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Tennis: Kerber eases into semi-finals in Charleston

CHARLESTON (AP) Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber moved a step closer to her second straight Volvo Car Open title, reaching the semifinals with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Irina Camelia Begu on Friday. I m feeling like home,   the 28-year-old German told the crowd after her eighth straight match win on ...

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23 Daesh terrorists killed in Iraq: Reports

As many as 23 terrorists with the Takfiri Daesh terror group have reportedly been killed in different military operations across Iraq. On Saturday, aircraft belonging to the US-led forces targeted the group in the western province of Anbar, killing 17 of the militants, Iraq’s Al Sumaria news website reported. The offensive ...

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Ex-Lebanon minister gets 13-year jail term at retrial

A former Lebanese information minister has been sentenced to 13 years in prison with hard labor at a retrial on the back of conviction for preparing “terror” attacks inside the country. Michel Samaha had been initially arrested in 2012 and handed down a four-and-a-half-year jail sentence in May 2015. He ...

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Palestinians in talks with Arab states on UN anti-Israel motion: Envoy

The Palestinian ambassador to the United Nations says the Palestinians are discussing with Arab countries a new draft resolution against Israel’s unlawful expansion of settlements in the occupied territories. Riyad Mansour said Friday that the motion would clarify the UN Security Council (UNSC) position on Israeli settler units, which are considered ...

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Israel made 124 Palestinians homeless in single day: UN

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) says 124 Palestinians, including 60 children, have been made homeless in a single day in Israel’s demolition campaign across the occupied West Bank. The UNOCHA announced in a statement on Friday that a total of 54 structures, among them ...

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Trump, Clinton lead respective rivals: Poll

US Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has gained a double-digit lead over his nearest rival Ted Cruz, a new poll shows.  Forty-two percent of Republicans now say they support Trump, compared with 32 percent who favor Cruz and 20 percent who prefer John Kasich, Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Friday. Among ...

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Four Egyptian soldiers killed in militant ambush in Sinai

َAt least four Egyptian army soldiers have been killed in a surprise attack by Takfiri militants against a camp in the North African country’s volatile Sinai Peninsula. Egyptian security and medical officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the attack took place on Saturday, when terrorists waiting in ambush opened fire ...

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Militants shoot dead three Shia Muslims in Karachi

A group of unidentified militants have shot dead three Shia Muslims in Pakistan’s troubled southeastern province of Sindh, security sources say. Senior police official Arab Mahar said the victims had just completed Friday prayers at the Najaf Imambargah (mosque) in the northern part of the city of Karachi — which is ...

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