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Kuwait jails lawmakers, activists for storming parliament

Kuwait jails lawmakers, activists for storming parliament

Kuwait's top court Sunday sentenced two serving opposition lawmakers and six former legislators to 42 months in jail after convicting them of storming parliament and assaulting police in 2011. The Supreme Court sentenced five opposition activists to the same term for the same offences,...

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Iranian teen detained over Instagram dance videos

Iranian teen detained over Instagram dance videos

Iran has detained a teenager who posted dance videos on Instagram and attracted tens of thousands of followers. State TV broadcast a video on Friday in which Maedeh Hojabri, 18, acknowledged breaking moral norms while insisting that was not her intention. It was unclear whether her...

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Judge rejects Trump's administration's blanket request to delay reuniting children at border

Judge rejects Trump's administration's blanket request to delay reuniting children at border

A federal judge has refused a blanket request from the Trump administration for extra time time to reunite migrant children and their parents separated at the US-Mexico border, saying extensions will only granted in cases where there was an “articulable” reason. Last month, District...

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Croatia seal semi with win over Russia from the spot

Croatia seal semi with win over Russia from the spot

Russia's fairytale as the hosts of the World Cup is over. It ends after an engrossing clash with Croatia that saw them take the lead before going behind in extra-time only to get a new lease on life and score an equaliser to send the quarter-final to penalties. Denis Cheryshev sent...

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Thousands march in Germany in support of refugees

Thousands march in Germany in support of refugees

Berlin (AFP) - Thousands of people marched through German cities on Saturday to protest against EU policy on refugees and support NGOs helping rescue migrants in the Mediterranean. Around 12,000 people attended a rally in Berlin, local radio reported, while Munich and Leipzig also saw...

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Family of Thai boat disaster victims reveals chilling video

Family of Thai boat disaster victims reveals chilling video

The family of a Chinese woman and her two children who were among the victims of a tourist boat disaster off the Thai resort island of Phuket shared ominous video of the chaotic scene on the boat right before it capsized, and said Saturday they're demanding "justice" from the Thai authorities....

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Turkey’s AK party names Yildirim as parliament speaker

Turkey’s AK party names Yildirim as parliament speaker

Turkey's ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party on Saturday nominated Prime Minister Binali Yildirim as parliament speaker. Naci Bostanci, the AK Party's parliamentary group chairman, and deputies have submitted Yildirim's nomination to the parliamentary speaker's office on Saturday...

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Twin suicide blasts kill 9 in Somali capital

Twin suicide blasts kill 9 in Somali capital

At least nine people, including three al-Shabaab attackers were killed when twin bomb blasts targeted the Interior Ministry building in capital Mogadishu on Saturday, a police official said. Police Sgt. Abdirahman Hassan told Anadolu Agency by phone a gunfight erupted after the twin...

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Afghan official says district chief killed by roadside bomb

Afghan official says district chief killed by roadside bomb

An Afghan official says a district chief has been killed in a roadside bomb blast in western Ghor province. Abdul Hai Khateby, provincial governor's spokesman, said Saturday that Mirza Mohammad Ibrahim was targeted in Charsada district and was on duty at the time. No one claimed...

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Iranian oil minister calls Trump's order to OPEC insulting

Iranian oil minister calls Trump's order to OPEC insulting

Iran's oil minister on Saturday accused U.S. President Donald Trump of insulting OPEC by ordering it to increase production and reduce prices, adding that Iranian output and exports had not changed as a result of U.S. pressure. Trump on Wednesday accused the Organization of the Petroleum...

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At least 27 killed, 47 missing as torrential rain pounds Japan

At least 27 killed, 47 missing as torrential rain pounds Japan

At least 47 people were missing and five were in a critical condition as torrential rain that has killed 27 people pounds western and central Japan, public broadcaster NHK said on Saturday, with more than 1.6 million people evacuated from their homes. Japan's Meteorological Agency...

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New York jury convicts two men for trading on hacked press releases

New York jury convicts two men for trading on hacked press releases

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal jury in Brooklyn, New York on Friday convicted two men for their roles in an international scheme to make millions of dollars by illegally trading on corporate press releases that were stolen by computer hackers before they became public. Vitaly...

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Canada: Trudeau defends handling of asylum seekers

Canada: Trudeau defends handling of asylum seekers

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday defended his government’s handling of thousands of asylum seekers crossing into Canada from the United States. He was reacting to criticism from recently elected Ontario Premier Doug Ford, who blamed Trudeau for the inundation of more than 3,000...

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Pompeo visits NKorea for details on denuclearization

Pompeo visits NKorea for details on denuclearization

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met North Korean officials in Pyongyang Friday, hoping to “fill in” details on how to dismantle the North’s nuclear program and recover the remains of U.S. troops missing from the Korean War. Pompeo met Kim Yong Chol, who played a key role with Pompeo...

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Russia's Lavrov: trade with Iran will not depend on US 'whim'

Russia's Lavrov: trade with Iran will not depend on US 'whim'

Russia's foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday that other parties to Iran's 2015 nuclear deal had agreed to work out ways of trading with Iran independently of the United States' "whim", Interfax news agency reported. Lavrov said new ways of trading with Iran would be needed if...

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Sudan says South Sudan rival leaders reach deal on security

Sudan says South Sudan rival leaders reach deal on security

South Sudan's warring sides have reached an agreement on security arrangements amid talks on a peace deal to end a five-year civil war, Sudan's official news agency reported Thursday. The talks between South Sudan President Salva Kiir and former deputy-turned-armed opposition leader...

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Israel court gives brief reprieve to threatened Bedouin village: lawyer

Israel court gives brief reprieve to threatened Bedouin village: lawyer

Israel's Supreme Court has temporarily blocked the demolition of a Palestinian Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank, a lawyer for residents said Friday, following growing international concerns over the move. The temporary injunction issued Thursday night stops the Israeli...

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UK police race to find source of new nerve agent poisoning

UK police race to find source of new nerve agent poisoning

British police are scouring sections of Salisbury and Amesbury in southwest England, searching for a container feared to be contaminated with traces of the deadly nerve agent Novichok. More than 100 officers are looking for clues Friday in a race to understand how two local people in...

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