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Taliban kill over 30 police in western Afghanistan

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – More than 30 policemen have been killed in separate assaults by Taliban in Afghanistan’s western province of Farah, officials say. Farid Bakhtawar, head of the provincial council, said on Friday that Taliban militants had attacked a police base overnight in Balabuluk district, killing at least 23 ...

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Indonesian volcano erupts, sparking evacuations

(AFP) – Indonesian villagers living in the shadow of one of the world’s most active volcanoes fled to safety Friday as Mount Merapi erupted, sending a cascade of ash and smoke some 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) into the sky. The government ordered residents living within a five-kilometer (three-mile) radius of ...

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Nadal breaks John McEnroe record in Madrid

MADRID (AFP) – Rafael Nadal broke John McEnroe s 34-year record on Thursday by winning his 50th consecutive set on clay at the Madrid Open. But while the world number one cruised to a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Diego Schwartzman, Juan Martin del Potro, Maria Sharapova and Simona Halep all ...

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Serena signs on for WTA in San Jose

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Former world number one Serena Williams will open her summer hardcourt season at the WTA tournament in San Jose, California, July 30-August 5. “I am looking forward to opening my summer season at the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic and competing in the new venue,” Williams, a ...

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Iran awaiting Airbus move after Trump’s JCPOA exit

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Iran says it has asked Airbus to announce its decision regarding a massive plane deal it signed with Tehran after US President Donald Trump announced to reimpose sanctions on the Islamic Republic. Asghar Fakhrieh-Kashan, a senior advisor to Iran’s Roads and Urban Development Minister Abbas Akhoundi, ...

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