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17 mummies discovered in central Egypt

17 mummies discovered in central Egypt

Mission head Salah El-Kholi told Ahram Online that the cachette includes 17 non-royal mummies wrapped in linen and very well preserved. They have found 17 mummies in the catacombs of Minya provi...

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Syrian Kurds clear mines after taking town, dam from IS

Syrian Kurds clear mines after taking town, dam from IS

The Pentagon on Tuesday said it was aware of concerns in Turkey, a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally that has given vital support to a US-led campaign against ISIS in Syria and Iraq. "I will p...

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Sergei Lavrov, Russian foreign minister, jokes about Comey firing

Sergei Lavrov, Russian foreign minister, jokes about Comey firing

Comey's dismissal "cast a shadow" on the meeting. Asked if Trump had fired Comey over his handling of the Russian Federation investigation, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said no. "T...

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Russian jet buzzed US Navy plane over Black Sea

Russian jet buzzed US Navy plane over Black Sea

Last week, two Russian bombers, flanked by a pair of fighter jets, were intercepted by stealth US F-22 aircraft off the coast of Alaska. "After approaching the aircraft at a safe distance, the Rus...

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Syrian Kurdish forces say they will push on to IS capital

The Syrian Democratic Forces earlier this week captured Tabqa and an adjacent dam, a major prize in the offensive for Raqa, the Syrian heart of IS's self-proclaimed "caliphate". Turkey, along with the...

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Erdogan hopeful for breakthrough in dispute on arming Kurds

At the moment, however, annihilating Islamic State is the overriding priority in the Syrian civil war - reason enough to make arming the Kurds official US policy. The United States regards the YPG...

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Comey writes farewell letter, says he 'will be fine' after firing

The Democratic opposition is united behind a key demand: for the Justice Department to appoint a so-called special counsel to oversee the investigation. Clinton has partially blamed her loss on Comey'...

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Labour grandees unanimously agree to Jeremy Corbyn's election manifesto after leak

Labour grandees unanimously agree to Jeremy Corbyn's election manifesto after leak

Channel 4 journalist Matt Spencer tweeted a video of the cameraman receiving treatment, writing: "Jeremy Corbyn was in the auto as the tyre ran over this man's foot". Concerns were understood to have ...

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Turkey to press ahead with European Union membership bid

Turkey to press ahead with European Union membership bid

Erdogan accused Germany of acting like "Nazis" and "fascists" as several German cities banned rallies to drum up support of the plebiscite among Turks living in Germany. Turkish President Erdogan has ...

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Kushner family apologizes for mentioning White House adviser Jared Kushner

Kushner family apologizes for mentioning White House adviser Jared Kushner

The visa program touted in China by the family of White House senior adviser Jared Kushner has always been targeted for reform in Washington, accused by its critics of being a way for wealthy foreig...

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Pentagon: IS in Afghanistan leader killed in April raid

Islamic State, also known as IS, ISIS , ISIL or Daesh, has been seeking to establish a caliphate inside Afghanistan through its local affiliate. Logari directed the March 8 attack against Kabul Nat...

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How does the Labour manifesto leak affect you?

How does the Labour manifesto leak affect you?

It was an upbeat end to a tricky day for the party. A auto carrying opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn ran over the foot of a BBC cameraman on Thursday while approaching a party policy mee...

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India summons Pakistani envoy over killing of soldiers

India summons Pakistani envoy over killing of soldiers

It marks the northern end of India's Krishna Ghati sector where the ambush took place last Monday. "The skirmishing has been costly for Pakistan, and we think it's trying to show India it is now willi...

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AAP's former Punjab convener Ghuggi announces resignation

AAP's former Punjab convener Ghuggi announces resignation

Asked how he saw Mann as the new state party chief, Ghuggi took a jibe saying "when someone's eyesight is not right and then he is asked to drive a bus then accident will certainly take place". This i...

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Hamas says Ismail Haniyeh chosen as Islamic group's leader

Ismail Haniya has been elected as the new leader of Hamas's political bureau, according to the Palestinian movement's news agency. The First Intifada (the Palestinian uprising against Israeli occ...

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United Nations climate talks frustrated over USA stance

Ivanka Trump, who serves as an adviser to her father, was supposed to meet separately Tuesday with Pruitt Tuesday, but that meeting was also postponed , according to a White House official who...

