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At least 25 dead in blast at Cairo church: state media

Cairo (AFP) – A bombing in a Cairo church on Sunday near the headquarters of the Coptic pope killed at least 25 people, state media reported. It was the deadliest suspected attack on the country’s beleaguered Christian minority in recent … Continue reading

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Iran signs contract to buy 80 Boeing planes

Tehran (AFP) – Iran Air said Sunday it had finalised a contract to buy 80 planes from US firm Boeing, the official IRNA news agency reported. “Fifty of the planes are 737 and the other 30 are the long haul … Continue reading

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Paolo Gentiloni tapped as Italy's new prime minister

Rome (AFP) – Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni was set Sunday to become Italy’s new prime minister following reformist leader Matteo Renzi’s resignation in the wake of a crushing referendum defeat. President Sergio Mattarella, who had vowed Saturday that he would … Continue reading

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US defence chief in Iraq to review Mosul op

Baghdad (AFP) – US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter arrived in Iraq on Sunday to discuss the coming stages of the ongoing offensive to retake the city of Mosul from the Islamic State jihadist group. Carter had arrived in Baghdad and … Continue reading

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Italy president taps Gentiloni, favourite to be PM

Rome (AFP) – Italian President Sergio Mattarella, who is seeking to rapidly appoint a new prime minister, on Sunday summoned Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni to see him at 12.30 pm (1130 GMT). Gentiloni is the favourite to replace outgoing premier … Continue reading

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Tokyo starts construction of main Olympic stadium

Tokyo (AFP) – Construction of the main stadium for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics officially started Sunday, more than a year after the original blueprints were torn up following public outcry over skyrocketing costs. The stadium is due to be completed … Continue reading

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Republicans sweep Louisiana runoffs, ending 2016 elections

Louisiana state treasurer John Kennedy hugs his wife Becky after addressing supporters at his election watch party, after being elected to the senate seat vacated by Sen. David Vitter, R-La., in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald … Continue reading

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Suicide bombing 'kills 16' in Somali capital: ambulance service

Mogadishu (AFP) – At least 16 people died early Sunday in a suicide truck bombing outside the port of the Somali capital Mogadishu, the director of the ambulance service said. “We assisted 48 wounded people and carried 16 others who … Continue reading

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Fall of Aleppo will be a pivotal moment in Syria war

Beirut (AFP) – The fall of Aleppo will be a pivotal moment in Syria’s war, boosting regime hopes of regaining control over the entire country and dealing a probable knock-out blow to rebels. Analysts say the virtually inevitable regime victory … Continue reading

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Sage, Ink: Where Thanks Are Due

Robert: This is laughable. The President and MSM are looking for any excuse to rationalize why they were so wrong leading up to the election, and now they want their liberal American sheeple to believe it was all Russia’s fault!?? … Continue reading

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