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Nanjing (China) (AFP) - The revolutionary Solar Impulse 2 aircraft took off early Sunday for a six-day flight over the Pacific Ocean, the most ambitious leg of its quest to circumnavigate the globe powered only by the sun.

Geneva (AFP) - Tehran rejected a key Western demand for site inspections Saturday and differences remained after US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart held talks to secure a nuclear deal.

Beirut (AFP) - The Islamic State jihadist group Saturday demolished a prison in the Syrian city of Palmyra, a monitor said, eliminating what was for decades one of the country's most feared detention centres.

Dubai (AFP) - Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, on bail over a deadly hit-and-run 13 years ago, performed in Dubai on his first overseas public appearance since his conviction earlier this month.

Jakarta (AFP) - FIFA on Saturday suspended Indonesia after the government in Jakarta sought to oust the country's football association, the latest crisis to hit the sport in Indonesia.

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