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Katy Perry returns with message of unity

NEW YORK (AFP) – Pop superstar Katy Perry re-emerged Friday after a quiet spell with a song of unity as part of the television coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympics. The singer — one of the most successful artists of her generation — offered her first new music since her ...

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US House passes new Iran sanctions legislation

The Republican-dominated US House of Representatives has passed two bills imposing new restrictions on Iran one year after a historic nuclear agreement. The lower chamber of Congress voted 246 to 179 Thursday to pass a new set of sanctions on the Islamic Republic and 246 to 181 for legislation to block its ...

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Morocco seeks return to AU after 32-year absence: Report

Morocco is reportedly set to rejoin the African Union (AU) after leaving the pan-African organization more than three decades ago. An anonymous diplomatic source told Moroccan newspaper Akhbar al-Youm that the historic move is anticipated to be announced during the 27th AU Summit scheduled to take place in the Rwandan ...

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Egypt court jails 10 for 3 yrs over islands demos

An Egyptian court has sentenced 10 people to three years’ imprisonment for taking part in demonstrations against a recent contentious decision by the government to hand over two strategic islands to Saudi Arabia. On Thursday, a Cairo misdemeanor court handed down the jail term to the 10, who were allegedly ...

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China may build nuclear power plants in disputed waters: Report

China may build mobile nuclear power plants in the South China Sea, in what could be an act of defiance by Beijing against a ruling that challenged its claims to sovereignty in the disputed waters. “Marine nuclear power platform construction will be used to support China’s effective control in the ...

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Obama condemns Nice attack

US President Barack Obama has been briefed on a deadly attack in the French city of Nice, the White House says. After a truck rammed into people celebrating the French National Day, commonly known as the Bastille Day, US National Security Council spokesman Ned Price said Obama had been notified ...

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