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Daily Archives: June 12, 2018

Iran arrests 27 suspects over Ramazan ‘terrorist’ plot

TEHRAN, June 12, 2018 (AFP) – Iran’s intelligence ministry said on Monday it had arrested 27 members of a “terrorist network” suspected of planning attacks last week to coincide with the Muslim holy month of Ramazan. The group plotted to “carry out terrorist operations in Tehran and some other important ...

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Landslides kill 11 as monsoon batters Rohingya refugees

DHAKA, June 12, 2018 (AFP) – Landslides triggered by monsoon rains killed at least 11 people Tuesday in Bangladesh near camps housing one million Rohingya refugees, officials said. Aid agencies have been warning of the potential for a humanitarian catastrophe over the coming months as heavy rains lash an area ...

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Bollywood looks for sporting success

(Reuters) Forever in search of the next big idea, Bollywood is increasingly looking to the sports arena for inspiration, unusual for a country that has few international success stories apart from cricket.The Indian film industry, the world’s largest by output, traditionally churns out song-and-dance potboilers and is often accused of ...

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Steyn returns to South African squad

JOHANNESBURG (AFP) – Much-injured fast bowler Dale Steyn was on Monday named in a 15-man South African squad for two Test matches in Sri Lanka next month. Steyn, who turns 35 on June 27, has missed 27 of South Africa s most recent 32 Test matches. He has been plagued ...

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Brilliant Belgium rip into Costa Rica

BRUSSELS (AFP) – A powerful brace from Romelu Lukaku and a glittering performance from Eden Hazard saw Belgium beat Costa Rica 4-1 in Brussels in their final World Cup warm up on Monday. But Belgium fans will have watched in horror as Hazard, showing great form lately, limped off in ...

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