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Celine Dion’s husband, manager Rene Angelil dies

MONTREAL (AFP) – Celine Dion s husband Rene Angelil, who discovered the Canadian pop diva and long managed her career, died Thursday aged 73 after a struggle with cancer. Dion announced his passing in a Twitter message, saying: “Rene Angelil passed away this morning at his home in Las Vegas after ...

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Yemeni forces kill top Emirati commander in Ta’izz: TV

A senior military commander from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and three other Saudi-backed foreign mercenaries have been killed in an attack by Yemeni forces in the southwestern province of Ta’izz, reports say.  The fatalities came after Ansarullah fighters and allied Yemeni army units targeted an armored vehicle in the Dabab district of Ta’izz Province, the Yemeni al-Masirah ...

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Iraqi forces flush Daesh terrorists out of another Anbar area

Iraqi government forces have liberated another region in the western province of Anbar from Daesh Takfiri militants, as they continue to gain ground in battles against the foreign-backed terrorists. Commander of the Army’s 8th Brigade Brigadier-General Majid al-Fatlawi told Arabic-language al-Sumaria satellite television network that Iraqi troopers wrested control of Albu Soudah area, which lies ...

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Muslims must stand united against terror: Iran diplomat

Iran’s ambassador to Lebanon has called for stronger unity among Muslim nations as the only way to counter the growing terror threats plaguing the Middle East. Mohammad Fat’hali made the remarks after a Thursday meeting with Lebanon’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdel-Latif Derian in Beirut, where they discussed important issues related to ...

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Army soldiers kill 5 PKK militants in southeastern Turkey

The Turkish military says five members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) have been killed during separate counter-terrorism operations in the troubled southeastern part of the country. The Turkish General Staff announced in a statement on Thursday that the PKK terrorists had lost their lives in the provinces of Sirnak and ...

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UN chief: Syria starvation ‘a war crime’

UN chief Ban Ki-moon says the use of food as a weapon against the Syrian people is a war crime amid reports of severe malnourishment in some besieged towns. Some 400,000 people in Syria are under siege as a foreign-backed insurgency is wreaking havoc across much of the country. “Let ...

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70% of guns at Mexican crime scenes come from US: Report

An official report reveals 70% of guns shipped and smuggled into Mexico to be used for criminal purposes and illegal activities come from the US. According to a report commissioned by US Democratic Representative Eliot Engel of New York published on Monday, 70 percent of the guns — more than ...

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Indonesia arrests 3 over Jakarta attacks

Indonesia has arrested three suspects in connection with a series of terror attacks that killed at least seven people and injured 20 others in the capital Jakarta. Three men were arrested at their homes in the Depok area on the outskirts of Jakarta early Friday morning, police told Indonesian Metro TV news channel. ...

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US military eyes extra measures against sex assaults

The United States is considering additional measures to counter the “scourge” of sexual assaults in the military. The US Navy’s top officer on Thursday announced additional measures aimed at reducing and eliminating sexual assaults in the service, calling such attacks a “scourge in our workforce,” Reuters reported. Chief of Naval ...

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