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Malala wins place at Oxford University

London. – Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban for advocating education for girls in her native Pakistan, announced yesterday she has won a place to study at Oxfor...
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Barcelona terror attack leaves 13 dead

Barcelona. – At least 13 people were killed and over 50 injured yesterday when a driver ploughed a van into pedestrians on a busy street in Barcelona popular with tourists, the region’s interio...
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New security plan for Kabul in Afghan

KABUL. — The Afghan Interior Ministry has devised and implemented a new plan for Kabul to ensure security in the national capital and adjoining areas, the Government Media and Information Center (GMI...
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Week-long mourning for mudslide victims

FREETOWN. — Starting yesterday, Sierra Leone will have a week-long national mourning for hundreds of people killed in a mudslide earlier this week as countries in Africa and elsewhere offer assistanc...
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200-year-old oak tree kills 11

Lisbon. — At least 11 people were crushed to death on Tuesday when a 200-year-old oak tree fell at a religious festival on the Portuguese island of Madeira, local media reported.
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Britain to take Brexit talks to next phase

LONDON. — Britain said yesterday that it wants talks with the EU to move on to the next phase, as it set out details of the future relationship it envisages with the bloc and senior ministers present...
Yisrael Kristal

World’s oldest man dies at 113

Jerusalem. — Israeli Holocaust survivor Yisrael Kristal, certified last year by Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest man, died last Friday aged 113, Israeli media reported.
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North Korea hones Guam strike plans

SEOUL. — Nuclear-armed North Korea announced a detailed plan yesterday to send a salvo of four missiles over Japan and towards the US territory of Guam, raising the stakes in a stand-off with Preside...
Elephants

Jumbo tramples 15 to death

NEW DELHI. – An elephant that has killed 15 people in eastern India over a months-long rampage could be shot within days if it is not brought under control, an official said yesterday.
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Iran seeks to attract 1m medical tourist

TEHRAN. – Iran hopes to attract one million health tourists through promoting medical tourism, which boasts the advantage of low price, the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reporte...