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    Makkah summits overshadowed by US-Iran tensions

    Agence France-Presse . Dubai | Updated at 01:40pm on May 28, 2019

    Regional heavyweight Saudi Arabia hosts Islamic, Arab and Gulf summits this week as tensions between Iran and the US raise fears of military escalation.The three...

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    Sudan supports strike as talks remain deadlock

    Agence France-Presse . Khartoum | Updated at 01:23pm on May 28, 2019

    Sudan is bracing for a two-day nationwide strike from Tuesday called by protesters...

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    South Africa launches carbon tax to cut pollution

    Agence France-Presse . Johannesburg | Updated at 01:11pm on May 28, 2019

    South African president Cyril Ramaphosa has signed into law a carbon...

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    Two dead, 17 injured in Japan mass stabbing

    Reuters . Tokyo | Updated at 12:07pm on May 28, 2019

    A knife-wielding man screamed ‘I’ll kill you!’ as he slashed at a group of schoolgirls at a bus stop in Japan on Monday, killing one...

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    Modi praises party workers amid violence, killings

    Agence France-Presse . Varanasi | Updated at 01:08am on May 28, 2019

    Indian prime minister Narendra Modi praised his nationalist party’s courage Monday amid political clashes and killings after his latest landslide election triumph.Three workers from Modi’s...

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    Hundreds of prisoners start fires, wound staff in Ukraine riot

    Agence France-Presse . Odessa, Ukraine | Updated at 01:07am on May 28, 2019

    A major riot involving 500 prisoners broke out at a penitentiary in the Ukrainian city of Odessa on Monday with the inmates setting fire to...

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    Jailed soldiers freed after less than a year

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 12:52am on May 28, 2019

    Myanmar has granted early release to seven soldiers jailed for the killing of 10 Rohingya Muslim men and boys during a 2017 military crackdown in...

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    German with 1,800 cows allowed to stay in India

    Agence France-Presse . Mathura, India | Updated at 12:00am on May 28, 2019

    It’s a long way from Berlin to India, where Friederike Irina Bruning devotes her life to sick and abandoned cows. Now, after intervention from the...

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    Merkel’s coalition to hold crisis talks after EU vote debacle

    Agence-France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 12:00am on May 28, 2019

    German chancellor Angela Merkel’s embattled coalition will hold crisis talks Monday after a thumping at European polls that has reignited questions over its survival.Voters handed...

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    Iraq condemns 4th French IS member to death

    Agence France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 12:00am on May 28, 2019

    An Iraqi court on Monday condemned a fourth French citizen to death for joining the Islamic State group, despite France reiterating its opposition to capital...