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Riot police fire water cannon at protesters in Brussels

Riot police fire water cannon at protesters in Brussels

The bombing was claimed by a breakaway Taliban faction, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, that has before publicly supported the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group. Even though Sunday’s bombing targeted mainly Christians, most of those killed in Lahore were Muslims, who were also in the park on Easter Sunday. Of the dead, at […]

Syria army ‘to use Palmyra as launchpad’ against ISIL

Syrian government forces, backed by Russian air strikes, battled the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group around Palmyra on Monday, after taking back control of the ancient city. ISIL’s loss of Palmyra on Sunday amounts to one of the biggest setbacks for the group since it declared a caliphate in 2014 across […]

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France’s labour reforms: Pro-business or pro-worker?

France has been gripped by a wave of nationwide strikes and protests as enraged unions, students and workers take to the streets against a new and unpopular labour reforms bill. The eurozone’s second-largest economy has been struggling to reduce its record-high unemployment rate, which stands at 10.6 percent, and President Francois Hollande’s socialist government has been pushing for […]

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Lahore bombing: Pakistan mourns as death toll rises

The suicide bomber detonated himself just metres away from children’s rides in the Gulshan-i-Iqbal park, or Garden of Iqbal, of Allama Iqbal Town. The park is named after Sir Muhammed Iqbal, a prominent Pakistani poet and philosopher who died in Lahore in 1938. Sahil Pervez, 11, was among those killed. His uncle Aftab Gil, speaking […]

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R/W dowlada federalka soomali oo maanta soo gaaray garunta puntland ee garowe

R/w  somali mude cumar cabdi rashiid sharmaarke ayaa maanta galinkii danbe soo gaaray runta madax tooyada dowlada puntland ee garowe

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The best ads of 2015 – the professionals pick their favourites

Advertising home insurance isn’t easy. It belongs in the “boring-but-important” category of expenditure. John Lewis focuses on the human value, not the material cost: you’re insuring your home, not your house. And it dramatises the ubiquitous risk of disaster, not its rare occurrence; thereby reinforcing the product’s importance and at the same time keeping us […]

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