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Adele album enjoys decade’s biggest US sales year

NEW YORK (AFP) – Adele s record-breaking album “25” has scored another feat — the highest US sales during a singleyear in a decade. The British singer s album unsurprisingly was the top-selling album of 2015 and spent its sixth week at number one on the year s final chart released Monday by ...

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Tennis: Sharapova pulls out of Brisbane International

BRISBANE (AFP) – Defending champion and tournament drawcard Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the season-opening Brisbane International with a left forearm injury, organisers said Tuesday. World number four and third seed Sharapova said she “hurt my forearm in practice a couple days ago” and needed to withdraw as a precaution ...

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US takes 121 illegal immigrants into custody

US authorities have taken 121 people into custody over the weekend as part of efforts to deport Central American families who had immigrated to the United States illegally. The so-called removals of adults and children, who entered the US illegally after May 2014, took place primarily in Texas, Georgia and ...

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Daesh attacked mosques to inflame sectarian strife: Iraq PM

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says Daesh and similar Takfiri elements are behind recent deadly attacks on Sunni mosques in the country in an attempt to “undermine national unity.”   In a Monday post on online social media, Abadi warned that the attacks were aimed at dragging the Iraqi nation into a sectarian ...

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Israeli troops kill West Bank Palestinian

Israeli forces have shot and killed another Palestinian after accusing him of carrying out a stabbing attack in the occupied West Bank. According to Israeli sources, the shooting assault took place in the city of Bethlehem on Tuesday when the Palestinian allegedly attacked an Israeli soldier at the Gush Etzion ...

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Israeli forces re-arrest former Palestinian hunger striker

Israeli military forces have detained a former Palestinian prisoner, who went on a lengthy hunger strike last year in protest against his detention. Witnesses said an Israeli military vehicle stopped Khader Adnan’s car on Monday afternoon as he was driving near the town of Silwad northeast of the occupied West ...

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Blast goes off near foreign consulates in Afghan city

A powerful bomb explosion has erupted near foreign consulates in a city in Nangarhar Province in eastern Afghanistan, officials say. The blast occurred on Tuesday near the Indian, Pakistani, and Iranian consulates in central Jalalabad. A spokesman for the provincial governor Attaullah Khugyani said there were no reports of casualties from ...

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