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Horror film director Wes Craven dies

Prolific horror filmmaker Wes Craven has died at the age of 76. He directed iconic horror films such as the ‘Scream’ and ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ series, and published a number of books


Another temple in Syria’s Palmyra severely damaged

Activists say the self-styled “Islamic State” has damaged another temple in the Syrian city of Palmyra. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is being systematically razed following occupation by the Islamist militants


Eni finds ‘supergiant’ gas field off Egypt’s coast

Italian energy giant Eni SpA says it has discovered the “largest ever” natural gas field in the Mediterranean Sea off Egypt. According to the company, the find could meet Egypt’s natural gas needs for decades to come


IMF changing tack on Greece

Latin Americans and Asians are happy that they do not need the help of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). But, Europe can no longer function without it. What’s behind the IMF’s interest in Greece?


Dozens killed in Saudi strike on Yemen

More than 30 civilians, said to be workers at a bottling factory, have been killed in a Saudi-led airstrike on Yemen. Meanwhile, unknown gunmen have assassinated the head of security in the port city of Aden