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Cook sores double ton as England reach 400

ABU DHABI: Alastair Cook completed his third double century to guide England to 400 for three at lunch in the first Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on Friday. At the break Cook was batting on a solid 204 and Joe Root unbeaten on 76 as England added 110 runs ...

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EU adopts measures to prevent refugees from leaving Turkey

Jerome Hughes Brussels Another summit of the European Union leaders has ended in Brussels. Tackling the refugee crisis topped the agenda of the summit which was held amid protests outside the European Council building. The EU officials reached a consensus on helping Turkey prevent desperate asylum seekers from leaving the ...

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Militants kidnap 3 tribal fighters in Sinai Peninsula

Security and medical officials in Egypt say Takfiri militants have abducted three pro-government tribal fighters manning a checkpoint in the North African country’s troubled Sinai Peninsula. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the militiamen came under attack in the town of Sheikh Zuweid, situated 334 kilometers (214 miles) ...

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Yemen rockets kill several Saudi-led forces

Yemeni forces have reportedly killed a number of individuals, including troopers, cooperating with Saudi Arabia in its military aggression against Yemen. The fatalities were caused during rocket attacks by the Yemeni army forces and allied Popular Committees against the Sahn al-Jin military base located in the oil-rich province of Ma’rib ...

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US report on religious freedom in Iran invalid: Foreign Min.

Iran’s Foreign Ministry has rejected as “invalid” a report by the US Department of State on religious freedom in Iran. “The clichéd report” by the US Department of State is the repetition of the accusations which the Islamic Republic of Iran has on different occasions rejected as “totally false,” Foreign ...

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US, Turkey pledge to ramp up fight against Daesh

US President Barack Obama and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan have stressed the need for stepping up their fight against the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group. Speaking via telephone on Friday, weeks before Obama travels to Turkey for a G20 summit, the two leaders discussed the often difficult cooperation on countering Daesh ...

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