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    Bomb kills 25 rebels in north Syria

    Reuters | Updated at 04:33pm on October 06, 2016

    A bomb claimed by Islamic State at a Syria-Turkey border crossing killed at least 25 people, most of them foreign-backed Syrian rebels, and wounded dozens more on Thursday, witnesses said...

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    Turkey holds 20 alleged members of coup 'sleeper cell'

    Reuters | Updated at 04:18pm on October 06, 2016

    Twenty suspects including Turkish soldiers and a deputy governor were jailed pending trial on Thursday, accused of belonging to a ‘sleeper cell’ to...

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    US condemns new Israeli plan on settlements

    Reuters | Updated at 12:43pm on October 06, 2016

    The United States sharply criticised Israel on Wednesday over plans to build a new Jewish settlement in the West Bank that it said would damage prospects for...

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    Al Shabaab kills six in Kenya attack

    Reuters | Updated at 11:31am on October 06, 2016

    Suspected Islamist militants from the Somali group al Shabaab killed six people in an attack in northeast Kenya on Thursday, a regional...

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    India kills three attackers on Kashmir army camp

    Reuters | Updated at 11:10am on October 06, 2016

    Indian soldiers shot dead three suspected militants who tried to raid an army base in northern Kashmir on Thursday, police said, the latest in a wave...

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    Paris climate agreement to take effect Nov 4

    Associated Press | Updated at 09:25am on October 06, 2016

    The landmark Paris agreement on climate change will enter into force on November 4, after a coalition of the world's largest polluters and small island nations threatened by rising seas pushed it past a key threshold on Wednesday...

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    Hurricane Matthew kills 39 as Haiti death toll rises

    Reuters | Updated at 08:35am on October 06, 2016

    Hurricane Matthew has killed at least 39 people, the death toll in struggling Haiti alone rising to 35, local officials said, as the storm headed northward...

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    Portugal's Guterres poised to be next UN secretary-general

    Reuters | Updated at 07:50am on October 06, 2016

    Former Portuguese prime minister Antonio Guterres is poised to be the ninth United Nations secretary-general and is expected to be formally recommended to the 193-member General Assembly for election by the Security Council on Thursday...

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    Three win Nobel chemistry prize for molecular machines

    Associated Press | Updated at 04:39pm on October 05, 2016

    Frenchman Jean-Pierre Sauvage, British-born Fraser Stoddart and Dutch scientist Bernard ‘Ben’ Feringa on Wednesday won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for...

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    World Court rejects Marshall Islands suit seeking nuclear disarmament

    Reuters | Updated at 03:00pm on October 05, 2016

    The International Court of Justice on Wednesday rejected a suit filed by the tiny Marshall Islands against the world's nuclear powers that sought to force...