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Deadly suicide bombings hit shopping district in Mosul

Suicide bombers have killed at least three people while attacking a shopping district of east Mosul that was retaken from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group a few months ago, according to Iraqi medical and security officials.

The attack struck the area's Muthanna neighbourhood late on …

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Deaths reported after landslide in Sichuan's Maoxin

At least five people have been found dead and over 120 remain missing hours after a massive landslide buried a mountain village in southwest China. State media had earlier reported that 141 people may have been buried but did not explain why the figure had been revised downwards.

The landslide …

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Saudi-led demands not 'reasonable or actionable': Qatar

Qatar has dismissed a list of demands submitted by four Arab countries as neither reasonable or actionable. The list was received by Qatar's ministry of foreign affairs on June 22, according to a report by the state-run Qatar News Agency.

"This list of demands confirms what Qatar has said from …

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Schwarzenegger and Macron join forces in swipe at Trump

French President Emmanuel Macron has taken another swipe at Donald Trump over the US president's policy on climate change - this time backed up by the muscle of Arnold Schwarzenegger. In a video on social media, Mr Macron is joined by the Terminator star as he vows to "make the planet …

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Russia bars Alexei Navalny from 2018 presidential bid

Russia's electoral body has announced that Alexei Navalny, the opposition leader, is barred from challenging President Vladimir Putin in next year's elections. In a statement released on Friday, the Central Electoral Commission said Navalny is "not eligible to stand for office" because he is currently serving a five-year suspended sentence …

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Colombia's ELN frees two Dutch journalists

Colombia's Marxist ELN fighters have released two Dutch journalists they had captured earlier this week, according to officials.

The ombudsman office, which handles human-rights-related issues, wrote on Twitter on Saturday that the ELN, or the National Liberation Front, freed reporter Derk Johannes Bolt, 62, and his cameraman Eugenio Ernest Marie …

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UN rights body votes to investigate Kasai killings

The United Nations has opened an investigation into killings in central Democratic Republic of Congo, though some Western countries and campaign groups say they had hoped it would have a stronger mandate.

Congo's government has been fighting armed groups in the Kasai region since August, prompting fears of a wider …

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First war memorial to Afro-Caribbean soldiers unveiled in London

Britain's first memorial to the African and Caribbean soldiers of the First and Second World Wars has been unveiled in London. An estimated two million Afro-Caribbean soldiers fought in both world wars.

The sculpture, in Windrush Square, Brixton, is formed of two 6ft (1.8m) long obelisks, with a combined …

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76 women voyage to the edge of the world to fight gender inequality

There's a running joke that one has to sport a beard to conduct scientific research in Antarctica. Except it isn't really a joke, because until the mid-20th century women were widely discouraged from exploring the continent, and the United States didn't allow American women to work in the region until …

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NASA Just Called Out Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop ‘Healing Stickers’

NASA has a bone to pick with Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle brand Goop. In a post on Thursday, Goop promoted "wearable healing stickers" that are sold by a group called Body Vibes, CNN reports. In a portion of the product's description on Goop's website, which has since been removed, Goop said …

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Thompson wins Jamaican 100m title with year-best time

Jamaica's Olympic champion sprinter Elaine Thompson defended her national 100 meters title in Kingston on Friday with a world leading time of 10.71 seconds.

Thompson, who completed a stunning Olympic 100 and 200m double at Rio, recovered from a moderate start to rein in training partner Christania Williams and …

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JK Rowling Reveals There Were 2⃣ Harry Pottersl⚡!

J. K. Rowling delights in dishing out new and fascinations information from the wizarding land of Harry Potter. Her latest news is an intriguing one - there are two Harry Potters!

"Henry Potter (Harry to his intimates), was a direct descendant of Hardwin and Iolanthe, and served on the Wizengamot from …

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