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Death toll from Mexico fuel explosion rises to 85

The death toll from a fiery explosion in central Mexico rose to 85 on Sunday as authorities vowed to hold accountable those responsible for a deliberate fuel-line puncture that drew hundreds of people looking to gather gasoline before it ignited.

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Cristiano flashback as Iran book Asian Cup quarter-final spot

Title-chasing Iran survived a first-minute penalty in a chaotic start to eventually dispatch Oman 2-0 and reach the Asian Cup quarter-finals on Sunday.

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White House asked for options to strike Iran – source

The White House’s national security team last fall asked the Pentagon to provide it with options for striking Iran after a group of militants aligned with Tehran fired mortars into an area in Baghdad that is home to the U.S. Embassy, a source familiar with the matter said on Sunday.

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A Blockade and a Murder: U.S. Faces Enduring Problems With Saudis

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, speaking with unusual candor, said Sunday that the United States had tried but failed to end a Saudi Arabia-led blockade of Qatar, a crucial military partner in the Middle East.

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US Envoy Threatens German Companies With Nord Stream 2 Sanctions – Reports

US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell sent letters to a number of German companies, hinting at the possibility of US sanctions on those supporting the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline construction project, the Bild newspaper reported on Sunday.

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Turkey refuses to cancel purchase of S-400 from Russia

Turkey has rejected a US offer to cancel its purchase of S-400 missiles from Russia, the Russia-based Sputnik news agency reported on Sunday, citing Turkish media.

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Concrete or steel, Trump still wants his border wall

President Donald Trump’s evolving definition of a border wall animated negotiations to end a partial government shutdown on Sunday, while House Democrats moved to increase pressure on the president by vowing to pass individual bills to reopen targeted departments that handle critical functions like tax refunds and food stamps.

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Egypt’s Sisi opens mega-mosque and Middle East’s largest cathedral in New Capital

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi inaugurated Egypt’s largest church and mosque in the New Administrative Capital on Sunday, the eve of Coptic Christmas, in a message of tolerance in the predominantly Muslim country, Reuters reports.

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Pope urges EU to take in 49 migrants stranded off Malta

Pope Francis urged European leaders on Sunday to stop bickering over the fate of 49 migrants stuck aboard two humanitarian rescue ships in the Mediterranean Sea and let them land at a safe port of call.

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Quake hits western Iran, about 75 injured

An earthquake hit an area in western Iran near the Iraqi border on Sunday, injuring 75 people, most of them lightly, the head of the country’s emergency medical services said.

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Iran’s central bank proposes slashing four zeros from falling currency: report

Iran’s central bank has proposed slashing four zeros from the rial, Islamic Republic News Agency reported on Sunday, after the currency plunged in a year marked by an economic crisis fuelled by U.S. sanctions.

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Trump’s ‘deal of the century’ for Israel & Palestine delayed by several months – ambassador

The much-awaited proposal by the Trump administration on ending the decades-long stalemate between Israel and Palestine is still in the works and won’t be released for another several months, US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman told Jewish media on Sunday.

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Terrorists Storm Opposition-Held Town in Syria’s Aleppo – Reports

Terrorists from the Hayat Tahrir Ash-Sham group (former Jabhat al-Nusra) have clashed with the armed opposition groups in the town of Atarib in the west of Syria’s Aleppo province, media reported on Sunday.

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Netanyahu says Brazil moving its embassy to Jerusalem matter of ‘when, not if’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that Brazil’s President-elect Jair Bolsonaro told him that it was a matter of “when, not if” he moves his country’s embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.

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Matteo Salvini: Italian ports closed to migrants

Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini on Sunday reiterated his stance that migrant vessels are not welcome at the country’s ports, following requests from NGOs to allow two rescue ships to dock.

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UN chief overseer of Hodeidah cease-fire arrives in Yemen

The head of a UN team monitoring the UN-backed cease-fire in Yemen’s Red Sea port city of Hodeidah arrived on Sunday in Yemen’s rebel-held capital Sanaa.

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