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  • TKANO - At least 50 people were killed on Tuesday when a suicide bomber blew himself up in a mosque in northeast Nigeria, police said, in an attack blamed on Boko Haram militants. The blast happened during early morning prayers at the Madina mosque in the Unguwar Shuwa area of Mubi, some 200 ...

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  • TCAIRO - Leading Palestinian political factions began talks in Cairo on Tuesday aimed at pushing ahead with reconciliation efforts, including discussing the formation of a unity government. The United Nations has said the reconciliation bid "must not be allowed to fail" or another round of conflict ...

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  • TBERLIN - Germany’s president held talks with party leaders Tuesday in a last-ditch attempt to save the EU’s top economy from the political turmoil sparked by the collapse of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition talks. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who takes centre stage because he can ...

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  • TRIYADH - Saudi authorities have said they had detected an “advanced” cyber attack targeting the kingdom, in a fresh attempt by hackers to disrupt government computers. The government’s National Cyber Security Centre said the attack involved the use of “Powershell” ...

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  • TRAMALLAH - The Palestinians have frozen all meetings with the United States after it decided to close their representative office in Washington, officials said on Tuesday. “What is the use of holding any meetings with them when they close our office? Our meetings begin from our office, and ...

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  • TYANGON - Myanmar’s suffocating controls over its Rohingya population amount to “apartheid”, Amnesty International said Tuesday in a probe into the root causes of a crisis that has sent 620,000 refugees fleeing to Bangladesh. Scenes of dispossessed Rohingya in Bangladeshi camps ...

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  • TRIYADH - Flash floods triggered by heavy rains swept through Jeddah on Tuesday, leaving motorists stranded and forcing authorities to shut schools and universities in Saudi Arabia’s second biggest city. Dozens of people were plucked from vehicles engulfed by floodwaters, Saudi civil defence ...

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  • THARARE - Robert Mugabe resigned as Zimbabwe’s president on Tuesday, swept from power as his 37-year reign of autocratic control and brutality crumbled within days of a military takeover. The move looks set to bring an end to Zimbabwe’s worst political crisis since the country won ...

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  • TSOCHI - President Vladimir Putin said the Russian army had “saved Syria as a state” after meeting with leader Bashar al-Assad in Russia, as Syrian forces take an upper hand over rebels and the Islamic State. Monday’s talks came during an unannounced “working visit” by ...

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