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Iran summons Saudi envoy over plane interception

Iran's foreign ministry summoned the Saudi charge d'affaires on Friday to protest Riyadh's interception of two Iranian planes carrying humanitarian aid to Yemen, the Students News Agency ISNA reported. ISNA said two Iranian cargo planes carrying food and medicine to Y

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All-clear sounded at Statue of Liberty after bomb scare

The Statue of Liberty was declared safe on Friday after a bomb scare forced the evacuation of thousands of tourists from the New York Harbor landmark, the National Parks Service said. All visitors and staff were safely ferried off Liberty Island soon after an anonymous caller thr

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4 dead as super storm lashes Australian east coast

A cyclonic storm lashing Australia's east coast for a third day was declared a catastrophe on Wednesday after destroying homes, cutting power to more than 200,000 homes and causing millions of dollars of damage in Sydney and other cities. New South Police said an 86-year old

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Iran sees Yemen ceasefire in coming hours

Iran's deputy foreign minister said he was optimistic that a ceasefire in the Yemen conflict would be announced later on Tuesday, the Iranian Tasnim news agency reported. Iran has consistently called for a halt to Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen, but representatives of the coa

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Egypt's former president Mursi gets 20-years jail

Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Mursi was sentenced to 20 years in prison without parole on Tuesday, nearly three years after he was declared Egypt's first freely elected president. Mursi stood in a cage in court as judge Ahmed Sabry Youssef read out the ruling against him

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Saudi border guard killed in Yemen

A Saudi border guard was killed and two troops wounded by heavy gun and mortar fire from Yemen on Sunday evening, the kingdom's interior ministry said. Several members of Saudi Arabia's forces have been killed since the country and its Sunni Muslim Arab allies began bombi

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