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Grammys set with Lamar, Swift in front

            LOS ANGELES (AFP) – The music industry was set Monday to recognize its top artists at the Grammys, with socially conscious rapper Kendrick Lamar and pop superstar Taylor Swift leading nominations. The music world’s annual extravaganza in Los Angeles kicked off with a gala ...

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Tennis: Sania Mirza, Hingis reach 40-love

          SAINT PETERSBURG (AFP) – Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis recorded their 40th successive win on Sunday when they captured the St Petersburg women s doubles title and then set their sights on breaking a record which has stood for over 25 years. The India and Swiss ...

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Venezuela opposition MPs vow legal bid to hasten Maduro’s ouster

            Venezuela’s newly-empowered opposition lawmakers in the National Assembly have announced plans to accelerate efforts to develop a legal mechanism to depose President Nicolas Maduro within weeks. The development comes as the head of the opposition coalition Jesus Torrealba confirmed that opposition politicians will begin ...

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Moscow to deliver S-300 missile system to Iran in ‘nearest time’

            Russia will deliver the S-300 surface-to-air missile defense systems to Iran in “the nearest time” as part of a long-running contract between Tehran and Moscow, the country’s Foreign Ministry says. “Deliveries will be made soon,” Zamir Kabulov of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Asia department ...

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Burundi grenade attack kills child, injures two

            A child has been killed and two other people have been injured in a grenade attack on a military base in Burundi’s capital. According to a government official and a witness, the incident occurred late on Saturday, targeting a military base in the Ngagara ...

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Terrorist may infiltrate Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon: MP

            A senior Lebanese legislator has warned that Takfiri terrorists are most likely to penetrate the camps housing thousands of Syrian refugees in Lebanon and recruit individuals to join the foreign-sponsored militancy in their conflict-ridden homeland. “These terrorists want to hire refugees in a bid ...

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