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British music legend David Bowie dies of cancer

LONDON (AFP) – British music legend David Bowie has died after a long battle with cancer, his official Twitter and Facebook accounts said Monday, prompting an outpouring of tributes.   Bowie died on Sunday surrounded by family, according to his social media accounts. His agent Steve Martin confirmed he had ...

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NZ all-rounder Astle called up for Pakistan T20 series

Legspinning all-rounder Todd Astle is in line for a limited overs debut after being named in New Zealand’s 13-man squad for a World T20 warmup series against Pakistan. Astle, who played one Test for New Zealand three years ago, replaces legspinner Ish Sodhi from the squad that swept Sri Lanka ...

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Iran approves imports of Chevrolets:Report

Iran said on Sunday that it has issued the authorization for imports of automobiles produced by the American carmaker giant Chevrolet.  The announcement has been made by the Trade Promotion Organization of Iran which says two of the company’s models – Chevrolet Trax and Chevrolet Aveo – have received the ...

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Iran opens $6 billion gas operations

Iran brings online two more operations in its biggest gas field, marking the opening of the first such project all carried out by domestic entities in the face of Western sanctions.  President Hassan Rouhani attended inauguration of phases 15 and 16 of the South Pars field in Asaluyeh on Monday ...

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Terrorists seize aid in Syria’s Madaya, sell it to residents

As an aid convoy sets off for Syria’s southwestern town of Madaya, reports have emerged detailing the looting and exploitation of similar humanitarian consignments in the past by Takfiri terrorists in the area. According to the Lebanese al-Manar TV on Sunday terrorist groups, including the so-called Jaish al-Fath and Ahrar al-Sham Movement, stored aid packages delivered to ...

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Saudi seeks to impose own will on other nations: Iran

Following the recent Arab League statement against the Islamic Republic, Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari says Saudi Arabia seeks to impose its own will on other nations to give the impression that Riyadh is not isolated and alone in its policies. “Saudi Arabia’s policy is based on imposing its ...

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Israel nabbed 100s of kids in 2015: Rights group

The majority of the Palestinians arrested by Israeli regime forces in East al-Quds (Jerusalem) in 2015 were children, among them minors under the age of 14, says a prisoner’s rights group. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Center for Studies said in a report on Sunday that the Tel Aviv regime detained over ...

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Donald Trump eggs Americans on for backup

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump says the path the United States is treading will lead to ‘hell’ unless Americans rise and vote for change in the November election. Trump on Sunday called on people at a downtown gathering in Reno, Nevada to register for the planned November 8 vote, saying, ...

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Nigerians call for release of Shia cleric, Zakzaky

Nigerian protesters have taken to the streets across the country to demand the release of prominent Shia cleric and the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) Sheikh Ibrahim al-Zakzaky, reports say. According to media reports, the demonstrations were held in the states of Bauchi, Kano, Yobe and elsewhere ...

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