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Irish PM Warns of 'Spiral' as Unrest Simmers in N.Ireland

Irish Prime Minister Micheal Martin warned against a "spiral back" into sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland on Saturday, after a week-long streak of unrest in the British province.

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Battle for Yemen's Marib Heats Up, 53 Dead in 24 Hours

Fighting for the key Yemeni region of Marib has intensified, with 53 pro-government and Huthi rebel fighters dead in the past 24 hours, loyalist military officials said Saturday.

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Egypt to Unveil 'Portion' of 3,000-year Old City

Archaeologists near Luxor have unearthed just a portion of the "largest" ancient city ever found in Egypt and dating to a golden pharaonic age 3,000 years ago, officials said Saturday.

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Pentagon Chief Visits Israel amid Iran Talks

US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin arrived in Jerusalem Sunday, the highest ranked member of President Joe Biden's administration to visit Israel. 

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Iran Starts up Advanced Centrifuges in New Nuclear Deal Breach

Iran announced Saturday it has started up advanced uranium enrichment centrifuges in a breach of its undertakings under a troubled 2015 nuclear deal, days after talks on rescuing it got underway.

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World Leaders Pay Tribute to Prince Philip

Current and former world leaders joined a chorus of condolences from around the world following the death of Prince Philip on Friday at the age of 99. 

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Indian Troops Shoot Dead Four in Fresh Election Bloodshed

Five people were killed in fresh election bloodshed in the Indian state of West Bengal on Saturday, including four shot dead by paramilitary troops "in self-defence", officials said.

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Myanmar's UN Envoy Urges Action against Junta as Bloodshed Continues

Myanmar's own ambassador to the United Nations has urged "strong action" against the junta, as reports emerged of scores killed in the military's latest crackdown.

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Saudi Aramco in $12.4 bn Oil Pipeline Deal with EIG-led Group

Energy giant Saudi Aramco said it has struck a 12.4-billion-dollar deal to sell a minority stake in a newly formed oil pipeline business to a consortium led by US-based EIG Global Energy Partners.

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Russia Hails 'Positive Momentum' at Iran Nuclear Talks

Russia said Friday that the first week of talks to save the landmark 2015 deal on Iran's nuclear programme had produced "positive momentum" and that negotiations would continue next week.

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