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Suicide bomber strikes Saudi Shi'ite mosque, many dead or wounded

DUBAI (Reuters) - A suicide bomber blew himself up at a Shi'ite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia during Friday prayers, residents said, killing around 20 people and wounding more than 50, local residents and a hospital officials said.


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Irish vote on gay marriage in landmark referendum

DUBLIN (Reuters) - The Irish voted on Friday on whether to allow gay marriage, just two decades after Ireland became the last country in Western Europe to decriminalize homosexuality.









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Stretched Afghan army falls back on militias to help defend Kunduz

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan/KABUL (Reuters) - The Afghan government has enlisted hundreds of militia fighters controlled by local commanders to battle Taliban militants near the northern city of Kunduz, officials said, underlining how the armed forces are struggling to tackle the insurgency alone.


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Polish court seeks U.S. help on Polanski case by August 8

WARSAW (Reuters) - A Polish court on Friday said that it has requested legal help from the United States as it decides whether to extradite filmmaker Roman Polanski over a 1977 child sex crime conviction and that the United States has until Aug. 8 to reply.


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Islamic State says it has full control of Syria's Palmyra

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters tightened their grip on the historic Syrian city of Palmyra on Thursday and overran Iraqi government defenses east of Ramadi, the provincial capital that they seized five days earlier.









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Saudi-led air strikes target Houthis in Sanaa: residents

CAIRO (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia-led air strikes continued to target Iran's Houthi allied fighters in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Friday, residents in the area told Reuters.


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China says U.S. actions in South China Sea 'irresponsible, dangerous'

BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Friday actions by the United States in the South China Sea were "irresponsible and dangerous" and called on it to stop after it vowed to keep up air and sea patrols in international waters.


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