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Blast damages Turkish cultural center in Stockholm

Muslim Times A blast has severely damaged a Turkish cultural center in a suburb of the Swedish capital, Stockholm, but left no casualties. According to police, the explosion occurred around 09:30 pm (2030 GMT) on Wednesday inside the Turkish Cultural Association of Botkyrka in the Fittja district, southwest of Stockholm. The windows ...

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Russia to send robot cosmonauts to International Space Station

Russia is planning to send robot cosmonauts to the International Space Station (ISS) to conduct dangerous tasks as a substitute for astronauts. Of the two military prototypes being tested on the Earth, Fyodor resembles humans in having a head, a torso and two arms, designed to handle objects both in a ...

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Ceasefire due to begin in Syria within a week: Lavrov

          Russia’s foreign minister says a ceasefire is to take effect in Syria within a week, urging the Saudi-backed opposition to abandon its “unconstructive” stance and return to the negotiating table without preconditions. “I hope that the opposition and those who control various groups of opposition will have ...

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French MPs back stripping nationality from terrorists

            French lawmakers have narrowly voted to amend the constitution to strip people convicted of terrorist offences of their French nationality. Lawmakers on Tuesday passed the amendment by 162 to 148 votes, with 22 abstentions. The vote came after weeks of debate and is part ...

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Spain reports first case of pregnancy infected with Zika

Aedes aegypti mosquitos are photographed in a laboratory at the University of El Salvador on February 3, 2016. ©AFP A pregnant Spanish woman has been found to be carrying the Zika virus in the first such case to hit Europe. Spain’s Health Ministry reported the case on Thursday, sending alarm ...

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Refugee treatment in Croatia, Slovenia, unacceptable: Amnesty

The human rights group Amnesty International (AI) has criticized as “unacceptable” and “appalling” the dire conditions of nearly 2,000 refugees stranded on the border of Croatia and Slovenia. An Amnesty research team said on Monday that some 1,800 refugees, including many children and infants, were stranded in the rain in ...

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California shooting leaves one dead, four injured

A shooting incident has left a man dead and four other people injured in central Stockton, California, according to US authorities. After receiving a call on Monday night, officers arrived at North California and East Hawthorne Streets in Stockton to see one man lying dead on the ground. Two men ...

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Obama urged to put commander-in-chief hat on

Former Homeland Security secretary Tom Ridge has called on US President Barack Obama to put his commander-in-chief hat on, criticizing his administration’s strategy for fighting the ISIL terrorists in the Middle East. He said on Sunday that Obama is bungling the fight against global terrorism. “Mr. President, you need to ...

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