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Car bomber attacks NATO convoy in Afghanistan

A car bomber attacked a NATO convoy in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar on Sunday, killing one civilian and wounding four others but without causing casualties among international forces,…

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Erdogan says Turkey aims to open embassy in East Jerusalem

Turkey intends to open an embassy in East Jerusalem, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday, days after leading calls at a summit of Muslim leaders for the world to recognize it as the capital of&...

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Children serenade pope on 81st birthday; he appeals for kidnapped nuns

Tens of thousands of people, many of them children, serenaded Pope Francis on his 81st birthday on Sunday, as the pontiff appealed for the release of Catholic nuns kidnapped last month in Nigeria.

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Erdogan says Turkey will open embassy in East Jerusalem

Turkey will open an embassy in East Jerusalem, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday, days after leading calls at a summit of Muslim leaders for the world to recognize it as the capital of…

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East Libyan commander Haftar says will listen to 'will of free Libyan

Eastern Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar, whose forces control parts of the country, said on Sunday he would listen to the "will of free Libyan people", in the strongest indication so far t...

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Christmas market opens in Algerian capital

A small Christmas market has opened in Algeria's capital, catering to a rising number of Christian African migrants as well as diplomats and locals in the overwhelmingly Muslim country.

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Philippines' Duterte, in about-face, says he supports same-sex unions

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday expressed his support for same-sex unions, after previously declaring his opposition to gay marriage, in an about-face that may displease bishops in t...

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Insurgents burn bus in southern Thailand

Armed insurgents stopped and torched a Bangkok-bound passenger bus on a highway in southern Thailand on Sunday, police said.

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Italy's ruling PD party slips further in polls, newspaper reports

Italy's ruling Democratic Party (PD) has lost further ground over its rivals after political infighting and fallout from a banking scandal, an opinion poll showed on Sunday.

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South Africa's ANC set to elect leader to replace scandal-ridden Zuma

South Africa's ANC is set to elect a successor to President Jacob Zuma in a leadership vote by a party that has ruled since the end of apartheid but lost its luster in a welter of scandal and…

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Brexit will not be derailed, says May ahead of crunch cabinet meetings

Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday she would not be derailed from leaving the European Union, laying the groundwork for difficult meetings this week in which she will try to unite a divided&...

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Two Danish journalists wounded in Islamist knife attack in Gabon

An attacker wielding a knife and crying "Allahu Akbar" has wounded two Danish journalists in Gabon's capital Libreville, the Gabonese defense minister said.

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