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Syria crisis death toll stands at 400,000: UN Envoy

The United Nations special envoy for Syria says some 400,000 people have lost their lives as a result of more than five years of foreign-sponsored conflict gripping the Arab country. Speaking on the sidelines of Syria peace talks in the Swiss city of Geneva on Friday, Staffan de Mistura said the figure ...

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More special in Europe

WHEN people wheel out the old quotation by Dean Acheson to the effect that Britain had lost an empire and not yet found a role, the rest of his speech is often forgotten. Acheson, who was President Truman’s secretary of state, went on to say that Britain’s attempt to play ...

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US to buy Iranian heavy water

NEW YORK: The United States said on Friday it would buy heavy water from Iran despite angry claims at home that it has already gone too far in granting Tehran nuclear sanctions relief. Officials said the purchase would cost $8.6 million, even as Republican lawmakers pressed for Iran to be ...

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Younis Khan quits Pakistan Cup after umpiring row

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa captain Younis Khan has quit the ongoing Pakistan Cup in protest of ‘substandard umpiring’ in the tournament. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa manager Mukhtiar Hussain confirmed the development to DawnNews on Saturday and said Ahmed Shehzad would take over the reins from Younis. Younis was extremely critical of the umpires after ...

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Eight relatives shot in the head in Ohio

PIKETON: Authorities urged residents to be cautious in this part of rural southern Ohio heading into the weekend as the search continued for whoever fatally shot eight members of a family at four different properties. Investigators interviewed more than 30 people hoping to find leads in the deaths of the ...

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No signs of trauma or suicide in Prince’s death: police

It could take weeks before autopsy results reveal how the performer died, say authorities. MINNIEAPOLIS (Reuters) – Police found no signs of suicide or obvious trauma in the death of U.S. music superstar Prince, but it could take weeks before autopsy results reveal how the groundbreaking performer died, authorities said on ...

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Shahbaz unhappy over Pakistan’s hockey decline

LAHORE: Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) secretary Shahbaz Ahmed has expressed deep disappointment over declining standard of the game in the country. Talking to reporters at the National Hockey Stadium on Friday, Shahbaz said the players were simply not good enough to compete at the international level and the way they ...

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Five dead in two connected shootings in Georgia

Five people have been killed in two related shootings in the US state of Georgia, authorities said. Investigators said the two shootings Friday night on Johnson Drive and Rosemont Road in the community of Appling were connected. “We’re working a multiple shooting. We have 5 victims, and the sheriff’s department is ...

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