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Wednesday , October 20 2021

International

Russia flew 53 sorties, hit 72 militant targets in Syria – Drone video shows staggering destruction near Damascus

MOSCOW, Oct 22, (Agencies): The Russian defence ministry said on Thursday its planes had flown 53 sorties and struck 72 militant targets in Syria in …

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FBI undercover in hunt for IS recruits – Agents set traps

WASHINGTON, Oct 22, (AFP): In April, John Booker was arrested for allegedly planning to carry out a suicide bombing at a military base in Kansas …

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Clinton defends actions on Benghazi

WASHINGTON, Oct 22, (AP): Hillary Rodham Clinton firmly defended her actions on Benghazi as she came faceto- face Thursday with the Republican-led special investigation of …

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Flying on fake ID: refugees’ path less travelled to Europe

PARIS, Oct 21, (AFP): Ali, a Palestinian-Syrian banker desperate to reach the Netherlands, had to hide his surprise when he finally met a shadowy forger …

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2 kids burned alive, 4 held – Clashes erupt over beef killing

BALLABHGARH, India, Oct 21, (RTRS): Police in northern India have arrested four men over allegations that they burnt alive two low-caste children, an official said …

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Qatar could intervene militarily in Syria but prefers dialogue – Assad makes surprise visit to Moscow

DUBAI, Oct 21, (Agencies): Qatar, a major supporter of rebels in Syria’s civil war, suggested it could intervene militarily following Russia’s intervention in support of …

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‘Pope has no brain tumour’ – Report baseless

VATICAN CITY, Oct 21, (AFP): The Vatican on Wednesday dismissed a report that Pope Francis has a brain tumour as baseless, with a spokesman challenging …

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Ban in surprise visit to calm Israel-Palestinian ‘violence’ – UN’s top rights body to host Abbas next week

JERUSALEM, Oct 20, (AFP): UN chief Ban Ki-moon was to make an unannounced visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories Tuesday to try to calm …

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LA files no ‘felony’ against Saudi royal

LOS ANGELES, Oct 20, (AP): Los Angeles prosecutors declined to press a felony sexual assault charge against a member of the Saudi royal family because …

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20 terrorist plots foiled in Russia this yr: Putin

MOSCOW, Oct 20, (AP): Intelligence agents have foiled 20 terrorist plots in Russia this year, President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday, and asked officials to …

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