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Oman accepts six Yemeni prisoners from Guantanamo

US transfers inmates to Oman for resettlement as part of plan to close controversial prison in Cuba. The United States says it has sent another six Yemeni detainees from its controversial Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba to Oman for resettlement. In a statement issued late on Friday, the Pentagon said …

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Pakistan air strikes kill fighters in North Waziristan

Army claims it has killed 20 fighters in Datta Khel area as part of year-long campaign against Taliban. Pakistan’s military says air strikes have killed 20 suspected fighters in the northwestern tribal region of North Waziristan near the Afghan border. In a statement on Saturday, the army said the strikes …

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Neurosurgeon to attempt world’s first head transplant

Patient will be 30-year-old Russian Valery Spiridonov, who suffers from Werdnig-Hoffmann, a muscle-wasting disease. An Italian neurosurgeon has unveiled plans to perform the first human head transplant by the end of 2017. Dr Sergio Canavero announced his plan at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurological and Orthopaedic …

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Afghanistan to face Bangladesh in soccer friendly today

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Following their win against Laos on Friday, the national soccer squad is all set to face Bangladesh in a friendly match in Dhaka today (Tuesday). The match will be held in Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh at around 2:30pm at Kabul’s time. The national squad on …

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22 killed in Balochistan’s Mastung laid to rest

QUETTA: Victims of the Mastung tragedy were laid to rest in Pishin, a district of the troubled Balochistan province in Pakistan. The death toll rose to 22 when another body was recovered on Saturday. Families and relatives of those killed by militants in Mastung protested outside the CM and Governor …

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