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Israeli voting polls open for general election

Voting polls opened Tuesday, AFP correspondents said, for unpredictable elections to determine whether Israelis still want incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as leader, or will seek change after six years.

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Pakistan hangs 12 men in largest execution since moratorium lifted

Pakistan hanged 12 male convicts on Tuesday, an interior ministry spokesman said, the largest number of people executed on the same day since an unofficial moratorium on capital punishment was ...

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US, Cuba resume talks amid Venezuela tensions

US and Cuban officials met Monday in Havana for new talks on restoring diplomatic ties, but their historic rapprochement was strained by tensions over Venezuela.The top US diplomat for Latin ...

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Suspect charged in shooting of police officers in Ferguson, Missouri

A 20-year-old man was charged on Sunday with first-degree assault in last week's shooting of two policemen during a protest rally in Ferguson, Missouri, a crime that shocked a city ...

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China now world's third-biggest arms exporter: SIPRI

China has overtaken Germany to become the world's third-biggest arms exporter, although its 5 per cent of the market remains small compared to the combined 58 per cent of exports ...

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Three British teenagers 'detained in Istanbul trying to join Islamic State'

Three British teenagers who were planning to join Islamic State militants in Syria were detained in the Turkish city of Istanbul, Turkish officials said on Sunday. The three, who have not ...

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Saddam's tomb destroyed near Tikrit  

The tomb of ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein has been almost completely levelled in fighting near Tikrit.Footage filmed by the Associated Press shows all that remains of the once-lavish mausoleum ...

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Russia was ready for nuclear confrontation over Crimea: Putin

Moscow was ready to put its nuclear forces on alert to ensure Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine last year, President Vladimir Putin said in a pre-recorded documentary aired on ...

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Nun gang-raped in West Bengal: Governor seeks public help to arrest culprits

West Bengal governor KN Tripathi on Sunday sought public help to arrest those who gang-raped a 70-year-old nun in Nadia district even as cops have detained eight people and are ...

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US, Iran in new nuclear talks as tempers fray

Iran and the US aim in talks starting on Sunday in Switzerland to begin closing in on a deal reducing Tehran's nuclear activities to within strict limits after 18 months ...

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4 killed in twin blasts at a Christian locality in Pakistan's Lahore

At least 4 people have been killed in an attack on churches in a Christian locality in Lahore on Sunday.According to TV reports, the explosions took place in Youhanabad area ...

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Iraqi Kurds say Islamic State used chlorine gas against them

Iraqi Kurdish authorities said on Saturday they had evidence that Islamic State had used chlorine gas as a chemical weapon against their peshmerga fighters in northern Iraq in January.

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US shuts its embassy in Saudi over security fears

The US embassy in Saudi Arabia said it had suspended consular services in the kingdom for two days due to "heightened security concerns", after warning of threats against Western oil ...

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Nun gang-raped in West Bengal: Cops detain five people

West Bengal Police have detained five people in connection with the gang-rape of a nun, according to Times Now.Most of those detained have criminal background, the news channel reported quoting ...

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Mass people are homeless in Vanuatu

The president of Vanuatu has told the BBC most of his people are homeless after the devastating cyclone that hit the Pacific island nation on Friday.Speaking from Japan, Baldwin Londsdale ...

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Cops at Rahul's home: A Q&A that raises more questions

Column number 11 of a security survey pro forma of the Delhi police's secret unit (special branch) has become the bone of contention between the government and the opposition, with ...

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51 dead a Bus crush in Brazil

 As many as 51 people died on Saturday when a passenger bus drove off a cliff in the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina, police said.The bus, en route from ...

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Serbian military helicopter crashes, 7 feared dead including child

A Serbian military helicopter carrying a sick baby for treatment in Belgrade crashed near the capital's main airport, the defence ministry said on Saturday.The state broadcaster, Radio-Television Serbia, reported seven ...

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Mumbai attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi to remain in jail

A defence lawyer said on Saturday Pakistan has again detained LeT terrorist and Mumbai attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi for one month after a court ordered his release.The lawyer Rizwan ...

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Pakistan tests homemade armed drone, missile

Pakistan successfully tested a homemade armed drone and a laser-guided missile Friday, the military said, taking it a step closer to acquiring the technology it has long demanded from the ...

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