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Suicide bomber strikes Saudi Shi’ite mosque, 30 dead

Suicide bomber strikes Saudi Shi’ite mosque, 30 dead

RIYADH: A suicide bomber blew himself up at a Shi’ite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia during Friday prayers, residents said, and up to 30 people were reported to have been killed or wounded. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the ...

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ISIS says it has full control of Syria’s Palmyra

ISIS says it has full control of Syria’s Palmyra

BEIRUT: Islamic State fighters tightened their grip on the historic Syrian city of Palmyra on Thursday and overran Iraqi government defenses east of Ramadi, the provincial capital that they seized five days earlier. The twin successes not only pile pressure ...

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Beaten and starving, the plight of Rohingya Muslims

Beaten and starving, the plight of Rohingya Muslims

SAY THA MAR GYI, Myanmar: Scores of Myanmar’s minority Rohingya Muslims are paying off people smugglers and returning to the squalid camps they used to live in after being held for months on overcrowded ships that were to take them ...

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UK PM outlines new laws to tackle immigration

UK PM outlines new laws to tackle immigration

LONDON: British Prime Minister David Cameron will propose new laws to control immigration in a speech Thursday, including giving police the power to seize wages earned by illegal immigrants. In his first speech on the issue since winning this month’s ...

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Islamic State seizes Iraq’s Ramadi

Islamic State seizes Iraq’s Ramadi

BAGHDAD: Islamic State militants said they had taken full control of the western Iraqi city of Ramadi on Sunday in the biggest defeat for the Baghdad government since last summer. In a statement, the group said it had seized tanks and ...

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One US Marine dead, 21 hurt in ‘hard landing

One US Marine dead, 21 hurt in ‘hard landing

WASHINGTON: One Marine was killed and 21 others required hospital treatment after their MV-22 Osprey aircraft made a “hard landing” during training in Hawaii on Sunday, the US military said. The “mishap” was under investigation, a Marine statement said, and ...

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Modi arrives in South Korea on investment hunt

Modi arrives in South Korea on investment hunt

SEOUL: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Seoul on Monday for a two-day visit heavily focused on economic ties with Asia’s fourth-largest economy and beefing up investment from South Korean firms. On his first visit to Seoul since taking ...

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American, Indians among five dead in Kabul siege

American, Indians among five dead in Kabul siege

KABUL: Two Indians and an American were among five people killed when gunmen stormed a downtown Kabul guesthouse, trapping dozens of people attending a concert and triggering an hours-long standoff with Afghan security forces, officials said Thursday. The Taliban claimed ...

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Anger as Philippine factory fire kills 72

Anger as Philippine factory fire kills 72

MANILA: Seventy-two people died in a huge blaze at a footwear factory in the Philippine capital, authorities said Thursday, as angry relatives and workers described sweatshop conditions including dismal fire safety standards. Firefighters and police pulled dozens of corpses out ...

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American among five dead in Kabul guesthouse siege

American among five dead in Kabul guesthouse siege

KABUL: Militants killed five people including foreigners during a seven-hour overnight siege on a Kabul guesthouse, police said Thursday, adding that an undetermined number of attackers also died in the firefight. “Five people were killed and five were wounded — ...

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