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India heat wave tests water supply as deaths near 2,000

Hospitals urged to give emergency treatment to people suffering from heatstroke as hundreds more die over past day. Dizzying temperatures have caused water shortages in thousands of Indian villages and killed hundreds more people over the past day, driving the death toll from a weeks-long heat wave to at least …

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Saudi Arabian mosque hit by bomb attack

A bomb has exploded outside a Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia, reportedly killing at least four people. Officials said a suicide bomber blew up a car in the city of Dammam in Eastern Province. The Islamic State (IS) group has said that it was behind the attack in a statement …

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NSA Doval finds faults with Pak-Afghan spy agencies’ deal

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval on Friday said that Pakistan’s spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) deal with Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security (NDS) was based on wrong assumptions. “What Pakistan wanted was to take assurance and pressurize Afghanistan that they will not allow their territory to be used for any …

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Burundian crisis triggers civilian mass exodus

UN says 105,000 people have fled Burundi with Tanzanian authorities bearing the brunt of a severe refugee crisis. At least 50,000 refugees are living on the shore of Lake Tangyanika in rough conditions after fleeing the political crisis in Burundi, the Tanzanian government has said. Isaac Nantanga, spokesperson for the …

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Obama to back Gulf allies against any ‘external attack’

President makes remarks at end of US-GCC summit at Camp David amid Arab anxiety over efforts for nuclear deal with Iran. President Barack Obama has vowed to back Gulf allies against any “external attack,” seeking to reassure them of Washington’s commitment to their security amid Arab anxiety over US-led efforts …

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ISIL seizes main government compound in Ramadi

Officials say group has taken major complex, giving nearly full control over Anbar’s provincial capital. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group has taken over the main government compound in the western Iraqi city of Ramadi, and edged closer to what would be their biggest victory in …

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NATO to Keep Some Troops in Afghanistan After 2016

ANTALYA, Turkey – NATO will keep some troops in Afghanistan even after its current training mission ends around the end of next year, the alliance said on Wednesday, in a signal of support for Afghan security forces struggling to repel a Taliban offensive. Afghan government forces, now largely without foreign …

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