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Mozambique Dump Collapse: 17 Dead, Homes Destroyed

At least 17 people have been killed in Mozambique after a rubbish dump collapsed on nearby houses amid fears others may be buried under the mountain of rubbish.

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Philippines: HIV Cases Up 3,147 Percent In 10 Years

New HIV cases continued to increase in the Philippines in 2017, with a 3,147 percent surge since 2007, according to an Al Jazeera analysis of the latest data published by the country's health agency, bucking a downward trend worldwide.

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Egyptian, Israeli Firms Sign $15bn Natural Gas Deal

Israeli company Delek Drilling has announced it will supply Egypt with $15bn worth of natural gas in the biggest export deal to date for Israel's natural gas industry.

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US Protesters Rally Outside White House For Gun Control

Dozens of young people and their families have taken their demands for stricter gun control laws to the White House, less than a week after a school shooting killed 17 people in the US state of Florida.

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Turkey Denies Reports Syria Will Help YPG In Afrin

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Turkey's deputy prime minister has dismissed as "false" media reports that Syrian government forces were poised to enter a Kurdish enclave in Syria's Afrin.

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Syria: 77 Civilians Killed In Regime Bombardment

At least 77 civilians have been killed near Damascus in less than 24 hours in heavy bombardment by Syrian government forces as they prepare a ground operation to recapture the opposition-held enclave, a war monitor group said.

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Philippines' Duterte Plays Down China Military Facilities In Disputed Sea

Pic: ReutersMANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte sought on Monday to allay fears about China’s construction of military bases on manmade islands in the South China Sea, saying these were built to defend against America rather than confront neighboring states.

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Indonesia Raises Aviation Warnings After Sumatra Volcano Emits Ash Cloud

Pic: ReutersJAKARTA: Indonesia on Monday raised flight warnings around the Mount Sinabung volcano on Sumatra island to their highest level after it sent a towering plume of ash more than 7 kilometers (4.4 miles) into the air, its biggest eruption this year.

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Russia Looms Large As U.S. Election Officials Prep For 2018

Pic: ReutersWASHINGTON: Ten months before the United States votes in its first major election since the 2016 presidential contest, U.S. state election officials huddled in Washington this weekend to swap strategies on dealing with an uninvited guest: Russia.

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'Devil Incarnate' Barry Bennell Sentenced To 31 Years

Ex-football coach Barry Bennell has been jailed for 31 years at Liverpool Crown Court for 50 counts of child sexual abuse.

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