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Ukraine captures rebel stronghold

Ukrainian security officials said on Sunday they were in full control of the former rebel stronghold of Slaviansk after re-taking it in a victory which President Petro Poroshenko said could mark a turning point in the fight against the separatis

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Dubai Culture launches Instagram contest

The Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, the emirate’s dedicated authority for culture, arts, and heritage, has launched an Instagram competition to celebrate the inaugural ‘Dubai Art Season.’   Jo

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US captures Al Qaeda leader in Libya

US forces launched raids in Libya and Somalia on Saturday, two weeks after the deadly Islamist attack on a Nairobi shopping mall, capturing a top Al Qaeda figure wanted for the 1998 US embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania, US officials said.

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Syrian rebels capture army artillery base

Syrian rebels captured an army artillery base in the eastern oil producing province of Deir al-Zor on Thursday, weakening President Bashar al-Assad's control of the strategic region bordering Iraq, several opposition sources said.

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Gaddafi son captured in Libyan desert

Muammar Gaddafi's son and once heir apparent Saif al-Islam has been captured in the southern Libyan desert by fighters who vowed to hold him in their mountain town of Zintan until there was an administration to hand him over to. The fighte

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Former Taliban spokesman caught: military

Pakistani forces have captured a senior aide to Baituallah Mehsud, the Pakistani Taliban chief who was believed to have been killed recently in a missile strike by a US drone, military officials said on Tuesday. Maulvi Omar was captured by

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Blast rocks Lanka capital

At least three people were injured and several vehicles damaged in an explosion in Sri Lanka capital Colombo on Saturday, a day after Sri Lankan troops captured the separatist Tamil Tiger rebels' headquarters town of Kilinochchi, officials sai

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Saudi, Norway back carbon capture for CDM

Oil exporters Saudi Arabia and Norway will co-operate to get carbon capture and storage (CCS) - burying greenhouse gases - recognised as a way for rich countries to offset their emissions, a Norwegian daily reported. CCS involves trapping

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