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11 dead, nearly 70 wounded in weekend violence in Chicago

Chicago, Aug 7 : At least 11 people were shot to death and about 70 wounded in a weekend burst of violence in Chicago that instantly became a political issue when President Donald Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, blamed the carnage on longtime Democratic rule in the city. Police on Monday attributed the dozens of shootings to gangs, the illegal flow ...

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5 killed after plane nosedived into California parking lot

Santa Ana, Aug 7 : On a breezy morning, Floria Hakimi smiled as her photo was snapped on the steps leading up to a small plane that was supposed to usher her to a workshop for real estate agents in Southern California. “Flying out to LA,” she posted on her Instagram account with the photo of her donning sunglasses and ...

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5 killed when small plane crashes in California parking lot

Santa Ana, Aug 6 : Ella Pham said it was a painful thing to see. Pham, 20, and her boyfriend were walking in a parking lot Sunday when they saw a twin-engine Cessna crash, she told the Los Angeles Times. “We looked up to see the plane falling nose first,” she told the Times. “It was so heartbreaking just seeing ...

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Yemen: US allies don’t defeat al-Qaida but pay it to go away

Ataq, Aug 6 : Secret compromises with al-Qaida in Yemen risk strengthening the most dangerous branch of the terror network that carried out the 9/11 attacks, an Associated Press investigation has found. Rather than fighting or capturing the militants, the U.S.-backed, Saudi-led coalition provided al-Qaida safe passage out of a string of cities and towns that it held — letting ...

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2 car bomb blasts kill 6 in Somalia

Mogadishu, Aug 6 : Two car bombs hit Somalia on Sunday, killing six people. Somalia’s Islamic extremist rebels claimed responsibility for the first suicide car bomb blast that that killed four people when it exploded near the gate of a military base in Afgoye town, 30 kilometers (18 miles) northwest of Mogadishu. Al-Shabab has claimed the responsibility for the attack, ...

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Vintage plane crashes in Swiss Alps, killing 20 on board

Berlin, Aug 6 : Determining why a vintage plane crashed in the Swiss Alps will be challenging since the 79-year-old aircraft did not have black boxes and was traveling in an area without frequent radar readings when it plunged into a mountain, killing all 20 of the people on board, investigators said Sunday. The Junkers Ju-52 plane, operated by Swiss ...

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Brazil’s right-wing candidate picks general as running mate

Sao Paulo, Aug 6 : Far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro picked an army reserve general Sunday to be his running mate for Brazil’s October elections. Bolsonaro, who is the candidate of the Social Liberal Party, announced his choice of reserve Gen. Hamilton Mourao, who belongs to the right-wing Brazilian Labor Renewal Party. Brazilian political parties are small and seek to ...

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Rescuers search for crashed plane in Alaska national park

Peering through low cloud cover, rescuers aboard a military aircraft on Sunday were attempting to find a sightseeing plane that crashed with the pilot and four passengers aboard a day earlier in Alaska, high on a mountain ridge in Denali National Park and Preserve. The pilot reported on his satellite phone Saturday that there were injuries, but authorities couldn’t get ...

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Powerful quake rocks Indonesia’s Lombok island, 39 dead

Mataram, Aug 05 : A powerful earthquake struck the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok on Sunday, killing at least 39 people and shaking neighboring Bali, one week after another quake on Lombok killed more than a dozen. The latest quake, which triggered a brief tsunami warning, damaged buildings as far away as Denpasar on Bali, including a department store and ...

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Egypt says troops have killed 52 militants in Sinai

Cairo, Aug 5 : Egypt says its security forces have killed at least 52 suspected militants in recent days in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula. The military said in a statement Sunday that another 49 suspected militants have been arrested. It says it destroyed 26 hideouts and weapons depots, and dismantled 64 explosive devices. The military says airstrikes destroyed 32 ...

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