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Daily intake of cheese, wine linked to decrease in risk of age-related cognitive decline, reveals study
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Daily intake of cheese, wine linked to decrease in risk of age-related cognitive decline, reveals study

The dietary intakes of the participants of this study, however, were self-reported and not clinically supervised or controlled

Three dead in 'Islamist terrorist attack' in France's Nice; killer identified as 21-year-old Tunisian migrant
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Three dead in 'Islamist terrorist attack' in France's Nice; killer identified as 21-year-old Tunisian migrant

French president Emmanuel Macron, who quickly travelled to Nice, announced increased surveillance of churches by France's Sentinelle military patrols, which would be bolstered to 7,000 troops from 3,000

Turkey, Greece exchange harsh words after first Islamic prayers in Hagia Sophia in nine decades
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Turkey, Greece exchange harsh words after first Islamic prayers in Hagia Sophia in nine decades

Hagia Sophia was previously a museum and most Greeks view it as central to their Orthodox Christian religion: church bells tolled in mourning across Greece on Friday

Ocean Viking, rescue ship in Mediterranean Sea, declares emergency after six migrants attempt suicide
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Ocean Viking, rescue ship in Mediterranean Sea, declares emergency after six migrants attempt suicide

The ship, which is in limbo in the Mediterranean off the coast of the Italian island of Lampedusa, has been waiting for over a week for permission from Italy or Malta to offload the migrants at one of their ports.

US deploying 3,000 more troops to Saudi Arabia after attack on oil installations, says Pentagon
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US deploying 3,000 more troops to Saudi Arabia after attack on oil installations, says Pentagon

The Pentagon said Friday it has approved the deployment of 3,000 additional troops and military hardware to Saudi Arabia

Iran oil tanker hit by two missiles in Red Sea off Saudi coast; incident raises tensions between Tehran and Riyadh
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Iran oil tanker hit by two missiles in Red Sea off Saudi coast; incident raises tensions between Tehran and Riyadh

The tanker, which was set ablaze, suffered heavy damage and crude had leaked after it was struck in the early morning about 96 km from Jeddah.

Spain, four other EU states agree to take in migrants stranded for weeks on rescue ship, ending prolonged standoff with Italian govt
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Spain, four other EU states agree to take in migrants stranded for weeks on rescue ship, ending prolonged standoff with Italian govt

Around 100 migrants, picked up from early August onwards in the Mediterranean, had been forced to remain on the crowded Spanish-registered vessel

Lebanon's oldest daily An-Nahar goes blank to protest political deadlock, economic crisis in nation; Twitterati see the lighter side
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Lebanon's oldest daily An-Nahar goes blank to protest political deadlock, economic crisis in nation; Twitterati see the lighter side

Protesting a political deadlock and economic woes in Lebanon, the tiny Mediterranean country's oldest newspaper An-Nahar went out to newsstands completely blank on Thursday.

French Parliament adopts law on asylum and immigration to allow 'controlled migration'; 100 vote in favour, 25 oppose
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French Parliament adopts law on asylum and immigration to allow 'controlled migration'; 100 vote in favour, 25 oppose

France's parliament has signed into law a controversial asylum and immigration bill — despite opposition on the left which decried an effort to limit arrivals while the far right saw the measure as not going far enough.

Italy interior minister asks aid groups to leave rescuing of 1,000 stranded migrants to Libyan coast guard
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Italy interior minister asks aid groups to leave rescuing of 1,000 stranded migrants to Libyan coast guard

Italy's interior minister Matteo Salvini told foreign NGOs to stop rescuing migrants off Libya and asked the Libyan coastguard to rescue 1,000 people adrift at the Mediterranean

More than 200 migrants drown off Libya coast in two days; nearly 1,000 migrants dead in Mediterranean in 2018, says UN
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More than 200 migrants drown off Libya coast in two days; nearly 1,000 migrants dead in Mediterranean in 2018, says UN

More than 200 migrants are reported to have drowned off Libya in two days, bringing to at least 1,000 the number to die this year on the main migratory route linking Africa and Europe, the UN has said.

United Colors Benetton slammed by French NGO for featuring photograph of migrants in advertisement
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United Colors Benetton slammed by French NGO for featuring photograph of migrants in advertisement

French charity SOS Mediterranee condemned the usage its of a photograph of migrants being rescued at sea by clothing giant Benetton in an advertisement and dissociates itself from this campaign

US received maximum requests from asylum seekers in 2017, says global development body report
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US received maximum requests from asylum seekers in 2017, says global development body report

The United States received more asylum requests than any other developed nation in 2017, overtaking Germany, OECD said in a report.

Italy summons French ambassador due to diplomatic spat over handling of Aquarius ship carrying migrants
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Italy summons French ambassador due to diplomatic spat over handling of Aquarius ship carrying migrants

Italy's foreign ministry said it summoned the French Ambassador amid a diplomatic spat between the two countries over the handling of a migrant crisis.

Italy appeals to NATO for help in tackling illegal immigration from Libya, says terrorists could sneak in and cause havoc
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Italy appeals to NATO for help in tackling illegal immigration from Libya, says terrorists could sneak in and cause havoc

Italy has appealed to NATO for greater help in tackling illegal immigration from North Africa, especially Libya.

Heavy snowfall hits Europe, kills 55; 'Beast from the East' blizzards snap transportation links across continent
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Heavy snowfall hits Europe, kills 55; 'Beast from the East' blizzards snap transportation links across continent

Heavy snowfall and deadly blizzards lashed Europe on Thursday, forcing airports to cancel or delay flights around the continent, as a deep freeze gripped countries.

Theresa May congratulates Iraq's Haider al-Abadi for victory over Islamic State, warns group is 'not yet defeated'
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Theresa May congratulates Iraq's Haider al-Abadi for victory over Islamic State, warns group is 'not yet defeated'

British prime minister Theresa May on Saturday congratulated her Iraqi counterpart Haider al-Abadi over the Islamic State victory, but warned the militant group is "not yet defeated".

Iraq Kurds begin historic independence referendum defying government; leave Baghdad, Ankara and Tehran fuming
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Iraq Kurds begin historic independence referendum defying government; leave Baghdad, Ankara and Tehran fuming

Iraqi Kurds started voting in an independence referendum today in defiance of Baghdad which has warned of "measures" to defend Iraq's unity and threatened to deprive their region of lifeline oil revenues.

German NGO halts migrant rescue operations in Mediterranean after Libya bars foreign vessels off its coast
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German NGO halts migrant rescue operations in Mediterranean after Libya bars foreign vessels off its coast

The German aid group Sea Eye said it was suspending its migrant rescue operations in the Mediterranean, citing security concerns after Libya barred foreign vessels from a stretch of water off its coast.

German aid group suspends migrant rescue operations off Libya citing security concerns
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German aid group suspends migrant rescue operations off Libya citing security concerns

The German aid group Sea Eye on Sunday said it was suspending its migrant rescue operations in the Mediterranean, citing security concerns after Libya barred foreign vessels from a stretch of water off its coast.