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Britain pays tribute to Churchill

LONDON: Fifty years after WINSTON CHURCHILL's death, Britain yesterday paid tribute to its wartime prime minister, who remains a touchstone of political life and a reminder of a faded age of global influence.

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KARACHI: A powerful bomb tore through a busy Shi'ite mosque in southern Pakistan yesterday, killing more than 60 people in the country's deadliest sectarian attack in nearly two years.

Kurds repel IS raids on Kirkuk

BAGHDAD: Iraqi Kurdish forces repelled a major attack by the Islamic State (IS) group in Kirkuk province that killed a top officer yesterday, while violence elsewhere left 30 dead.

Helium balloon team surpasses distance record

NEW MEXICO: The pilots of a helium balloon flying across the Pacific Ocean have matched a duration record as they approach North America, marking another historic day for the team that's already surpassed a distance record.

Suu Kyi's gate to go under hammer

YANGON: The metal gate from the house of Burmese Nobel Prize winner AUNG SAN SUU KYI is to be sold at an auction.

'Thorn Birds' author McCullough dies

SYDNEY: Tributes for renowned Australian author COLLEEN MCCULLOUGH, whose romantic saga The Thorn Birds sold more than 30 million copies, poured in yesterday from the publishing world to politics following her death at the age of 77.

Apartheid death squad leader freed on parole

PRETORIA: Apartheid death squad leader Eugene de Kock, dubbed 'Prime Evil' for his role in the torture and murder of scores of black South African activists in the 1980s and early 1990s, was granted parole yesterday after more than 20 years in prison.

Two children killed in Egypt clashes as Sisi cuts short visit

CAIRO: Egypt's army and jihadists clashed in Sinai yesterday, leaving two children dead, as President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi flew home early from an African summit after militant attacks killed at least 30 people.

New pan-Arab news channel

RIYADH: Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal will tomorrow launch a pan-Arab satellite news channel.

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