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Football: Messi injury not worth risking – Luis Enrique

BARCELONA (AFP) – Barcelona boss Luis Enrique insisted his decision to remove Lionel Messi at half-time of the European champions  6-0 thrashing of 10-man Athletic Bilbao on Sunday was merely a precaution. Messi paraded his record fifth Ballon d Or to the Barca fans before kick-off and opened the scoring from ...

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Yemeni forces target Saudi mercenaries with ballistic missile

Yemeni army troopers, backed by fighters from the allied popular committees, have reportedly carried out a missile attack against a hideout of Saudi foreign mercenaries in Yemen’s central province of Ma’rib. A military source, requesting anonymity, said Yemeni forces launched an OTR-21 Tochka tactical ballistic missile at the al-Bairaq base late on Sunday, killing an unspecified ...

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One killed as mortars hit Turkish school near Syria border

Several people have been wounded and at least one person is killed in a mortar attack that targeted a school on Turkey’s southeastern border with Syria. The mortar attack hit the school in the Turkish town of Kilis on Monday, Turkish NTV television reported. Authorities evacuated the school after the attack. ...

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Obama pledges to bring back missing ex-FBI agent

US President Barack Obama has promised to find the missing former FBI agent, Robert Levinson, and return him to his family. Levinson, 67, reportedly went missing during a visit to Iran’s southern Kish Island in March 2007 and his whereabouts have remained unknown ever since. There are different reports about the ...

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Japan says will swiftly lift Iran sanctions

Japan says it is rushing through a series of measures to lift all sanctions restricting economic relations with Iran. The all-clear to business with Tehran comes a day after the UN Security Council joined the US and the EU to remove sanctions against the Islamic Republic. “Quick measures will be ...

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