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Iran condemns Britain for listing ally Hezbollah as ‘terrorist’ group

Reuters Iran criticized Britain for its decision to list Hezbollah as a terrorist organization, saying on Saturday it ignored both the will of a large portion of the Lebanese people and the Tehran-backed group’s role in fighting Islamic State. Britain said on Monday it planned to ban all wings of Hezbollah, which is deemed a…

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Anger over ‘forced’ video of Indian pilot amid new Kashmir deaths

A furious backlash erupted in India Saturday over a video of an Indian pilot shot down by Pakistan praising his captors, as deadly tensions simmered between the neighbours with fierce shelling across their Kashmir frontier. Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, whose MiG fighter was shot down Wednesday as he chased Pakistani jets over disputed Kashmir, crossed…

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Bin Laden: US offers reward for Osama’s son Hamza

Image copyrightREWARDS FOR JUSTICE/STATE DEPARTMENTImage captionHamza Bin Laden’s whereabouts are not known The United States is offering a reward of up to $1m (£750,000) for information about one of the sons of the late al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden. Hamza Bin Laden is emerging as a leader of the Islamist militant group, officials say. He…

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What’s next for US-North Korea ties after Hanoi summit failure?

Analysts say the collapse of Trump-Kim summit is a major setback for all sides involved in the nuclear standoff. Donald Trump Hanoi, Vietnam – President Donald Trump decided to “walk away” from the negotiation table in the Vietnamese capital, leaving North Korea without sanctions relief and the United States without Pyongyang’s commitment towards denuclearisation that…

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Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch back on market at steep discount

By AFP IN SUMMARY Jackson faced multiple allegations of child sex abuse during his lifetime. Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch in California is back on the market for $31 million, a steep cut from the $100 million asking price four years ago. The 2,700-acre (1,093 hectare) estate located near Los Olivos and renamed Sycamore Valley Ranch…

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Canada:Ethics allegations prompt call for Trudeau to Quit

The leader of Canada’s main opposition party Wednesday demanded Prime Minister Justin Trudeau quit after a former justice minister said government officials inappropriately pressured her to help a major firm avoid a bribery trial. The allegations by Jody Wilson-Raybould dramatically deepened the biggest crisis of Trudeau’s tenure just months ahead of an October election in…

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