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German national linked to 9/11 'arrested' by Kurds in Syria

Mohammed Haydar Zammar, a Syrian-born German national, is accused of being involved in planning the 9/11 attacks.

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Nigeria school food scheme revolutionising education

Free meals programme has fed nearly seven million pupils in about 40,000 schools and changed the nature of education.

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How British imperial policies led to the Windrush scandal

Is it really that surprising that the UK government is mistreating the descendants of Caribbeans invited as labourers?

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Rape as a political tool in India

The brutal rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl from a Muslim minority group is not just about gender violence.

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Chemical attacks on Iran: When the US looked the other way

Iran denounces 'hypocrisy' of US air strikes as experts urge Tehran to press Syria to stop future chemical attacks.

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Ethiopia's new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed names cabinet

Abiy Ahmed names a 16-member cabinet retaining six minister from the government of his predecessor.

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Alabama to execute Walter Moody, 83, oldest in modern US history

Moody's age reflects the aging of death row across the US, where over 2,000 people are to be executed.

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ISIL given '48 hours' to evacuate area south of Damascus

ISIL fighters have been in control of an area south of Damascus for nearly three years.

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Powerful storm pounds India's West Bengal state

Heavy rain and strong winds cause widespread damage across the eastern state.

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Qatari forces participate in Gulf shield drill in Saudi Arabia

Officers from Qatar's Armed Forces participated in the exercise, along with forces from 25 other countries.

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Zimbabwe: Nurses' strike takes toll on public health service

Government orders immediate dismissal of more than 16,000 striking nurses who demand better pay.

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Miguel Diaz-Canel set to become Cuba's next president

It will be the first time in nearly six decades that the island country will not be led by a Castro.

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Pakistan watchdog slams 'grim' state of human rights

Human Rights Commission of Pakistan reports rising forced disappearances, rape and attacks on religious minorities.

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Why did Erdogan call snap elections in Turkey?

The surprise vote call comes amid a state of emergency, economic worries and Turkey's increasing regional involvement.

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Catholic cardinal meets Saudi king in historic visit to Riyadh

French cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran's visit marks the first official meeting between Saudi ruler and a Catholic official.

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Khalifa Haftar's chief of staff survives assassination attempt

Convoy of General Abdel-Razeq Nathouri targeted while travelling from Benghazi to military base in al-Marj.

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OPCW: Fact-finding team still outside Syria's Douma

Watchdog says any deployment will have to receive security clearance, a day after UN team comes under fire in Douma.

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Boxing fans react to Manny Pacquiao comeback

Mixed reactions by boxing enthusiasts as Filipino boxer to fight Argentine Lucas Matthysse after a year-long hiatus.

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The UK's Windrush generation: What's the scandal about?

UK Prime Minister Theresa May issues an apology to Caribbean leaders for the treatment of immigrants, but is it enough?

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Castro era to end in Cuba as Raul set to step down

It will be the first time in nearly six decades that the island country will not be led by a Castro.

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Iran's Rouhani: We will not wait for approval to produce weapons

In a speech marking Iran's Army Day, Rouhani warns Western powers against flooding the Middle East with more weapons.

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Who are the Rohingya?

The more than one million Rohingya Muslims are described as the 'world's most persecuted minority'.

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Senators doubt benefit of US support for Saudi Arabia in Yemen

Senators grill Trump administration officials, saying there's an 'alarming absence of strategy' when it comes to Yemen.

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Trudeau under fire as Trans Mountain pipeline opposition grows

Canadian PM vows to push through a $5bn oil pipeline project, but indigenous leaders say it 'will never be built'.

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UAE rights activist Ahmed Mansoor put on trial in Abu Dhabi

Prominent activist Ahmed Mansoor has been held for more than a year in solitary confinement without access to a lawyer.

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Iran: Five killed in clashes with fighters near Pakistan border

Fighters attempted to seize an Iranian border post, resulting in a gunfight with Iranian soldiers, state media reports.

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