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Lisbon’s first Syrian restaurant a welcome sign for refugees

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Author: AFP Mon, 2017-10-16 12:41 ID: 1508161083996068600 LISBON: The queue outside Lisbon’s first Syrian restaurant on its opening day showed an appetite not just for Syrian food but for integration in one of the few European countries trying to welcome more refugees. Syrian refugees run Mezze restaurant after money was raised to renovate a former […]

Eight dead as Rohingya boat sinks off Bangladesh

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Author: AFP Mon, 2017-10-16 07:59 ID: 1508130548454462200 COX’S BAZAR: At least eight people drowned and dozens more are missing after a boat packed with Rohingya fleeing to Bangladesh sank on Monday, the latest victims of a half a million strong exodus sparked by an army crackdown in Myanmar. The boat was carrying an estimated 50 […]

Death toll in Somalia bombing jumps: medical workers

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Author: Reuters Mon, 2017-10-16 09:13 ID: 1508134942544606000 MOGADISHU, Somalia: At least 300 people were killed by twin bomb explosions in the heart of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, doctors said on Monday, confirming the deadliest attacks since an Islamist insurgency began in 2007. “We have confirmed 300 people died in the blast. The death toll will still […]

France hopes US Congress won’t jeopardize Iran deal — minister

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Author: Reuters Mon, 2017-10-16 11:11 ID: 1508143330844932800 LUXEMBOURG: French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Monday he hoped the US Congress would not jeopardize the Iranian nuclear agreement after President Donald Trump warned he might pull out.“Following President Trump’s decision not to validate the accord, the decision doesn’t square with what we believe, what […]

Bombs kill Pakistani soldiers hunting US-Canadian family’s kidnappers

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Author: Reuters Mon, 2017-10-16 11:00 ID: 1508141167204839400 ISLAMABAD: Bomb blasts killed a Pakistani army officer and three soldiers searching for the kidnappers of a freed US-Canadian family in a tribal region bordering Afghanistan, Pakistani and US officials said. Pakistan’s army said the attacks in Kurram tribal district on Sunday also wounded three soldiers during the […]

Bengaluru building collapse kills at least five — officials

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Author: Reuters Mon, 2017-10-16 09:08 ID: 1508134551634585900 BENGALURU, India: A multi-story building collapsed in the south Indian city of Bengaluru on Monday, killing at least five people and injuring several, officials said. The accident occurred in a densely populated residential area in the south-east of the city after the suspected explosion of a cooking gas […]

Ireland closes schools as major storm approaches

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Author: AFP Mon, 2017-10-16 11:17 ID: 1508143330814932700 DUBLIN: Schools were closed Monday as Ireland braced for an “unprecedented storm,” with authorities warning that violent winds, rain and storm surges could pose a risk to life.Ophelia, the largest hurricane ever recorded so far east in the Atlantic Ocean, was downgraded to a storm before it hit […]

Clinton accuses Wikileaks of blunting impact of crude Trump tape

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Author: AFP Mon, 2017-10-16 03:19 ID: 1508114340883971900 SYDNEY: Hillary Clinton Monday accused Wikileaks of working with Russia to deflect attention away from an infamous tape of Donald Trump bragging about groping women in the run-up to the US presidential election. The former secretary of state’s devastating election loss to Trump remains raw and she again […]

Drone hit Canadian airliner: minister

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Author: Agence France Presse Mon, 2017-10-16 01:05 ID: 1508094541400041300 MONTREAL, Canada: A Canadian passenger plane landed safely after it was hit by a drone in the first case of its kind in the country, a cabinet minister said Sunday.With increasing numbers of unmanned aerial devices in the skies, collisions are still rare, but authorities around […]

Britain, Germany ‘committed’ to Iran nuclear deal

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Author: Reuters, AFP Sun, 2017-10-15 13:47 ID: 1508089271159467600 LONDON/PARIS: Britain and Germany agreed on Sunday they remained committed to the nuclear deal with Iran after a US decision to decertify the agreement, a spokeswoman said after a call between Prime Minister Theresa May and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. “They agreed the UK and Germany both […]
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