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Sisi sworn in as Egypt's president
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CAIRO (REUTERS) – Former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was sworn in as president of Egypt on Sunday in a ceremony with low-key attendance by Western allies concerned by the country's crackdown on dissent since he ousted Islamist leader Mohamed … No tags for this post.

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British boy plucked from cruise ship pool fighting for life
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BREST, France (AFP) – A six-year-old British boy was fighting for his life in a French hospital on Tuesday after being found unconscious in a swimming pool aboard a cruise ship off the country's Atlantic coast. "The child was found in a state of … No tags for this post.

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Defying flight ban, Kerry lands in Israel on truce mission
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BEN GURION AIRPORT (Israel) (AFP) – Washington's top diplomat flew into Tel Aviv Wednesday, defying a US flight ban, to try to broker an end to violence in Gaza, which has killed hundreds and hobbled Israel's main airport. Secretary of State John Kerry … No tags for this post.

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Baby among 9 dead as Israeli shell hits UN school in Gaza
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Singaporean, American missing in Yemen reach Oman, host of 'secret' US talks. 4. Israel marks anniversary of triple teen murders. 5. Anti-ISIS strategy to face scrutiny at Paris coalition meeting on Tuesday. 6. Two Egypt police shot dead near Giza … No tags for this post.

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Syria man stones daughter to death for alleged adultery in ISIS video
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BEIRUT (AFP) – An elderly Syrian took part in stoning his daughter to death for alleged adultery, in a video posted on YouTube by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group on Tuesday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the execution … No tags for this post.

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In Iran, Iraq PM Abadi says Islamic State threatens region
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Iran's First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri (left) welcoming Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi (right) at Saadabad Palace in Tehran on Oct 21, 2014. Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said Tuesday his country was at war with "terrorists … No tags for this post.

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Thai junta chief 'sorry' for bikini remarks after Brit murder
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BANGKOK – Thailand's junta chief apologised Thursday for suggesting tourists in bikinis could be more vulnerable to attack, comments which caused an international outcry following the brutal murder of two British holidaymakers. Prayut Chan-O-Cha, who … No tags for this post.

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Swede acquitted of raping woman while asleep due to 'sexsomnia' diagnosis
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STOCKHOLM (AFP) – A Swede who had sex with a woman while he was asleep was acquitted of rape because he suffers from "sexsomnia", according to a court ruling AFP obtained Thursday. The 26-year-old man did not have "the intention" to have sex, the … No tags for this post.

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ISIS uses kids in propaganda targeting next generation
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BAGHDAD (AFP) – A young boy raises a pistol, aims at two kneeling men and fires, in a shocking propaganda video highlighting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria's (ISIS) efforts to indoctrinate another generation with its brutal ideology. The boy, who … No tags for this post.

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British police pay $867697 to woman who had child with undercover agent
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New Scotland Yard, the headquarters of the Metropolitan Police, in central London. British police are to pay £425,000 (S$867,697) compensation to a woman who had a child with a man she did not know was an undercover agent, reports said. — PHOTO: AFP … No tags for this post.

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Air strikes target Islamic State leaders' gathering in Iraq: TV report
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Thick black smoke rises over an eastern Kobane neighbourhood following an airstrike on Nov 8, 2014. Picture taken from the Turkish side of the Turkey-Syria border. US-led air strikes have targeted a gathering of Islamic State leaders in Iraq in a town … No tags for this post.

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Power struggle plunges Georgia into turmoil
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Georgia's former defence minister Irakly Alasania arrives for a meeting with members of the ruling coalition Georgian Dream in Tbilisi, Nov 5, 2014. Popular Alasania – who was fired in a surprise move on Tuesday – said his Free Democrats party was … No tags for this post.

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Iraq violence killed 15000 in 2014, worst in 7 years: Government
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A picture taken Aug 23, 2014 shows Iraqi emergency service personnel wheeling a body at the site of a roadside bomb attack near under-construction buildings in the Kurdish-controlled northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk. Violence in Iraq killed more than 15 … No tags for this post.

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'Italy's most hated man' appears in manslaughter trial over cruise ship sinking
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Costa Concordia's captain Francesco Schettino arrives at his trial in a local theatre in Grosseto on Dec 2, 2014. Francesco Schettino, the captain accused of causing the 2012 Costa Concordia disaster, appeared in court Tuesday to give evidence in his … No tags for this post.

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Iran censors 'offensive' Instagram pictures: media
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Iran has started censoring images posted on photo sharing app Instagram, removing content deemed "offensive" as part of a government project to screen social networking accounts, local media reported on Thursday. — PHOTO: AFP … No tags for this post.

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