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Snipers kill five Dallas police, wound six during protest over black shootings

​Snipers operating from rooftops in Dallas killed five police officers and wounded six more in a coordinated attack during one of several protests across the country against the killing of two black men by police this week. Police described Thursday night’s ambush as carefully planned and executed and had taken three people into custody before a fourth died from what Dallas-based media ...

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4 killed in suicide bombing near Prophet’s Mosque in Medina

A suicide bomber has attacked the Prophet’s Mosque in Saudi Arab’s Medina city, the second most holy site in Islam, as witnesses say body parts of presumed bomber seen in the eastern city of Qatif on Monday night. Reports Saudi-owned al-Arabiya TV.   Citing an official with knowledge of the event, CNN reports, the blast in Medina claimed four lives ...

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25 children reported killed in Syria: UNICEF

Twenty-five children were reportedly killed in air strikes that hit heavily crowded areas in a town in eastern Syria, the United Nations children’s agency (UNICEF) has said. Quoting reports from its local partners in Syria, UNICEF said health workers were reported to have pulled bodies of children from under rubble in the town of al-Quria in Deir al-Zor province, which ...

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Air Pollution To Kill Millions By 2040: International Energy Agency

Premature deaths from air pollution will continue to rise to 2040 unless changes are made to the way the world uses and produces energy, the International Energy Agency said today. Around 6.5 million deaths globally are attributed each year to poor air quality inside and outside, making it the world’s fourth-largest threat to human health, behind high blood pressure, dietary ...

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English language may be dropped by European Union after Brexit

The English language may be one of the casualties of Brexit as it emerged that no state other than the UK has registered it as a primary language among the 28 countries within the European Union. English has been the top choice for European Union (EU) institutions but Britain’s vote to leave the union last week could trigger a ban ...

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EU leaders plot a future without Britain, demand answers

European Union leaders began plotting a future without Britain on Tuesday, urging the island nation and economic powerhouse to disentangle itself as fast as possible from the other 27 nations in the bloc to avoid extending the turmoil that has been roiling European and global markets. EU Council President Donald Tusk said he was planning a special meeting of the ...

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EU leaders press UK for quick exit

EU states have urged Britain to hold speedy talks on leaving the bloc after it voted to end its membership in a historic referendum.German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said negotiations should begin as “soon as possible”.He made the comments after an urgent meeting of the six EU founder members to discuss the decision.British PM David Cameron has said he will ...

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Gauteng faith leaders rally together as the nation prays for peace

    Johannesburg, South Africa – In the midst of a world at war with itself, we often look to religion to restore order within ourselves, our homes and our government. This has been growing trend since antiquity.   South Africa is a country where freedom is given to all religions. This means that citizens of South Africa all have rights to believe ...

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Northeast Asian Leaders to Cooperate for Alliance of Religions and Peace HWPL holds a Korea-China-Japan Trilateral Religious Leaders’ Peace Conference

Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea – A Korea- China- Japan Trilateral Religious Leaders’ Peace Conference was held in Gyeonggi, Korea on June 27 with the goal of putting religious boundaries aside to achieve peace together. Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL), an international non-governmental organization for peace, invited 120 Northeast Asian religious leaders for this interfaith peace talk. Leaders representing ...

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UN Sec Gen criticizes Israel for Gaza blockade after Israel-Turkey deal

The UN chief on Tuesday criticised Israel’s blockade of Gaza, a day after Israel and Turkey reached a broad reconciliation pact that looked to ease, but not eliminate, the isolation of the coastal strip. In a visit to the region, which included a stop at a Gaza school, Ban Ki-moon bemoaned the plight of Gazans, saying that “the closure of ...

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