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Decomposed bodies retrieved by military in Marawi City

Rescuers have recovered 17 bodies of civilians believed to have been killed by ISIL fighters holed up in Marawi City, a besieged community in the southern Philippines, officials said.

"The recovered cadavers are believed to be those civilians who were helplessly murdered by the terrorists," said Lieutenant Colonel Jo-ar Herrera …

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Millions vote in Nepal in crucial local elections

Millions of people in Nepal are going to the polls on Wednesday in the second phase of local elections to, despite threats from ethnic groups that oppose the elections. More than 162,000 security forces were deployed in the voting areas.

The local elections are being held for the first …

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Turkish military 'returns fire' at Kurdish YPG forces

Turkish forces have retaliated with artillery fire overnight and destroyed Kurdish rebel targets in Syria after YPG fighters opened fire on Turkey-backed rebels in Syria's north, the military said.

A statement on Wednesday claimed that YPG gunfire on Tuesday evening targeted Free Syrian Army fighters in the Maranaz area south …

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UK activists demand end to Saudi Arabia, UAE arms sales

Campaign groups and legal experts have called on the UK to end arm sales to Saudi Arabia and its allies, warning that continuing to do so may be in violation of international law.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Arab Organisation for Human Rights in the UK (AOHR) said …

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UK high-rise fire fears continue as 120 towers fail safety tests

Exterior cladding on 120 high-rise buildings across 37 local authority areas in England has failed fire safety checks, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May announced on Wednesday.

Safety checks are continuing across the country following the Grenfell Tower blaze on June 14, which was apparently stoked by the building's flammable exterior …

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😂Coins Thrown into 🛩Plane Engine by Elderly Passenger for 🍀'Luck'

A superstitious elderly passenger delayed a flight in Shanghai after throwing coins at the engine for good luck, a Chinese airline has confirmed. Police were called to Shanghai Pudong International Airport after a passenger noticed the woman's bizarre behaviour, apparently aimed at ensuring a safe flight, and alerted authorities.

"In …

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World's Brightest Laser Sparks New Behavior in Light

Physicists from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are seeing an everyday phenomenon in a new light. By focusing laser light to a brightness one billion times greater than the surface of the sun — the brightest light ever produced on Earth — the physicists have observed changes in a vision-enabling interaction between light …

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Pregnant Serena Williams🎾 Bares it all 📷: https://goo.gl/zSd8Jy

Serena Williams was completely taken aback by her pregnancy, taking six home tests before believing she was expecting her first child, the tennis superstar told Vanity Fair magazine.

Williams, who poses nude on the cover of the magazine for its August issue, said she still had not come to terms …

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Madrid, Man United yet to hold Morata talks – Perez

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez insisted the La Liga champions were yet to enter negotiations with Manchester United over forward Alvaro Morata.

Morata, 24, is believed to be set for a big-money move to Old Trafford this off-season as he looks for more playing time.

But Perez denied Madrid were …

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