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  1. 'Jihadi John' contemplated suicide in 2010: report

    'Jihadi John' contemplated suicide in 2010: report

    London (AFP) - The London man believed to be Islamic State executioner "Jihadi John" told a journalist four years ago that surveillance by British security services had left him contemplating suicide, it emerged Saturday.

  2. Bomb blasts kill 37 people in Iraq

    Bomb blasts kill 37 people in Iraq

    In a series of attacks in and around Iraq's capital, 37 people have been killed.

  3. Zimbabwe's Mugabe celebrates 91st birthday

    Zimbabwe's Mugabe celebrates 91st birthday

    Robert Mugabe has celebrated his 91st birthday by threatening to take over the remaining land still in the hands of whites.

  4. Businessman charged with defrauding billionaire AS Monaco owner

    Businessman charged with defrauding billionaire AS Monaco owner

    Monaco (AFP) - A prominent Swiss businessman was on Saturday charged in connection with an alleged art fraud targeting Russian oligarch and football club owner Dmitry Rybolovlev.

  5. MH370 wife hopes husband will return

    MH370 wife hopes husband will return

    The wife of a New Zealander who was on board the doomed Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 hopes to bring her husband home a year after the tragedy.

  6. Sierra Leone registers rise in Ebola cases

    Sierra Leone registers rise in Ebola cases

    Sierra Leone has recorded a rise in new Ebola cases this week, with President Ernest Bai Koroma reinstating various restrictions to combat the spread.

  7. Another Mexican drug lord caught, but victory elusive

    Another Mexican drug lord caught, but victory elusive

    Mexico City (AFP) - Mexico's government dealt a major blow to the Knights Templar drug cartel by capturing its last leader, but the proliferation of new armed groups shows the government is far from victory.

  8. IOC head says Olympic reforms bearing early fruit

    IOC head says Olympic reforms bearing early fruit

    Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said Saturday a swathe of reforms aimed at streamlining Olympic tournaments and keeping costs in check were bearing early fruit, after Tokyo 2020 organizers unveiled changes to their plans designed to save more than $1 billion.

  9. Italian anti-euro, anti-immigrant party holds rally in Rome

    Italian anti-euro, anti-immigrant party holds rally in Rome

    Rome (AFP) - The rising star of the Italian right, Matteo Salvini, led a mass rally in support of his anti-immigration, anti-EU Northern League party in central Rome Saturday, as a counter-rally took place nearby.

  10. Former top Colombian officials convicted in domestic spying scandal

    Former top Colombian officials convicted in domestic spying scandal

    Bogota (AFP) - Colombia's Supreme Court has convicted the country's former intelligence boss and a presidential chief of staff of spying on judges, journalists and politicians during the presidency of Alvaro Uribe.

  11. Venezuela to demand mandatory visas for Americans

    Venezuela to demand mandatory visas for Americans

    Caracas (AFP) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced Saturday he was implementing a mandatory visa system for all American citizens visiting the country, as a way to "control" US interference.

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