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Britain and Italy to bolster troop presence in Africa’s Sahel

Britain is set to send helicopters to bolster a key French counter-terrorism operation in Mali in a package of measures to be agreed at a summit near London on Thursday. The commitment will come as Prime Minister Theresa May meets ...

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UK to pay millions to France to keep border agreement

Britain says it will pay France tens of millions of pounds (dollars) as part of a deal to maintain a key border agreement between the two countries. The government says it will make the announcement when Prime Minister Theresa May ...

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Kazakhstan bus fire claims 52 lives

Fifty-two people have been killed after a bus in which they were travelling caught fire in Kazakhstan’s north-western Aktau region. The country’s interior ministry said on Thursday that only five passengers managed to escape the burning vehicle. The passengers could ...

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Tillerson cagey on presiding at London embassy opening 

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is cagey about whether he’ll preside over the inauguration of the new U.S. embassy in London next week. President Donald Trump tweeted last week that he would not come for the formal opening ceremony because ...

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Trump’s cognitive ability is normal, says White House doctor

US President Donald Trump has shown no abnormal signs following a cognitive exam and is in excellent health, his White House doctor says. “I have no concerns about his cognitive ability or neurological functions,” Ronny Jackson said on Tuesday, reports ...

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Suicide bomber kills 15 in Pakistan

 At least eight soldiers and seven civilians were killed in a suicide bombing in the southwestern Quetta city of Pakistan, reports ABC News quoting an official and military. Kabeer Khan, an explosives expert who examined the site, said after collecting ...

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Lilija Valis wins Vancouver Tagore Poetry Contest

Lilija Valis, a reputed poet from the Lower Mainland won the Vancouver Tagore Society’s Poetry Contest 2017. On Friday (August 11), the awards ceremony of the contest took place at the 7th annual West Coast Tagore Festival 2017 at Richmond’s ...

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North Korea preparing ‘submarine missile’ test

Recent satellite photos suggest North Korea could be preparing for fresh submarine-based ballistic missile tests, reports AFP quoting a military expert Friday (August 11). Joseph Bermudez, a specialist in North Korean defense and intelligence affairs, posted photographs on the authoritative ...

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India enhances troop presence along China Boarder

India’s military has increased operational readiness along the eastern Indian border with China, reports Reuters. Neither side shows any sign of backing off from a face-off in a remote Himalayan region near their disputed frontier, said sources. Indian and Chinese ...

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Post-poll violence kills 5 in Kenya

At least five people have been killed in post-election violence in Kenya after opposition leader Raila Odinga claimed “massive” fraud in Tuesday’s vote. Two people were shot dead in the capital Nairobi on Wednesday, said the city’s police chief Japheth ...

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