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July 29, 2015 8:24 pm

Citing Afghan government and intelligence sources, the BBC said that Mullah Omar died two to three years ago. No further details were released.

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July 29, 2015 4:24 pm

The official Bahrain News Agency quoted the public security chief, Maj. Gen. Tariq al-Hassan, announcing the arrests Wednesday. He did not provide further details.

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July 29, 2015 8:57 am

The military said troops took over the under-construction complex inside the Beit El settlement overnight to remove protesters that had holed themselves up inside.

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July 28, 2015 10:11 pm

Fire accidents are common in Egypt, given the dilapidated condition of buildings and failure to adhere to safety norms.

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July 28, 2015 8:43 pm

Monday's was the latest in a spate of attacks that have killed hundreds in recent weeks and spilled across Nigeria's borders.

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July 28, 2015 9:33 pm

The blast was the latest in a series of bombings in recent years targeting security forces in the Gulf nation, which continues to face low-level unrest more than four years after protesters took to the streets to demand greater political rights.

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July 28, 2015 5:54 pm

The Tripoli court that sentenced Seif al-Islam, who is being held by a militia that refuses to hand him over to the central government, also sentenced to death eight others, including former Libyan spy chief Abdullah al-Senoussi.

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July 27, 2015 9:58 am

The attack comes as Somali forces backed by troops from the African Union have launched an offensive, dubbed Operation Jubba Corridor, to push al-Shabab out of its last strongholds.

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July 27, 2015 9:14 am

NATO itself is not involved in operations against the Islamic State group, although many of its members are. As an alliance, however, NATO is committed to helping defend Turkey.

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July 27, 2015 9:22 am

Airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition targeting Shiite rebels and their allies struck several Yemeni cities, with combat raging near the strategic Bab el-Mandeb strait despite a declared truce.

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July 27, 2015 8:09 am

19 people were killed and 47 others injured when a blast tore through a crowded market in the northeastern Nigerian city of Damaturu

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July 27, 2015 4:24 am

A suicide bombing suspected to have been carried out by Boko Haram ripped through a bar in the town of Maroua, killing at least 19 people.

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July 27, 2015 4:19 am

Children are taken in by militants who seek to re-educate them. They are then forced to convert to Islam and, eventually, become extremist fighters.

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July 26, 2015 12:57 pm

'Force entered a number of metres (yards) inside and closed the doors to the mosque with the rioters inside, restoring order,' a statement said.

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July 26, 2015 10:50 am

The attack took place at around 7.45 pm when a man "threw a bomb" towards a bar in the Ponre district, said a security source.

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July 26, 2015 10:37 am

Obama will also highlight efforts to support African youth by dropping by a regional center for his Young African Leaders Initiative

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July 26, 2015 8:03 am

Hours later, the coalition unexpectedly announced that it would start a five-day humanitarian pause today, just before midnight.

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July 25, 2015 5:04 pm

The president also says women and people from certain communities historically haven't been viewed as entrepreneurial in Africa and are at a disadvantage. He says women are "powerhouse entrepreneurs."

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July 25, 2015 1:34 pm

A coalition of Arab states, led by Saudi Arabia, has been bombarding Iran-allied Houthi forces in Yemen since late March in a bid to reinstate President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

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July 25, 2015 8:26 am

Nkurunziza won 69 percent of the vote while his closest rival, Agathon Rwasa, got 19 percent, said electoral chief Pierre-Claver Ndayicariye.

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July 24, 2015 9:43 am

Turkish warplanes have struck Islamic State group targets across the border in Syria.

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July 24, 2015 9:20 am

Obama is likening gay rights to women's rights, religious rights and civil rights. He says as someone with Kenyan relatives, he knows how Kenya's history of mistreating women has held it back.

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July 24, 2015 9:14 am

Turkey, a NATO ally and onetime close US partner, has resisted getting embroiled too deeply in the US-led fight against Islamic State until now.

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July 23, 2015 9:17 am

The first explosion took place in the impoverished neighborhood of al-Bayaa in southwestern Baghdad and , a second car bomb detonated in the northeastern neighborhood of al-Shaab, Iraqi officials said.

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July 24, 2015 8:40 am

At least 18 divers and eight rescue boats were searching for survivors as it was estimated that around 25 people were on board the ferry

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July 22, 2015 6:17 pm

The government was also trying to block Twitter users from calling for protests against the government for not doing more to prevent the bombing, the state-run Anadolu Agency said.

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July 22, 2015 3:05 pm

The powerful explosion in Faryab province's Almar district also wounded at least 38 people, said Abdul Satar Barez, the acting provincial governor.

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July 22, 2015 2:04 pm

Justice Minister Rafael Catala told Spain's Cadena SER radio on Wednesday that the government had no news regarding the three missing journalists.

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July 22, 2015 2:05 pm

Elsa Gonzalez, the president of the Spanish journalism association, told Spanish National Television that the three disappeared while working in the Aleppo area.

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July 22, 2015 3:05 pm

"We know the consequences of that choice, and what it cost us in blood and treasure. So I believe there's a smarter, more responsible way to protect our national security. And that is what we are doing," said Obama.

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July 22, 2015 12:49 pm

Pentagon said Fadhli was an al-Qaeda facilitator, who had advanced information on the September 11 attacks.

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July 22, 2015 12:36 pm

The explosion happened in the predominantly Shiite district of New Baghdad late Tuesday.

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July 21, 2015 2:18 pm

State media said on Tuesday that Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who headed the Iranian negotiating team during the talks in Vienna, sent the text of the agreement to the house.

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July 21, 2015 9:17 am

Residents had asked the military for more protection last week after suspected Boko Haram fighters conducted a raid near the village and stole livestock, said Bachirou Ahmad, another resident.

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July 21, 2015 10:31 am

Television footage showed bodies lying beneath trees outside the building in the mostly Kurdish town in southeastern Turkey, which lies some 10 km (6.2 miles) from the Syrian border.

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July 20, 2015 8:29 am

Gill Rosenberg, 31, was among the first female volunteers to fight in the Syrian civil war. Rosenberg, who grew up in White Rock, British Columbia, became an Israeli citizen in 2006 and served in the Israeli military in a search and rescue unit.