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Banned Bahraini newspaper fires staff

A independent Bahraini newspaper has sacked its staff three weeks after Sunni-dominated authorities banned it on accusations that it "sows division" in the Shiite-majority Gulf kingdom. "We regret to inform you that the board of directors... has decid...

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Erdogan says Saudi-led ultimatum on Qatar 'against international law'

"We welcome (Qatar's position) because we consider the 13-point list against international law," Erdogan was quoted as saying by the state-run Anadolu news agency. "What we are talking about here is an attack on the sovereign rights of a state," he said.

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Families separated by US-Mexico border have fleeting reunion

Families separated by US-Mexico border have fleeting reunionCiudad Juárez (Mexico) (AFP) - After more than a decade apart, the Pastrana family on Saturday finally got to embrace during a special event allowing nearly 200 families separated by the US-Mexico border to spend three minutes together. The meeting took place in the middle of the murky Rio Grande -- which divides the Mexican city Ciudad Juarez and El Paso, Texas and is crossable this time of year -- under the watchful eye of Border Patrol agents.

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Colombian police arrest eight in mall bombing probe

By Julia Symmes Cobb BOGOTA (Reuters) - Eight people from a little-known urban guerrilla group have been arrested in connection with a bombing last week at an upscale mall in the Colombian capital Bogota, the police said on Saturday. Four men and fou...

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Invasive Asian carp found near Great Lakes beyond electrified barrier

Asian carp can weigh up to 100lbs and often outcompete other fish. An Asian carp has been found just miles from the Great Lakes, beyond an electrified barrier designed to keep the invasive species from entering the ecosystem and wreaking the sort of d...

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Deadly landslide in southwestern China

Fears grew for 141 people missing in China after a landslide buried their mountain village in southwestern Sichuan province on Saturday, with reports that only three survivors had been pulled out of the mud and rock hours after the calamity struck. Th...

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Jowls for days: Meet the 2017 World's Ugliest Dog winner

Jowls for days: Meet the 2017 World's Ugliest Dog winnerThe 2017 World's Ugliest Dog winner is perhaps the floppiest yet. Martha, a three-year-old 125-pound Neapolitan Mastiff from Sebastopol, California, took the top prize at the Petaluma competition on Friday. Martha will triumphantly return home with $1,500, a trophy, and a free trip to New York City for media appearances. SEE ALSO: Dogs, ranked And she seems absolutely thrilled. Image: M. DAVEY/EPA/REX/ShutterstockMartha reportedly won over the judges the way we'd all like to — by lying down and not doing anything, even when she was supposed to. This year's second and third place winners were Moe, a Brussels griffon pug, and Chase, a Chinese crested-Harke mix. They are both beautiful. Moe.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock Chase.Image: AP/REX/ShutterstockA total of fourteen dogs competed in the event. WATCH: Watch these elephants save one of their own from drowning

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