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Italy’s FM visits Egypt, first since killing of researcher

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Cairo, Aug 05 (AP) - Italy's foreign minister said Sunday he was pleased to hear from Egyptian officials that they are committed to completing an investigation into the 2016 killing of an Italian graduate student in the capital Cairo with a "concrete result."
Enzo Moavero Milanesi arrived in Egypt on the first visit by a top Italian diplomat since the death of Giulio Regeni. His trip comes on the heels of a visit last month by Italian Interior Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Matteo...
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Heavy fighting near Yemen’s Hodeida kills 80

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Sanaa, Aug 05 (AP) - Heavy fighting in Yemen's port province of Hodeida between pro-government forces and Shiite rebels has killed at least 80 people on both sides over the last two days, Yemeni officials and wit-nesses said Sunday.
Government forces, backed by a Saudi-led coalition, have been...
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Palestinian teens reach finals of Silicon Valley app pitch

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Nablus, Aug 5 (AP) - Four Palestinian high school friends are heading to California this week to pitch their mobile app about fire prevention to Silicon Valley's tech leaders, after winning a slot in the finals of a world-wide competition among more than 19,000 teenage girls.
For the 11th graders...
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Suicide bomber kills 3 NATO forces in Afghanistan

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Kabul, Aug 5 (AP) - A Taliban suicide bomber killed three NATO forces on a foot patrol in eastern Afghani-stan on Sunday in an attack that also wounded a U.S. soldier and two Afghan troops, NATO said in a state-ment.
The statement did not specify the nationalities of those who were killed.
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Thousands protest contentious Israel nation law in Tel Aviv

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Tel Aviv, Aug 4 (AP) - Thousands of members of Israel's Druze minority and their Jewish supporters packed a central Tel Aviv square Saturday night to rally against a contentious new law that critics say sidelines Israel's non-Jewish citizens.
It marked the first time in recent memory that the...
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