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Kenya al-Shabab attack: Victims’ bodies sent to Nairobi

The bodies of many of those killed by Islamist militants at a Kenyan university are being moved to the capital Nairobi for identification. At least 147 people died when al-Shabab militants stormed Garissa University in north-eastern Kenya, near Somalia. Four of the gunmen involved were killed by security forces. Police …

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Germanwings crash: Co-pilot Lubitz ‘accelerated descent’

Data from the second ‘black box’ flight recorder belonging to the Germanwings plane that crashed in the Alps suggests that the co-pilot deliberately accelerated its descent, French investigators say. They say Andreas Lubitz modified the automatic pilot system several times to increase the speed of descent. The information they recovered …

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Iran nuclear talks: Rouhani vows to abide by deal

Iran’s president has vowed it will abide by the terms of the preliminary nuclear agreement it signed with six world powers, so long as they do too. “The world must know that we do not intend to cheat,” Hassan Rouhani said in a televised address to the nation. But Mr …

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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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