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Lebanese Red Cross worker killed in south Yemen shooting

  • The aid worker died in hospital of his wounds, while colleagues in the same car were unharmed.
  • Most of Taiz is controlled by forces loyal to President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, while the Houthi militia still hold many parts of the surrounding area.
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OPCW says experts have taken samples in Syria's Douma

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Palestinian Academic ‘killed by Mossad’ in Malaysia, says family

  • Fadi Mohammed Al-Batsh was gunned down by two men on a motorcycle outside a mosque in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur.
  • Al-Batash had been living in Malaysia since 2012 and was teaching at the Universiti Kuala Lumpur British-Malaysian Institute.
By Nor Arlene Tan ·

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Thunderstorms and winds expected in Saudi Arabia’s Al-Bahah region

  • Thunderstorms and surface winds will affect Al-Bahah until 18:00 Saudi Arabia Standard Time (SAST).
By Arab News ·

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15 militants killed in anti-terrorist operation in Mali: army

  • Mali has seen a resurgence of violence in recent weeks.
  • The UN Mission in Mali has 12,000 peacekeepers in the country.
By AFP ·

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Afghans ignore Ghani’s appeals on poll vote

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Telegram Russia ban spurs privacy debate

  • Telegram has always attracted a mix of criticism and respect for its use of encryption to ensure its messages between users remain confidential.
  • A Moscow court decided last week to block the app in Russia because it refused to hand over encryption keys to authorities.
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Myanmar evicts family of officer who testified on entrapment

  • Two reporters, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, have been detained since December 12 on charges of violating the Official Secrets Act.
  • Police Capt. Moe Yan Naing told a court that his superior had arranged for two policemen to meet the reporters and hand over documents described as “important secret papers” in order to entrap them.
By AP ·

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4 ex-presidents among hundreds at Barbara Bush’s funeral

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  • President Trump's misses out on attending former first lady Barbara Bush's funeral
  • Former US presidents and their spouses attend the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush
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Manchester United inflict more semifinal misery on sorry Spurs

  • Manchester United come from behind to make FA Cup final.
  • Mauricio Pochettino yet to win a trophy as manager.