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Twin blasts kill dozens in Parachinar market

At least 37 people have been killed and more than 150 wounded when twin explosions ripped through a crowded market in northwest Pakistan, according to officials. The bomb attacks, minutes apart, took place at Toori Bazar in the town of Parachinar, ...

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US judge in Michigan blocks deportation of 100 Iraqis

A US judge on Thursday temporarily blocked the deportation of about 100 Iraqi nationals rounded up in Michigan in recent weeks who argued that they could face persecution or torture in Iraq because they are religious minorities. US District Judge ...

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ISIL targets children to hold Mosul civilians hostage

ISIL fighters are targeting children in Mosul to prevent civilians from fleeing the city as Iraqi forces push into the armed group’s last stronghold, the United Nations said Thursday. The UN children’s agency said it has documented a number of ...

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Gunmen storm Pigcawayan school: police

Gunmen have occupied a school after storming a village on the island of Mindanao in southern Philippines, according to police.   Suspected members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) group were engaged in a gun battle with security forces ...

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Kurdish and French reporters killed in Mosul explosion

A landmine blast in the Iraqi city of Mosul has killed one Kurdish and one French journalist, as Iraq’s forces push deeper into the last remaining areas held by ISIL fighters. Kurdish reporter Bakhtiyar Addad, who was working with a ...

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Vehicle hits pedestrians in London's Finsbury Park

At least one person has been killed and 10 others injured after a vehicle ran over pedestrians close to two mosques in a north London neighbourhood, UK police have said. The 48-year-old driver of the van was detained by bystanders ...

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Grenfell fire: Residents demand justice

A member of Al Manar mosque in West London opens up the doors to its prayer area in a vain attempt to cool the community hall where hundreds of people, including survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire, have gathered. The ...

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Saudis and allies working on list of Qatar 'grievances'

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister says a list of “grievances” involving Qatar is being drawn up and will be presented to the Arab Gulf country shortly. Speaking in London, on Friday, Adel al-Jubeir called on Qatar to respond to what he claimed ...

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