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Massive IS Bomb Attack Kills 44 In Syrian Kurdish City

QAMISHLI: A massive bomb blast claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group killed at least 44 people and wounded dozens on Wednesday in the Kurdish-majority Syrian city of Qamishli.

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Medics ‘Taken Hostage’ As Armenia Standoff Drags On

An armed man speaks to media inside the Erebuni police station seized by 'Sasna Tsrer' movement members in Yerevan, Armenia, July 23, 2016. — Reuters picYEREVAN, Armenia: Pro-opposition gunmen locked in a protracted standoff with police in the Armenian capital Yerevan yesterday took four medical staff hostage, officials said, after a shootout left five people wounded.

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Indonesian Drug Convict Facing Death Row Highlights Risks To Migrant Workers: Campaigners

Merri UtamiJAKARTA: The case of an Indonesian woman expected to be executed this week for drug trafficking highlights the risk to migrant workers of being duped into becoming drug mules, human rights campaigners said.

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Details Emerge After Arrest In Death Of Oregon Woman

A picture of missing person Kaylee Sawyer is displayed on a screen as Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel speaks during a press conference on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at the Deschutes County Courthouse in Bend, Ore. A small Northern California town was rocked by a shooting, kidnapping and carjacking on Tuesday, all allegedly committed by a man and woman from Oregon who led police on a high-speed chase before they were captured. The man, Edwin Lara, was fleeing his home state after being implicated Monday in the disappearance of a 23-year-old. Lara was charged with murder Tuesday in the death of Sawyer, of Bend, Ore. (Joe Kline/The Bulletin via AP)SALEM, Oregon: It was the middle of the night and Kaylee Sawyer was walking alone on the edge of the picturesque town of Bend, Oregon, after getting into an argument with her boyfriend.

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Singaporean Change Mind About Pleading Guilty To Misappropriating S$1.1M

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SINGAPORE: Prosecutors presented more evidence against former tour guide Yang Yin yesterday, after he changed his mind about pleading guilty to misappropriating S$1.1 million (RM3.303 million) from an elderly widow.

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Samia Shahid Death: Pakistan Police Probe 'Honour Killing'

Police in Pakistan have launched a murder investigation into the death of a woman whose husband says she was the victim of a so-called honour killing.

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France Church Attack: Killers 'Pledged Allegiance To IS' In Video

The so-called Islamic State (IS) has released a video it says shows two men who murdered a priest in France, pledging allegiance to the group.

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Trump Challenges Russia To Hack Clinton Emails

MIAMI: Donald Trump on Wednesday challenged Russian intelligence to hack into Hillary Clinton’s emails, albeit insisting he had no relations with Russia as he tossed aside suggestions that Moscow was conniving to get him elected.

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Conspiracy Theories Flourish After Turkey's Failed Coup

Pic: ReutersISTANBUL/ANKARA: Turkey's failed coup was financed by the CIA and directed by a retired U.S. army general using a cell in Afghanistan, said one Turkish pro-government newspaper. CIA agents used an island hotel off Istanbul as a nerve center for the plot, said another.

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Suitcase Filled With Aerosols Detonated Near Nuremberg: German Broadcaster

Pic: Sky NewsAn explosion went off close to an office for migration in the town of Zirndorf near Nuremberg on Wednesday, German broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk reported, adding that it was not yet known whether there were any casualties.

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