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Islamic State Yet To Suffer 'Enduring Defeat' Says Tillerson

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KUWAIT - The end of major combat operations against Islamic State does not mean the United States and its allies have achieved an enduring defeat of the militant group, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday.

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Gaza Patients Plea For Better Treatment With Necessary Medicines

GAZA CITY -- After Israel's 11-year-long blockade on the Palestinian Gaza Strip, limited health care and lack of necessary medicines have made life worse and worse for people with chronic diseases in the coastal enclave, reports China's Xinhua news agency.

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Commonwealth In Secret Succession Plans

The issue is hugely sensitive because the role is not hereditary and will not pass automatically to the Prince of Wales on the Queen's death.

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India Says Pakistan 'Will Pay' After Kashmir Army Camp Attack

NEW DELHI/SRINAGAR,India - India warned Pakistan that it would “pay for this misadventure” following a deadly attack by militants on an army camp in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir that has stoked tensions between the nuclear armed rivals.

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Lotte Chief Arrested, Ex-President's Friend Jailed For 20 Years In South Korea Scandal

Pic: ReutersSEOUL: The friend of former South Korean leader Park Geun-hye who was at the center of an influence-peddling scandal that rocked the country’s business and political elite has been sentenced to 20 years in jail, a Seoul court said on Tuesday.

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ANC Decides To Remove Zuma As South African President

Pic: ReutersJOHANNESBURG: South Africa’s ruling party decided on Tuesday to sack Jacob Zuma as the country’s president, a senior official said, after a marathon meeting over the fate of a leader whose scandal-plagued years in power darkened and divided Nelson Mandela’s post-apartheid ‘Rainbow Nation’.

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Ex-President Park's Friend Gets 20-Year Prison Term In Influence-Peddling Scandal

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SEOUL -- A Seoul court sentenced an old friend of former South Korea President Park Geun-hye to 20 years in prison on Tuesday for a string of corruption charges linked to a massive influence-peddling scandal that forced Park from office early last year, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported.

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Heartbreaking Photo Showing Survivor Screaming Boyfriend's Name After Grand Canyon Helicopter Crash

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A woman was seen staggering out of the flaming wreckage of a helicopter carrying British tourists that had just crashed in the Grand Canyon — killing two brothers and the girlfriend of one of them.

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French-Muslim Singer On 'The Voice' Quits Show After Backlash Over Pro-Palestine Comments

On February 4th, France was introduced to the beautiful singing of Mennel Ibtissem, who performed an English-Arabic rendition of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah on the country’s version of the popular television show The Voice.

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Opposition Forms Human Chain To Protest Jailing Of Khaleda Zia

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DHAKA -- Bangladesh's largest opposition party leaders and activists have formed human chains across the country protesting the jailing of its chief and former prime minister Khaleda Zia for corruption.

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