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LAST_UPDATESat, 19 Aug 2017 3pm

Qatar Concerned About Safety Of Citizens In Saudi Arabia During Haj

Pic: ReutersOSLO: Qatar expressed concern about the safety of its citizens in Saudi Arabia following the reopening of the countries' border enabling Qataris to attend the annual haj pilgrimage in Mecca.

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Cities Across Africa Face Threat Of Landslides Like Sierra Leone

Pic: ReutersDAKAR: Natural and human factors made Sierra Leone's capital vulnerable to a landslide that killed more than 400 people this week: heavy rain, deforested land and communities forced by overcrowding to live on steep hillsides.

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Several Wounded In Finland Stabbing; Suspect Shot In The Leg

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK: Police in Finland say they have shot a man in the leg after he was suspected of stabbing several people in the western city of Turku.

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Eight Thought To Be Have Been Involved In Catalonia Attacks: Judicial Source

Pic: ReutersMADRID: Spanish authorities believe there may have been eight people involved in a cell which carried out an attack in Barcelona on Thursday, and that the group had planned to use butane gas canisters, a judicial source with knowledge of the investigation said on Friday.

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Furor Erupts Over Killing Of Teenager As Philippines Drugs War Escalates

Pic: ReutersMANILA: The Philippines police came under pressure on Friday to explain the killing of a high-school student after the 17-year-old became one of at least 80 people shot dead this week in an escalation of President Rodrigo Duterte's ruthless war on drugs.

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Assailant Injures Guard Outside Taiwan Presidential Office

Pic: APTAIPEI, TAIWAN: An assailant wielding a samurai sword and carrying a Chinese flag in his bag injured a guard outside Taiwan’s presidential office building on Friday in what authorities are calling a politically-motivated attack.

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Grenade Attacks On Bars In Burundi Capital Kill 3, Wound 27

Pic: ReutersNAIROBI: Grenade attacks on two bars killed at least three people and wounded 27 others in the Burundian capital of Bujumbura, police and hospital sources said on Friday.

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Erdogan Tells Turks In Germany To Vote Against Merkel

Pic: ReutersISTANBUL: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said German Chancellor Angela Merkel was an enemy of Turkey and called on Turks in Germany to vote against her and other major parties in next month's elections.

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Spanish Police Shoot Five Suspects Dead After Van Rampage Kills 13 In Barcelona

Pic: ReutersBARCELONA: Spanish police shot dead five would-be attackers after confronting them early on Friday in a town south of Barcelona where hours earlier a suspected Islamist militant drove a van into crowds, killing 13 people and wounding scores of others.

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Explosive Belts Worn By Cambrils Attackers Were Fake: Catalan Regional Head

Pic: ReutersMADRID: The explosive belts worn by attackers killed by police in the Catalan resort town of Cambrils were fake, the Spanish region's head Carles Puigdemont told local radio station RAC1 on Friday.

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