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French special forces dog awarded top UK gallantry medal

French special forces dog awarded top UK gallantry medal

LONDON: A French special forces dog called Leuk was on Friday awarded a British animal charity's top award for gallantry, after he saved lives by cornering insurgents during an anti-terrorist operation in Mali.

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SpaceX aiming for Friday morning launch to ISS

SpaceX aiming for Friday morning launch to ISS

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER: SpaceX is set to launch its third crew to the International Space Station early Friday, reusing a rocket and crew capsule in a human mission for the first time.

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India logs record new infections as Europe hopes peak may be over

NEW DELHI - India posted a record rise in new coronavirus cases on Thursday, in an alarming surge being blamed on a "double mutant" variant and super-spreader events, even as countries in Europe prepare to ease some of their restrictions and express tentative hopes that the peak may have passed.

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India logs record new infections as Europe hopes peak may be over
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Putin critic Navalny ending hunger strike

MOSCOW: Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny said on Friday that he would begin gradually ending a hunger strike that supporters said had placed him at serious risk of death.

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Putin critic Navalny ending hunger strike
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Myanmar troops fire warning shots at Thai boat

Myanmar’s military fired warning shots at a civilian boat carrying Thai border patrol officers, security sources and a resident said on Friday, amid heightened tensions in border areas since the junta seized power nearly three months ago.

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Myanmar troops fire warning shots at Thai boat
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Chad bids farewell to Deby as France and allies back his son

N'DJAMENA - Chad began funeral ceremonies on Friday for veteran ruler Idriss Deby Itno, a key figure in the fight against the Sahel's jihadist insurgency, as France and regional allies voiced backing for his son and successor, Mahamat Idriss Deby.

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Chad bids farewell to Deby as France and allies back his son
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Turkey seeks arrest of missing crypto boss over huge fraud

ISTANBUL - Turkish authorities have issued an international arrest warrant for the founder of a cryptocurrency exchange who fled with a reported $2 billion in investors' assets, state media reported Friday.

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Turkey seeks arrest of missing crypto boss over huge fraud
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Japan declares virus emergency three months before Olympics

TOKYO - Japan announced a new virus state of emergency in Tokyo and three other regions on Friday, as the country battles surging infections just three months before the Olympic opening ceremony.

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Japan declares virus emergency three months before Olympics
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India hospitals overwhelmed by virus, Japan to declare emergency

NEW DELHI: Hospitals in India launched desperate appeals for oxygen on Friday as the nation's Covid crisis plummeted to horrifying new depths, while Japan readied to declare a state of emergency for Tokyo just three months before it hosts the Olympics.

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India hospitals overwhelmed by virus, Japan to declare emergency
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Russia begins drawdown of troops from Ukraine borders

MOSCOW - Russia on Friday began withdrawing troops that had been running drills near the borders of Ukraine, the defence ministry said, following weeks of heightened tensions between Moscow and the West over the buildup.

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Russia begins drawdown of troops from Ukraine borders
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Sinkholes fill Turkey's breadbasket in drought

KARAPINAR (TURKEY) - Sinkholes wide enough to swallow a bus dot the drought-stricken breadbasket of the Turkish plains, worrying farmers as they spread and creep closer to residential homes.

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Sinkholes fill Turkey's breadbasket in drought
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Lakers' James wants accountability, Trump vents anger at all-star

LOS ANGELES - NBA star LeBron James deleted a Twitter post regarding the fatal police shooting of a 16-year-old Black girl in his home state of Ohio, later explaining he seeks greater accountability.

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Lakers' James wants accountability, Trump vents anger at all-star
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Frantic hunt for missing Indonesian submarine, oxygen running out

BALI, Indonesia: Indonesia's desperate search for a missing submarine and its crew of 53 honed in on a radar contact Friday, with just hours to go before the stricken vessel's oxygen reserves ran out.

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Frantic hunt for missing Indonesian submarine, oxygen running out