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Egypt court jails 68 pro-Morsi protesters Egypt court jails 68 pro-Morsi protesters
CAIRO: An Egyptian court sentenced 68 people to up to 15 years in prison Tuesday over protest clashes, in the latest mass sentencing of supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi. They were accused of taking part in street violence in October 2013 in which more than 50 demonstrators were shot dead in Cairo during clashes with police. The Cairo court handed down 15 year sentencs ...
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British jets bomb Islamic State targets in Iraq British jets bomb Islamic State targets in Iraq
Tehran: Days after the British Parliament gave the approval for military action in Iraq, two Tornado jets bombed Islamic State (IS) targets in Iraq on Tuesday. Two strikes were launched at the position of an “armed pick-up truck” and a “heavy weapon position”, the BBC reported. Britain is one the 40 countries which recently joined the US-led coalition against the Islamic State which now cont...
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Israeli PM extends invitation to PM Modi to visit Israel Israeli PM extends invitation to PM Modi to visit Israel
NEW YORK: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has received a formal invitation from his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu to visit his nation at an early date. "The Israeli Prime Minister extended an invitation to Prime Minister Modi to visit Israel at an early date after Prime Minister Modi said that he had visited in his earlier capacity as Chief Minister but he would hope that he could visit a...
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Doctor exposed to Ebola treated in US Doctor exposed to Ebola treated in US
FREETOWN: An American doctor who was exposed to the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone was admitted Sunday to a clinic of the National Institutes of Health outside Washington. The patient, whose identity was not revealed, was volunteering as a physician in a unit treating those suffering from the tropical fever that has already killed more than 3,000 people in west Africa since the end of last year.. ...
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Hong Kong protesters bring streets to a standstill Hong Kong protesters bring streets to a standstill
HONG KONG: Thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators brought parts of central Hong Kong to a standstill on Sunday in a dramatic escalation of protests that have gripped the semi-autonomous Chinese city for days. Police used pepper spray on protesters who had spilled into a major multi-lane highway, after breaking through barricades set up to stop people swelling the crowds camped outside Hong Ko...
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Diamond ring worth USD 500,000 stolen in Australia Diamond ring worth USD 500,000 stolen in Australia
MELBOURNE: A rare diamond ring worth half-a- million dollars was stolen today from an auction site in broad daylight in Australia. The pink argyle and white diamond ring, valued at 577,000 Australian dollars, was taken from a display counter at Theodore Bruce Auctions in New South Wales. It is estimated that around 100 people walked through the auction centre during that time. An attendan...
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Turkey deports 10 foreigners who wanted to join IS Turkey deports 10 foreigners who wanted to join IS
ANKARA: Turkish authorities have arrested 10 foreigners, near the Syrian border, suspected of wanting to join the Islamic State (IS) and deported them to their countries of origin, the daily Hurriyet reported. The deportees are five Chinese citizens, three Tajiks, a Russian and a German, who were stopped Thursday by Turkish security forces in and around the town of Ceylanpinar, in the province ...
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Chelsea Clinton gives birth to daughter Chelsea Clinton gives birth to daughter
NEW YORK: Chelsea Clinton announced Saturday the birth of her first-born child, daughter Charlotte, in comments promptly retweeted by her parents and fellow White House occupants. "Marc and I are full of love, awe and gratitude as we celebrate the birth of our daughter, Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky," Chelsea Clinton wrote on Facebook. The message was also posted on Twitter. The former firs...
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Three 9/11 firefighters die of cancer in one day Three 9/11 firefighters die of cancer in one day
NEW YORK: Three New York firefighters who worked at the World Trade Center ruins after the September 11 attacks died within hours of each other from cancer, fire officials said Thursday. Howard Bischoff and Daniel Heglund were 58, while the third firefighter, Robert Leaver, was 56. All three men, who died Monday, had been retired since 2003. "Losing three firefighters on the same day to WT...
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South Korean officials steer clear of Kim health rumours South Korean officials steer clear of Kim health rumours
SEOUL: South Korea declined any official comment Friday on growing speculation over the health of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un who has not been seen in public for more than three weeks. The South`s permanently primed North Korea rumour mill has been feeding off Kim`s extended absence, and stepped up a gear when he failed to attend a session of parliament on Thursday. State television cove...
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