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Firefighters battle with wildfires across southern France

By: AFP | Bastia | Published:July 25, 2017 11:18 am A fire raged in the forests around Luberon in the Vaucluse region, covering 800 hectares by late Monday. (Representational image) Hundreds of firefighters were battling blazes across southern France, with one inferno spreading across 900 hectares of forest and threatening …

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Chinese jets intercept US Navy plane over East China Sea

By: PTI | Washington | Published:July 25, 2017 8:34 am Representational Picture.   (AP Photo) A US Navy surveillance aircraft was intercepted by two Chinese J-10 fighter jets in an “unsafe” manner over the East China Sea on Sunday, prompting evasive action by the former’s pilot to avoid a collision, …

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Rhino poaching dips slightly in South Africa

By: AFP | Johannesburg | Published:July 24, 2017 4:53 pm In this October 1, 2016, file photo, rhinos graze in the bush on the edge of Kruger National Park in South Africa. South Africa’s government said Monday July 24, 2017, is moving ahead with draft regulations for a domestic trade …

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Ambassador to remain in Kuwait despite row: Iran

By: Reuters | Dubai | Published:July 24, 2017 5:53 pm iran, iran warns pakistan, iranian armed forces, Mohammad Javad Zarif, nawaz sharif, Sunni militants, cross-border attacks, world news, latest news Iran on Monday denied reports that Kuwait had expelled its ambassador, saying it would maintain a dialogue with the Gulf …

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What’s the issue with metal detectors in Jerusalem?

By: Reuters | Jerusalem | Updated: July 24, 2017 8:51 pm Palestinians pray in front of mock metal detectors during a protest in Bethlehem, Sunday, July 23, 2017. (Source: AP Photo) For 10 days, Jerusalem has been in the grip of the worst bloodshed for years over Israel’s decision to …

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China defends repatriation of North Koreans

By: AFP | Beijing | Published:July 24, 2017 5:05 pm The North Koreans escaping to South declined sharply in first half of this year as Pyongyang strengthened controls on its border with China, Seoul officials said this month. (Source: Reuters) China on Monday defended its repatriation of North Koreans who …

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