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Ethiopia Jails Opposition Politician Yonatan Tesfaye

An Ethiopian court sentenced opposition politician Yonatan Tesfaye to six and a half years in prison on Thursday, the state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporation reported.

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Indonesia Probes 'ISIL-Linked' Jakarta Suicide Attack

Indonesia's elite anti-terrorism squad launched an investigation into the twin suicide-bomb attack in Jakarta that killed three policemen in an assault authorities believe was linked to ISIL.

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Former PM Lucas Papademos Injured In Explosion

Lucas Papademos, Greece's former prime minister and former central bank chief, has been injured after an explosive device hidden in an envelope exploded inside his car in central Athens.

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US Says Mosul Strike In March Killed Over 100 Civilians

A US-led air strike in March against a building in the Iraqi city of Mosul killed more than 100 civilians, the Pentagon has said after concluding an investigation into the attack.

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Saudi Arabia: Ramadan Moon Sighting Continues On Friday

Lebanon, Yemen, and Iraq confirmed that Saturday, May 27, will be the first day of Ramadan 2017.

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Trump Son-In-Law Kushner Under FBI Scrutiny In Russia Probe: Media Reports

Pic: ReutersPresident Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, a senior White House adviser, is under scrutiny by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the Russia probe, the Washington Post and NBC News reported on Thursday.

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Trump Faces G7 Squeeze On Climate Change, Trade At Sicily Summit

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TAORMINA, ITALY: U.S. President Donald Trump will face pressure at his first summit of major industrialised nations on Friday from allies eager to promote free trade and safeguard international accords on climate change.

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Court Maintains Block On Trump's Muslim Travel Ban

An appeals court from the US state of Virginia refused on Thursday to reinstate President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban on travellers from six Muslim-majority nations, stating it was rooted in "intolerance".

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Michel Temer Rescinds Controversial Troop Deployment

Brazil's president canceled an order that sent 1,500 soldiers onto the streets of the capital following criticism the move was excessive and merely an effort to maintain power amid increasing calls for his resignation.

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Indonesian Police Launch Raid As Jakarta Attacks Linked To Islamic State

Indonesia's anti-terrorism unit raided the home of a suspected suicide bomber on Thursday as authorities linked attacks that killed three police officers at a Jakarta bus station a day earlier to the Islamic State militant group.

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