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Philippine army ‘makes gains’ in Marawi Islamist battle

The Philippine military says it has made gains retaking Marawi city from Islamist militants amid clashes that have left about 100 people dead. According to the military, militants now control only small pockets within the southern Philippine city. But there are still reports of fighting on the ground and thousands …

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Somalia’s al-Shabab stones man to death for adultery

Somali militants have stoned a man to death after an Islamic court convicted him of adultery. Dayow Mohamed Hassan, 44, was buried neck-deep and pelted to death with stones by al-Shabab fighters. He was convicted of being in an adulterous relationship with a woman and impregnating her, despite having two …

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Jared Kushner defended by Trump amid ‘secret Russia line’ questions

Donald Trump has come out in support of his son-in-law Jared Kushner, following reports the aide tried to set up a secret communication line with Moscow. In a statement given to the New York Times, Mr Trump praised the “great job” Mr Kushner is doing. But he did not directly …

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France’s Macron holding ‘tough’ talks with Putin near Paris

French President Emmanuel Macron is holding his first face-to-face talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin near Paris, amid tensions over the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine. They met at the ornate Grand Trianon Palace at Versailles. Mr Macron said he expected some tough words. It could be an awkward …

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Hassan Rouhani wins another term as president of Iran

Hassan Rouhani has won Iran’s 12th presidential election, receiving a popular mandate for another four years in presidential office. Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli appeared at a press briefing on Saturday to declare Rouhani the winner of the Friday election with 23,549,616 votes, or 57 percent of the total …

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Iranian nation seeks respectful interaction with world: Rouhani

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says the Iranian nation has chosen the path of interaction with the rest of the world away from violence and extremism. The Iranian president made the remarks in a televised speech on Saturday following his landslide election victory and winning a second term in office through presidential polls …

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What you can do to prevent Alzheimer’s

۰:۱۲ How many people here would like to live to be at least 80 years old? Yeah. I think we all have this hopeful expectation of living into old age. Let’s project out into the future, to your future “you’s,” and let’s imagine that we’re all 85. Now, everyone look …

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There’s no shame in taking care of your mental health

 Last year … was hell.  (Laughter) It was my first time eating Nigerian “jollof.”  (Laughter)  Actually, in all seriousness, I was going through a lot of personal turmoil. Faced with enormous stress, I suffered an anxiety attack. On some days, I could do no work. On other days, I just …

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Girl dies in British theme park accident

(CNN) An 11-year-old girl on a school trip died after she fell from a water ride at a UK theme park, local police have confirmed. The incident happened at the Splash Canyon ride at Drayton Manor theme park, north of Birmingham, Staffordshire Police said. “It is with great sadness we …

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Trump fires FBI director James Comey

Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump on Tuesday fired FBI Director James Comey, sweeping away the man who is responsible for the bureau’s investigation into whether members of his campaign team colluded with Russia in its interference in last year’s election. The bombshell announcement that sent shock and surprise ricocheting through …

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