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Huge fire engulfs luxury flats in London

A huge fire broke out on the top floor of a five-storey residential building in London’s West Hampstead, the fire brigade said on Thursday. About 100 firefighters and 15 fire engines were tackling the blaze on Inglewood Road and it was “very visible for miles around,” the Fire Brigade said. …

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Egypt inaugurates several power generation plants

Egypt has inaugurated several power generation projects, including three power plants built by the German conglomerate Siemens. Tuesday’s ceremony was attended by President Abdul Fattah Al Sissi, and government ministers and officials. The three combined-cycle power plants built by Siemens in Kafr Al Shaikh and Beni Suef provinces and also …

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Palestine says ‘Deal of the century’ thwarted

The Palestinian Authority (PA) said Saturday the so-called “Deal of the Century” — a backchannel plan to reach a peace settlement between Israel and the Palestinians – has been thwarted. “Thanks to the steadfastness of the Palestinian people and the leadership’s commitment to the national constants, the US-led ‘deal of …

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Death toll climbs as fires rage around Athens, Greece

Twin wildfires raging through popular seaside areas near the Greek capital have torched homes, cars and forests and killed at least 74 people, authorities said Tuesday, raising the death toll after rescue crews reported finding the bodies of more than 20 people huddled together near a beach. CBS News correspondent …

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Leader of breakaway South Ossetia meets Assad in Syria

The leader of South Ossetia, a Russian-backed breakaway region of Georgia, met Moscow’s ally Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus on Monday, Syrian state media reported. South Ossetia’s President Anatoly Bibilov is on a three-day visit to Syria two months after Damascus recognized his country’s independence, the Syrian state news agency SANA reported. South Ossetia and Abkhazia broke away from Georgia in wars in …

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Ozil quits international football over ‘racism’

Mesut Ozil said Sunday he was quitting the German national football team, citing “racism” in the criticism of him in the side’s World Cup debacle. “It is with a heavy heart and after much consideration that because of recent events, I will no longer be playing for Germany at international …

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Trump to Iran: ‘never, ever threaten’ US again

President Donald Trump on Sunday warned Iran of consequences “the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered,” if it threatens the United States. “NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE,” he said …

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FBI releases Carter Page’s surveillance records

The FBI on Saturday night released the surveillance records from the wiretap on Carter Page, a onetime Trump campaign aide whose surveillance by the FBI was at the center of a declassified Republican memo released in February by House Intelligence Committee Republicans. The documents released were once classified as top secret. The …

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Oman government revenue grows by 23.2%

The Oman government’s revenue rose by 23.2 per cent to 4,091.9 million riyals (Dh39.08 billion) for the first five months of 2018, over the same period of last year, thanks to a major recovery in oil prices. As a result of a growth in oil prices, the net oil revenue …

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Aster eyes Saudi Arabia for expansion

Dr Azad Moopen, who has built Aster DM Healthcare from a single-doctor practice into a multinational corporation over the last 30 years, has a stack of awards. He has a gold medal from the medical college where he trained, a top doctor award from the government of Kerala, and one …

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