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Iran successfully launches satellite-carrying rocket: Report

The launch of the satellite-carrying rocket was reported to be a successful one after the US had criticized Iran's ballistic missile tests.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the guard over the phone and promised that he would be brought home. (File |AP)
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu wants to expel Al-Jazeera for 'inciting violence'

Israel has regularly accused Al-Jazeera of bias in its coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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June 1, 2012 file photo released by Britain's Ministry of Defence, Britain's Prince William sits in the cockpit of a helicopter at RAF Valley in Anglesey, Wales. (Photo | AP)
Prince William leaves rescue pilot job for royal duties

The Prince worked as an air ambulance rescue pilot for two years with a night shift from East Anglian Air Ambulance base at the Cambridge Airpot. 

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Displaced men who fled their homes due to fighting between Iraqi security forces and Islamic State militants wait for a security check at an Iraqi Army base, west of Mosul, Iraq, Sunday, Feb. 26. 2017. (Photo | AP)
US-trained Iraqi unit carried out Mosul executions: HRW

The latest report of executions comes after the release of videos allegedly shot in the Mosul area.

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The border row between China and India was triggered in June when the Indian Army stopped a road construction by Chinese troops in Doklam. (File Photo | Reuters)
India-China border row may lead to war, says US expert

Both sides have taken hardline positions that make it difficult to back down, a scholar at the American Foreign Policy Council told the New York Times.

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Britain to scrap Libor rate benchmark from end-2021

The daily Libor rate is based on submissions from banks of interest rates they believe they would be charged by others for borrowing money.

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Syrian women with their children speak, at the refugee camp of Ritsona about 86 kilometers north of Athens. (Photo| AP)
EU announces new emergency support for Greek refugee crisis

The European Union official said that the support package will help the refugees move out of camps and rent accommodation. 

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The Pakistan Supreme Court building in Karachi. |File Photo: AFP
Pakistan Supreme Court may not deliver verdict in Panama case before Aug 15

According to the Cause List, the court has set up benches to hear all cases till August 11 but the roster showed two of the three judges on the Panama case implementation bench will be on leave.

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In this June 24, 2017 photo, an electronic monitor shows the China national flags outside a shopping center in Hong Kong to mark the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong handover to China.  (Photo | Associated Press)
China is 'landlord' to Hong Kong, says justice chief

The remark comes at a time when fears are worsening that Hong Kong's freedoms are under threat from an increasingly assertive Beijing.

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Syrian children and youths gather on a street as they look at a U.S. armored vehicle convoy pass on a road that links to Raqqa city, northeast Syria. (Photo| AP)
US-backed Syrian fighters control almost half of Raqqa

The capture of Raqqa will be a loss for the extremist group that earlier this month lost the Iraqi city of Mosul.

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Undercover police spied on 1,000 UK political groups: Report 

The inquiry has found that at least 144 undercover police officers were deployed to spy on political groups.

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Corey Lewandowski, former campaign manager for Donald Trump, talks with reporters as he arrives at Trump Tower in New York on November 29, 2016. (File Photo | AP)
Qatar hires firm founded by Trump's former campaign manager amid crisis

Lewandowski founded Avenue Strategies just after the November election, but resigned from the firm in May.

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Sweden's Prime minister Stefan Lofven reacts during a press conference at Rosenbad, the Swedish government headquarters, in Stockholm on July 27. (Photo | AP)
Sweden data leak scandal costs two ministers their jobs

The scandal has blown up in recent weeks after it emerged that a database on Swedish driver licences was made available to technicians in the Czech Republic and Romania.

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NASA Headquarters. (File photo)
Scientists developing deep space habitat for NASA

The habitat will keep the astronauts safe by providing critical communications, life support and autonomous navigation.

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Mahmud Abbas (File Photo | AP)
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas backs call for Palestinians to return to Al-Aqsa

The Palestinian leadership suspended security coordination with Israel over the new measures.

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Office worker kills 3 in central China knife rampage

The accused attacked three of his office colleagues with a knife following a disagreement. 

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US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton takes a tour of Angkor Wat temple complex on Sunday in Angkor, Cambodia. AP Photo
Japanese who helped save Angkor Wat temple awarded Magsaysay

Yoshiaki Ishizawa, 79, was honoured for decades of work in helping preserve the 12th-century temple complex.

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Japan's opposition Democratic Party leader Renho grimaces during a press conference at her party's headquarters in Tokyo on July 18. (File Photo | AP)
Japan's main opposition party chief Renho steps downs

Renho was unable to capitalise on scandal-hit Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's falling popularity.

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France's President Emmanuel Macron (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
France to conduct asylum seeker checks in Libya: French president Emmanuel Macron

France will set up a processing centre this summer in Libya for asylum seekers trying to reach Europe, Emmanuel Macron said.

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1 killed, 31 injured in chemical plant gas leak in China

The gas leaked when workers were maintaining the pipeline at the Xinjiang Yihua chemical industry company in Changji Hui Autonomous Prefecture.

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Woman spots dead mother on Google Earth in UK after 18 months

With hundreds and thousands of photographic contributors, people can view many parts of the world on Google Earth, with some pictures dating as far back as 2008

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