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Iran warns Trump about ‘mother of all wars’


July 23, 2018

DUBAI: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday cautioned US President Donald Trump about pursuing hostile policies against Tehran, saying “war with Iran is the mother of all wars”, but did not rule out peace between the two countries. Iran faces increased U.S. pressure and looming sanctions after Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from a 2015 international deal over …

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Russian-backed air strikes hit Daesh in southern Syria: sources


July 23, 2018

An explosion in Quneitra, at the Syrian side of the Israeli-Syrian border, as seen from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Israel, July 22, 2018. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun AMMAN: Russian and Syrian jets stepped up their bombing of a Daesh bastion along the Jordan-Israel border in southwestern Syria, as the militants pushed into areas abandoned by other rebel groups, diplomatic and opposition sources …

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Three Kashmiri separatists die in gun battle


July 23, 2018

SRINAGAR: Three separatists were killed in a gun battle with troops in India-held Kashmir early on Sunday, police said. Counterinsurgency police and soldiers staged an early morning raid on a cluster of homes in southern Khudwani village on a tip that separatists were hiding there and came under fire, said top police officer S.P. Vaid. In the ensuing fighting, three …

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Nine shot in downtown Toronto, gunman dead: police


July 23, 2018

A gunman opened fire in central Toronto on Sunday night, injuring nine people including a child before being shot dead, police reported. Toronto Police said they had responded to a call at around 10:00 pm (0200 GMT Monday) in the city’s Greektown district. “Conditions of victims not known yet. A young girl is one of the 9 victims,” the police …

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Indonesian jailers busted over fancy cells


July 23, 2018

Outside authorities found several cells that featured modern bathrooms with hot showers, full-sized refrigerators, coffee makers, microwave ovens and stereo loudspeakers. Photo: AFP Inmates at an Indonesian prison paid for luxury cells equipped with air conditioning, flat-screen TVs and private washrooms, anti-graft officials said, in the graft-riddled country’s latest corruption scandal. Jail staff allegedly took bribes of $14,000-$35,000 from inmates …

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The longest lunar eclipse of the century will occur this week


July 23, 2018

Sky gazers should now gear up for the moment that might take a long to occur next –yes, the longest lunar eclipse of the century is about to happen later this week. The eclipse will occur on the night of July 27 into the early hours of July 28. According to EarthSky, it’s the longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century. “The total phase …

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Kabul suicide attack death toll rises to 23: health official


July 23, 2018

At least 107 others were wounded in Sunday’s powerful explosion, which happened as scores of people were leaving the airport after welcoming home Afghan Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum from exile. Photo:AFP KABUL: The death toll from a suicide attack near Kabul international airport has risen to 23, the health ministry said Monday, with an AFP driver among the dead. …

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Hundreds of Syrian refugees return home from Lebanon


July 23, 2018

Hundreds of Syrian refugees left Lebanon on Monday for their neighbouring home country, an AFP reporter said, the latest such return coordinated between Beirut and Damascus. In Lebanon’s eastern border town of Arsal, men, women and children of all ages piled into cars, minivans and tractors. Security forces checked the identity papers of those about to make the journey back to Syria with …

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Gunman kills two in Toronto shooting rampage


July 23, 2018

Toronto, Canada: A 29-year-old gunman opened fire on pedestrians in a bustling Toronto neighborhood, killing two and wounding a dozen others, police in Canada´s largest city said Monday, adding the suspect was found dead in an alley after an exchange of gunfire with police. A video clip posted by Canadian media appeared to show a dark-clad man walking on the …

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Trump warns Iran to ‘never, ever threaten the United States again’


July 23, 2018

President Donald Trump on Sunday warned Iran of consequences “the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered,” if it threatens the United States (US). “NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE,” he said on Twitter, writing the entire message in capital letters. …

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