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Flooding kills two, displaces 2,000 in Chile

 Severe flooding, triggered by torrential rain, has killed at least two people and caused material damage. Floodwaters inundated the city of Chanaral in the Atacama region ... Full story

Russia’s interior ministry says computers hit by ‘virus attack’

 Russia's interior ministry said Friday that some of its computers had been hit by a "virus attack" amid reports of major cyber strikes across the ... Full story

N Korea ready for dialog with US under right conditions: Senior diplomat

 Amid simmering tensions on the Korean Peninsula, a senior North Korean diplomat in charge of handling US relations says Pyongyang would hold talks with Washington ... Full story

Trump warns ousted FBI chief Comey over leaks to media

 US President Donald Trump has warned dismissed FBI Chief James Comey against leaking material to the media, amid probes of potential contacts between Trump’s campaign ... Full story

ISIS’s Baghdadi has ‘fled Mosul and left his fighters to die’

 An Iraqi counter-terror official has told Al Arabiya.net that ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has fled Mosul and abandoned his soldiers, “leaving them to die.” General ... Full story

Clashes erupt at Palestinian protest to support hunger strikers

 Clashes erupted in the occupied West Bank on Thursday between Israeli soldiers and hundreds of Palestinians protesting in support of hunger strikers in Israeli jails. At ... Full story

Trump will put America first on climate: Tillerson

 US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said that President Donald Trump will put America first when it comes to climate change, adding that his ... Full story

French police evict refugees from Paris tent camp

Police in France have evacuated about 1,000 refugees, mostly Afghans and Sudanese, from a tent camp in northeast Paris. Nearly 350 police were participating in the operation along with some 100 municipal employees and staff from humanitarian groups on Tuesday. The refugees were reportedly living in squalid conditions at the Porte de la Chapelle area in Paris. Paris police said in a statement that these “illegal camps” presented “major risks for the security and health of their occupants as well as for local residents.” Police halted road traffic on a major crossroads in the north of Paris in order to gain access to the camp, where clashes between refugees last month left several people wounded. In November last year, French authorities launched a similar operation, evacuating thousands of refugees from a squalid camp in Paris that had doubled in size after the closure of the Calais refugee camp in northern France. Presstv More than 1.1 million refugees, most of them fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East and North Africa, flocked to Europe in 2015. The flow subsided to quarter of a million last year after the EU reached a deal with Turkey in March 2016 to take all people landing on Greek islands in return for financial aid to Ankara and the lifting of short-term visa requirements for Turks.

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