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Washington's announcement that it would start providing weapons to groups such as the People's Protection Units (YPG) raised eyebrows in Turkey, which considers the group a terror organisation. With air strikes and special forces from the USA -led coalition, the SDF are advancing on Raqqa to ultimately take the city, which is also the Islamic State's base of operations in Syria.
  • Killed in Manila Twin Blasts

    Killed in Manila Twin Blasts

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    Explosives Ordinance Disposal teams have reportedly been deployed to the blast area to secure the Islamic Center in Quiapo. Coronel said Macaraya helped plant the bomb to avenge his teenage nephew that was mauled by several individuals from a group with the last name "Kahulugan".
  • Hamas says Ismail Haniyeh chosen as Islamic group's leader

    Hamas says Ismail Haniyeh chosen as Islamic group's leader

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    Haniyeh, seen as a pragmatist within the movement, is expected to remain in the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian enclave run by Hamas since 2007. GAZA , Palestinian Territory - The new leader of Hamas made his first public appearance in the new role on Monday, visiting a solidarity tent in his native Gaza for hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners held by Israel.
  • Syrian refugees name baby for Canadian PM Justin Trudeau

    Syrian refugees name baby for Canadian PM Justin Trudeau

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    Afraa and her husband Mohammed arrived in Calgary with their two children in February of 2016 as part of the more than 33,000 Syrian refugees that Canada had agreed to welcome. Speaking about what it is like resettling in Canada, Afraa told the BBC : "Canada is much more safe - there's no war, nothing". However, they are thankful to be here, she said, and happy to welcome their first Canadian son.
  • China's trade growth slows as commodity demand moderates

    China's trade growth slows as commodity demand moderates

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    China bought 27.54 million tonnes of the of soybeans during the first four months of 2017, up 18 percent from the same period previous year, according to customs data. "Growth in inbound shipments will continue to face headwinds, however". The surplus with the US was $21.34 billion in April, up from $17.74 billion in March and higher than the year-ago period, according to data from China's customs bureau.
  • Head of ISIS in Afghanistan confirmed killed

    Head of ISIS in Afghanistan confirmed killed

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    Commanders decided on a ground assault, instead of another airstrike, to kill or capture Hasib because women and children were living in his compound, said a USA military official who asked not to be identified when providing operational details, adding that none of them had been hurt in the raid.
  • Metro Fares Hiked By Up To 66 Per Cent

    Metro Fares Hiked By Up To 66 Per Cent

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    A second fare revision will take place on October 1 and the maximum ticket price will go to Rs 60. People will be forced to shift to personal vehicles if fares were increased, hence fares should be reduced, the Delhi government had told DMRC, IANS reported.
  • Trump administration shrugs off softwood threat from Trudeau government

    Trump administration shrugs off softwood threat from Trudeau government

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    A day earlier, Trudeau said in a letter to the premier of British Columbia that he was seriously considering banning usa firms from exporting thermal coal from ports in the Pacific coastal province. But Clark has mulled the idea of a ban on thermal coal exports coming through B.C. But the Canadian government disputes those charges and is investigating several OR industries that may be receiving USA subsidies, including the plywood, flooring, wood chips and wine sectors, CTV News reported.
  • Le Pen visits French factory, Macron wins ally before runoff

    Le Pen visits French factory, Macron wins ally before runoff

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    He promised a "zero tolerance" policy in the fight against terrorism. Since taking over the party, she has worked hard to cleanse it of xenophobic and anti-semitic associations and make it more appealing to a wider electorate. But Le Pen has had problems of her own. There, older voters firmly rejected Le Pen, even as every other age group gave her steady support. Airbus Chief Executive Tom Enders has offered support for French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron, just days ahead of the ...
  • US deeply concerned by Turkish air strikes on Kurdish fighters

    US deeply concerned by Turkish air strikes on Kurdish fighters

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    The Observatory said it suspected a Russian jet was behind the strike. Kurdish officials were not immediately available for comment. It described the strikes as a "counterterrorism" operation "within the scope of the global law" to prevent the PKK from sending " terrorists , arms, ammunition, and explosives" to Turkey.