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Gunman takes hostages at supermarket in southern France: experiences

A gunman claiming allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has taken hostages at a supermarket in the southern French town of Aude, French media reports.  According to local authorities, a large police operation is under way at the Super U Trebes supermarket.  🔴[OPERATION POLICE]🔴⚠️ Opération en cours secteur Super U…

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Emails prove UAE-linked lobbying effort to oust Tillerson: reviews

Leaked emails show that a businessman with ties to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) tried to convince US President Donald Trump to fire Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for not supporting the UAE-backed blockade of Qatar, the BBC reported.  According to the emails, which were obtained by the news outlet, Elliott Broidy, who is also…

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Blast rocks Burkina Faso’s Ouagadougou: experiences

An explosion and gunfire has been heard in Burkina Faso’s capital, Ouagadougou, near to the national army headquarters. It was not immediately clear what caused the blast, though a witness at the scene told Reuters news agency masked gunmen attacked guards at the military headquarters following the explosion. “Solidarity with colleagues and friends in Burkina Faso,” Chataigner…

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India’s Punjab Nationwide Bank reviews $1.Eight bn fraud

India is investigating a $1.77bn fraud case at the state-run Punjab National Bank (PNB), according to government officials. The bank in a statement issued on Wednesday said it had “detected some fraudulent and unauthorised transactions in one of its branches in Mumbai for the benefit of a few select account holders.” PNB has said a…

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Trump to replace Tillerson with Mike Pompeo: Reports

US President Donald Trump has addressed US news media reports on the imminent departure of Rex Tillerson as secretary of state without clearly confirming or denying them. The rumours, which had been present for months, grew louder when the New York Times newspaper reported, citing senior administration officials, on Thursday that Trump intended to replace…

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North Korea fires ballistic missile: experiences

North Korea has fired a ballistic missile, South Korean news agency Yonhap is reporting. The launch took place north of the capital of Pyongyang. “North Korea launched an unidentified ballistic missile eastward from the vicinity of Pyongsong, South Pyongan Province, at dawn today”, South Korean army officials told the news agency. According to Reuters news…