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    World Iran’s Rouhani wants more talks with Russia about U.S. nuclear deal… –

    QINGDAO, China (Reuters) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday he wanted more talks with Russia about what he called the “illegal” U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani speaks during an extraordinary meeting of the Organisation of Islamic...
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    World Taliban announce cease-fire over Eid holiday for 1st time – AP News

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan Taliban announced a three-day cease-fire over the Eid al-Fitr holiday at the end of the holy month of Ramadan, a first for the group, following an earlier cease-fire announcement by the government. A statement released Saturday by the Taliban said that they...
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    World Google bans AI for weapon use – BBC News

    Google has promised not to use AI for weapons, following protests over its partnership with the US military. A decision to provide machine-learning tools to analyse drone footage caused some employees to resign. Google told employees last week it would not renew its contract … Read more...
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    Congo Ebola outbreak: WHO records 62 cases, 27 deaths – The Sun News

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) experts said they have recorded 62 Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) during this latest outbreak, with 38 confirmations and 27 deaths. Deputy Director-General for Emergency Preparedness and Response of WHO, Dr Peter Salama reported in...
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    Politics: President Trump deletes tweet after referring to Somalia as ‘Somolia’ –

    President Donald Trump has deleted a tweet where he referred to Somalia as ‘Somolia’ on Friday, June 8, 2018. President Trump‘s knowledge of the African country known as Somalia has been questioned. Trump deleted a tweet where he referred to Somalia … Read more via – Nigeria’s...
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    What’s Going On, Africa? WhatsApp Admins in Zambia Could Be Required to Register - Misstechy

    First, it was Uganda with their N20 per day to use social media. Next, we read that Tanzanian bloggers would have to pay $900/ year to operate. Now, in Zambia, there is a speculation that WhatsApp group … Read more via MissTechy – Get more World News
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    Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus outsold iPhone X in April 2018 – MobilityArena

    Counterpoint research reports that after Apple’s solid run at the top in Q1 2018, the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus outsold iPhone X in the first month of Q2. And it isn’t just the S9 Plus, ots smaller sibling, the Galaxy S9 shared the top spot with it. In Q1 … Read more via MobilityArena –...
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    Prominent Ugandan MP Shot Dead – Channels Television

    Ibrahim Abiriga, a leading politician from Uganda’s ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party, was on Friday shot dead alongside his bodyguard, police said. Abiriga, known for wearing all-yellow suits and driving around in a yellow VW Beetle ......... Read more via Channels Television...
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    Police Uncover Plot To Assassinate Indian PM – Welcome To Ladun Liadi’s Blog

    During an investigation of Maoist links to the Koregaon-Bhima caste riots, police stumbled upon letters that point to plans to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, officials said yesterday. Police have also released pictures of four more...
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    Apple to make 20% fewer new model iPhones in 2018 – Report – Premium Times Nigeria

    Apple Inc (AAPL.O) expects to ship 80 million new model iPhones this year, down 20 per cent from what it had planned at the same time last year, Japanese financial daily Nikkei reported on Friday, citing industry sources. The California-based firm has asked suppliers to … Read more via...
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    Provocative Picture Of Third Temple Lands Ambassador Friedman In Hot Seat – The Forward

    The U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman is facing criticism after appearing in a photograph Tuesday next to a photoshopped image of Jerusalem with the fabled Third Temple in place of the Dome of … Read more via The Forward – Get more World News
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    Palestinians scale Separation Wall to reach Jerusalem – Middle East Monitor

    Following the tightening of Israel’s security measures and military barriers between the West Bank and Jerusalem and banning of all male worshippers under the age of forty, dozens of Palestinian youths scaled the separation wall with wooden ladders to reach Al Aqsa Mosque. Very often, the...
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    Saudi King Salman Arrives in Makkah for Remainder of Ramadan – الشرق الأوسط | أخبار دولية...

    Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz arrived in the city of Makkah on Monday evening where he will spend the final ten days of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, reported the Saudi Press Agency. He will spend the remainder of the month in the .... Read more via الشرق...
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    Israel arrests 12 worshippers in Al-Aqsa Mosque – Middle East Monitor

    Israeli forces today detained 12 Palestinian worshippers from inside Al-Aqsa Mosque’s courtyards in East Jerusalem, according to a Palestinian official. “Dozens of Israeli police officers stormed the compound and arrested 12 Palestinians while they were reading the Holy Quran in the mosque...
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    Turkey slams Austria for closing mosques – The Quint

    "We condemn Austrian politicians, especially Chancellor (Sebastian) Kurz, for trying to achieve political interest from these alarming developments, rather than fighting racism, Islamophobia and xenophobia and the rise of the extreme right," Xinhua quoted Turkish Foreign Ministry as saying...
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    World Chinese hackers ‘steal secret US Navy plans for supersonic submarine missiles’ – The Telegraph

    Chinese government hackers have been accused of stealing sensitive data from the computers of a US Navy contractor, including plans for submarine-launched supersonic anti-ship missiles. The breaches took place in January and February, US officials told the Washington Post, speaking on...
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    Israeli forces kill 4 protesters in Gaza, Palestinian ministry says – CNN

    Israeli soldiers on Friday killed four Palestinians and wounded more than 600 others protesting in Gaza along the fence that separates the territory from Israel, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health......... WAFA , the official Palestinian news agency, said Haitham al-Jamal...
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    Trump isolated on first day of G7 summit – BBC News

    Divisions between Donald Trump and other leaders of G7 nations were laid bare on the first day of their summit. The US leader made a surprise call for Russia to … Read more via BBC News – Get more World News
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    World This Saudi actor says ‘atheists have more faith than believers’ – StepFeed

    Popular Saudi actor and comedian Nasser Al Gassabi came under fire after making a comment about atheists during a television appearance last week. Al Gassabi was a guest on MBC's live Ramadan talk show "Majmouat Insaan,...... Read more via StepFeed – Get more World News
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    World No, an Ethiopian Pastor Didn’t Get Eaten by a Crocodile During a Baptism –

    Every few months, it seems, we hear another story about an African pastor doing something religious in a large lake… only to drown himself, drown the person getting baptized, or get eaten by a crocodile. Today’s story, from Ethiopia, involves a crocodile. Docho Eshete was conducting the...