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South London mosque reopens following massive fire

​Mohamed Walji London The Baitul Futuh Mosque in south London has reopened six days after a fire destroyed parts of its building. As our London correspondent Mohamed Walji reports, several high profile figures were among people who came for Friday prayers and the reopening.

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Pakistan wins toss, bowls in 2nd ODI against Zimbabwe

HARARE: Pakistan captain Azhar Ali won the toss and put Zimbabwe in to bat in the second one-day international on Saturday, seeking a victory that would clinch the three-game series. Pakistan made two changes to its lineup following a big 131-run win in the first one-dayer on Thursday. Batsman Asad ...

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Russian, Ukrainian leaders hold peace talks in Paris

PARIS: The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine met in Paris on Friday to consolidate a fragile peace in Ukraine, as President Vladimir Putin eyes relief from punishing sanctions over Moscow’s role in the conflict. Fighting has all but stopped in separatist eastern Ukraine but with peace closer than ...

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Shabaab militants seize two towns in central Somalia

Al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab militants have captured two towns in central Somalia, taking advantage of the absence of either Somali or African Union forces in the area. “Amara and Ba’adwayn are now under full control of al-Shabab,” said a senior regional official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, the DPA reported. Local militias ...

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First flight carrying 104 Mina victims’ bodies lands in Tehran

The flight carrying the bodies of 104 Iranian Hajj pilgrims killed in the recent crush in Mina, near the Saudi city of Mecca, has landed in Tehran. An official repatriation ceremony is slated to be held on Saturday morning at Tehran’s Mehrabad Airport with Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani and a number of high-ranking officials ...

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Multiple bomb, shooting attacks kill 7, wound 27 in Iraq

Security and medical officials in Iraq say at least seven people have lost their lives and more than two dozen others sustained injuries in separate bombings and a shooting incident across the conflict-ridden country. A police source, speaking on grounds of anonymity, said two civilians were killed and seven injured when ...

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