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UK Teen Runaway who Joined IS 'Wants to Come Home'

An unrepentant British teenager who joined the Islamic State group in Syria said in an interview Thursday that she wanted to come home, highlighting the challenge for Western governments on how to deal with returning jihadist supporters.

Shamima Begum, who ran away from London with two school friends in 2015, spoke to The Times newspaper from a refugee camp in eastern Syria after fleeing the collapse of the IS group's "caliphate".

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Egypt Parliament Votes to Extend Sisi Presidency

Egypt's parliament on Thursday gave preliminary approval to constitutional changes that would allow President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to stay in power after his second term ends in 2022.

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Putin: Russia, Turkey, Iran See U.S. Pullout from Syria as 'Positive Step'

Moscow, Ankara and Tehran see the planned U.S. withdrawal from Syria as a positive step, Russian President Vladimir Putin said after a summit with his Turkish and Iranian counterparts on Thursday.

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Sudan Protesters Rally in Support of War Victims

Hundreds of Sudanese rallied on Thursday, including at a camp for people displaced by war, witnesses said, after campaigners called for anti-government demonstrators to show support for millions affected by conflicts.

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Trump Says Will 'Not Rest' until U.S. Schools Safe from Gun Violence

President Donald Trump vowed Thursday on the first anniversary of the Parkland school gun massacre that he will "not rest" until US schools are made safe.

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Bale Risks Ban for 'Inciting' Atletico Fans with Derby Goal Celebration

Gareth Bale risks being banned for an upcoming Clasico against Barcelona after being reported by La Liga on Thursday for inciting Atletico Madrid supporters following his goal in Real Madrid's 3-1 derby win last weekend.

Bale scored Real's third goal after coming on as a second-half substitute in the game at the Wanda Metropolitano, but he is accused of an overly provocative goal celebration in response to jeers from home fans.

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Dubai Property Giant Emaar Grows Profits despite Lower Prices

Dubai-based construction giant Emaar Properties said on Thursday its net profits for the fourth quarter and the whole of last year increased despite falling real estate prices.

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U.S. and China Seek Deal to Prevent Trade War Escalation

U.S. and Chinese negotiators on Thursday kicked off two days of high-level talks that President Donald Trump says could decide whether he escalates the bruising tariff battle between the world's two biggest economies.

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Venezuela's Guaido Announces New Board for U.S.-Based Oil Subsidiary

Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido took another step Wednesday in an international bid to economically starve President Nicolas Maduro's regime, announcing the appointment of a new board for Citgo, the US-based arm of state oil firm PDVSA.

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Pence Demands EU Allies Leave Iran Nuclear Deal

US Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday demanded that European Union allies leave the Iran nuclear deal and warned of further US sanctions on Tehran.

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