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Christmas typhoon leaves 16 dead in Philippines

A typhoon that barreled through the central Philippines over Christmas left at least 16 people dead and forced thousands to flee their homes, officials said. Typhoon Phanfone made landfall on Christmas Eve and hit several islands in the Visayas group on Christmas day in the predominantly Catholic country. It brought heavy rains, strong winds and flash floods that caused thousands ...

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Boat carrying migrants from Bangladesh, other countries sinks in Turkey; Seven dead

A boat carrying migrants from Bangladesh, Pakistan  and Afghanistan has sunk in Lake Van in eastern Turkey, with at least seven people dead, officials say, reports BBC. The lake is near the border with Iran, from where migrants often cross into Turkey on their journey towards Europe. Sixty-four people were rescued and taken to nearby hospitals and shelters. The incident ...

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Afghan official: Suicide bombing kills 6 troops in the north

A powerful suicide car bombing targeted an Afghan army compound in the country’s north on Thursday morning, killing six Afghan soldiers, the defense ministry said, blaming the Taliban for the attack. Shortly after the bomber detonated the car laden with explosives, a group of insurgents stormed into the compound, setting of a shootout with Afghan forces. There was no immediate ...

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Death toll in Indonesia bus plunge rises to 35

At least 35 people were killed when a bus plunged into a ravine in Indonesia, officials said in a new toll Thursday, reports AFP. A rescue team in Indonesia’s island of Sumatra on Thursday continued the search for a third day to find more bodies after seven new victims were found in a river late on Wednesday.According to a passenger ...

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Typhoon Phanfone kills at least 16 in Philippines

A typhoon that swept across remote villages and popular tourist areas of the central Philippines on Christmas Day claimed at least 16 lives, authorities said Thursday, reports AFP Typhoon Phanfone, with winds of 195 kilometres (120 miles) an hour, tore roofs off houses and toppled electric posts as it cut across the Philippines on Wednesday.With the internet and mobile phone ...

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Indonesia bus crash death toll up to at least 28

The number of people killed in a fatal bus crash in Indonesia has risen to 28 including eight children, police said Wednesday as a rescue team continued to search a river. The bus careered into a 150-metre (500-foot) ravine in South Sumatra province just before midnight (1600 GMT) on Monday and ended up in a river, according to police. Local ...

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Fire engulfs 120 houses in Valparaiso, Chile

At least 120 houses were damaged Tuesday in the coastal Chilean city of Valparaiso, triggering the declaration of an alert by the federal government. Firefighters were mobilized to control the blaze as residents in the poor neighborhood fled their homes on Christmas Eve. “The entire Valparaiso Fire Department with support from neighboring units is deployed,” firefighters tweeted. Apart from the ...

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Kolkata-bound GoAir flight makes emergency landing in Guwahati

Kolkata-bound Go Air was forced to return to the Guwahati airport on Monday morning for an emergency landing following a technical snag, reports India Today, reports India Today. While intial details about the technical snag were scarce, locals reported finding broken metal parts near the Guwahati airport.The GoAir Flight G8546 — a Guwahati-Kolkata service — took off from the Guwahati ...

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35 civilians, 80 jihadists killed in attack in Burkina Faso

 Jihadists attacked a town in northern Burkina Faso and killed 35 civilians, most of them women, and ensuing clashes with security forces left 80 jihadists dead, the West African nation’s president announced late Tuesday. The violence, which erupted in the town of Arbinda in Sahel region near the country’s border with Mali, lasted for several hours, according to a military ...

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Saudi Arabia cuts loose with bevy of models and a rave

Supermodels and social media mavens, their makeup artists and hair stylists in tow, posed at a concert in leather pants, chunky sweaters and trendy black combat boots. What was unusual about these Instagram posts was that they were all deliberately tagged in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The bevy of Instagram stars, former Victoria’s Secret models, including Alessandra Ambrosio, and Hollywood actors ...

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