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Seven Philippine ex-rebels killed by IS-linked gunmen

Seven former Muslim rebels have been killed in the southern Philippines, military and police authorities said Saturday, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group. They said the dead were all members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), formerly the country’s largest guerrilla group but which began decommissioning weapons last month under the […]

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Divers fight Senegal’s plastic tide

When the sight of plastic bags, bottles and other debris littering the seabed becomes too much, there’s just one thing to do: don your diving suit, strap on an air tank and fish out the stuff yourself. That is the solution adopted by Oceanium, an association of amateur divers in the West African state of […]

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US boxing trainer attacked during weigh-in: report

A prominent US boxing trainer was in hospital Friday night with head injuries after allegedly being assaulted at a weigh-in in Flint, Michigan. James Ali Bashir was punched from behind and knocked unconscious during the weigh-in at the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center, US media reported. The TMZ.com website said Michigan police have a suspect […]

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Czech supports Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity

Czech deputy Foreign Minister, Martin Tlapa, affirmed his country’s support to Syria’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity, and Czech willingness to boost cooperation with Syria in all domains. “It is very important for the work of the constitutional committee to be independent, Tlapa said during a meeting with Acting de’ Affairs of the Syrian Embassy […]

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Abkhaz opposition demands cancelling Khadjimba’s presidential inauguration ceremony set for Oct 9

The Abkhaz opposition party Amtsakhara (Ancestral Lights) has demanded cancelling the inauguration ceremony of Raul Khadjimba, whom the Abkhaz Central Elections Commission (CEC) has recognized as president elect. Khadjimba’s inauguration is scheduled for October 9. “We demand that the authorities cancel the inauguration of the not-elected president of Abkhazia set for October 9,” Amtsakhara said […]

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The four candidates for the presidency of Atomic Energy present themselves before the Board of Governors

The four candidates for the post of new director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) presented their candidacies at a meeting of the IAEA board of governors as part of the procedure for appointing the new head of the agency. The session was held at the agency’s headquarters in Vienna, and allowed members […]