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Senior US senator pushes Trump on Russia, French election

Shortly after Trump issued his first travel ban, Yates directed the Justice Department not to enforce it. Meanwhile, during Mrs. Yates' testimony , President Donald Trump was instructing via Twitte...

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Charlton County closes schools as West Mims Fire breaks containment again

Charlton County closes schools as West Mims Fire breaks containment again

In this Saturday, May 6, 2017 photo provided by the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge smoke rises from a wildfire east of Fargo, Ga. USA 94, which runs from Valdosta to St. Also, a shelter Charl...

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Ousted minister Kapil Mishra files 3 complaints with CBI

He also alleged that Jain has settled land deals worth Rs. 50 crore for "Arvind Kejriwal's relatives". "I will sit on a hunger strike if the details of foreign trips by five AAP leaders are not rele...

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Trump denounces 'dangerous anti-Semitism' in Holocaust Remembrance Day remarks

During the campaign, Trump prompted widespread criticism for refusing to repudiate support from white supremacists including former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke. The number of anti-Semitic incidents...

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Always Dreaming wins 143rd Kentucky Derby

Per Equibase , he has led all trainers in earnings six of the last seven years and 10 times since 2014. Between them, he and Velazquez were two-for-63 in the fabled race that kicks off the covete...

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Israel says Palestinian hunger strike leader ate in secret

Footage aired by Israeli media shows a prisoner sitting down fully clothed on a toilet unwrapping something and putting it in his mouth. Barghouti was filmed twice secretly eating and in one of thos...

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Blast rocks Manila, killing two

Blast rocks Manila, killing two

Based on initial report, the incident happened around 5:55 p.m. along Norzagaray Street, just a few steps away from Barbosa Police Community Precinct. Tension remained high after the blasts, with poli...

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Reporters barred from Kushner Companies' visa-for-investment event in China

Reporters barred from Kushner Companies' visa-for-investment event in China

The program, which the Post reports has been used by both the Trump and Kushner families, allows foreign investors to invest in US projects that create jobs and later apply to immigrate to America...

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50000 evacuated in German city after 5 WWII bombs uncovered

50000 evacuated in German city after 5 WWII bombs uncovered

German police on Sunday evacuated about 50,000 people from Hannover in one of the largest post-war operations to defuse bombs from the Second World War. Almost 75 years after World War II ended, the d...

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Israel's Ministerial Committee for Legislation Unanimously Approves Controversial 'Nationality Law'

Israel's Ministerial Committee for Legislation Unanimously Approves Controversial 'Nationality Law'

The bill details the symbols of the state such as the national anthem and flag; the capital of Jerusalem; the official language of Hebrew; the right of return to Israel for diaspora Jews; Jewish set...

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Trump savors win as House passes Obamacare repeal

The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives plans to turn to tax reform in earnest, after concluding a lengthy healthcare debate this week with a vote to repeal and replace Obamacare. Andr...

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Le Pen sees French presidential vote 'surprise'

Le Pen sees French presidential vote 'surprise'

Le Pen's campaign took aim on Monday at what they see as further weak spots: Macron's previous job as an investment banker and his role as a deregulating economy minister under Hollande. Philippot c...

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North Korea celebrates as South Korea, US keep watch

North Korea celebrates as South Korea, US keep watch

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the briefing to senators will be delivered by four top administration officials: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, Director o...

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Dem Senator Calls For 'Special Prosecutor' to Investigate Huma Abedin

The emails Comey was referring to in his October 28 notification he sent to Congress were found on former New York Rep. Anthony Weiner's laptop - former Clinton State Department aide Huma Abedin's ...

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4 'de-escalation' zones in Syria, says Russia

The combatants exchanged shellfire and were fighting around the rebel-held village of al-Zalakiyat in the Hama countryside, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The Russian president claims h...

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Trump vows to revive stalled Israel-Palestine peace process

Abbas, for his part, continued the Palestinian Authority's long-held position that a long-term peace agreement requires a separate Palestinian state, bounded by territorial borders as they were in 196...

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Queen Elizabeth II turns 91

As the reigning monarch The Queen has two birthdays - her real one and her official birthday, which falls on 17 June. FILE - In this November 20, 1947 file photo, Britain's Princess Elizabeth leav...

