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Catalan independence supporters, one waving an 'estelada', or Catalonia independence flag. (Photo | AP)
How is Spain taking control of Catalan powers?

Spain announced drastic measures Saturday to stop Catalan leaders from pressing ahead with independence, moving to dismiss the region's separatist government.

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Seven bodies recovered from collapsed mine in Pakistan

Rescue workers recovered the bodies of seven mine workers who were buried under a landslide in the country's southwest, officials said today.

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Mali extends state of emergency by a year

Mali said Saturday it will extend by a year the state of emergency that was first introduced after a November 2015 attack on a Bamako hotel.

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Liberation of Raqqa "critical breakthrough": Trump

President Donald Trump today lauded the liberation of Raqqa as a critical breakthrough in the international campaign to defeat ISIS.

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Tanzania suspends NGO for 'promotion' of gay marriage

The Tanzanian government said Saturday it had suspended an NGO it had accused of promoting gay marriage in contravention of local customs, traditions and laws.

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People carry the coffin, covered with the an Egyptian flag, of police captain Ahmed Fayez who was killed in a gun battle. (Photo | AP)
Ceremony marks 75 years since El Alamein battle as Egypt mourns

The commemoration, held under tight security, was marred by an Islamist attack yesterday on Egyptian security forces some 250 kilometres to the south that killed at least 35 police officers.

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Suspect arrested after eight hurt in Munich knife rampage

A knife-wielding man randomly attacked passersby in central Munich today, lightly injuring eight people, police said as they excluded terrorism as a motive after detaining the suspected perpetrator.

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Kurdish security forces withdraw from a checkpoint in Altun Kupri, outskirts of Irbil. (Photo | AP)
Iraq hikes southern oil output to make up for Kirkuk losses

Iraq said it hiked southern oil production by 200,000 barrels per day on Saturday to compensate for a halt in pumping in Kirkuk province because of its conflict with the Kurds.

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UK-India trade ties to remain strong post-Brexit: Labour leader

Emily Thornberry also asserted that her party's government would insist that trade, development and human rights are all inseparable parts of the same conversation.

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Rex Tillerson returns to Saudi Arabia as Qatar row simmers

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Saudi Arabia Saturday, his second visit to the region in recent months as he seeks a breakthrough in a diplomatic crisis gripping the Gulf.

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Gunmen launch attacks near Freeport Indonesia mine; three hurt

Police say unidentified gunmen have launched attacks near a US-owned gold and copper mine in eastern Indonesia, wounding two policemen and a civilian.

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Trump says he will allow release of Kennedy assassination files

US President Donald Trump said Saturday he will allow long blocked secret files on the 1963 assassination of John F Kennedy to be opened to the public for the first time.

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15 Afghanistan army cadets killed in attack on security forces

It was the second suicide bombing in the Afghan capital in 24 hours and the seventh major assault in Afghanistan since Tuesday.

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Poll finds Las Vegas shooting doesn't alter opinions on guns 

The slaying of five dozen people in Las Vegas did little to change Americans' opinions about gun laws, a poll finds.

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Foreigners who joined IS faced almost certain death in Raqqa

The final days were brutal, 75 coalition airstrikes in 48 hours and a flurry of desperate IS car bombs that were easily spotted in the sliver of the devastated landscape still under militant control.

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Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont to address move to oust him

Puigdemont plans deliver a speech in response to the Spanish government's decision to take over the regional cabinet's functions.

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Two former presidents Bush, Obama break with tradition to denounce Trump

Remarks on the same day by former Presidents George W Bush and Barack Obama raise the prospect that more dissenters will follow in defiance of President Donald Trump and his policies.

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Spain to suspend Catalonia's government, call elections

Mariano Rajoy said his government had no choice after Catalonia's government acted in a way that was "unilateral, contrary to the law and seeking confrontation."

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Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont pressured from all sides

Political parties, football clubs, businesses and civic society groups have picked their side.

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Kenya helicopter carrying five plunges into lake after takeoff 

A helicopter with five people on board plunged into a lake in Kenya's Rift Valley and it's likely that no one survived.

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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj (File| PTI)
Pakistan envoy meets Sushma Swaraj: Foreign Office

Foreign Office issued a statement after reports in media claimed that Swaraj asked Mahmood to drop all charges against Jadhav and send him back for any progress in bilateral ties.

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