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Raging Portugal forest fires kill dozens

Raging Portugal forest fires kill dozens Sun, 18 Jun, 2017

Ragingforest fires in Portugal have killed more than 60 people, many burnt to death in their cars, the government said Sunday, in the country's worst such disaster in recent history.
Syria army declares 48-hour truce in southern city

Syria army declares 48-hour truce in southern city Sat, 17 Jun, 2017

Syria's army on Saturday declared a 48-hour ceasefire in the southern city of Daraa, bringing a cautious calm after days of heavy fighting.
US fighter jet deal, ship visit show military links to Qatar

US fighter jet deal, ship visit show military links to Qatar Thu, 15 Jun, 2017

A deal between the United States and Qatar for F-15 fighter jets and a visit to Doha by two American warships on Thursday showed the vital military links Washington maintains with a country now in a dispute with several other Arab nations.
Shabaab restaurant assault leaves 18 dead in Mogadishu

Shabaab restaurant assault leaves 18 dead in Mogadishu Thu, 15 Jun, 2017

A suicide car bombing and armed assault by six Shabaab militants on two neighbouring restaurants in Somalia's capital Mogadishu ended Thursday morning with at least 18 dead, the government said.
Bangladesh steps up search for landslide victims

Bangladesh steps up search for landslide victims Thu, 15 Jun, 2017

Emergency workers in Bangladesh on Thursday stepped up the search for victims of the country's worst ever landslides, with mounting claims that the disaster was made worse by unchecked development.
EU pulls plug on mobile roaming charges

EU pulls plug on mobile roaming charges Thu, 15 Jun, 2017

The European Union rang in the end of cross-border roaming charges for mobile phone users in the 28-nation bloc on Thursday, hailing it as "one of (its) greatest and most tangible successes".
Tower blaze brings fresh delay to British PM's power deal

Tower blaze brings fresh delay to British PM's power deal Wed, 14 Jun, 2017

British Prime Minister Theresa May faced further delays in forming her new government on Wednesday after her would-be allies said their agreement would be put back following a deadly tower block blaze in London.
US appeals court upholds block on Trump travel ban

US appeals court upholds block on Trump travel ban Tue, 13 Jun, 2017

A US appeals court has upheld a decision to block President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban targeting citizens from six Muslim majority nations -- the latest in a string of stinging judicial blows for the Republican billionaire.
Qatar says Gulf citizens can stay despite crisis

Qatar says Gulf citizens can stay despite crisis Sun, 11 Jun, 2017

Qatar moved Sunday to avoid an escalation of its feud with Gulf neighbours by telling their citizens they are welcome to stay, while boasting of "business as usual" for vital gas exports.
Tunisians protest for right not to fast during Ramadan

Tunisians protest for right not to fast during Ramadan Sun, 11 Jun, 2017

Dozens of Tunisians demonstrated Sunday to demand the right to eat and drink in public during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan and to protest against non-fasters being arrested.

11 dead, 900 escape after DR Congo jail attack

11 dead, 900 escape after DR Congo jail attack Sun, 11 Jun, 2017

 Eleven people were killed and more than 900 inmates escaped Sunday after unidentified assailants attacked a jail in DR Congo's restive east, an official said.

Gaddafi's son Saif al Islam freed from prison

Gaddafi's son Saif al Islam freed from prison Sun, 11 Jun, 2017

An armed group in Libya said on Facebook Saturday it has freed Seif al-Islam, the son of dead dictator Muammar Gaddafi who has been in custody since November 2011.
Trump says '100 percent' ready to testify under oath

Trump says '100 percent' ready to testify under oath Sat, 10 Jun, 2017

US President Donald Trump punched back Friday against James Comey, accusing the ousted FBI director of lying about their private conversations -- and saying he is "100 percent" willing to testify under oath.
13 Philippine marines killed in fighting with militants

13 Philippine marines killed in fighting with militants Sat, 10 Jun, 2017

Thirteen Philippine marines were killed in fierce fighting with Muslim militants who have laid siege to a southern city for nearly a month in the biggest single-day loss for government forces, the military said Saturday.
Germany's Merkel talks trade, human rights in Mexico

Germany's Merkel talks trade, human rights in Mexico Sat, 10 Jun, 2017

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she spoke with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto about two of the country's touchiest subjects: journalist murders and widespread disappearances.

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Bangladesh steps up search for landslide victims

Emergency workers in Bangladesh on Thursday stepped up the search for victims of the country's worst ever landslides, with mounting claims that the disaster was made worse by unchecked development. EU pulls plug on mobile roaming charges Tower blaze brings fresh delay to British PM's power deal US appeals court upholds block on Trump travel ban Qatar says Gulf citizens can stay despite crisis Tunisians protest for right not to fast during Ramadan

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UK parliament terror attack

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