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Justin Bieber album smashes Spotify record

NEW YORK (AFP) – Justin Bieber s new album has smashed the record for first week streaming on Spotify, the onlinemusic site said Friday. “Purpose,” the Canadian pop star s first album in three years, was streamed 205 million times since its release a week earlier, with 77 million of the streams ...

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Buttler blitz sinks Pakistan as England win series 3-1

DUBAI: Jos Buttler hit the fastest one-day hundred by an Englishman to guide England to an 84-run win over Pakistan in the fourth and final day-night international in Dubai on Friday for a 3-1 series triumph. Buttler’s 52-ball 116 not out — his hundred coming off just 46 deliveries — ...

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Ban condemns deadly hostage crisis at Malian hotel

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has denounced the “horrific terrorist attack” at a luxury hotel in Mali, warning that the violence is targeting peace efforts in the country. “The secretary general deplores any attempt to derail the implementation of the agreement” signed in June between rival factions in Mali, Ban’s ...

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Daesh kidnaps 20 Shias in Afghanistan

Terrorists with the Takfiri group of Daesh have abducted 20 Shias from the Hazara community from a highway linking the Afghan capital, Kabul, to the city of Kandahar in southern Afghanistan, Press TV reports. The kidnapping took place on Saturday, with Afghan officials saying that the victims had been taken ...

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War to remove Syria’s Assad ‘illegal’: Congresswoman

A Democratic congresswoman calls on the United States to stop the “illegal, counterproductive war” to overthrow the Syrian government and focus instead on defeating the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group. Appearing on CNN on Friday, Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii said the campaign to remove Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is “illegal ...

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Turkey summons Russian envoy

ANKARA: Turkey summoned the Russian ambassador after Moscow’s war planes carried out a heavy bombing raid inside Syrian territory “very close” to the Turkish border, the foreign ministry said on Friday. Russian ambassador Andrey Karlov was summoned to hear Turkey’s concern over Russia’s bombing of “civilian Turkmen villages… very close ...

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Syrian army says warplanes destroyed some 450 terrorist targets

The Syrian Air Force has conducted 114 sorties in less than a week, destroying some 450 terrorist targets in seven provinces, an army spokesperson says. “Since November 15, the Syrian Air Force has carried out 114 sorties and destroyed 447 targets in Damascus, Homs, Hama, Idlib, Aleppo, Deir ez-Zor and Lattakia provinces,” Syrian army ...

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Obama calls upon youth to reject extremism

KUALA LUMPUR: President Barack Obama urged young people in Malaysia on Friday to reject the “terrible vision” that drove the Paris attacks, offering an alternative vision in which traditional cultures coexist with a diverse modern world. “You can set an example,” Obama told college-age youngsters in Kuala Lumpur. “Not just ...

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