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LAST_UPDATETue, 22 Aug 2017 8am

ISIL Mine Kills Three Lebanese Troops On Syrian Border

A mine blast killed three Lebanese soldiers on Sunday as they were heading to take part in an offensive against ISIL along the border with Syria, the army said.

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Latest CAR Clashes Leave 13 People Dead

Thirteen people have been killed in a town in Central African Republic, a local doctor said on Sunday, as the toll from sectarian violence that has sparked fears of genocide continued to rise.

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US, South Korea Drills Begin Amid Tensions With North

US and South Korean troops have begun annual military drills amid heated warnings by the North that the exercises will worsen tensions in the region.

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Online Rhino Horn Auction Set To Open In South Africa

An online auction of rhino horn is set to open Monday, after a court in South Africa approved the site which has outraged conservationists.

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Trump To Address Nation On New Afghan Strategy

US President Donald Trump will announce his decision on America's strategy in Afghanistan in an address to troops and the nation.

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UNAMA: ISIL, Taliban Jointly Attacked Mirzawalang

A United Nations investigation has concluded that Taliban and self-proclaimed fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group jointly killed dozens of people in Afghanistan in an early August attack that may have amounted to a "war crime".

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Muhammadu Buhari Addresses Nation On Return From UK

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has addressed the nation after spending more than three months in London for medical treatment.

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Breitbart Red-Faced After Mistaking German Footballer Lukas Podolski For Human Trafficker

Ultra-right wing news site Breitbart landed itself in hot water on Sunday after it was found to have posted an article about human traffickers in Spain with a picture of World Cup champion Lukas Podolski.

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Uneasy Silence: The 'Mad' Plan To Shut Down Big Ben

Like a form of punishment ripped from the pages of a fairy tale, Britain is imposing four years of silence on an immortal giant. Big Ben, part of London's most famous landmark, will stop tolling to allow for extensive renovation work.

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Maryland Man Confesses To Killing 6-Year-Old Sister, 2 Young Cousins While Babysitting

A 25-year-old has confessed to stabbing to death his 6-year-old sister and two young cousins while babysitting the family at their Maryland home, police said.

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