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Motley Crue signs out with film of final blowout

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Bad boy rockers Motley Crue are retiring with the end of 2015 — but plan to return in the new year with a film version of their final blowout. The glam metal band, known for its unabashed celebration of hedonism, has declared its nearly 35-year career ...

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Football: Leaders Arsenal look for title proof in 2016

LONDON (AFP) – As 2016 dawns, Premier League front-runners Arsenal go in search of evidence that they are capable of striking out on their own in pursuit of a first title since 2004. With Manchester United and Chelsea toiling, Liverpool rebuilding under Jurgen Klopp and Manchester City damagingly porous, Arsenal ...

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Over 55,000 killed in Syria in 2015: Monitoring group

As many as 55,219 people have been killed in Syria in 2015, the fifth year since the country found itself plagued by foreign-backed militancy, a monitoring group says. The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported the death toll on Thursday, while putting the year’s civilian fatalities at 13,249. The overall toll included more ...

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Daesh Takfiri militants execute 30 Iraqi citizens in Anbar

Members of Daesh Takfiri terrorist group have reportedly killed over two dozen civilians in Iraq’s embattled western province of Anbar as terrorists suffer bitter losses from army forces and volunteer fighters. Mohammed al-Dulaimi, the deputy governor of Ramadi, told Arabic-language al-Sumaria satellite television network on Thursday evening that Daesh extremists killed 30 Iraqi people, ...

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Russia calls for negotiations to settle Yemen conflict

Russia has called on all parties involved in the months-long Yemeni crisis to cease hostilities and try to solve their problems through negotiations and dialogue. “We consider it necessary to repeat our insistent call to all the sides to immediately stop the combat actions and settle all the current problems at ...

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Jailed Saudi blogger’s health deteriorating

A Saudi blogger, who is in jail for criticizing the kingdom’s extremist Wahhabi ideology, is suffering from deteriorating health condition due to a hunger strike, his wife says. “I am very worried about him. His health, both physical and mental, is very poor,” Raif Badawi’s wife Ensaf Haidar said on ...

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Syria army advances against militants in several areas

Syrian army troops have carried out fresh military operations against Takfiri groups on several fronts, liberating more militant-held areas and inflicting heavy losses on the terrorists. Army units backed by fighters from allied popular defense groups managed to regain control of Ghreemish, Zor al-Sous,al-Ziyadiyeh and al-Sheikh Abdullah districts in Hama ...

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White House to delay Iran sanctions: Report

US President Barack Obama’s administration will reportedly delay planned financial sanctions against Iran over its ballistic missile program, after the Iranian president ordered the accelerated production of missiles in response to reports of possible new sanctions. On Wednesday, reports had surfaced that the US Treasury Department would impose sanctions in ...

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Indonesia arrests three with links to Daesh terror group

Indonesian police authorities have arrested three people with suspected links to Deash Takfiri militant group during an operation in the Southeast Asian nation’s Central Sulawesi Province. “This morning, my personnel reported that they had arrested three more people in Tayawa village,” Sulawesi police chief Brigadier General Idham Azis said on Thursday. Azis ...

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Egyptian fighter jets bombard targets in Rafah

Egyptian military aircraft have carried out aerial assaults against targets in the city of Rafah on the border with the Gaza Strip, which has been subject to a tight Israeli blockade for the past eight years. Palestinian witnesses said the warplanes struck areas in Rafah, located 340 kilometers (211 miles) northeast ...

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