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Fresh Saudi-led strikes hit Houthi targets in Yemen

A series of fresh air strikes in Yemen by the Saudi Arabia-led coalition has targeted a number of strategic sites held by Houthi rebels and the bases of army units loyal to the group’s main ally, former President Ali Abdullah Saleh. … Continue reading

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Voting extended as Nigeria election marred by violence

Violence and technical glitches have affected polling as Nigerians turned out en masse to vote in what is expected to be one of the tightest presidential races in their history between incumbent Goodluck Jonathan and former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari. Analysts are calling … Continue reading

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Reports: Medication found at German pilot’s home

Investigators have reportedly found medication for the treatment of a mental illness at the home of the co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a passenger plane in the French Alps. As investigators attempt to build up a picture of pilot Andreas … Continue reading

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Singapore honours founding father Lee Kuan Yew

Thousands of Singaporeans are lining a 15km route through the Southeast Asian city-state to witness an elaborate funeral procession for longtime leader Lee Kuan Yew. People began gathering shortly after dawn on Sunday for the funeral cortege, which begins early … Continue reading

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Woman injured in Tunisia attack dies

The effects of the attack remain visible at the museum in the Tunisian capital A Frenchwoman injured in the attack on Tunisia’s national museum has died of her wounds, bringing the total killed in the assault by Islamists to 22. … Continue reading

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Briton’s father in plea to airlines

The father of a British man killed in the Alps air crash has urged airlines to look after their pilots “properly”. Philip Bramley – whose son Paul, 28, was among 150 people killed in the Germanwings Airbus A320 crash – … Continue reading

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Nigeria voting continues after delays

Election officials started the counting process in the dark on Saturday night after delays Voting is to continue in some parts of Nigeria after technical problems during Saturday’s presidential election. The electoral commission postponed voting because of problems with electronic … Continue reading

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Singapore holds Lee Kuan Yew funeral

Crowds began lining the funeral route early on Sunday morning despite pouring rain Singapore is bidding farewell to its founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, who died on Monday aged 91. Despite torrential rain, thousands are lining the streets to … Continue reading

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German pilot told partner ‘everyone will know my name’

The co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a passenger plane in the French Alps told his girlfriend he was in psychiatric treatment, and that he was planning to do something that everyone would remember. The German mewspaper Bild published an interview on … Continue reading

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Syrian rebels capture Idlib city in joint offensive

Syrian rebels, including al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria, have captured the northwestern city of Idlib for the first time from forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, activists and the rebels have said. The “Fattah Army” coalition – including the al-Nusra Front, Jund al-Aqsa, … Continue reading

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