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Meryl Streep to head jury at 2016 Berlin film festival

BERLIN (AFP) – Oscar-winning Hollywood star Meryl Streep will head the jury of next year s Berlin Film Festival, organisers said on Wednesday. Streep will be jury president of the 66th Berlinale from February 11-21 in her first-ever role as a festival juror anywhere. “It is a thrill to return to ...

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Pentagon chief threatens to deter Russia influence in Syria

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter has threatened Russia, saying the US will take all necessary steps to counter Moscow’s “malign influence” in Syria. “We will take all necessary steps to deter Russia’s malign and destabilizing influence, coercion and aggression,” carter said on Wednesday. He further said as long as Russia pursued ...

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Triple attacks kill 7 in Nigeria’s northeast

Triple bombings, suspected to be carried out by Boko Haram Takfiri militants, have killed at least seven people in northeast Nigeria, officials say. Nigerian army spokesman, Colonel Sani Usman, said on Wednesday that seven people were killed in the attack in the densely-populated suburb of Ajilari-Cross late Tuesday. The blasts occurred within seconds ...

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100s of Takfiri militants killed in Syrian army operations

Foreign-sponsored militant groups operating inside Syria have suffered major losses and lost hundreds of members as Syrian government troops continue to gain more ground in their fight against the extremists. On Wednesday, Syrian army troops managed to establish control over a number of areas in the Jobar district, which lies ...

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Some 100 Taliban militants slain across Afghanistan

Afghan army troops backed by security forces have killed nearly 100 Taliban militants and wounded more than three dozen others in a series of clean-up operations across the strife-torn Asian country over the past 24 hours. The Afghan Defense Ministry said in a statement on Thursday that 98 militants were killed ...

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Yemeni forces launch Scud missile at Saudi military base

Yemeni army soldiers backed by Popular Committees have fired a Scud ballistic missile at a Saudi military base in retaliation for Riyadh’s unrelenting military campaign against its impoverished Arab neighbor. On Thursday morning, the Yemeni troopers and their allied forces fired the missile from an area in the vicinity of ...

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