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Chechens serving as Russian military police in Aleppo: Kadyrov

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Chechen strongman Ramzan Kadyrov on Tuesday confirmed that troops from the mainly Muslim Caucasus region were serving as Russian military police in the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo. "The soldiers said with pride that they have been given the honour of serving to protect peace and...(more) 



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Colombia considers ban on bullfighting days after protesters clash with police

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Highest court to debate if practice violates laws against mistreatment of animals after police tried to disrupt first bullfight in Colombia’s capital city in four yearsColombia’s highest court is to consider a national ban on bullfighting just days after protesters battled with riot police as they...(more) 



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Supreme court rules parliament must have vote to trigger article 50

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Justices rule by eight to three against government over EU exit, but ministers do not need devolved assemblies’ consentFollow all the reaction to the judges’ ruling on our live blogThe government has lost its fast-tracked appeal to the supreme court, forcing ministers to introduce emergency legislation...(more) 



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Police hope car seat covers hold clue to Brisbane man's suspicious death

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Wayne Youngkin’s remains were discovered with the distinctive covers in a septic tank 30 years after he disappeared Investigators hope that car seat covers found with the remains of a Brisbane man discovered at his former home 30 years after he disappeared hold clues that unlock...(more) 



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Uganda's sprawling haven for 270,000 of South Sudan's refugees

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Bidi Bidi camp was opened six months ago but already hosts a fifth of all the South Sudanese fleeing violence and hunger in their home countryMoses Roba still has the scar on his face from when the glass shattered. It runs around the outside of his...(more) 



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Syria peace talks close to final declaration

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The UN envoy for Syria said Tuesday that a final declaration was close to being achieved at indirect talks between Syrian rebels and their war-torn country's regime in Kazakhstan's capital Astana. The talks, which yielded no apparent breakthrough on Monday's first day, could have been the...(more) 



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Russia says U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan would worsen situation - Ifax

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Russia's foreign ministry said on Tuesday that any decision by the United States to withdraw its forces from Afghanistan would worsen the situation in the country, Interfax news agency reported. The ministry said it had not spoken to the new administration of U.S. President Donald Trump...(more) 



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Dubai airport says still top for international traffic

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Dubai International cemented its title as the world's busiest airport for international passengers in 2016, with a 7.2 percent increase in traveller numbers to 83.6 million, its operator said Tuesday. Dubai Airports said "near record numbers" in December had pushed annual traffic at the Gulf hub...(more) 



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Japan launches first military communications satellite

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan on Tuesday launched its first military communications satellite to boost the broadband capacity of its Self Defense Forces as they reinforce an island chain stretching along the southern edge of the East China Sea. The satellite lifted off from Japan's Tanegashima space...(more) 



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Italy avalanche death toll rises to 14

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Rescuers working through the night pulled five more bodies from the wreck of a hotel in central Italy that was razed by an avalanche last week, bringing the death toll to 14, the national fire brigade said on Tuesday. The latest bodies - three men and...(more) 



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Roadside bomb kills at least four soldiers in Somalia town: officials

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At least four soldiers were killed and five wounded on Tuesday when a roadside bomb that Islamist insurgents said they planted exploded outside a military camp in a town near Mogadishu, officials said. The blast in Afgoye, about 30 km (18 miles) southwest of the capital,...(more) 



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Opposition leader quits DRCongo for medical treatment

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Congolese opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi headed Tuesday to Belgium for medical treatment -- just as his party is trying to negotiate a power-sharing deal following President Laurent Kabila's refusal to step down. The 84-year-old head of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS), a historic...(more) 



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