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Lindsay Lohan wants to meet Putin, Russian TV host says

MOSCOW (AFP) – Troubled US star Lindsay Lohan has demanded a meeting with President Vladimir Putin in return for appearing on a Russian chat show, its host said, confirming US media reports. Andrei Malakhov, who hosts the top-rating “Pust Govoryat” or “Let Them Talk” show, told LifeNews Russian website late ...

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‘Ben-Hur’ left in the dust at American box office

Paramount’s $100 million remake of ‘Ben-Hur’ bombed in its opening weekend at N American box office LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Paramount s $100 million remake of “Ben-Hur” bombed in its opening weekend at the North American box office, industry data showed Monday, putting it on course to become the summer s biggest ...

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Nigeria warplanes kill Boko Haram militants, fatally injure leader

Nigeria says its warplanes have launched an airstrike against positions of Boko Haram militants in the northeast, killing several senior terrorists and fatally injuring the Daesh-affiliated group’s disputed leader. Nigeria’s air force said the airstrike hit a Boko Haram stronghold in Taye Village inside the Sambisa forest in Borno State on Friday. “Their leader, ...

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Libya parliament votes against UN-backed government

The UN-backed government in Libya faces a major blow as lawmakers in the internationally-recognized parliament reject the cabinet. A spokesman for the Libyan parliament said Monday that 101 deputies had attended the parliament, enough to reach quorum for the vote. Abdullah Ablahig added that 61 lawmakers had voted against the ...

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300 Philippines police officers among drugs suspects

Police in the Philippines, which is engaged in a weeks-long war on drugs, say hundreds of officers are suspected to be involved in illegal narcotics trade. National police chief Ronald dela Rosa said at a Senate hearing on Tuesday that about 300 officers were on a watch list on suspicion of ...

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Let’s set aside differences over Syria: Turkey

Turkey has invited various parties to join in the adoption of a new shared attitude toward the crisis in Syria by setting aside conflicting interests. Speaking on Monday, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said, “It is vital that, without losing more time, a new page is opened in Syria.” Such a ...

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‘Riyadh, Ankara, Doha escalate Syria war’

Syria’s envoy to the United Nations (UN) says Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Qatar provide financial and military support for the Takfiri militant groups in his country. Speaking at a press conference in New York on Monday, Bashar al-Jaafari said that the governments in Riyadh, Ankara and Doha claim to be ...

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