Benzema Hands Madrid Win Against Levante

  Karim Benzema scored twice on Saturday in an outstanding performance for Real Madrid against Levante, although his side was left hanging on for a 3-2 win on the day Eden Hazard made his La Liga debut. The French striker’s goals came just six minutes apart in the first half on a wet afternoon at … Continue reading Benzema Hands Madrid Win Against Levante

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Zimbabwe Bids Farewell To Mugabe With State Funeral

  Zimbabwe gave former leader Robert Mugabe a state funeral on Saturday with African leaders paying tribute to a man lauded as a liberation hero but whose 37-year rule was defined by repression and economic turmoil. Mugabe, who died in Singapore aged 95, left Zimbabwe deeply divided over his legacy with the southern African country … Continue reading Zimbabwe Bids Farewell To Mugabe With State Funeral

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One Injured As Blast Rocks Southern Swedish City

  A young woman was “seriously injured” by an explosion in the city of Lund, southern Sweden, on Saturday, police said. Police received several calls about a blast in the centre of Lund shortly after 2.30 am (0030 GMT). A woman in her twenties, who was passing by when the explosion occurred, was found injured … Continue reading One Injured As Blast Rocks Southern Swedish City

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Six Civilians Killed In Syria

    Regime and Russian fire has killed at least six civilians in northwestern Syria’s Idlib province, a war monitor said Saturday, two weeks after Moscow declared a ceasefire in the jihadist-dominated region. The truce, which brought a halt to four months of devastating bombardment on Idlib province by the government and its ally Russia, … Continue reading Six Civilians Killed In Syria

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Malaysian Opposition Groups Join Forces To Win Muslim Votes

    Two leading Malaysian opposition parties formed an alliance Saturday aiming to win major support from the country’s Muslim majority and threaten the young reformist government. Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad led an alliance to a historic victory at the polls last year, ousting a corruption-plagued coalition which had been in power over six decades. … Continue reading Malaysian Opposition Groups Join Forces To Win Muslim Votes

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Fights Break Out As Hong Kong’s Polarisation Deepens

  Fights erupted in Hong Kong on Saturday with political rivals trading blows in a mall and Beijing supporters using Chinese flags to assault opponents on a street, deepening the city’s polarisation after months of pro-democracy protests. The once stable international hub has been convulsed by weeks of huge, sometimes violent rallies calling for greater … Continue reading Fights Break Out As Hong Kong’s Polarisation Deepens

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Yemeni Rebels Claim Drone Strikes On Saudi Oil Plants

  Drone attacks sparked fires at two Saudi Aramco oil facilities on Saturday, the interior ministry said, the latest such assault claimed by Yemeni rebels as the energy giant prepares for a much-anticipated stock listing. Huge palls of smoke rose into the sky after the pre-dawn attacks on Abqaiq and Khurais, two major Aramco facilities … Continue reading Yemeni Rebels Claim Drone Strikes On Saudi Oil Plants

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