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    Afghan official says blast at Shiite mosque kills 29 

    Associated Press | Updated at 11:10am on August 02, 2017

    A suicide bomber stormed into the largest Shiite Muslim mosque in Afghanistan's Herat province Tuesday night opening fire on worshippers before blowing himself up, killing at least 29 and wounding 64 others, 10 of them critically, said hospital official Mohammed Rafique Shehrzai...

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    Yemen food crisis is man-made, partly as a war tactic: UN 

    Associated Press | Updated at 09:35am on August 02, 2017

    The crisis in Yemen that has left millions hungry and on the brink of famine is ‘a man-made disaster’ driven not only by decades of poverty and lack of investment but also by economic strangulation being used as a tactic of war, the UN development chief in the country said Tuesday...

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    Maduro responsible for safety of Venezuela opposition leaders: Trump

    Reuters | Updated at 09:05am on August 02, 2017

    US president Donald Trump said the United States holds Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro ‘personally responsible’ for the health and safety of two leading opponents of his government jailed on Tuesday...

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    Tillerson says US wants North Korea dialogue ‘at some point’

    Reuters | Updated at 08:50am on August 02, 2017

    The United States does not seek to topple the North Korean government and would like dialogue with Pyongyang at some point, but only on the understanding that it can never be a nuclear power, secretary of state Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday...

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    ‘Disturbing’ sexual harassment at Australian universities

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 01:17am on August 02, 2017

    More than half of university students in Australia were sexually harassed last year and seven percent sexually assaulted on at least one occasion, a ‘disturbing’ new national study revealed Tuesday...

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    Attack on Shi’ite mosque in Afghan city kills more than 20

    Reuters . Afghanistan | Updated at 12:25am on August 02, 2017

    An attack on a Shi’ite mosque in the western Afghan city of Herat on Tuesday killed more than 20 people and wounded 30 others, officials...

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    Attack on Shia mosque in Afghanistan kills more than 20

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 11:23pm on August 01, 2017

    Attackers, including a suicide bomber, killed more than 20 people at a Shia mosque in Afghanistan's main western city of Herat Tuesday, officials said...

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    Three killed in Moscow court after defendants try to grab officers' guns

    Reuters | Updated at 06:29pm on August 01, 2017

    Four people standing trial in a Moscow court were killed on Tuesday in a gunfight that broke out in the court building, a lawyer for...

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    Pak parliament elects Abbasi as new PM

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 12:05am on August 02, 2017

    Pakistan’s parliament elected ruling party loyalist Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as prime minister on Tuesday, days after Nawaz Sharif was ousted by the Supreme Court after a corruption probe...

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    Bangladeshi shot dead in Saudi Arabia

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 03:18pm on August 01, 2017

    A Bangladeshi national was shot dead by terrorists at Qatif city of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Three more foreign nationals were also killed in...