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4 soldiers, 10 jihadists killed in Egypt Sinai campaign

Egypt’s military said on Sunday four soldiers and 10 jihadists were killed in a military operation in Sinai against Islamic State group jihadists. The deaths raise military casualties to at least 16 dead, along with more than 100 jihadists, since ...

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Falcon cuts divisive figure in Venezuela’s election

Henri Falcon, the main opponent to unpopular President Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela’s presidential election, is in the unusual position of being unloved by both Maduro’s ruling socialists and the main opposition alike. Falcon, 56, rejected calls from the opposition Democratic ...

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‘Dreamers’ deadline to come and go with no action by US Congress

Congress will hit an initial deadline Monday for resolving the fate of “Dreamers,” with nothing to show for months of negotiations over nearly two million immigrants who arrived in the US illegally as children. When President Donald Trump last September ...

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White House on lockdown after shots fired

The White House was placed on lockdown and the surrounding area cordoned off by emergency personnel Saturday after an apparent gunshot was heard. The US Secret Service said on Twitter that it was responding “to reports of a person who ...

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Regime forces advance in Syria’s battered Ghouta

Government forces seized territory inside Syria’s rebel enclave Eastern Ghouta Saturday, intensifying fighting as tens of thousands of civilians in the besieged enclave near Damascus awaited urgently needed aid. On another front in Syria’s seven-year civil war, Turkish air strikes ...

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5 dead as storm brings wind, floods and snow to US Northeast

At least five people were killed after a major winter storm pounded the US East Coast on Friday, with strong winds, heavy rain and snow disrupting thousands of flights and forcing the closure of federal government offices in Washington. Coastal ...

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Antarctic sea ice shrinks for second-straight year

Sea ice cover in Antarctica has dropped to its second-lowest on record, Australian authorities said Friday, adding that it was not yet clear what was driving the reduction after several years of record-highs. The report came as scientists said earlier ...

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Turkish airstrike kills pro-government gunmen in north Syria

Syrian activists say the Turkish air force has hit two positions of pro-government Syrian fighters deployed last week in the Kurdish enclave of Afrin, killing and wounding a number of fighters. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the ...

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25 killed in Azerbaijan drug rehab centre fire

About 25 people have been killed after a fire ripped through a drug rehabilitation centre in Azerbaijan’s capital Baku, local media say. Television pictures showed flames leaping through barred windows of single-storey buildings. Four people were taken to hospital, and ...

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Top Maoists among 12 killed in joint operation in Bijapur

At least 12 Maoists were shot dead in an encounter with a joint patrolling team from five states, near Telangana-Chhattisgarh border, in the wee hours of Friday. Two of the Maoists were later identified as Damodar and Lakshmanna. According to ...

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