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Messi retires from international football

EAST RUTHERFORD: Lionel Messi sensationally announced his retirement from international football here Sunday after Argentina crashed to an upset defeat against Chile in the final of the Copa America. The heartbroken Barcelona superstar was distraught after missing a spot-kick as Chile snatched victory in a penalty shoot-out – Messi’s fourth ...

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Bahrain uses torture to instigate fear in opposition: Rights group

A Bahraini human rights group says the Manama regime uses torture systematically to instigate fear in its opposition. On Sunday, the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) published a report titled “From 2011 to 2016, The Screams of Torture Still Echo” in which it strongly condemned the Al Khalifah regimes’ crackdown ...

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Israel injures 29 Palestinians in new clashes at al-Aqsa

Israeli forces have engaged in fresh clashes with Palestinians as the regime’s troops and settlers stormed the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the Israeli-occupied Old City of al-Quds (Jerusalem) for the second day, leaving at least 29 worshipers injured. Scores of Israeli settlers, accompanied by Israeli forces, stormed the holy site ...

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Moscow, Ankara step up measures to smooth ties: Turkish deputy PM

Turkish deputy prime minister says his country and Russia have stepped up measures to normalize ties soured since last November. During a televised news conference in the capital Ankara on Monday, Numan Kurtulmus welcomed what he said was a decision to allow some Russian companies to employ Turkish nationals again. Russia’s relations ...

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Israel, Turkey ‘reach normalization deal’

Israel and Turkey have reached an agreement on the normalization of their relations six years after an Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound Turkish aid flotilla killed 10 Turkish activists in high seas and sent their ties spiraling into a cycle of tensions. An Israeli official said on condition of anonymity on Sunday ...

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10 people stabbed at neo-Nazi rally in California

At least 10 people have been injured as a result of violence between a white supremacist group and counter-protesters in Sacramento, California, officials say. Sacramento Fire Department spokesman Chris Harvey said at least seven of the injured had sustained stab wounds – two of them critical- while nine people were hospitalized. The clash ...

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Prince quest to Americanize Saudi Vision 2030

With Brexit and Donald Trump hijacking the mainstream media, you might have missed stories about Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s quest to find someone who can realize his extravagant vision for the kingdom. And where to look better than the United States, an old-time buddy whose help is ...

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Military ties with UK to remain unaffected by Brexit: US

US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and his British counterpart Michael Fallon have discussed the UK’s recent vote to leave the European Union (EU), downplaying the potential national security impacts of the decision on bilateral ties. During a phone conversation over the weekend, Carter told Fallon that the two allies ...

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