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Actors Johnny Depp, Amber Heard finalize bitter divorce

(Reuters) – Film star Johnny Depp’s tumultuous divorce from actress Amber Heard was finalized on Friday, ending the couple’s marriage after months of highly publicized claims by Heard of domestic violence and counterclaims from Depp of financial blackmail. Court papers filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Friday detailed ...

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Algeria busts international spy cell working for Israel: Media reports

Algeria security forces have reportedly disbanded an international espionage network working for the Israeli regime in the North African country. Algeria’s Annahar newspaper reported that the 10 members of the spy ring were arrested in Ghardaia Province on Friday over allegations of fueling chaos and insecurity. The detainees, who have Libyan, Malian, Ethiopian, ...

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Ivory Coast clinches deal with mutinous soldiers

A deal has been reached between the Ivory Coast’s government and the mutinous troops, days after a group of dissident army soldiers took over army bases in cities across the West African country, demanding bonus payments. “A deal has been reached in Bouake (the Ivory Coast’s second largest city) between the chief ...

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Sino-US war may be inevitable: Chinese media

Chinese media have warned that the belligerent posture by US President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state vis-à-vis China could lead to a “devastating confrontation” between China and the United States. Rex Tillerson, Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, said during his confirmation hearing before the US Senate on ...

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Obama extends national emergency on Iran

US President Barack Obama has declared the continuation of his country’s national emergency against Iran, claiming that despite full commitment to its nuclear deal with the six world powers, the Islamic Republic still poses “an unusual and extraordinary threat” to America. The outgoing president informed Congress of his decision in ...

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US Justice Department slams Chicago police over violence

The US Justice Department has blasted the Chicago Police Department (CPD) for its systematic violation of people’s civil rights by resorting to excessive use of force. The department revealed the findings of its 13-month probe into Chicago’s police in a scathing report on Friday, amid reports that the city’s murder rate ...

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