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    Global warming overtakes nuclear war concern: Juan Santos

    Agence France-Presse . Dubai | Updated at 03:16pm on October 22, 2019

    The threat of climate change has overtaken the prospect of nuclear war as the most pressing concern facing humanity, a former Colombian president and Nobel...

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    Lebanon cabinet fast-tracks reforms but protests rage on

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 12:00am on October 22, 2019

    Lebanon’s teetering government approved an economic rescue plan Monday but the last-ditch move was met with deep distrust from a swelling protest movement seeking the...

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    Erdogan accuses West of standing by terrorists in Syria

    Agence France-Presse . Istanbul | Updated at 12:00am on October 22, 2019

    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday lashed out at Western states, accusing them of ‘standing by terrorists’ in failing to support Turkey’s operation against Syrian...

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    Thousands demonstrate again as Lebanon’s govt frays

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 12:00am on October 21, 2019

    Tens of thousands of Lebanese took to the streets for a fourth day Sunday to protest political stasis and corruption, as the government was rocked...

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    US forces withdraw from key base in northern Syria

    Agence France-Presse . Tal Tamr, Syria | Updated at 12:00am on October 21, 2019

    US forces withdrew from their largest base in northern Syria on Sunday, a monitor said, as Turkey accused Kurdish forces of killing one of its...

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    Biggest mummy cache ever unveiled in Egypt

    Reuters . Luxor | Updated at 02:29pm on October 20, 2019

    Egypt on Saturday unveiled the details of 30 ancient wooden coffins with mummies inside discovered in the southern city of Luxor in the biggest find...

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    Egypt unveils trove of ancient coffins excavated in Luxor

    Agence France-Presse . Luxor, Egypt | Updated at 12:00am on October 20, 2019

    Egypt revealed on Saturday a rare trove of 30 ancient wooden coffins that have been well-preserved over millennia in the archaeologically rich Valley of the...

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    Turkey, Kurds trade accusations even as Syria truce takes hold

    Agence France-Presse . Ras al-Ain | Updated at 12:00am on October 20, 2019

    Turkish and Kurdish leaders accused each other of violating a US-brokered truce in northeastern Syria even as it appeared to be taking hold on its...

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    Protest against austerity continues in Lebanon

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 12:00am on October 19, 2019

    Hundreds of protesters blocked major highways in Lebanon Friday, after thousands angry at proposed tax increases thronged the streets overnight demanding the government’s resignation in...

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    Turkey air strikes shatter Syria truce

    Agence France-Presse . Tal Tamr, Syria | Updated at 12:00am on October 19, 2019

    Deadly Turkish air strikes Friday shattered an hours-old US-brokered deal to stop Ankara’s military offensive against Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria. The ceasefire announced late...

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