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Egypt frees renowned rights lawyer Malek Adly

Egyptian authorities on Sunday released a renowned human rights lawyer arrested after protests against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's decision to hand over two islands to Saudi Arabia.

20 killed in Turkish shelling in Syria

At least 20 civilians were killed on Sunday in Turkish shelling of a border town in Syria, a monitor group reported.

40 dead as Turkish shelling, raids hit Syrian civilians
40 dead as Turkish shelling, raids hit Syrian civilians

The bombardments came after Ankara suffered its first military fatality since it launched the two-pronged offensive against the Islamic State group.

Shocking! China man jumps underneath moving truck in dramatic video – Watch what happens next
Shocking! China man jumps underneath moving truck in dramatic video – Watch what happens next

He then spots a massive truck and as this dramatic video progresses, he is seen jumping underneath the rear wheel of the truck.

Turkish bombardment kills 35 civilians in Syria: Monitor
Turkish bombardment kills 35 civilians in Syria: Monitor

Turkish shelling and air strikes killed at least 35 civilians in Syria on Sunday, the fifth day of an incursion against Islamic State group jihadists and Kurdish militia, a monitor said.

Turkish warplanes, artillery hit targets in north Syria: Sources

Turkish warplanes and artillery struck targets held by the Kurdish YPG militia in north Syria on Sunday, security sources said, as Turkey pressed on with a cross-border campaign launched last week with its Syrian rebel allies.

Germany expects up to 300,000 migrants this year

Germany expects up to 300,000 migrants to arrive in the country by the end of this year, according to a top immigration official.

Suspected terror attack at Indonesian church; no serious casualties

Indonesian police were investigating a suspected terror attack by a knife-wielding assailant on a priest during the Sunday service at a church, and a bomb squad had been deployed to determine whether the attacker`s backpack contained explosives.

Gun battle kills five militants, wounds 10 in Afghanistan

Conflict between government forces and Taliban militants in the northern Jauzjan province have left five insurgents dead and 10 others injured on Saturday, police chief of the province Rahmatullah Turkistani said.

Suspected Kurdish militants fire rockets at Turkey's Diyarbakir airport: Media

Suspected Kurdish militants fired rockets at the airport in Turkey`s main southeastern city of Diyarbakir on Saturday, sending passengers and staff scrambling for shelter, Dogan news agency said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties.

Donald Trump links death of NBA star's cousin to black vote
Donald Trump links death of NBA star's cousin to black vote

Donald Trump said that tragedies like the death of NBA star Dwyane Wade's cousin were one of the reasons that African-Americans will vote for the Republican presidential nominee.

Colombia peace deal to be signed late September

The signing ceremony for a peace deal that Colombia's government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) militant group finalised this week will take place late September.

Rockets fired at Turkey's Diyarbakir airport

Four rockets were fired at the airport in Turkey's southeastern city of Diyarbakir on Saturday night, Dogan news agency reported.

Italy mourns quake victims, death toll rises to 291
Italy mourns quake victims, death toll rises to 291

Italy on Saturday observed a day of national mourning for the people who died when a powerful 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit the mountainous central regions claiming the lives of 291 persons.

British PM to trigger EU pull-out `without parliament vote`
British PM to trigger EU pull-out `without parliament vote`

Prime Minister Theresa May wants to trigger Britain`s withdrawal from the European Union without a vote in parliament, a report said.

Trump vows to begin deportations immediately if sworn in
Trump vows to begin deportations immediately if sworn in

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump linked illegal immigration and employment Saturday, pledging to start deporting offenders as soon as he is sworn in should he become the White House`s next occupant.

Venezuela sends opposition leader back to jail, expels Ecuadoran lawmakers

Venezuela sent an opposition leader who was under house arrest back to jail Saturday and expelled a delegation of Ecuadoran lawmakers, amid rising political tension over a campaign to recall leftist President Nicolas Maduro.

Daraya under govt control after last rebels evacuated: Syria Army
Daraya under govt control after last rebels evacuated: Syria Army

"The Syrian army completely controls Daraya and has entered all of the town. There isn't a single armed man there," a source requesting anonymity said.

Turkey sends more tanks into Syria after IS-held town capture
Turkey sends more tanks into Syria after IS-held town capture

The Turkish military on Wednesday launched an operation codenamed "Euphrates Shield" inside Syria to oust IS from the border region.

North Korea threatens to fire at US, S Korea troops
North Korea threatens to fire at US, S Korea troops

The North's Korean People's Army accused US and South Korean soldiers of "deliberate provocations" by aiming their lights at North Korean guard posts at Panmunjom since yesterday evening.

Flags at half mast as Italy mourns earthquake dead
Flags at half mast as Italy mourns earthquake dead

Flags flew at half mast across Italy today as the country observed a day of mourning for the victims of an earthquake that killed nearly 300 people.

Pak provokes India again, PM Nawaz Sharif to send MPs abroad to highlight Kashmir issue
Pak provokes India again, PM Nawaz Sharif to send MPs abroad to highlight Kashmir issue

Citing the Pakistani media, the ANI news agency reported that PM Sharif has appointed 22 parliamentarians as special envoys to highlight the Kashmir issue.

Taliban fighters overrun district in eastern Afghanistan

Taliban insurgents overran a district in eastern Afghanistan, killing and wounding dozens of police and soldiers and threatening strategically important road routes to Pakistan, officials said on Saturday.

Fire kills at least 16 in Moscow printing works

A fire in a warehouse at a Moscow printing works killed at least 16 people on Saturday morning, an Emergencies Ministry official told Rossiya-24 TV station.

US, Russia make headway on brokering truce in war-torn Syria
US, Russia make headway on brokering truce in war-torn Syria

US Secretary of State John Kerry told press on Friday that talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had made much headway, with minor details remaining to be addressed in view of brokering a new truce for war-torn Syria.

North Korea submarine missiles not ready until 2018: Experts

North Korea is making progress on a submarine-launched ballistic missile system but any deployment of the technology is years away, a US think tank said, as the UN Security Council promised action over Pyongyang's latest test.

Tunisian parliament approves national united government

The Tunisian Assembly of People's Representatives (ARP) approved on Friday night the line-up of new national united government headed by Youssef Chahed, with 167 pros, 22 cons and five abstentions.

US to look for opportunities to advance India's NSG bid: Barack Obama
US to look for opportunities to advance India's NSG bid: Barack Obama

President Barack Obama believes that the time has come for the NSG to take up the matter of India's membership and the US will continue to look for opportunities to advance the case, an American official has said.

UN council condemns North Korea missile launches, vows new measures
UN council condemns North Korea missile launches, vows new measures

The UN Security Council on Friday strongly condemned North Korea for test-firing ballistic missiles and agreed to take "significant measures" in response the latest series of launches.

No Arab Spring in Zimbabwe: Mugabe warns protesters

Zimbabwe`s President Robert Mugabe on Friday warned that the Arab Spring style of protests would fall flat in Zimbabwe after police fired teargas and beat up protesters staging the latest of a string of highly charged demonstrations.