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IS cling to last redoubt in face of US-backed

IS cling to last redoubt in face of US-backedBaghouz (Syria) (AFP) – Islamic State group fighters launched suicide attacks Wednesday at US-backed Syrian forces in a desperate bid to defend their last scrap of territory after 3,000 of their fellow jihadists surrendered.



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As Thai search enters seventh day, divers cling to hope of finding lost boys

As Thai search enters seventh day, divers cling to hope of finding lost boysBy Panu Wongcha-um CHIANG RAI, Thailand (Reuters) – Having failed to find any sign of 12 boys and their soccer coach during a week-long search of flooded cave complex in northern Thailand, rescuers held out hope on Saturday that the group could have found safety on a rocky mound in one of the chambers. Divers were still some way from the potential safety spot, called “Pattaya Beach” after one of Thailand’s best known tourist destinations. Meantime, a police search party has entered the cave from the surface, having drilled a 50-metre long shaft from the mountainside.



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Labor of love: Vintage Vespa fans cling to the past in Pakistan

Labor of love: Vintage Vespa fans cling to the past in PakistanAs cheap Chinese-made motorbikes flood Pakistan's roads, fans of vintage Vespa scooters are scrambling to find spare parts and preserve models that hark back to a quieter, bygone era.



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