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IS 'blows up' Mosul mosque where caliphate was declared



News June 21, 2017


The Ministry of Defence said fighters had detonated explosives inside the structures, destroying the mosque and its iconic leaning minaret.A statement from the commander of the Mosul offensive, Staff Lieutenant General Abdulamir Y...

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Saudi Arabia's King Salman makes his son next in line to the throne



News June 21, 2017


King Salman has appointed his 31-year-old son Mohammed bin Salman, known as MbS for short, as crown prince and first in line to the throne of the fabulously rich and powerful desert kingdom.The move will have wide-ranging implicat...

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Clashes kill 100 in Central African Republic as ceasefire crumbles



News June 21, 2017


The bloodshed in the town of Bria erupted hours after the country's government signed a truce with rebel factions.Mayor Maurice Belikoussou has said the number of dead is certain to rise - with dozens of people wounded and Red Cro...

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Russian fighter jet 'chases NATO plane away' over Baltic Sea



News June 21, 2017


TASS reported that a NATO F-16 fighter jet buzzed Sergei Shoigu's aircraft over the Baltic Sea.It did not specify which member of the defence alliance the fighter jet was from, but on Tuesday the Pentagon accused Russia of carryin...

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Men in court charged with murder of 71 refugees found in abandoned lorry



News June 21, 2017


The bodies of 59 men, eight women and four children, including a baby girl, were discovered in a vehicle abandoned on the side of a motorway in Austria in August 2015.Prosecutors say the refugees from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan s...

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