Thursday , April 26 2018

International

Five killed by Boko Haram in Niger attack

Niamey, March 26, 2018 (AFP) -At least five civilians were killed and several others wounded in an attack by suspected Boko Haram militants in southeast Niger, near the border with Nigeria, according to local sources. “The BH (Boko Haram) came to the market place early Friday evening, they shot the …

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Russian shopping mall fire kills 53; more missing

MOSCOW (AP) — At least 53 people have died and more are missing in a fire at a shopping mall in a Siberian city, officials said on Monday. The fire at the four-story Winter Cherry mall in Kemerovo, a city about 3,000 kilometers (1,900 miles) east of Moscow, was extinguished …

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Saudi air defense intercept missile over Riyadh

  Riyadh, March 25, 2018 (AFP) -Saudi forces intercepted a missile over the capital Riyadh late Sunday, in an apparent Huthi rebel attack which coincides with the third anniversary of the Saudi-led coalition’s intervention in Yemen. Witnesses reported loud explosions and bright flashes in the sky, but there were no …

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Turkey will attack second Syria town

ISTANBUL, March 25, (Agencies): Turkey on Sunday said the northern Syrian town of Tal Rifaat would be the next target of its cross-border campaign after the capture of Afrin from Syrian Kurdish militia. “God willing, we will ensure this operation achieves its goal after taking control of Tal Rifaat in …

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4 children dead in Russian shopping center fire

MOSCOW (AP) — Four children have died in a fire that broke out in a multi-story shopping center in the Siberian city of Kemerovo. There was no immediate information on the cause of the Sunday fire in the city 3,000 kilometers (1,900 miles) east of Moscow. Russia’s Investigative Committee said …

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Pakistanis distressed as Uighur wives vanish in China dragnet

Islamabad, March 25, 2018 (AFP) -Every autumn on the mountainous Karakoram Highway, part of the ancient Silk Road, groups of Pakistani merchants living in China’s far west would wave goodbye to their Chinese wives and cross the border to spend winter in their home country. As the snow piled high, …

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Russia denies aiding Afghan Taliban in wake of U.S. general’s comments

KABUL, March 25 (Reuters) – Russia has rejected comments by NATO’s top commander in Afghanistan that it has been supporting and even supplying weapons to the Taliban, in a clash of words that underlines growing tension over Moscow’s involvement in the conflict. In an interview with the BBC last week, …

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British editor in UAE gets 10 years for wife’s slaying

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A British newspaper editor in Dubai was found guilty Sunday of bludgeoning his wife to death with a hammer and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Francis Matthew, the former editor of the English-language Gulf News, had faced the possibility of the death …

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Car bomb explodes in Egypt’s Alexandria, one killed

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s Interior Ministry says an explosion in the coastal city of Alexandria has killed at least one policeman and wounded four others. Saturday’s explosion comes just days ahead of Egypt’s presidential election, in which President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is virtually certain to be re-elected. It also comes during …

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Police arrest second person linked to French attack

PARIS, March 24 (Reuters) – Police arrested a second person overnight believed to be linked to an attack in southwestern France on Friday that led to the death of four people, a judicial source said on Saturday. Another source said the man, a minor born in 2000, was a friend …

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