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Egypt court sentences 8 Morsi supporters to death, 12 to life in jail

A military court in Egypt has sentenced to death on terrorism charges eight supporters of ousted president, Mohamed Morsi. The court on Sunday also sentenced another 12 members of the Muslim Brotherhood movement, with which Morsi was affiliated, to life in prison. Six others also received 15-year jail sentences, the official al-Ahram newspaper reported. Two of ...

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12 Afghan police officers killed in Taliban attacks

Afghan police have announced that a dozen of their officers have been killed in a series of attacks by Taliban militants south of the country. Hismatullah Daulatzai, the head of police for the greater Helmand zone, said Monday that the attacks the previous night targeted police checkpoints in Gereshk district, killing 12 ...

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Depp’s daughter, former partner deny abuse allegations

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Johnny Depp’s daughter defended the Oscar-nominated star on Sunday, after his wife accused him of abuse and filed for divorce. Meanwhile, Depp’s former partner allegedly said in a letter obtained by celebrity news website TMZ that the claims being made against him are “outrageous.” Lily-Rose Depp ...

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Hafeez shows no improvement, likely to miss England tour

KARACHI: Pakistani opener Mohammad Hafeez on Monday underwent an MRI scan here at the Aga Khan University Hospital, which revealed that the condition of his knee has not improved. Hafeez, who missed a two-week-long fitness training programme at Pakistan Military Academy (Kakul), due to a knee injury sustained during the ...

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Undocumented immigrants treated better than veterans: Trump

Presumptive US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says that undocumented immigrants in the US have been treated better than veterans. “In many cases, illegal immigrants are taken much better care of by this country than our veterans,” Trump said at a Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally on Sunday. “We’re not going ...

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Two dead, 6 injured in shootout in west Houston

A shooting involving high powered weapons in the US city of Houston has left two people dead and six more injured. According to police, at least one heavily armed man went on a shooting rampage through a suburban Houston neighborhood on Sunday, resulting in two deaths and six injuries. Two ...

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Sanders hoping Clinton is indicted over email scandal: Analyst

US Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is stalling for time, hoping frontrunner Hillary Clinton is indicted over her lingering email scandal, an American political analyst and activist says. Myles Hoenig, a Green Party candidate for Congress, made the remarks in a phone interview with Press TV on Sunday, after Sanders ...

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Facebook posing greater privacy risks than governments: Hayden

The social networking website Facebook has surpassed governments in terms of posing privacy challenges, says a former director of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Retired General Michael Hayden made the remarks while addressing the Hay festival in Wales on Sunday. When asked whether Facebook and its founder Mark Zuckerberg were ...

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Snowden mocks Trump for backing out of debate with Sanders

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has ridiculed presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for backing out of a debate with Democratic rival Bernie Sanders. Trump and Sanders have previously expressed an interest to hold a one-on-one encounter in California, in what could have been an unprecedented move since ...

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