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Ceasefire measures agreed in Yemen, UN says

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New ceasefire measures have been agreed between the Iran-backed rebels and the Saudi-backed government in Yemen, the UN has said. Both sides are said to be keen to reduce hostilities following talks on Sunday and Monday, with millions having been left on the brink of famine as a result of the four-year war. The discussions Read More

Bastille Day parade shows military tech in air and on ground, though marred by protests (FULL VIDEO)

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France showcased its military might with an impressive Bastille Day parade along the Champs Elysees in the heart of Paris. But Yellow Vest protesters used the event to once again demonstrate their anger. Around 4,300 soldiers, 200 vehicles and 100 aircraft took part in the annual parade, attended by thousands of people, including guests of Read More

Macron booed & told to ‘step down’ during Bastille Day parade in Paris

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France’s major national holiday didn’t proceed smoothly for President Emmanuel Macron, as dozens of protesters booed him and demanded his resignation ahead of a massive military parade in central Paris. Numerous people started to vent their anger at Macron moments before his motorcade – accompanied by the French horse guards – showed up at the Read More

‘Round up’ some Italians & jail them for life – Ukrainian MP after sentencing of pro-Kiev fighter

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A harsher than expected sentencing by an Italian court of a Ukrainian-born trooper was met with outrage by Ukrainian nationalists. One MP even suggested taking a dozen Italian nationals hostage in response. On Friday, an Italian court in Pavia passed its judgment in the high-profile case of Vitaly Markiv. He was found responsible for the Read More

‘Destroy caves & shelters’: Turkey launches 2nd wave of military op against Kurdish PKK in Iraq

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Ankara has launched military operation ‘Claw-2’, seeking to destroy PKK hideouts in northern Iraq. The move is part of Turkey’s bigger fight against Kurdish militants, which has taken a toll on its relations with Baghdad. The Turkish army began moving into northern Iraq at 10pm local time on Friday, after conducting airstrikes and shelling the Read More

Tropical Storm Barry approaches Louisiana in first test of post-Katrina defences

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By Sharon Marris, news reporter Louisiana strengthened its flood defences significantly after Hurricane Katrina 14 years ago and their first major test is just hours away. The first hurricane of the season, Tropical Storm Barry is due to reach the state as early as Saturday, with Louisiana and parts of Mississippi expected to suffer the Read More

‘We have nothing to quarrel about’: Russians & Ukrainians speak for unity at televised conference

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As politicians in Russia and Ukraine take the first steps to renew talks after years of strained relations, people in both countries have come forward in a televised “bridge” show to call for unity between the two nations. Russians and Ukrainians have engaged in a two-hour-long civil dialog for the first time in several years, Read More

Iran strikes ‘terrorists’ at Iraqi Kurdistan border after attack that killed 3 IRGC troops

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Iran’s Revolutionary Guards hit ‘terrorist strongholds’ along Iraqi borders, it said in a statement. The IRGC, Tehran’s elite troops, attacked targets near the borders of the Iranian provinces of Kurdistan and West Azerbaijan. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ statement regarding the attack was carried by several Iranian news outlets, with some reports in English and Read More

Not an accident: US scientist Suzanne Eaton was asphyxiated & dumped into old Nazi bunker in Crete

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The mysterious death of American microbiologist Suzanne Eaton turned out not to be an accident – the scientist working for the Max Planck Institute was asphyxiated and her body was dumped into a Nazi occupation-era cave bunker. The biologist disappeared on the island of Crete on July 2 while jogging. Eaton had been attending a Read More

New Orleans braces for Mississippi flooding as storm Barry bears down

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NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – Some residents and visitors prepared to flee New Orleans on Thursday as Tropical Storm Barry closed in and city officials warned of severe flooding if it makes landfall by early Saturday as the first Atlantic hurricane of the 2019 season. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour Read More