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The Eagles guitarist Glenn Frey dead at 67

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) Glenn Frey, the prolific guitarist, singer, songwriter and founding member of the Eagles, died on Monday at age 67, the American rock band known for “Hotel California” and dozens of other hits said on its website. Frey died in New York City of complications from rheumatoid arthritis, ...

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Nadal stunned by Verdasco in Australian Open first round

MELBOURNE: World number five Rafael Nadal was sent crashing out of the Australian Open first round by fellow Spanish left-hander Fernando Verdasco in an epic five-set match on Tuesday. Verdasco won the thriller 7-6 (8/6), 4-6, 3-6, 7-6 (7/4), 6-2 in four hours, 41 minutes to hand 14-time Grand Slam ...

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Turkish army establishing military base in Somalia: Report

Ankara has started to build a military base in Somalia to train soldiers from African countries to fight against al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Shabab militants, a report says. In a Monday report, Turkish newspaper Daily Sabah cited military sources as saying that based on an agreement between the Turkish and Somali governments, over 1,500 Somali ...

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Saudi airstrikes kill 14 Yemeni civilians

New airstrikes by Saudi Arabia against Yemen have killed at least 14 civilians, mostly women and children, local media report. Yemen’s al-Masira television channel said in a news flash that the fatalities were caused on Monday night when Saudi warplanes bombarded the Maran district in Yemen’s Sa’ada Province. At least ...

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HRW call on businesses to cease activities in Israeli settlements

Human Rights Watch has called on companies to end their businesses in illegal Israeli settlements and not to facilitate Israel’s violations of international humanitarian law. The New York-based group said in a report released on Tuesday that businesses should stop operating in, financing, servicing, or trading with settlement-related “activities that ...

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Two policeman killed, 10 injured in southeast Turkey

At least two Turkish police officers have lost their lives and nearly a dozen others injured in a rocket attack that targeted their armored military vehicle in the country’s troubled southeastern province of Sirnak. Police sources, requesting anonymity, said members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) fired rockets at ...

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Canada says ready to restore diplomatic ties with Iran

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his country is getting ready to resume diplomatic relations with Iran following a four-year break in ties. On Monday, Trudeau said that the subject will “certainly” be discussed at an upcoming cabinet meeting. Referring to the implementation of the nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1 group ...

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Libya factions form UN-backed unity government

Libya’s rival factions have announced the formation of a unity government as part of an UN-brokered peace deal aimed at stemming the ongoing chaos in the North African country. The make-up of the new Libyan government was announced by the unity presidential council on Tuesday. The Tunis-based presidential council said ...

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