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Gang suspects killed in Moscow court

Three defendants have been killed in a court in the Russian capital, Moscow, after they tried to take the arms from security officers in an attempt to escape, officials say. The incident happened as five suspected gang members attacked the…
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Vatican shuts fountains as drought hits Rome

The Vatican will shut off some 100 fountains over the next few days to help Rome get through a period of severe drought. Pope Francis has been the first to use his standing to tackle environmental issues. The fountains in St. Peter's square…
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Two German tourists stabbed to death in Egypt

An Egyptian man stabbed two German tourists to death and wounded four other foreigners at a popular seaside vacation spot on Friday, officials and witnesses said. The knifeman killed the two German women, and wounded two other tourists at…
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US, Russia agree on ceasefire in southwest Syria

Russia and the United States have agreed to a ceasefire in southwest Syria starting from midday on Sunday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced Friday. "Today in Amman Russian, American and Jordanian experts... agreed on a…
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G20: Trump and Putin meet for face-to-face talks

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin are holding their first face-to-face talks, on the sidelines of the G20 summit in the German city of Hamburg. "It's an honour to be with you," Mr Trump told Mr Putin, who responded: "I'm delighted to meet you…
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Trump, Putin to clash for the first time at G20

US President Donald Trump meets Russian leader Vladimir Putin for the first time Friday, in an eagerly awaited encounter at a G20 summit marked by the growing divide between America and its Western allies. On the eve of a face-off that…
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German bus accident kills many

Officials in Germany say several people have been confirmed dead after a tour bus collided with a truck and burst into flames in the southern state of Bavaria. At least 30 people were injured in the crash. Forty-eight people were traveling…
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