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    Gulf leaders trade barbs as Qatar dispute shows no let-up

    Reuters | Updated at 11:17am on June 11, 2017

    Gulf states traded public barbs on Saturday, showing little sign of resolving the region's deepest rift in years, five days after Arab nations severed diplomatic, trade and transport ties with the tiny Gulf kingdom of Qatar...

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    Iran kills mastermind behind Tehran attacks, arrests more

    Reuters | Updated at 09:05am on June 11, 2017

    Iran said its security forces on Saturday killed the mastermind of a twin attack on Tehran that left 17 people dead this week, as security was tightened around the country to prevent other possible plots...

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    Sessions says he will discuss Comey with US Senate panel

    Reuters | Updated at 08:50am on June 11, 2017

    US attorney general Jeff Sessions said in a letter on Saturday that he will appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday to address matters former FBI director James Comey brought up this week in testimony to the same panel...

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    Gadhafi's son released after more than five years of detention

    Associated Press | Updated at 08:40am on June 11, 2017

    Seif al-Islam, the son and one-time heir apparent of late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, has been released after more than five years in detention, his captors said on Saturday...

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    Tale of Pakistan’s growing population

    Agence France-Presse . Bannu | Updated at 01:18am on June 11, 2017

    Three men who have fathered nearly 100 children among them are doing their bit for Pakistan’s skyrocketing population, which is being counted for the first time in 19 years...

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    Saudi Arabia and allies hail Trump warning to Qatar

    Agence France-Presse . Dubai | Updated at 01:01am on June 11, 2017

    Saudi Arabia and its allies Saturday welcomed an accusation by president Donald Trump that Qatar was bankrolling extremism but ignored a separate US call for them to ease their economic blockade...

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    British PM under fresh pressure as top aides quit

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:57am on June 11, 2017

    British prime minister Theresa May was forced to relinquish her two closest aides on Saturday as she struggled to reassert her authority following a crushing electoral setback....

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    Trump says ‘100pc’ ready to testify under oath

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:50am on June 11, 2017

    US president Donald Trump punched back Friday against James Comey, accusing the ousted FBI director of lying about their private conversations – and saying he is ‘100 per cent’ willing to testify under oath....

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    Clinging on to her job, Britain's May appoints new ministers

    Associated Press | Updated at 03:09pm on June 10, 2017

    Beleaguered British prime minister Theresa May is appointing new members of her government after several of them lost their seats in Parliament in this week's general election that proved disastrous for her Conservative Party...

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    Iran says arrests seven suspects linked to Tehran attacks

    Reuters | Updated at 12:50pm on June 10, 2017

    Iranian authorities have arrested seven people suspected of helping militants involved in this week's attacks in the capital Tehran, a judiciary official said on Saturday...