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Israel ‘assumes’ Hezbollah is digging tunnels

An Israeli army general has said his country believes Hezbollah may have dug tunnels across the border from Lebanon in preparation for any future war, but added that there was no conclusive evidence. “We have no positive information meaning that there are tunnels. The situation is not similar to what[…]

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Zambian president dies in London: Report

Zambian president Michael Sata died in London, where he arrived for medical treatment last week, several African media outlets reported Wednesday. His death Tuesday evening was reported by broadcaster Muvi Television, citing acting president Edgar Lungu, as well as the opposition-linked Zambian Watchdog. The BBC said family sources confirmed the[…]

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Egypt to clear residents from Gaza border

Egyptian authorities have ordered residents living along the country’s eastern border with the Gaza Strip to evacuate their homes prior to their demolishing because the army plans to set up a buffer zone. The measure comes four days after armed men attacked an army post, killing at least 31 soldiers[…]

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Mexico students hunt leads to new mass grave

Mexican authorities looking for 43 students missing since late last month have found another mass grave, prosecutors say. The students went missing in the town of Iguala and the mass grave was located in the nearby town of Cocula, prosecutors said. Previously, a mass grave found containing 38 bodies was[…]

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Israel “Apartheid” buses condemned

A new decision by Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon to ban Palestinians from using buses from Al-Quds (occupied Jerusalem) to West Bank has sparked angry reactions as a clear indication on Israel’s apartheid, anti-Arab system. “They say we take up space on the bus, but we don’t ride for free.[…]

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Australia halts visas from ebola-affected region

Australia is suspending entry visas for people from Ebola-affected countries in West Africa in an attempt to keep out the disease. The government is canceling and refusing non-permanent or temporary visas held by people who are not yet traveling, and new visa applications will not be processed. Permanent visa holders[…]

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‘Free’ Tunisia polls offer ray of hope

Foreign observers on Tuesday praised Tunisia’s landmark “free” elections, after the opposition conceded defeat in a vote that raised hopes of a peaceful transition in the birthplace of the Arab Spring. The Ennahda party, which had steered the North African nation through the aftermath of the 2011 revolution, congratulated its[…]

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Iraqi Peshmerga set to join Kobane battle

Dozens of Kurdish Peshmerga fighters are preparing to leave Iraq for the besieged Syrian town of Kobane to help fellow Kurds in their battle against the ISIL. Kurdish official in the city of Erbil told Al Jazeera that more than 150 people were ready to depart and that a plane[…]

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IS video places hostage in Kobane

The Islamic State group released a video Monday showing a British hostage apparently in Kobane, in a bid to disprove that it was losing the battle for the disputed Syrian border town. The video, the latest in a series featuring 43-year-old kidnapped reporter John Cantlie, shows him in a war-damaged town,[…]

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