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    IS closer to defeat in last Syrian enclave

    Reuters . Near Baghouz, Syria | Updated at 12:00am on February 21, 2019

    Islamic State appeared closer to defeat in its last enclave in eastern Syria on Wednesday, as a civilian convoy left the besieged area where US-backed...

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    UN, US for steps to defuse tensions

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 11:27pm on February 20, 2019

    UN secretary general Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called on India and Pakistan to take immediate steps to defuse tensions and offered to help broker a...

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    Three Tory MPs quit over Brexit

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 06:17pm on February 20, 2019

    Three MPs quit Britain’s governing Conservatives on Wednesday over Brexit, saying the issue had ‘re-defined’ the party and was ‘undoing all the efforts to modernise...

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    Modi breaks protocol to welcome Salman

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 10:39am on February 20, 2019

    Indian prime minister Narendra Modi broke with government protocol to personally welcome Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman to New Delhi on Tuesday....

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    US lawmakers warn Trump may rush nuclear transfer to Saudis

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:43pm on February 20, 2019

    US lawmakers said on Tuesday that they were probing whether president Donald Trump was rushing to sell sensitive nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia to please...

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    UK to strip Bangladesh-origin IS teen of citizenship

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 11:13am on February 20, 2019

    Britain will strip citizenship from a UK teenager who joined the Islamic State group in Syria but now wants to return home with her newborn...

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    Putin threatens to target US with new missiles

    Reuters . Moscow | Updated at 12:00am on February 21, 2019

    Russia will respond to any US deployment of short or intermediate-range nuclear weapons in Europe by targeting not only the countries where they are stationed,...

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    Rouhani says US sanctions are terrorist act

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on February 21, 2019

    Iranian president Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday relations with the United States had rarely been so bad and that sanctions imposed by the Trump administration...