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US to hold Iraqi forces to account in Tikrit: official

US to hold Iraqi forces to account in Tikrit: official

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The United States is closely monitoring Iraqi forces in Tikrit amid allegations of human rights abuses committed by Baghdad s troops and allied fighters in an assault to retake the city, a US military official said Thursday. It ...

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Cameron and austerity take fire in UK election debate

Cameron and austerity take fire in UK election debate

LONDON (AFP) – British Prime Minister David Cameron and his austerity policies came under attack on Thursday from six other party leaders in the only full debate before next month s general election. The Conservative party head struggled to convince viewers ...

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Prince Harry to embed with Australian army from Monday

Prince Harry to embed with Australian army from Monday

Sydney (AFP) – Prince Harry will begin a month-long attachment with the Australian Army on Monday, officials said, spending time on bush patrols, working with an indigenous regiment and possibly flying helicopters. The 30-year-old, who will be nudged down to ...

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US leads criticism of Thai junta martial law replacement

US leads criticism of Thai junta martial law replacement

BANGKOK (AFP) – The Thai junta s decision to lift martial law was denounced by critics Thursday as cosmetic, with key ally Washington warning that replacement emergency security measures would do little to loosen the military s grip on power. In an ...

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Aliens have never invaded Japan: defence minister

Aliens have never invaded Japan: defence minister

TOKYO (AFP) – Alien spaceships have never entered Japanese airspace, the country s defence minister has told parliamentarians, after being questioned about a possible aerial invasion by little green men. Gen Nakatani said the nation s war planes can be scrambled whenever ...

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37 more killed in Yemen air strikes

37 more killed in Yemen air strikes

SANAA: At least 37 workers were killed when a dairy in western Yemen was bombed overnight, an official said Wednesday after a seventh night of Saudi-led air strikes against rebels. Eighty others were wounded at the plant in Hodeida, provincial ...

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Obama gets update on negotiations with Iran: White House

Obama gets update on negotiations with Iran: White House

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Barack Obama held a video teleconference with members of his national security team to discuss the nuclear negotiations with Iran, the White House said. Six world powers, known as the P5+1, have been holding talks with Iran ...

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Artillery fire on Aden kills 26 overnight

Artillery fire on Aden kills 26 overnight

ADEN: Artillery fire on the Khor Maksar district of the southern Yemeni city of Aden killed 26 people overnight, a health ministry official said on Tuesday. Houthi militiamen along with allied army units are pushing on the outskirts of the ...

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Saudi-led strikes again hit Yemen

Saudi-led strikes again hit Yemen

ADEN: Air raids by a Saudi-led coalition again hit Houthi militia targets across Yemen on Monday night, striking the group’s northern stronghold of Saadeh, the capital, Sanaa, and the central town of Yarim, residents and media said. “There were huge ...

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