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Libya peace talks appear on verge of collapse

UN’s Bernardino Leon says that an agreement between rival governments will be difficult as battle for Tripoli continues. Peace talks between rival Libyan political factions appeared to be on the verge of collapse as fighting for control of the capital raged on for a second day. Libya’s UN-recognised government in …

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Houthi rebels seize airport in south Yemen

Rebels reported to be pushing south towards city of Aden where president is holed up after being forced out of power. Yemen’s Shia rebels have seized parts of the southern city of Taiz and its airport and are pushing to seize more territory across the country, Al Jazeera correspondents reported. …

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Tunisia launches manhunt for third museum attacker

Hunt begins after authorities release CCTV footage of the gunmen who killed 21 people in raid on Bardo Museum in Tunis. Tunisian security forces have begun a manhunt for a third attacker in the assault on the Bardo museum that killed 21 people, mostly foreign tourists, the president said. Beji …

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Syria claims shooting down of US drone over Latakia

The Syrian military says it has shot down a US drone near the city of Latakia, a stronghold of President Bashar al-Assad in north-west Syria. US officials have said they lost contact with a drone but that it is unclear if it was shot down. If confirmed it would be …

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Israel election: Netanyahu’s Likud ‘set for win’

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party has claimed a surprise victory in Israel’s election, Israeli media report. Earlier exit polls had suggested a dead heat with centre-left Zionist Union. With most votes counted, Likud is said to be on course to take 29 seats in the 120-seat parliament, the Knesset, …

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Two blasts at Lahore churches claim 14 lives

Twin blasts targeted the Roman Catholic Church and Christ Church during Sunday mass in Youhanabad area of the provincial capital, killing 14 people including two policemen and injuring at least 70 others. According to initial reports, two suicide bombers attacked the churches located in the Christian locality. Eye witnesses told …

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India suspects charged over Nagaland mob lynching

Police in north-eastern India say they have charged 42 people in connection with the lynching of a suspected rapist who was taken from prison by a mob. Syed Sharif Khan was stripped naked by the mob, beaten and dragged through the streets before being hanged in Dimapur, the main city …

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Regular coffee drinkers have ‘cleaner’ arteries

Drinking a few cups of coffee a day may help people avoid clogged arteries – a known risk factor for heart disease – Korean researchers believe. They studied more than 25,000 male and female employees who underwent routine health checks at their workplace. Employees who drank a moderate amount of …

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Boris Nemtsov death: Mourners to pay respects in Moscow

The funeral is due to be held of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead in Moscow. The service at Moscow’s Troyekurovskoye Cemetery will follow a public ceremony at the Andrei Sakharov rights centre. Mr Nemtsov, a fierce critic of President Vladimir Putin, was killed on Great Moskvoretsky …

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Obama: Iran should halt nuclear work for decade

President Barack Obama has said Iran should agree to at least a decade-long freeze on its nuclear activity if a landmark deal is to be finally reached. In an interview with Reuters, Mr Obama also said the odds were still against such an agreement happening. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu …

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