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Taliban launch deadly raid on Afghan police base

Taliban militants have attacked a police base in northern Afghanistan, killing or wounding 25 police officers and kidnapping 31, officials say. The raid took place late on Monday in Faryab province, where Taliban and Islamic State militants are fighting government forces. The attackers were reportedly armed with machine guns and …

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Argentina seeks financial aid from IMF

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption President Macri said he wanted to avoid the problems of the past Argentina is to hold talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) about financial backing for the country’s volatile economy, according to its president. Mauricio Macri said the move would help Argentina to …

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PM's portrait taken down after Oxford student protests

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Theresa May’s portrait has had to be taken down at Oxford University A picture of Theresa May has been taken down at the University of Oxford to protect it from protests by students. The picture of the prime minister, part of a celebration of women …

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Zambia university apologises for 'half-naked' poster

Image copyright Dikina Muzeya Image caption Student Dikina Muzeya said male students should concentrate on reading Zambia’s leading university has apologised for telling female students not to visit its library “half-naked” because it will distract men. The University of Zambia said it had no dress code and it would not …

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London Stadium to host MLB games

Plans to stage regular-season MLB matches in London were abandoned in 2017 The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox will play each other in two Major League Baseball regular season games at the London Stadium in 2019. The matches, which will be held on 29 and 30 June, will …

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Belgian singer Maurane dies days after comeback aged 57

Image copyright AFP Image caption Maurane had interrupted her career in 2016 because of vocal chord problems Belgian singer Maurane has died at the age of 57, days after returning to the stage after a two-year absence. Maurane, born Claudine Luypaerts, was found dead at her home in Schaerbeek, near …

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Sun Zhengcai: Former top Chinese official jailed for life

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sun will have all his “illegal gains” confiscated A former Chinese Communist Party official once tipped for a top leadership position has been sentenced to life in prison for bribery. Sun Zhengcai, a former Politburo member, is the latest senior figure to fall in …

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