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Two killed, three injured in blast near Egypt’s Al-Azhar: ministry

By Reuter

February 19, 2019 – 3:44 pm

CAIRO: At least two people were killed and three wounded in an explosion behind the famed Al-Azhar Mosque when a suicide bomber allegedly blew himself up the capital city, Egypt’s ministry of interior confirmed.


Vettel gets Ferrari off to strong start in F1 testing

By Reuter

February 19, 2019 – 3:35 pm

BARCELONA  – Ferrari made a strong start to Formula One’s pre-season testing on Monday with four-times world champion Sebastian Vettel saying he could not have hoped for a better day after setting the fastest time and doing the most laps.


Seeking independence ‘is not a crime,’ Barcelona protesters say

By Reuter

February 17, 2019 – 3:39 pm

BARCELONA  – Tens of thousands of people waving pro-independence flags and holding pictures of jailed Catalan separatist leaders took to the streets of Barcelona on Saturday to call for self-determination for the northeastern Spanish region.


IS ‘caliphate’ on brink of defeat in Syria as Trump urges Europe to do more

By Reuter

February 17, 2019 – 3:38 pm

NEAR BAGHOUZ, Syria  – U.S.-backed fighters in Syria are poised to capture Islamic State’s last, tiny enclave on the Euphrates, the battle commander said on Saturday, bringing its self-declared caliphate to the brink of total defeat as U.S. President Donald Trump spoke of “100 percent victory”.


Messi penalty helps under-par Barca beat Real Valladolid

By Reuter

February 17, 2019 – 3:31 pm

BARCELONA  – Lionel Messi scored one penalty and missed another as Barcelona beat Real Valladolid 1-0 on Saturday to open up a seven-point lead at the top of La Liga.