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Trade order, campaign rally on Trump's 100th day

Trump said, "We all deserve it". "Others may disagree about that". Forty-eight percent said they thought the media was harder on Trump than on other presidents. Richard Nixon was the last president to...

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Merkel, Putin: No alternative to Minsk deal on Ukraine

They also discussed creating safe zones to "achieve lasting peace for humanitarian and many other reasons". Putin also thanked Merkel for the opportunity to discuss preparations for the Group of 2...

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Setting aside human rights, Trump courts Asian leaders

I can not lie about it", the newspaper quoted Duterte as saying. As soon as President Trump invited Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte to the White House, critics pointed out the leader's con...

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Gas leak at chemical firm Ineos contained at Scotland's Grangemouth

Gas leak at chemical firm Ineos contained at Scotland's Grangemouth

Residents nearby said they could hear an alarm sounding from the plant shortly after midday. According to its website, the Grangemouth site contributes 4 percent of Scottish gross domestic product a...

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Brexit gets nasty as EU accuses Britain of unrealistic aims

A Conservative spokesman said: "Every vote for Theresa May gives her a better hand in Brexit negotiations, helping to get a deal which strengthens our economy and helps United Kingdom consumers". ...

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French Elections: Marine Le Pen Campaign Hits Back at 'Plagiarism' Accusations

French Elections: Marine Le Pen Campaign Hits Back at 'Plagiarism' Accusations

Ms Le Pen trails Mr Macron in the polls by about 20 percentage points ahead of Sunday's decisive second round. France votes for a new president on Sunday in a ballot being watched closely by financi...

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Is Justin Bieber dating Hailee Steinfeld?

Is Justin Bieber dating Hailee Steinfeld?

The pair met up in NY following yesterday's Met Gala festivities and have reportedly been dating for a little over month after being introduced by pastor Carl Lentz , as they both attend his church...

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US sets up missile defense in S. Korea as North shows power

US sets up missile defense in S. Korea as North shows power

President Donald Trump has sent more USA military assets to the region in a show of force while leaning on China to exert economic pressure on its wayward ally. The South Korean military was monitorin...

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Trump won't get House OK of health bill before his 100th day

Trump won't get House OK of health bill before his 100th day

But the capital city is still up to its old gridlock tricks. The aide said Mulvaney indicated that, while the Trump administration had continued the payments, officials hadn't yet decided whether th...

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Congress Passes Stopgap Measure To Fund Government, Averting Shutdown

At the same time, a House GOP leader said late Thursday that there would be no vote on major GOP health care legislation until at least next week. On the health care bill, House Republican leaders...

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US VP Pence assures Japan: America is with you '100 percent'

US VP Pence assures Japan: America is with you '100 percent'

However, Trump has also shown the willingness to link trade to other issues, saying he would cut a better trade deal with China if it exerts influence on North Korea . The precarious situation dese...

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John Wall scores 42 points, Wizards eliminate Hawks 115-99

THE Washington Wizards finally took a road win in the first round and disposed of the Hawks with a 115-99 Game Six rout on Friday in Atlanta (Saturday, Manila time ). Wall scored or assisted on 23...

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Le Pen's party in new turmoil over alleged Holocaust denial

Her years-long efforts to detoxify her far-right party's image have suffered a new setback as the leader of the National Front quit because of an uproar over past remarks allegedly questioning the Naz...

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Police fire pepper spray at opposition march in Venezuela

Police fire pepper spray at opposition march in Venezuela

During a press conference, he said that the call also would repudiate the Parliament's (mainly opposition) objective of dismissing the Supreme Court Justices (TSJ). At least nine people were injured, ...

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White House invites Congress investigation leaders to view documents

Two White House officials were involved in giving House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes access to intelligence reports that seemed to show that President Donald Trump and his associates wer...

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European Union offers pre-Brexit trade talks

European Union offers pre-Brexit trade talks

Tusk said the EU's goal was to minimise the costs for European Union citizens, businesses and member states, whose leaders should adopt the negotiating proposals on April 29. Tusk made these remarks a...

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Nicola Sturgeon pays tribute to 'brave work' of Martin McGuinness

Nicola Sturgeon pays tribute to 'brave work' of Martin McGuinness

As Deputy First Minister for 10 years, he staunchly supported the power-sharing system that grew out of the Good Friday and St Andrews agreements and helped bring an end to the conflict that scarred t...

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