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Indonesia church attacks kill 9, dozens wounded

A wave of blasts including a suicide bombing struck outside churches in Indonesia on Sunday, killing at least nine people and wounding dozens of others, police said, the latest assault on a religious minority in the world’s biggest Muslim-majority country. Three separate locations in the city of Surabaya were hit …

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Malaysia king agrees to pardon Anwar after opposition election win

Malaysia’s king has agreed to pardon Anwar Ebrahim, the country’s newly installed prime minister said on Friday, paving the way for the jailed opposition leader to return to politics and potentially become premier. It was the latest dramatic development after Mahathir Mohamad’s opposition alliance inflicted a shock defeat on the …

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Google Maps reveals ‘alien structures’ deep in desert

The satellite imaging service has unearthed many of the world’s mysteries, including ghosts and the Loch Ness Monster. And its latest set of snaps, taken from the desert east of Cairo, rank among the most bizarre. YouTube channel SecureTeam10 claims the odd markings in the picture are the remains of alien …

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Maduro: America’s Hostile Decisions Want to Rob Jerusalem of Its History

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro reaffirmed his country’s pro-Palestine stance and rejected the controversial US embassy’s move from Tel Aviv to Occupied Jerusalem. In a press conference held following a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Maduro said “Sovereign and free Venezuela resolutely, firmly, and efficiently supports a free and independent …

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Boys aged 12 and 15 gunned down in London

Two boys aged 12 and 15 were gunned down in broad daylight in London on Sunday, the day after another teen was shot dead, police said, as the British capital grapples with a surge in violent crime. London’s Metropolitan Police said the pair were taken to hospitals after officers found …

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Shale boom to keep oil markets under pressure

Oil markets are expected to remain pressured throughout 2018 due to a rise in shale production, experts said. Oil prices are currently trading higher due to the strict implementation of an output cut agreement by the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) and non-Opec members, which seeks to lower global …

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More than 60 killed in Nigeria suicide blasts

Suicide bombers killed more than 60 people at a mosque and a market in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, in a twin attack bearing the hallmarks of Boko Haram and a day after US President Donald Trump pledged greater support to fight the extremists and militants. The blasts, said to have …

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Russian FM says US trying to ‘divide Syria into parts’

Russia’s foreign minister said Saturday the United States is trying to divide Syria. During a meeting with his counterparts from Iran and Turkey, Sergey Lavrov said the recent U.S.-led missile strikes on Syria “seriously aggravated the situation.” He added that statements about supporting the territorial integrity of Syria “are only …

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North Korea will close nuclear test site in May, South says

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will shut down his nuclear test site in May and invite experts and journalists from South Korea and the United States into the country to ensure “transparency” around its closure, South Korea’s presidential office said Sunday. It is the latest breakthrough on the peninsula …

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UAE ambassador meets Greek businessmen

Mohammad Mir Abdullah Al Raisi, UAE Ambassador to Athens, met on Thursday with a group of Greek business leaders, representing different industrial and business sectors. During the meeting, Abdullah Al Raisi highlighted the opportunities offered by the UAE to investors and referred to the leadership’s vision for the UAE becoming …

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