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Two US soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Two US service members have been killed while serving in Afghanistan, Nato says. They were killed on Friday but the names of the victims will be withheld until 24 hours after their families have been notified. The deaths bring the number of US service members killed in Afghanistan this year to four. It comes amid […]Read More
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Top Guaido aide detained in Venezuela

Venezuelan intelligence agents have detained a senior aide to opposition leader Juan Guaidó after a raid on his Caracas home. Mr Guaidó has demanded the immediate release of his chief of staff Roberto Marrero, whose whereabouts are unknown. The nearby home of opposition legislator Sergio Vergara was also raided. He was briefly detained. The operation […]Read More
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Syria condemns Donald Trump’s Golan remarks

Syria has condemned as “irresponsible” US President Donald Trump’s comments that it was time to recognise Israel’s sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights. A statement published by the Syrian state news agency said it showed the “blind bias” of the US towards Israel. It said Syria was determined to recover the area “through all Read More
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New Zealand falls silent for mosque victims

New Zealand has broadcast the Islamic call to prayer and observed a two-minute silence in ceremonies to mark a week since the Christchurch attacks. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern joined thousands of mourners near the Al-Noor mosque, one of two places of worship targeted in last Friday’s shootings. Addressing the Muslim community she said: “New Zealand […]Read More
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Alesha killer finally admits rape and murder

The 16-year-old schoolboy convicted of the murder of Alesha MacPhail has finally admitted his crime. During his trial, Aaron Campbell had repeatedly denied he abducted, raped and killed the six-year-old on the Isle of Bute last July. However, his lawyer told the High Court in Glasgow ahead of sentencing that Campbell had admitted the crimes. […]Read More
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China chemical blast death toll rises to 47

The death toll in a huge blast at a chemical plant in eastern China has jumped to 47, with 90 injured, according to state news agency Xinhua. The powerful explosion followed a fire at the factory which produces fertiliser. China’s earthquake administration reported a tremor equivalent to 2.2-magnitude at the time of the blast. The […]Read More
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UK returns Ethiopian emperor’s hair

The British National Army Museum has returned to the Ethiopian government the hair locks of Emperor Tewodros II – more than 150 years after they were taken during the invasion of the African state. Ethiopians sang and danced as the two pieces of hair were handed over to Culture and Tourism Minister Hirut Weldemariam at […]Read More