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DiCaprio criticises climate change deniers running for president

TOKYO (AFP) – Fresh from his Oscar-winning role in “The Revenant,” Leonardo DiCaprio suggested Wednesday that his upcoming documentary on climate change could help raise awareness about a phenomenon which some US presidential candidates reject. DiCaprio said one of the collaborators for the film to be released before the November ...

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Messi, Suarez return for South American qualifiers

MONTEVIDEO (AFP) – Barcelona team-mates Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez will make a long-awaited return to World Cup duty this week when South America s marathon qualifying competition for the 2018 finals in Russia resumes. Suarez has not kicked a ball for Uruguay since he was slapped with a global ban ...

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Syrian army liberates key area in Homs, edges closer to Palmyra

Syrian forces have edged closer to retaking the ancient city of Palmyra after establishing full control over new areas in the central province of Homs and inflicting heavy losses on Daesh terrorists, new reports say. The army recaptured the mountainous al-Hail district and surrounding areas on Tuesday and launched a clean-up operation afterwards, Lebanon’s al-Ahed news website said. ...

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Syrians denied critical healthcare in Jordan: Amnesty

Thousands of Syrian refugees fleeing war in their country have been denied access to healthcare services in neighboring Jordan, Amnesty International says.  In a Wednesday report, the human rights group said the refugees are finding it very difficult to receive medical care because of high fees, bureaucracy, and shrinking humanitarian financial support. ...

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Thousands hold funeral for prominent Shia cleric in Bahrain

Bahrainis have taken to the streets to take part in a massive funeral procession for a renowned pro-democracy Shia cleric opposed to the ruling Al Khalifa regime. Thousands of mourners held a funeral ceremony in the capital Manama on Tuesday for renowned Islamic scholar Allamah Seyyed Javad al-Veda’i. The Shia Muslim cleric was one ...

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Obama arrives in Argentina in historic state visit

US President Barack Obama has arrived in Argentina to reset diplomatic relations after decades of hostility. Obama and the first family landed in the capital, Buenos Aires, on Wednesday morning amid heightened security a day after the terrorist bombings in Brussels. The US president is scheduled to meet with Argentinean ...

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49 militants killed, injured in Afghanistan: Kabul

Afghanistan’s Defense Ministry says nearly 50 militants, including Daesh terrorists, have been killed and wounded over the past 24 hours across the country. According to a statement released by the Afghan defense ministry, the operations, which left 49 terrorists dead or wounded, were carried out in the country’s eastern and ...

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Shia movement withdraws from Zaria massacre probe

An umbrella organization representing Shia Muslims in Nigeria has decided not to appear before a tribunal looking into the army’s December massacre in Zaria, PressTV reports. The decision, announced during a Tuesday press conference by the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), came after Nigerian authorities did not allow IMN’s legal team to meet with detained leader ...

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Trump, Clinton clinch victories in Arizona primaries

US presidential frontrunners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton notched easy victories in the Arizona primaries, inching closer to their respective party nominations for the November elections. Trump, the leading Republican candidate, trounced his rivals in Arizona Tuesday night, winning all 58 of the state’s delegates. Trump’s victory will make it ...

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