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Rebels, families begin evacuating Syria’s Daraa city

  • Syrian rebels and their relatives began evacuating the southern city of Daraa on Sunday
  • The transfers were part of a cease-fire deal brokered by government ally Russia, and came after more than two weeks of ferocious bombardment of the city
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Bankruptcy reforms ‘will spur Saudi Arabian investment’

  • Saudi Arabia will introduce its first comprehensive bankruptcy law on Aug. 18
  • The new rules have been drawn up to offer protection to creditors
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Cease-fire holds after day of intense Israel-Hamas fighting killing 2 teens

  • On Saturday, the military carried out its largest wave of airstrikes in Gaza since the 2014 war
  • The military said several mortar shells were fired even after Hamas announced the cease-fire
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Israeli rockets hit Syrian military position in Aleppo: Syrian state media

  • Syrian state media said on Sunday that Israeli rockets had hit a Syrian military position near Nairab airport
  • Strikes caused only "material damage"
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Thai boys rescued from cave mourn diver who died

  • The health ministry said the overall condition for the players and coach was normal
  • Saman was widely hailed as a hero but the boys, aged 11 to 16, were only told about his death on Saturday
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Gulf airlines Emirates, Etihad, Qatar Airways seen flying under radar at Farnborough Airshow

  • Over 1,500 exhibitors and 100,000 trade visitors are expected to attend this week’s airshow
  • Farnborough and the Paris Airshow — held on alternate years — have accounted for around 30 percent of annual commercial business
By JOHN EVERINGTON ·

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France overpower Croatia 4-2 to win World Cup final

  • France overwhelmed Croatia 4-2 in the World Cup final at Moscow’s Luzhniki stadium
  • Croatia fought hard for an hour but gradually ran out of steam after playing extra time in their three previous matches
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Twitter suspends two accounts linked to 12 Russians indicted by Mueller

  • The indictment alleges that from around June 2016 the conspirators released tens of thousands of stolen emails and documents “using fictitious online personas, including ‘DCLeaks’ and ‘Guccifer 2.0.’.”
  • Friday’s indictment was the first by Mueller that directly charges the Russian government with meddling in the election
By Reuters ·