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    Maldives seeks foreign help to deal with IS fighters

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:08am on June 16, 2019

    The Maldives Saturday called for international help to rehabilitate up to 160 of its nationals languishing in Syrian detention camps after the defeat of the...

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    South Sudan sees record hunger levels

    Agence France-Presse . Juba, South Sudan | Updated at 12:10am on June 16, 2019

    A record number of almost seven million people are facing severe hunger in South Sudan, despite a peace agreement which has largely stopped fighting after more than five years of war...

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    Putin gives Xi ice cream on birthday

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 12:10am on June 16, 2019

    Chinese president Xi Jinping celebrated his 66th birthday on Saturday with Russian president Vladimir Putin, who Xi considers a close friend and who gave Xi ice cream as a present...

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    IS focus on young women worries Europol

    Agence France-Presse . The Hague | Updated at 12:10am on June 16, 2019

    The Islamic State group is targeting women from the millennial generation as it seeks new recruits after the fall of its so-called caliphate, the EU’s police agency said Friday. In a report on IS propaganda focussed...

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    Mediterranean countries focus on missing migrants

    Agence France –Presse . The Hague | Updated at 12:10am on June 16, 2019

    Mediterranean countries say they have taken a key step towards finding out the fate of thousands of migrants—many fleeing Syria’s war—who have gone missing while trying to reach...

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    Slovakia’s first female president sworn in

    Reuters . Bratislava | Updated at 12:10am on June 16, 2019

    Anti-corruption campaigner Zuzana Caputova was sworn in as Slovakia’s first female president on Saturday, vowing to fight impunity and champion justice in a country shaken by a journalist’s murder...

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    Indonesia returns five containers of waste to the US

    Agence France-Presse . Jakarta | Updated at 12:10am on June 16, 2019

    Indonesia has returned five containers of rubbish to the United States and will not become a ‘dumping ground’, officials said Saturday, the latest Southeast Asian country to return...

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    WWII American bomb defused in central Berlin

    Agence France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 12:10am on June 16, 2019

    A 100-kilogramme US World War II bomb was defused overnight near Berlin’s central hub of Alexanderplatz, police said Saturday. Police evacuated some 3,000 people from the area on Friday and cordoned...

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    I didn’t hack anything : Assange

    Reuters . London | Updated at 03:46pm on June 15, 2019

    The full extradition hearing to decide whether Wikileaks founder Julian Assange...

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    Trump blames Iran for tanker blasts

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 03:23pm on June 15, 2019

    United States president Donald Trump on Friday declared that a mysterious attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf...