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Iraq bombs Islamic State ‘operations room’ in Syria

BAGHDAD Iraq launched an air strike on a gathering of Islamic State fighters in neighboring Syria, killing members of the hardline militant group who planned cross-border attacks, its military said on Thursday. F-16 fighter jets bombed and destroyed an “operations room” where the militants were meeting. Islamic State, which once …

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India-Pakistan peace only way to honour Vajpayee: Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khanon Thursday offered condolence at the demise of former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and said the best way to honour the “towering leader” is by establishing peace between India and Pakistan. In a statement, Khan said Vajpayee was a known and respected political personality of the subcontinent and his …

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Facebook says it was ‘too slow’ to fight hate speech against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar

YANGON Facebook has been “too slow” to address hate speech in Myanmar and is acting to remedy the problem by hiring more Burmese speakers and investing in technology to identify problematic content, the company said in a statement on Thursday. The acknowledgement came a day after a Reuters investigation showed …

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Philippines’ Duterte could resign if Marcos Jr becomes Vice-President: Spokesman

MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte could step down if the son of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos succeeds in overturning his 2016 vice presidential election defeat, Duterte’s spokesman said on Thursday. Duterte’s single term ends in June 2022 and he has spoken often recently about quitting before that. At two separate …

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