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Daily Archives: May 19, 2016

Coke breaks Liverpool hearts in Europa League triumph

BASEL: Sevilla right-back Coke broke Liverpool hearts with a second-half brace in a controversy-filled 3-1 victory that secured a record third consecutive Europa League title on Wednesday. Liverpool travelled to St Jakob-Park with an army of fans and confident in their chances of a first Europa League trophy since 2001 ...

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US B-52 bursts into fireball after crash in Guam

An American B-52 strategic military plane has been destroyed after crashing at the US airbase in the Western Pacific island of Guam. US military officials said Thursday that the B-52H Stratofortress bomber went down in a fiery crash on Wednesday shortly after takeoff, without leaving any casualties. All seven crew ...

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US Congress pushes bill to fight Zika virus

Lawmakers at the US House of Representatives have passed a bill to provide more than 600 million dollars to help fight the spread of the Zika virus. The approved fund is far below President Barack Obama’s request and the Senate’s 1.1 billion dollar legislation. Overall, Obama had requested $1.9 billion ...

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US uses Italy island for Daesh war in Libya

The United States is using a military base in a remote Italian island in the Mediterranean to lead its military campaign against Takfiri Daesh (ISIL) militants in north Libya. The US spy planes have been taking off from the island of Pantelleria in southern Italy to carry out surveillance flights over Libya’s ...

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Powerful earthquake strikes western Ecuador

A powerful 6.7-magnitude earthquake has hit western Ecuador, one month after a deadly temblor killed some 660 people. Ecuador’s National Geological Institute said the quake struck Manabi region at 2:57 local time on Wednesday. Its epicenter was 58km south of Esmeraldas at a depth of 10 km. The US Geographical Survey ...

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First Nigerian Chibok girl rescued from Boko Haram

One of the missing Chibok schoolgirls has been found alive, along with her four-month-old baby and a suspected member of the Boko Haram Takfiri terrorist group. There are conflicting reports on how Amina Ali Darsha Nkeki was found on the outskirts of the Sambisa Forest area of the northeastern Borno ...

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Taliban capture district after peace deal with allies

Taliban have captured a district in northern Afghanistan following several days of fighting even as the government signed a draft peace agreement with the militant group’s allies.  The Surkh Kotal district in Baghlan Province fell to Taliban militants on Wednesday after security forces fled the area, local officials said. Reports said two Afghan ...

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Syrian forces take control of key town near Damascus

Syrian government forces, backed by Lebanese Hezbollah fighters, have retaken a strategic town near Damascus from foreign-backed Takfiri militants, a UK-based monitoring group says. Government troops and their allies took Deir al-Asafir in Eastern Ghouta suburbs southeast of Damascus on Thursday after a fierce battle, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The ...

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