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Kashmir clashes leave 10 people dead

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Kashmir clashes leave 10 people dead

Groups fighting to end Indian rule step up attacks on Indian government forces patrolling the divided region. Clashes in Indian-administered Kashmir have killed 10 people – five police officers, a soldier, two civilians and two suspected separatist fighters, according to Indian authorities. Violence in disputed Kashmir has risen to new levels over the past few […]

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Thousands’ of violent Islamists in Sweden: security police

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Thousands’ of violent Islamists in Sweden: security police

The number of militant extremists living in Sweden has soared from a couple of hundreds a few years ago to thousands today, the security police Säpo believes. “We have never seen anything like it before,” said Säpo chief Anders Thornberg in an interview with Swedish news agency TT. Säpo head Anders Thornberg. Photo: Claudio Bresciani/TT […]

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‘Peculiar move’: Merkel lashes out at new US anti-Russia sanctions

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‘Peculiar move’: Merkel lashes out at new US anti-Russia sanctions

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has joined the chorus of criticism over a new US anti-Russia sanctions bill that would involve fines on EU companies contributing to joint pipeline projects, saying Washington has nothing to do with Europe’s energy policy. The US Senate on Wednesday moved to expand the package of sanctions targeting Russian industries © […]

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Spirits high among Kurds in Syria as coalition battles for Raqqa

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Spirits high among Kurds in Syria as coalition battles for Raqqa

(Reuters) Kurdish fighter Habun Kamishli proudly recalled the cat and mouse game she played with an Islamic State suicide bomber in the Syrian town of Raqqa, where the militant group is likely to make its last stand. “I was standing on a rooftop yesterday as our forces advanced. I noticed he was trying to sneak […]

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Trump: ‘I am under investigation’ in Comey sacking

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Trump: ‘I am under investigation’ in Comey sacking

US president reportedly under investigation for obstruction of justice in connection with Russia collusion probe. Trump’s tweet seem to highlight frustration with ongoing probe into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election [File: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP] US President Donald Trump appeared to confirm on Friday that he was under investigation and seemingly took aim at a senior […]

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China Focus: China launches space telescope to search for black holes, pulsars by Xinhua writers Yu Fei, Quan Xiaoshu and Qu Ting

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China Focus: China launches space telescope to search for black holes, pulsars by Xinhua writers Yu Fei, Quan Xiaoshu and Qu Ting

JIUQUAN, June 15 (Xinhua) — China launched its first X-ray space telescope to observe black holes, pulsars and gamma-ray bursts, via a Long March-4B rocket from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China’s Gobi Desert at 11 a.m. Thursday. The 2.5-tonne Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope (HXMT), dubbed Insight, was sent into an orbit of 550 […]

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Somalia demands mentally ill Denmark refugee in exchange for repatriation deal

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Somalia demands mentally ill Denmark refugee in exchange for repatriation deal

Photo: AFP Somalia’s ambassador to the EU has tied an agreement with Denmark on rejected asylum seekers to the long-standing and controversial case of a Somali refugee detained at a Danish psychiatric unit since 2001. The north east African country wants Denmark to release 36-year-old Abdulle Ahmed as a condition of entering talks on accepting […]

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New poll confirms Macron’s party set for landslide victory

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New poll confirms Macron’s party set for landslide victory

French President Emmanuel Macron’s Republic on the Move (REM) party is heading for a large majority in Sunday’s legislative elections, a new poll shows. According to the he Harris interactive-Indeed poll published Thursday, Macron’s party, formed only last year, and its centrist ally MoDem will win between 440 and 470 seats in the 577-member parliament […]

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ISIS leader Al-Baghdadi reportedly killed in Russia-led airstrike – MoD

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ISIS leader Al-Baghdadi reportedly killed in Russia-led airstrike – MoD

The Russian Defense Ministry said on Friday it is checking on information indicating that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi was reportedly killed in a Russia-led airstrike in Syria. Russian Su-34 aircraft and an Su-35 multirole fighter carried out airstrikes near the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) stronghold of Raqqa in northern Syria on May 28, […]

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UAE foreign minister says Qatar must take decisive action against extremism

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UAE foreign minister says Qatar must take decisive action against extremism

During a meeting with his American counterpart in Washington, UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed said on Thursday that Qatar must stop interfering in the internal affairs of its neighbors. The Emirati foreign minister also spoke with US Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin and discussed joint efforts to close terrorist financing networks that were […]

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