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    14 killed as mortars hit Afghan market

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 01:10am on July 07, 2019

    At least 14 people were killed and dozens more wounded when a busy market in northern Afghanistan was hit by mortar fire, officials said Saturday....

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    Iran hints it could enrich uranium to 5 per cent

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:00am on July 07, 2019

    A top adviser to Iran’s supreme leader has hinted Tehran could boost its uranium enrichment to five per cent for ‘peaceful’ aims, ahead of deadline...

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    Regime bombings kill 14 civilians in northwest Syria

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 12:00am on July 07, 2019

    Syrian regime bombardment has killed 14 civilians including seven children in northwestern Syria, a war monitor said Saturday, in the latest deadly raids on the...

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    Babylon designated UNESCO World Heritage Site

    Reuters . Ruins of Babylon | Updated at 12:00am on July 07, 2019

    The ancient city of Babylon, first referenced in a clay tablet from the 23rd century BC, was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site on Friday,...

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    Turkey’s Erdogan fires central bank governor amid rate tensions

    Agence France-Presse . Ankara, Turkey | Updated at 05:52pm on July 06, 2019

    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has sacked the governor of Turkey's central bank and replaced him with his deputy, a presidential decree said Saturday, after months...

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    IAEA special meeting on Iran July 10

    Agency France-Presse. Vienna | Updated at 03:03pm on July 06, 2019

    The UN’s nuclear watchdog said on Friday that it would hold a special meeting on Iran’s nuclear programme next week, days after Tehran breached one...

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    Iran threatens UK for tanker seizure

    Reuters . London | Updated at 01:06am on July 06, 2019

    An Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander threatened on Friday to seize a British ship in retaliation for the capture of an Iranian supertanker in Gibraltar by...

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    Erdogan says Turkey car explosion may be terrorism-related

    Reuters . Istanbul | Updated at 07:02pm on July 05, 2019

    A car exploded in southeast Turkey near the border with Syria on Friday, killing three Syrian people, president Tayyip Erdogan said, adding that initial findings...

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    300 migrants ‘still held in Libya centre’ hit by deadly raid

    Agence France-Presse . Tripoli | Updated at 12:00am on July 05, 2019

    Around 300 migrants are still being held in the detention centre in Libya where more than 44 people were killed in an air strike, the...

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    Iran to consider talks with US if sanctions lifted: Khamenei

    Reuters .  Dubai | Updated at 12:00am on July 05, 2019

    Iran’s intelligence minister has said Tehran and Washington could hold talks only if the United States ended its sanctions and Iran’s top authority, Ayatollah Ali...