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Daily Archives: August 26, 2016

Serena shoulders burden of history at US Open

NEW YORK: Serena Williams once again arrives at Flushing Meadows poised to rewrite the tennis record books – if her own troublesome right shoulder and increasingly emboldened rivals allow. The 34-year-old US superstar matched Steffi Graf’s Open Era record of 22 Grand Slam singles titles with her triumph at Wimbledon ...

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Al-Shabab gunmen attack beach restaurant in Mogadishu

At least 10 people, mostly civilians, have been killed after militants with the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab terror group launched a car bomb attack on a beach restaurant in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. According to local police officials, the militants initially detonated the car bomb outside the compound before opening fire on the ...

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Egypt supply minister resigns over corruption allegations

Egyptian Minister of Supply Khaled Hanafi has resigned over his implication in a scandal related to fraudulent wheat subsides payments. “I announce leaving my post so that the state can choose who will bear and continue this path of giving” wheat payments, Hanafi said on state television on Thursday. Hanafi’s ...

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6 killed in attack on convoy in southwestern Pakistan

At least six people, including a senior local official, have been killed in an attack by unidentified gunmen on a convoy in southwestern Pakistan. Officials said Thursday that the attackers ambushed the convoy of Naeem Gichki, a senior local administration official, travelling in troubled Baluchistan province. Provincial home secretary Akbar ...

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China expresses concern about India missiles on border

China has expressed concern about India’s plans to put advanced missiles along the border between the two countries. Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman Wu Qian said on Thursday that maintaining peace and stability in the border region was an “important consensus” reached by the two Asian countries. He added that India ...

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Tensions escalate between Trump, Clinton

There has been a dramatic escalation in the war of words between US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and her Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. The candidates exchanged sharp accusations in extraordinary consecutive speeches on Thursday that put the politically controversial issue of race in the US at the forefront of ...

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US threatens EU of retaliation over Apple’s tax case

The US government has threatened the European Commission (EC) with retaliation if the body decides to proceed with its plan to demand millions of dollars in unpaid taxes from technology giant Apple. The US Treasury Department issued a rare warning on Wednesday, accusing the Brussels-based body of becoming a “supranational ...

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700 militants to leave southern Damascus in truce deal

Hundreds of foreign-sponsored militants are expected to leave a besieged suburb of the Syrian capital Damascus within the next few days under an accord struck with the government forces. Seven hundred armed men will depart Darayya, situated eight kilometers (five miles) southwest of Damascus, to the northwestern city of Idlib, after they handed over ...

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