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Egypt Coptic Christians Killed In Bus Attack

  Gunmen have attacked a bus carrying Coptic Christians in central Egypt, killing at least 28 people and wounding 25 others, officials say. The bus was travelling to the Monastery of St Samuel the Confessor, 135km (85 miles) south of Cairo, from Minya province when it came under fire. No group immediately said it was …

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Facebook Founder, Mark Zuckerberg Bags Doctor Of Laws Degree From Harvard

    Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg has returned to Harvard University to receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree during Harvard’s 366th graduation ceremony. The world’s fifth-richest person, worth $62.3bn (£48.1bn), famously dropped out of Harvard after launching the global social-networking website. Mr Zuckerberg called on students to create a new sense of purpose in …

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Pigeon Caught With Back Pack Of Drugs In Kuwait

  Customs officials in Kuwait have apprehended a pigeon carrying drugs in a miniature backpack, Kuwaiti newspaper al-Rai reports. According to al-Rai newspaper, a total of 178 pills were found in the fabric pocket attached to its back. The bird was caught near the customs building in Abdali, close to the border with Iraq. An …

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Ethiopia’s Tedros Elected New WHO Chief

  Ethiopia’s Tedros Adhanom was elected as the new head of the World Health Organization on Tuesday, the first African at the helm of an agency widely seen as needing major reforms. The former Ethiopian health minister, who has pledged to shake up the UN’s public health body, beat out Britain’s David Nabarro and Sania …

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World Leaders Condemn Manchester Terror Attack

    World leaders on Tuesday expressed shock and horror at the suicide bombing in Manchester which killed at least 22 people, including children. Here are some of the reactions: Prime Minister Theresa May called it an “appalling terrorist attack” and suspended her campaign ahead of a general election on June 8 along with chief …

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Manchester Attack: 22 Dead, 59 Hurt In Suicide Bombing

  Twenty-two people, including children, have been killed and 59 injured in a suicide attack at Manchester Arena. The blast happened on Monday at the end of a concert by US singer Ariana Grande BBC reports. According to Police sources, the lone male attacker, who died in the blast, detonated an improvised explosive device. Chief …

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Trump Urges Muslim leaders To Lead Fight Against Radicalisation

  US President Donald Trump has urged Muslim countries to take the lead in combating radicalisation in a major speech in Saudi Arabia. “Drive them out of this earth,” he told regional leaders in Riyadh, as part of his first official trip abroad. Mr Trump blamed Iran, Saudi Arabia’s rival, for instability in the region. …

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Trump In First Foreign Visit To Saudi Arabia

  Multi-billion dollar deals between the US and Saudi Arabia will be signed on Saturday as US President Donald Trump’s first foreign trip begins in Riyadh. Mr Trump and his wife Melania were greeted in the Saudi capital by King Salman on Saturday morning local time. BBC reports that the eight-day trip will also take …

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One Killed, 22 Injured As Car Hits Times Square Crowd

  A woman is dead and 22 other people injured after a car sped on to a pavement in New York City’s Times Square, the fire department says. According to BBC, NYPD said the suspect, Richard Rojas, is a Bronx resident who was arrested in 2008 and 2015 for drunk driving. Police believe the suspect …

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Roger Ailes, Fox News Founder Dies At 77

  The ex-chairman and founder of Fox News Roger Ailes has died aged 77, his family says. A statement from his wife Elizabeth said she was “profoundly sad and heartbroken”, calling him a “patriot”. Mr Ailes ran Fox News for two decades and is credited with transforming it into arguably the most powerful voice in …

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