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    Four Arab states double down on Qatar boycott

    Agence France-Presse . Dubai | Updated at 01:07am on July 31, 2017

    The foreign ministers of four Arab states boycotting Qatar said Sunday they would make no compromises in their demand that Doha change its policies, as a political crisis that has split the Gulf approaches its third month...

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    Two dead in German nightclub shooting

    Agence France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 12:05am on July 31, 2017

    A gunman opened fire at a packed nightclub in southern Germany early Sunday, killing one and wounding four before being shot by police, authorities said, ruling out a terror attack...

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    Pakistan set to elect new PM tomorrow

    Reuters . Islamabad | Updated at 12:05am on July 31, 2017

    Pakistan’s lawmakers will elect a new prime minister on Tuesday to replace ousted leader Nawaz Sharif, with ruling party stalwart Shahid Khaqan Abbasi expected to become interim leader until Sharif’s own brother is eligible...

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    Six killed in explosion at illegal gold mine in Colombia

    Reuters | Updated at 10:55am on July 30, 2017

    Six security contractors working for Canadian-listed miner Continental Gold were killed after an explosion at an illegal gold mine in central Colombia, the company said on Saturday...

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    Typhoon injures 81 in Taiwan as another storm approaches

    Associated Press | Updated at 10:25am on July 30, 2017

    Taiwan's first typhoon of the year left 81 people injured and coastal towns flooded as the island braced for a second tropical storm Sunday. Howling...

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    Trump ‘disappointed’ with China after North Korea missile test

    BBC | Updated at 10:28am on July 30, 2017

    US president Donald Trump says he is ‘very disappointed’ with China for not doing enough to stop North Korea's weapons programme...

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    Over 22,000 evacuated as fire hits Spain music festival

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 09:10am on July 30, 2017

    More than 22,000 people were evacuated Saturday when the stage at an electronic music festival near Barcelona erupted in flames, sending revellers running...

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    Australia thwarts ‘Islamic-inspired’ plane attack plot

    Reuters | Updated at 08:55am on July 30, 2017

    Security has been increased at Australian airports after police foiled ‘Islamic-inspired’ plans for a bomb attack on an aircraft during counter-terrorism raids in which four men were arrested on Saturday, the Australian Federal Police have confirmed...

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    Brother to succeed Newaz, Abbasi to take over as interim PM

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 12:05am on July 30, 2017

    Pakistan’s ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif named his brother Shahbaz, the chief minister of Punjab province, as his successor and nominated ex-oil minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as an interim premier in a defiant speech Saturday...

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    Pakistan party holds meeting to consider PM successor 

    Associated Press | Updated at 12:05pm on July 29, 2017

    A top leader from the ruling party of deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif says a meeting of the party's lawmakers has been convened to consider who will be the country's next premier...