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IS Mosul commander killed, government forces battle for bridge

IS Mosul commander killed, government forces battle for bridge

🕔08:42, 15.Mar 2017

Iraqi government forces killed the Islamic State commander of Mosul’s Old City on Tuesday as the battle for the militants’ last stronghold in Iraq focused on a bridge crossing the Tigris river. As fighting intensified on Tuesday after the previous

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Hosni Mubarak to be released

Hosni Mubarak to be released

🕔09:56, 14.Mar 2017

Hosni Mubarak, overthrown as president of Egypt in 2011 and the first leader to go on trial in the wake of the Arab Spring, will walk free this week for the first time in six years. The 88-year-old was cleared

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WFP says ‘race against time’ under way to prevent Yemen famine

WFP says ‘race against time’ under way to prevent Yemen famine

🕔09:37, 14.Mar 2017

Aid workers are in a “race against time” to prevent famine threatening millions of people in Yemen, a senior U.N. official said in Monday. “We have about three months of food stored inside the country today,” Ertharin Cousin, executive director

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Trump plans to host China’s Xi in April

Trump plans to host China’s Xi in April

🕔09:35, 14.Mar 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump plans to host Chinese President Xi Jinping at a two-day summit next month, according to media reports, as his administration seeks to smooth relations with the world’s second-largest economy. The meeting is tentatively scheduled for April 6-7 at Trump’s

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UK PM May’s hand moves closer to Brexit trigger

UK PM May’s hand moves closer to Brexit trigger

🕔09:24, 14.Mar 2017

British Prime Minister Theresa May cleared the final hurdle standing between her and the start of Brexit negotiations on Monday after parliament passed legislation giving her the power to start the EU exit process. Members of the lower house of

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MDP wants clarity from Saudi on Maldives project

MDP wants clarity from Saudi on Maldives project

🕔14:38, 13.Mar 2017

The Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) has called on the Government of Saudi Arabia to disavow any and all involvement in the Faafu project and clarify whether members of the Saudi Royal Family or Saudi businessmen are involved. The Saudi Arabian embassy

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Malaysia says talks on with North Korea for return of nine citizens

Malaysia says talks on with North Korea for return of nine citizens

🕔14:33, 13.Mar 2017

Malaysia said talks were underway on Monday for the release of nine citizens stranded in North Korea by a travel ban, while its defense minister tried to ease anxieties among the public about the risks of angering an unpredictable nuclear-armed

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Trump budget opens new fight among Republicans

Trump budget opens new fight among Republicans

🕔14:18, 13.Mar 2017

Republican U.S. Representative Todd Rokita keeps a clock hanging on the wall of his Capitol Hill office that tracks the U.S. government’s rising debt in real time and reminds him of his top priority: reining in federal spending. “I was

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Netherlands bars Turkish ministers

Netherlands bars Turkish ministers

🕔11:41, 12.Mar 2017

The Netherlands barred Turkish ministers from speaking in Rotterdam on Saturday in a row over Ankara’s political campaigning among Turkish emigres, leading President Tayyip Erdogan to brand its fellow NATO member a “Nazi remnant”. The dispute escalated into a major

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Russia, UK prepare ground for British foreign minister’s visit

Russia, UK prepare ground for British foreign minister’s visit

🕔11:33, 12.Mar 2017

Russia and Britain discussed relations between the two countries and preparations for a visit by British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to Moscow, Russia’s foreign ministry said on Saturday. Russian First Deputy Foreign Minister Vladimir Titov met Britain’s Minister for Europe

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Haiti says final farewell to former president Preval

Haiti says final farewell to former president Preval

🕔11:28, 12.Mar 2017

Thousands of Haitians gathered on Saturday to say an emotional final farewell to former President Rene Preval, 74, the country’s first democratically elected leader to peacefully transfer power to his successors. In two hours of religious and civil ceremonies, bishops

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At least 30 killed in Damascus bomb blast

At least 30 killed in Damascus bomb blast

🕔17:12, 11.Mar 2017

At least 30 people were killed by two bombs in the Syrian capital Damascus on Saturday targeting Shi’ite pilgrims, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported. Al-Mayadeen, a Lebanon-based TV station, reported the bombings had targeted buses transporting pilgrims to

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Malaysia, North Korea to begin formal talks

Malaysia, North Korea to begin formal talks

🕔16:59, 11.Mar 2017

Malaysia will in the coming days begin formal talks with North Korea on the return of nine Malaysians stranded in Pyongyang, the Southeast Asian nation’s foreign minister said on Saturday, after they were barred from leaving the country amid a

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China official says two-child policy showing ‘notable results’

China official says two-child policy showing ‘notable results’

🕔16:51, 11.Mar 2017

China’s two-child policy is showing “notable results” with the fertility rate expected to rise through to 2020, a senior health official said on Saturday. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of China’s annual meeting of parliament, Wang Peian, vice-minister of

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South Korean court throws president out of office

South Korean court throws president out of office

🕔13:59, 10.Mar 2017

South Korea’s Constitutional Court removed President Park Geun-hye from office on Friday over a graft scandal involving the country’s conglomerates at a time of rising tensions with North Korea and China. The ruling sparked protests from hundreds of her supporters,

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Nearly all flights canceled at Berlin airports due to strike

Nearly all flights canceled at Berlin airports due to strike

🕔13:56, 10.Mar 2017

Nearly all flights were canceled at Berlin’s two airports on Friday due to strike action by ground staff, who want an increase in pay to 12 euros ($12.71) from 11 euros an hour. Berlin Airport, which operates Tegel and Schoenefeld,

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Australian parties back ban on foreign political donations

Australian parties back ban on foreign political donations

🕔13:53, 10.Mar 2017

Major Australian political parties backed a ban on foreign donations on Friday, which will bring the country in line with western nations such as the United States, Britain and Canada, which ban or restrict such payments, if it becomes law.

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Myanmar set to dodge full UN probe

Myanmar set to dodge full UN probe

🕔06:55, 9.Mar 2017

Myanmar looks set to escape an international investigation into alleged atrocities against its Rohingya minority, after the European Union decided not to seek one at the U.N. Human Rights Council, a draft resolution seen by Reuters showed on Wednesday. The

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Fire at Guatemala shelter kills 19 girls

Fire at Guatemala shelter kills 19 girls

🕔06:48, 9.Mar 2017

A fire tore through a home for abused teenagers and children in Guatemala, killing at least 19 girls on Wednesday after some residents set mattresses ablaze following an overnight attempt to escape from the overcrowded center, police said. A crowd

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Kenya’s main opposition figure treated for food poisoning

Kenya’s main opposition figure treated for food poisoning

🕔06:00, 9.Mar 2017

Kenya’s main opposition figure, Raila Odinga, who is widely expected to stand against President Uhuru Kenyatta in an election in August, was treated in hospital for food poisoning on Wednesday. “He was treated for normal food poisoning earlier today and

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