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STOCKHOLM: Cars were torched and police faced stone-throwing youths in Stockholm’s immigrant-dominated suburbs on Sunday, but the nightly riots that have raged for a week appeared to be easing, police said. A handful of cars were set ablaze in various suburbs. “When it comes to car fires, there have been…

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LONDON: Three men were being held in custody on Sunday on suspicion of conspiracy to murder the British soldier hacked to death in a London street in an Islamist attack. Two men aged 28 and 24 were arrested at a home in southeast London on Saturday, with police firing a…

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ROME: Italians began voting in local elections on Sunday that will test political parties three months from a general election that left no clear winner and a month after the start of a fragile coalition Cabinet. The focus is on the Italian capital Rome where incumbent right-wing Mayor Gianni Alemanno…

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NEW YORK: Thousands of runners and their supporters took to the streets of Boston on Saturday to finish the marathon many started a month ago—but were forced to abandon after bombs exploded near the finish line, the United States media reported. Photos showed a pack of runners carrying three US…

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PARIS: A French soldier on antiterrorist duties was stabbed in the neck Saturday in an attack that President Francois Hollande said could not “at this stage” be linked to the brutal murder this week of a military man in London. The attacker fled the scene after stabbing the 23-year-old in…

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ROME: Pope Francis on Sunday visited a Rome parish for the first time, choosing a church on the outskirts of the city after his call for clergymen to take God’s message to the “fringes” of society. The Pope celebrated an open-air Mass outside the church of Saints Elizabeth and Zachary…

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LYON: International police agency Interpol has pressed the delete button on all the information it has on the former employer of late lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, saying a Russian search request for him was of a “political nature.” Magnitsky died in prison in 2009 after revealing a massive fraud scheme. At…

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PARIS: French police were on alert Sunday ahead of a mass protest in Paris against a new gay marriage law, with hardline activists expected to mingle among 200,000 demonstrators. Trouble started late Saturday when 50 opponents of gay marriage were arrested in central Paris, according to police. President Francois Hollande…

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AL-SHUNAH, JORDAN: Peace between Israelis and Palestinians is “still possible,” Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas said on Saturday. In a speech to the World Economic Forum in the town of Al-Shunah on the banks of the Dead Sea in Jordan, Abbas called on Israel to “end the occupation of our lands,”…

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BAGHDAD: A roadside bomb attack on an Iraqi Army convoy and a car bomb targeting Iranian pilgrims killed 10 people and wounded 19 on Saturday, security officers and doctors said. That attack followed another car bomb against pilgrims traveling the same route on Monday that killed eight people and wounded…