days, officials said on Wednesday. Densely populated Bangladesh is battered by storms, floods and …

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Broad support for Kuwait mediation

QATAR TAKES AIR EMBARGO TO UN … SAUDIS DEFEND IT CAIRO, June 13, (Agencies): The Arab League said Monday it supported His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah’s mediation between some Arab countries and Qatar. Secretary General Ahmad Abul Gheit expressed his support to the Kuwaiti …

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ERDOGAN SAYS QATAR ISOLATION INHUMANE

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday slammed the economic and political isolation of Qatar as inhumane and contrary to Islamic values after key Gulf states broke off ties with Ankara’s ally. “Taking action to isolate a country in all areas is inhumane and un- Islamic,” Erdogan said in televised …

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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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