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Suicide bombers kill 15 in northeast Nigeria

Suicide-bombers

KANO: At least 15 people were killed yesterday when suicide bombers attacked an aid distribution point in northeast Nigeria, in the latest suspected strike by Boko Haram insurgents against civilians. The blasts occurred in the Konduga area, about 40 kilometres (25 miles) from the Borno state capital, Maiduguri, both of …

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China, Russia begin naval drills near North Korea

China-Russia

BEIJING: China and Russia began naval drills near North Korea yesterday amid continuing tensions over the isolated state’s nuclear ambitions and ahead of a United Nations General Assembly meeting this week, where North Korea is likely to loom large, reported Reuters. North Korea launched a missile over Japan last Friday, …

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Two dead, three missing as typhoon rips through Japan

Two-dead

TOKYO: A powerful typhoon ripped through the Japanese archipelago yesterday, leaving two people dead and three others missing, officials and news reports said. Typhoon Talim made landfall Sunday in Kyushu, the southernmost of Japan’s four main islands, packing winds of up to 162 kilometres (105 miles) per hour, the Japan …

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BJP head Amit Shah testifies in Gujarat riots case

BJP-head

GUJRAT: The president of BJP, India’s ruling party, has appeared as a witness for a former minister who was convicted for playing a role in the 2002 anti-Muslim riots in the western state of Gujarat. Maya Kodnani is accused of inciting a mob which killed 11 people in the Naroda …

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Wild elephants kill two Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Wild-elephants

DHAKA: Wild elephants trampled two elderly Rohingya refugees to death Monday as they slept underneath a plastic sheet near a forest in Bangladesh, police said. The incident occurred on the outskirts of Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar district, where tens of thousands of Rohingya have set up makeshift shelters …

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Dubai to build ‘Floating Venice’

DUBAI: After its magnificent architecture and mind-boggling sky scrapers, Dubai is set to build the world’s first underwater luxury resort. The underwater resort will be modeled after the mesmerizing city of Venice. The USD$680 million project called ‘Floating Venice’ will be located 4 km away from Dubai’s mainland and will …

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