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France win fifth world title

France win fifth world title

France won the fifth gold medal in their handball history by beating the host team Qatar 25:22 in the final match of the 24th Men's Handball World Championship in Doha. One of the best handball generations ever won the great battle after tremendous 60 minutes in front...

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Jailed Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste leaves Egypt for Australia

Jailed Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste leaves Egypt for Australia

(Reuters) - Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste was released from a Cairo jail on Sunday and left Egypt for his native Australia after 400 days in prison on charges that included aiding a terrorist group, security officials said. There was no official word on the fate of his two...

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Jordan deplores ISIL's execution of Japanese hostage

Jordan deplores ISIL's execution of Japanese hostage

The Jordanian government "strongly" condemned on Sunday the execution of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant group, saying it continued to seek information proving the safety of Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasba who has also been...

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Kurdish forces free oil workers at Kirkuk crude station: officials

Kurdish forces free oil workers at Kirkuk crude station: officials

(Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdish forces on Sunday found and freed workers who had gone missing a day earlier when Islamic State insurgents seized a small crude oil station near the northern city of Kirkuk, the provincial governor and a provincial councilman said. The Kurds retook...

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 Greece says will not cooperate with 'troika' or seek aid extension

Greece says will not cooperate with 'troika' or seek aid extension

(Reuters) - Greece's new leftist government opened talks on its bailout with European partners on Friday by flatly refusing to extend the program or to cooperate with the international inspectors overseeing it. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' government also sacked the heads of the...

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Islamic State seizes oil facility in northern Iraq, 15 workers missing

Islamic State seizes oil facility in northern Iraq, 15 workers missing

(Reuters) - Islamic State insurgents on Saturday seized a small crude oil  station near the northern Iraqi city Kirkuk where 15 employees were working, and explosions in and around the capital Baghdad killed at least nine people. Two officials from the state-run North Oil...

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Dominant Serena beats Sharapova at Australian Open for 19th Slam

Dominant Serena beats Sharapova at Australian Open for 19th Slam

Melbourne (AFP) - Serena Williams won her sixth Australian Open and 19th career Grand Slam with a hard-fought win over bitter rival Maria Sharapova on Saturday, consolidating her place among the game's legends. The 6-3, 7-6 (7/5) triumph means the American world number one...

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North Korean leader lashes out at 'rabid dogs'

North Korean leader lashes out at 'rabid dogs'

North Korean state media issued an aggressive statement from leader Kim Jong-un Saturday after U.S. President Barack Obama's recent suggestion that Pyongyang's leadership would collapse under pressure from outside. In an apparent reference to Washington, Kim accused "rabid...

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Air strikes alone not enough to defeat Islamic State: NATO chief

Air strikes alone not enough to defeat Islamic State: NATO chief

(Reuters) - Air strikes alone will not be enough to defeat Islamic State militants and greater Western help in building up Iraqi security forces could also play a role, the head of NATO said on Friday. The United States leads a coalition of countries that has been carrying out...

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Japan, Jordan seek news on fate of Islamic State captives

Japan, Jordan seek news on fate of Islamic State captives

(Reuters) - Japan and Jordan scrambled on Friday to find out what had happened to two of their nationals being held by Islamic State, after a deadline passed for the release of a would-be suicide bomber being held on death row in Amman. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe...

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Hezbollah: we don't want war with Israel but do not fear it

Hezbollah: we don't want war with Israel but do not fear it

(Reuters) - The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah said on Friday his group did not want war with Israel but was ready for one, and reserved the right to respond to Israeli attacks any time, anywhere. "We do not want a war but we are not afraid of it and we must distinguish between...

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Belgium holds four after raids on Syrian recruiting cell

Belgium holds four after raids on Syrian recruiting cell

(Reuters) - Belgian police detained four people after a series of raids across the country on Friday to dismantle a group suspected of recruiting jihadist fighters for Syria , federal prosecutors said. The raids were not linked to an operation earlier this month that foiled...

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Kurdish PM says U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State faces long war

Kurdish PM says U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State faces long war

(Reuters) - Kurdish Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani warned that despite victories in the war against Islamic State, the global coalition against the group was inadequate and predicted a campaign to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul would not happen before the fall. In an...

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47 people killed in Iraq blasts

47 people killed in Iraq blasts

At least 47 people were killed and 99 others wounded Friday in several explosions in capital Baghdad and in central Samarra, police said. Forty people lost their lives and 75 others were wounded when two improvised explosive devices blew up at a market place. The...

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Islamic State group silent as deadline passes with no swap

Islamic State group silent as deadline passes with no swap

TOKYO (AP) — The fates of a Japanese journalist and Jordanian military pilot were unknown Friday, a day after the latest purported deadline for a possible prisoner swap passed with no further word from the Islamic State group holding them captive. "Government institutions are working...

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Saudi King Salman issues major royal orders

Saudi King Salman issues major royal orders

  Saudi Arabia’s newly inaugurated King Salman bin Abdulaziz has issued a series of landmark orders that ushered in fresh new faces into state institutions and awarded financial support for many Saudis. And the king ordered a total of $30...

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Islamic State's Egypt wing claims attacks that killed 27: official Twitter

Islamic State's Egypt wing claims attacks that killed 27: official Twitter

(Reuters) - Islamic State's Egypt wing claimed responsibility for a series of attacks that killed at least 27 on Thursday in some of the worst anti-state violence in months, after commemorations around the anniversary of the 2011 uprising turned deadly this week. Egypt's...

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Under-reported conflicts seen affecting millions in 2015

Under-reported conflicts seen affecting millions in 2015

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - While wars in Syria , Iraq and Ukraine make headlines in the West, around 30 other conflicts receive little press coverage, and the resulting lack of pressure for change could have serious implications for millions of people, experts say....

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