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Man Linked To 9/11 Attacks On U.S. Captured In Syria: Pentagon

WASHINGTON: A man linked to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, who was said to have praised “violent jihad,” was captured in Syria by U.S.-backed forces more than a month ago, the Pentagon said on Thursday.

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Kashmir Erupts Demanding Justice For Young Rape Victim

Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir - Protesters in Indian-administered Kashmir have taken to the streets for a fourth consecutive day amid mounting anger over the gruesome rape and murder of an eight-year-old Muslim nomad girl.

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Assad Forces Target ISIL In Southern Damascus

Syrian government air strikes and artillery fire have pounded areas held by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group in the south of Damascus, according to state media and war monitors.

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Starbucks Discrimination 'A Sign Of America's Cultural War'

The arrest of two black men at a Starbucks shop last week in the US city of Philadelphia has sparked outrage from protesters, who accuse the coffee giant of racial profiling.

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Miguel Diaz-Canel: Cuba's Post-Castro President

Cuba has formally announced Miguel Diaz-Canel as the country's new president.

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Raul Castro Retires As Cuban President, Outlines Future

HAVANA — Raul Castro turned over Cuba’s presidency Thursday to a 57-year-old successor he said would hold power until 2031, a plan that would place the state the Castro brothers founded and ruled for 60 years in the hands of a Communist Party official little known to most on the island.

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U.S. Hopes For Success In Talks With Europeans On 'Fixing' Iran Nuclear Deal

Pic: ReutersGENEVA: The United States hopes to reach agreement with Britain, France and Germany to address President Donald Trump’s concerns about the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, Washington’s disarmament ambassador said on Thursday.

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EU Door Now Shut To Britain For Good, Hollande Says - Telegraph

Pic: ReutersPARIS: The door to the European Union is now closed to Britain and Europeans should not accept any attempt to reverse Brexit, former French President Francois Hollande warned in an interview with Britain’s Daily Telegraph published on Thursday.

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WHO Recommends Testing Before Use Of Sanofi's Dengue Vaccine

Pic: ReutersPARIS: The World Health Organisation on Thursday said Sanofi’s vaccine against dengue should only be used after testing individuals to assess whether they could have been exposed before to the infection.

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Duterte's Drugs War Lieutenants Get Key Posts In Philippine Police Reshuffle

Pic: ReutersMANILA: Police at the helm of the Philippine war on drugs were given top posts in the national force on Thursday, indicating no let-up in a brutal crackdown that has caused international alarm, and defined Rodrigo Duterte’s 21-month presidency.

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