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Pantera legend & co-founder Vinnie Paul dies aged 54

Published time: 23 Jun, 2018 07:56 Edited time: 23 Jun, 2018 07:57 Vinnie Paul, the iconic drummer and founding member of legendary Texas band Pantera, which revolutionized heavy metal, passed away at 54, the band announced. “Vincent Paul Abbott aka Vinnie Paul has passed away. Paul is best known for his work as the drummer in the bands Pantera and ...

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Washington “indefinitely” delays 2 more military exercises with Seoul

The US continues to wind down the scope of its military activity on North Korea’s doorstep, with the Pentagon announcing on Friday it was “indefinitely” suspending two joint training programs with Seoul. The exercises, which were scheduled to take place within the next three months, have been put on hold with an open-ended date, Pentagon spokesperson Dana White announced on ...

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Germans split on whether Merkel should remain chancellor, poll shows amid coalition feud

A new poll shows that some 43 percent of Germans believe that Chancellor Angela Merkel should step down. It comes amid fears that her rift with Bavaria over ‘open-door’ migrant policy may plunge the coalition into crisis. A YouGov poll, which was conducted ahead of Sunday’s emergency EU meeting called by Merkel in an attempt to persuade other European leaders ...

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Perks of being in NATO: New HQ has big screen to watch World Cup

It’s the world’s biggest military alliance, with 29 member countries, but the best perk of being a NATO member may be the big screen at the alliance’s new $ 1.23 billion headquarters, which is perfect for watching the World Cup. The unexpected advantage was advertised by none other than the top official of the alliance. “It’s one of the many ...

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Dozens of Palestinians injured by Israeli forces during protest at Gaza border (PHOTOS)

Dozens of Palestinian protesters have been injured by Israeli forces gathered at the Gaza border for the Great Return March, according to the Ministry of Health. Friday’s demonstration saw 206 cases of injury and gas asphyxiation, the Palestinian Health Ministry’s spokesman wrote on Twitter. Of those injuries, 44 were live bullet wounds. *اجمالي احداث جمعة الوفاء للجرحى حتى الساعة 8:00م* ...

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US will suffer ‘another Vietnam’ in Syria, Iranian leader’s top aide warns

A senior adviser to Iran’s supreme leader has condemned the United States’ uninvited military presence in Syria, warning that the conflict in the country could become a second Vietnam War for Washington. Ali Akbar Velayati, a top aide on international affairs for Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, blamed the United States for the creation of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) and said ...

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‘Manu’ or ‘Mr President’? Macron causes stir posing with dancers at Elysee Palace

Emmanuel Macron has caused a stir by posing for a picture with scantily clad dancers at the Elysee Palace, days after chiding a schoolboy who called him “Manu,” telling him to choose between “Mr President” and “sir.” As France was enjoying the annual Day of Music festival, during which hundreds of free musical events take place across the country, the ...

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