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Suicide attack at Kabul airport

A suicide bomber has killed at least 14 people and wounded 60 at the entrance to Kabul international airport on Sunday, officials said, as scores gathered to welcome home Afghan Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum from exile. Senior government officials, political leaders and supporters were leaving the airport after greeting the powerful ethnic Uzbek leader and former warlord when the explosion happened.

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Sustainable farming to stop deforestation in Mozambique

Around the Gilé nature reserve in northern Mozambique, sustainable farming techniques are being promoted among local populations to limit the degradation of the country’s precious forests, as traditional methods prove to be not only wasteful, but also bad for the environment. Currently 10 to 15% of greenhouse gas emissions come from deforestation and forest degradation.

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Hot air balloon competition kicks off in Umbria

The Sagrantino International Balloon Challenge Cup begins with a total of 90 hot air balloons and 22 nationalities. The competition lasts 2 weeks in the wine region of Umbria.

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No condom, no luck in Amsterdam’s red light district

As Amsterdam prepares to host the International AIDS Conference, sex workers in the city’s red light district say they take every precaution to prevent the HIV virus and other sexually transmitted diseases.

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Thousands cross continents in Istanbul swim race

2400 swimmers crossed the Bosphorus in Istanbul for the 30th edition of the famous race. The first swimmer, Dogukan Ulac from Cyprus, completed the 6.5 km in 46 minutes 58 seconds.

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Members of Manila’s ‘Golden Gays’ sing for their supper

Members of the Golden Gays sashay down the catwalk and strike poses to compete in a beauty pageant for elderly and poor gay men in the Philippines.

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One dead, suspect surrenders after US supermarket hostage drama

A gunman took hostages inside a supermarket in Los Angeles on Saturday after a gun battle with police, leaving a store employee dead before the suspect handcuffed himself and surrendered, police said.

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In Damascus, war amputees walk again on Syrian-made prosthetics

In Damascus, war amputees walk again on Syrian-made prosthetics, in a rehabilitation centre in Syria’s capital. Tens of thousands of people have lost limbs in Syria’s seven-year conflict.

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Neymar: “I couldn’t look at a football” after the World Cup

Brazil superstar Neymar tells AFP in an exclusive interview that after his nation’s quarter-final defeat to Belgium at the World Cup he couldn’t look at a ball and didn’t want to see any of the remaining matches.

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US seniors join cannabis craze

Marijuana use is becoming more and more common among America’s elderly community, as the legalization of cannabis progresses, with California leading the way.