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Palestinian teen dies from wounds in Gaza unrest: ministry

Palestinian teen dies from wounds in Gaza unrest: ministry

A Palestinian teenager has died after being shot by Israeli forces last month during protests and clashes along the Gaza border, the health ministry in the enclave said. Saheeb Abu Kashef, 16, died late Saturday after being shot on August 3 east of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip,...

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Sudan gets new government as PM keeps finance

Sudan gets new government as PM keeps finance

Sudan's new 21-member cabinet was sworn in on Saturday, with Prime Minister Moutaz Mousa Abdallah also assuming the finance portfolio in a bid to revive the country's ailing economy. Sudan has been grappling with an acute foreign exchange shortage and inflation above 65 percent for...

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Classy France into Davis Cup final, USA fight back in Croatia

Classy France into Davis Cup final, USA fight back in Croatia

France captain Yannick Noah said he "deserved a beer" to celebrate his defending Davis Cup champions' seamless progress past Spain and into their second successive final on Saturday. Who France will face in November will be determined on Sunday, with the United States winning their...

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Iran says OPEC has 'not much credit' left

Iran says OPEC has 'not much credit' left

Oil cartel OPEC has "not much credit" left as some members are turning it into "a tool for the U.S.," a senior Iranian official said in comments published Saturday. "Saudi Arabia and the UAE are turning OPEC into a tool for the U.S. and consequently the organisation has not much credit...

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Iraq parliament elects pro-Iran list candidate as speaker

Iraq parliament elects pro-Iran list candidate as speaker

The Iraqi parliament elected the candidate of a pro-Iran list as speaker on Saturday, paving the way for the formation of a government more than four months after legislative polls. The country has been in political paralysis since the May 12 ballot, but the election of a speaker is...

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Liverpool punish sloppy Spurs for fifth straight win

Liverpool punish sloppy Spurs for fifth straight win

Liverpool extended their perfect start to the season as goals from Georginio Wijnaldum and Roberto Firmino ensured the Premier League leaders punished woeful Tottenham with a 2-1 win on Saturday. Jurgen Klopp's side avenged last season's 4-1 thrashing at Tottenham with a large helping hand...

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Former rebels in triumphant return to Ethiopia

Former rebels in triumphant return to Ethiopia

Tens of thousands of people gathered in Addis Ababa on Saturday to welcome the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), the latest once-banned rebel group to return following a string of Ethiopian political reforms. Popular among the largest ethnic group, the Oromo, the OLF fell out with the...

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Nigeria: the fight against Boko Haram

Nigeria: the fight against Boko Haram

As Nigeria’s army continues its offensive against Boko Haram extremists, our reporters Catherine Norris-Trent and Jonathan Walsh travelled to the northeast of the country, still plagued by violence. For this special 26-minute documentary, they bring us rare eyewitness accounts from victims of...

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Europe must offset US pullout from nuclear deal: Zarif

Europe must offset US pullout from nuclear deal: Zarif

Europe should take action to neutralize the consequences of the U.S. decision to quit a 2015 Iran nuclear accord to ensure its own long-term economic interests, Iran's Foreign Minister said in an interview published Saturday. Mohammed Javad Zarif told Germany's Der Spiegel news magazine...

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Swiss probe Russian agents over WADA 'cyber-attack'

Swiss probe Russian agents over WADA 'cyber-attack'

Two Russian spies arrested in the Netherlands on suspicion of targeting a Swiss laboratory are also being probed over an attempted cyber-attack on the World Anti-Doping Agency, an official said Saturday. The agents, arrested by Dutch intelligence services earlier this year, were implicated...

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US calls UN meeting on undermining North Korea sanctions

US calls UN meeting on undermining North Korea sanctions

The United States has called an urgent meeting of the U.N. Security Council for Monday in response to what it says are efforts by some countries "to undermine and obstruct" sanctions against North Korea. The U.S. Mission announced Friday evening that the meeting will "discuss the...

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Three shot dead in Mexico City tourist hotspot,

Three shot dead in Mexico City tourist hotspot, "mariachi" gunmen flee

Gunmen with rifles and pistols killed three people on Friday and injured at least seven in a tourist plaza in downtown Mexico City, police said, adding that they were chasing three men dressed as mariachi musicians who fled on motorbikes. After years of keeping a lid on the worst...

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5 Kashmir rebels killed in fighting with Indian troops

5 Kashmir rebels killed in fighting with Indian troops

Government forces killed five rebels during a gunbattle in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir on Saturday, triggering violent anti-India protests in the disputed Himalayan region. Indian troops laid a siege around a southern village in Qazigund area overnight on a tip that...

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Afghan military helicopter crashes, kills all five aboard

Afghan military helicopter crashes, kills all five aboard

A helicopter carrying security forces crashed in western Afghanistan, killing all five people on board, including the pilot, officials said on Saturday, but ruled out a militant attack. A wave of assaults by Taliban militants in recent weeks has forced Afghan and foreign forces to make...

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Philippines checking typhoon's damage, casualties amid rains

Philippines checking typhoon's damage, casualties amid rains

Philippine officials were assessing damage and checking on possible casualties as Typhoon Mangkhut on Saturday pummeled the northern breadbasket with ferocious wind and rain that set off landslides, damaged an airport terminal and ripped off tin roofs. There are no immediate deaths...

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Ex-Trump campaign chair agrees to cooperate with Mueller probe

Ex-Trump campaign chair agrees to cooperate with Mueller probe

U.S. President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort will cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of Russian election meddling as part of a plea deal, prosecutors told a federal court in Washington on Friday. Manafort, 69, also pleaded guilty to two...

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Presidential souvenirs on sale in France

Presidential souvenirs on sale in France

Emmanuel Macron sold voters the promise of a new type of presidency for France, but it’s unlikely they imagined he would be selling them souvenirs as well. From watches and coloring books to fancy red, white and blue macaroons, a new line of official Elysee-branded goods celebrating the French...

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Three men released over Argentine football child sex abuse

Three men released over Argentine football child sex abuse

Three men held for five months over a shocking underage sex abuse scandal in Argentine football have been released, one of the defendants said on Friday. Referee Martin Bustos, football agent Alberto Ponte, and public relations agent Leonardo Cohen Arazi, all accused of grooming, were...

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