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Daily Archives: November 27, 2015

Adele to go on tour for first time in five years

LONDON (AFP) – British singer Adele is to go on tour in Europe next year, her first live dates in five years, she announced Thursday. The “Hello” star, whose smash hit album “25” was released earlier this month, will play 36 dates from February to June 2016. The shows will ...

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PCB receives approval from government to play India in SL

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Cricket Board says it has received approval from the government to play India in Sri Lanka in a limited-overs series next month. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif gave the OK on Thursday, and the PCB announced it on Friday. The PCB says details of the short series will ...

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Dozens of US troops arrive in Syria to help Kurds: Report

The United States has reportedly dispatched dozens of ground troops to Syria in a bid to shore up its ostensibly ineffective airstrikes against the Takfiri Daesh terrorists and assist Kurdish militants operating in Turkish-Syrian border regions. A Thursday report by the Lebanese TV al-Mayadeen said the US servicemen entered Syria from Turkey ...

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Austria censures Saudi on human rights record

Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz has openly criticized Saudi Arabia over its dismal human rights records and its promotion of the Wahabbi ideology. During a Thursday meeting with his Saudi counterpart Adel al-Jubeir in Riyadh, Kurz said that Austria is at loggerheads with Saudi Arabia over human rights issues and views ...

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Sirens ring out as air strikes hit IS Syria stronghold

BEIRUT (AFP) – In the Islamic State group s Syrian stronghold of Raqa, sirens ring out whenever a warplane approaches as terrorists flee their posts and vehicles to hide, activists say. A US-led coalition and Russia have stepped up air strikes on the extremists  de facto Syrian capital since IS claimed ...

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Australia turns back boat carrying refugees to Indonesia

Australian authorities have forced at least 16 refugees to return to Indonesia after intercepting their boat and detaining them for days. Indonesian police said 13 refugees from India, two from Nepal and one Bangladeshi arrived ashore Thursday evening in Tablolong on Timor Island. The asylum seekers were rescued after locals ...

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18 killed by Boko Haram Takfiri militants in Niger

Takfiri Boko Haram militants have attacked a village in southeast Niger, killing 18 people and burning nearly 100 homes, local authorities say. The assault occurred in the village of Wogom located in Diffa late Wednesday. The Takfiri militants are believed to have come to Niger after crossing the Komadougou Yobe river which separates the country from Nigeria. Niger’s ...

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US deploys dozens of ground troops to Syria

The United States has deployed dozens of ground troops to Syria claiming they will assist Kurdish forces in their battle against Daesh (ISIL) terrorists, sources say. The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Thursday that 30 US soldiers arrived in the northern city of Kobani over the past ...

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