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Six Nations: France Drop Several Players For Italy Game After Night Out

France head coach Jacques Brunel has dropped a number of players who went out in Edinburgh after the Six Nations defeat by Scotland on Sunday.

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India: Cochin Shipyard Blast Kills Five People

Five people have been killed in a blast in a shipyard in the southern Indian state of Kerala, officials said.

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Tonga Parliament Building Flattened By Cyclone Gita

BBC

The parliament building in the Pacific country of Tonga has been destroyed by the worst storm to hit the country in more than 60 years.

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Erdogan Says U.S. Funding Of Syrian YPG Will Impact Turkey's Decisions

Today Online

ANKARA (Reuters) - A decision by the United States to continue to fund the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia will affect Turkey’s decisions, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday, ahead of a visit this week by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

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US Denies Alleged West Bank Settlement Annexation Plan

The US has dismissed reported discussions between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Washington officials over plans to annex Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank.

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Cypriot Maronites: Ancient Community Facing Extinction

Kormakitis, Cyprus - The fitful chirps of birds are the only sounds to break the profound silence, as Iosif Skordis, a robust 89-year-old with a taste for fuzzy wool caps, unhurriedly takes his usual seat on the narrow balcony outside this decades-old cafe.

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Egypt To Probe Ex-Army Chief And Aide Over Secret Files

The Egyptian army has said it will launch an investigation into Sami Anan, the former Egyptian chief-of-staff and Hisham Genena, the country's former top auditor, who had served as Anan's presidential campaign manager prior to its suspension.

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S Korea: Choi Soon-sil Jailed 20 Years For Corruption

The friend of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye has been sentenced to 20 years in prison over corruption.

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Israel Boycotts Film Festival Over Foxtrot Screening

Israel is boycotting a film festival in Paris which plans to screen "Foxtrot", an acclaimed drama which depicts the Israeli army covering up the deaths of Palestinian teenagers.

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British Defense Secretary Says Warship Bound For South China Sea: Media

Filepic: ReutersSYDNEY: A British warship will sail through the South China Sea next month to assert freedom-of-navigation rights, British Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said in remarks published on Tuesday.

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