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US military shoots down Syrian gov’t fighter jet

US military shoots down Syrian gov’t fighter jet

A US military aircraft shot down a Syrian government fighter jet on Sunday shortly after the Syrian plane bombed US-backed fighters in northern Syria, the U.S. military said.   The action was carried out “in accordance with rules of engagement and ...

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North Korea accuses US authorities of ‘mugging’ its diplomats at NY airport

North Korea accuses US authorities of ‘mugging’ its diplomats at NY airport

North Korea accused US authorities on Sunday of “mugging” its diplomats at the John F. Kennedy airport in New York, forcibly confiscating a diplomatic package which it said raised questions about the city as the seat of the United Nations. ...

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Macron’s party wins clear majority in French parliament

Macron’s party wins clear majority in French parliament

President Emmanuel Macron of France won a crucial stamp of approval on Sunday as voters gave him and his allies a decisive majority in parliamentary elections, but a record-low turnout cast a shadow over his victory, pointing to the hurdles ...

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Ivanka Trump expresses solidarity over London mosque attack

Ivanka Trump expresses solidarity over London mosque attack

Ivanka Trump on Monday expressed solidarity with worshippers attacked while leaving a London mosque, while her father — usually quick to condemn extremist attacks — was silent for the time being.   “Sending love and prayers to the victims in ...

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China, Russia to hold joint naval drills in Baltic Sea

China, Russia to hold joint naval drills in Baltic Sea

A Chinese naval fleet is steaming towards the Baltic Sea to participate in joint exercises with Russia, with the show of force to take place after US President Donald Trump visits NATO ally Poland next month.   The three ships, ...

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Baby on board: Indian gives birth at 35,000 feet

Baby on board: Indian gives birth at 35,000 feet

An Indian woman gave birth to a baby boy on an international commercial flight as it flew at 35,000 feet, the airline said on Monday.   The unnamed woman, in her 20s, went into premature labour on Sunday’s Jet Airways ...

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In fight for Philippine city, a painful window on war

In fight for Philippine city, a painful window on war

From the third-story window of a barren government office building he now squats in as a refugee, Nasir Abdul is watching his city being destroyed. Nearly every day for the past three weeks, the Philippine military has pounded the lakeside ...

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Gaddafi’s son said to be freed in Libya, whereabouts unclear

Gaddafi’s son said to be freed in Libya, whereabouts unclear

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, has been freed by an armed group holding him in the western town of Zintan where he was taken after the 2011 revolt against his father, according to one of his ...

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