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Civilian deaths in Afghanistan hit record as suicide attacks surge

By James Mackenzie KABUL | Sunday, Jul 15 2018 IST

The number of civilians killed in Afghanistan reached a record in the first half of the year, despite last month's ceasefire, with a surge in suicide attacks claimed by Islamic State, the United Natio

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Syrian forces widen south west offensive, some rebels leave for north

AMMAN/BEIRUT | Sunday, Jul 15 2018 IST

Syrian government forces widened their offensive in the country's southwest on Sunday to Quneitra province, a region adjoining the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, a war monitor and rebel sources said.

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Finns rally against Trump, Putin ahead of Helsinki summit

HELSINKI | Sunday, Jul 15 2018 IST

About 2,500 protesters demonstrated in support of human rights, democracy and the environment in Helsinki on Sunday, a day before U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin hold

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Turkey's plan to buy Russian defence system a risk for NATO - US general

By Andrea Shalal RAF FAIRFORD | Sunday, Jul 15 2018 IST

Turkey's plans to buy the Russian S-400 missile defence system would give a weapon used by "known foes" of NATO deep insight into the radar-evading F-35 fighter jets arriving in growing numbers in Eur

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Immigrant children, parents reunited faster under new court order

By Kristina Cooke and Reade Levinson July 14 | Sunday, Jul 15 2018 IST

- When Yolany Padilla was released from immigration custody in Seattle last week, she assumed she would be quickly reunited with her 6-year-old son, who had been taken from her at the U.S.-Mexico bord

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British PM May warns rebels: Back me or risk 'no Brexit at all'

By Guy Faulconbridge and William James LONDON | Sunday, Jul 15 2018 IST

British Prime Minister Theresa May warned her divided party on Sunday that there may be "no Brexit at all" if they wrecked her plan to forge a close relationship with the European Union after leaving

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India, Bangladesh Home Minister-level talks held in city

Dhaka | Sunday, Jul 15 2018 IST

India and Bangladesh held the sixth Home Minister-level talks on Sunday in which both the countries discussed different issues including security cooperation. Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan and his

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U.S. will not push for 'deliverables' at Russia summit -Bolton

By James Oliphant WASHINGTON | Sunday, Jul 15 2018 IST

The United States will not look for "deliverables" from Monday's summit with Russia, stressing that talks will be "unstructured," U.S. national security adviser John Bolton said on Sunday. President

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Syrian forces seize village in SW, widening offensive-monitor

BEIRUT | Sunday, Jul 15 2018 IST

Syrian government forces seized a village in Quneitra province on Sunday, their first advance against insurgents in the region adjoining the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights since launching a major offe

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U.S., North Korea in rare talks over remains of Korean War soldiers

By Hyonhee Shin and Daphne Psaledakis SEOUL/WASHINGTON | Sunday, Jul 15 2018 IST

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that talks on Sunday between U.S. and North Korean officials to discuss the return of remains of U.S. service members killed in the 1950-53 Korean War "resulte

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Gaza ceasefire largely holding after day-long flareup

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA | Sunday, Jul 15 2018 IST

A ceasefire between Israel and Gaza's dominant Hamas Islamists appeared largely to be holding on Sunday, ending the most intensive flare-up in violence around the Palestinian enclave since a 2014 war.

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Iran's supreme leader calls for backing government in face of U.S. sanctions- website

Undated | Sunday, Jul 15 2018 IST

Iran's supreme leader on Sunday called on state bodies to support the government of President Hassan Rouhani in fighting looming U.S. economic sanctions, saying America's "conspiracy" could be defeate

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