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Car bomb kills at least 18 in Syrian town held by Turkey

A car bomb exploded Saturday in a northern Syrian town controlled by Turkey-backed opposition fighters, killing at least 18 people and wounding several others, Syrian opposition activists and Turkey’s Defense Ministry said. Northern Syria has been hit by several explosions that have killed and wounded scores of people over the past month. That’s since Turkey began a military operation against ...

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Serbia’s president hospitalized with cardiovascular problems

The office of Serbia’s president says he has been hospitalized with cardiovascular problems. The statement released Saturday says that Aleksandar Vucic was admitted to the military hospital in Belgrade, the capital, on Friday afternoon. No other details were immediately available. Serbian media have reported in the past that the 49-year-old Vucic suffers from high blood pressure. A former extreme nationalist ...

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3 killed, 3 injured in cooking plant boiler explosion in India’s Bihar

Three labourers were killed and three others injured when a boiler of a cooking plant exploded in Bihar’s East Champaran district of India on Saturday, police said, reports PTI. The boiler of the cooking plant of an NGO at Bangra Nagar panchayat area exploded when labourers were preparing mid-day meals to be supplied to a government schools, Sugauli Police Station ...

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Roadside bomb kills 3 paramilitary troops in Pakistan

Three paramilitary troops were killed and five others injured by a road side bomb attack in southwest Pakistan on Friday night, reports AP. Zia Lango, home minister for Baluchistan province, says a remote-controlled bomb was placed in a motorcycle parked in the town of Kuchlak, a suburb of the provincial capital Quetta.He told reporters early Saturday that the blast targeted ...

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Muslim voters attacked as Sri Lanka elects president

A convoy of buses carrying Muslim voters in northern Sri Lanka was attacked by gunfire and stones and blocked by burning tires hours before polls opened Saturday in presidential elections, according to a group monitoring election violence, reports AP. There were no reported injuries and police were investigating, said Manjula Gajanayake, spokesman for the Colombo-based Centre for Monitoring Election Violence.Campaigning ...

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Two killed in California school shooting, teen in custody

A teenage boy gunned down fellow students at a California high school on his 16th birthday Thursday, killing two and wounding another three before turning the pistol on himself. The gunman was taken into custody in “grave” condition, police said, as officers stormed Saugus High School in Santa Clarita — the latest in a relentless cycle of classroom shootings in ...

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For Obama and Patrick, a long friendship and political bond

Deval Patrick was in need of a pep talk. He was staring down reelection as Massachusetts governor in 2010, in the midst of a sluggish economic recovery that would ultimately contribute to sweeping Democratic defeats across the country. In stepped President Barack Obama, a close friend and political ally, who was in town for an event. The two men met ...

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Aung San Suu Kyi named in Argentine lawsuit over crimes against Rohingya

Former democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi is among several top Myanmar officials named Wednesday in a case filed in Argentina for crimes against Rohingya Muslims, the first time the Nobel Laureate has been legally targeted over the crisis. Rohingya and Latin American human rights groups submitted the lawsuit in Argentina under the principle of “universal jurisdiction,” a legal concept ...

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Road accident in Iran kills 28 Afghan nationals

At least 28 Afghan nationals were killed and 21 people injured when two vans collided in the country’s Khash in Sistan and Baluchistan province on Thursday. Iran’s semi-official ILNA news agency is reporting that the incident occurred  about 1,500 kilometers, or 930 miles, southeast of the capital, Tehran, reports AP.The area is a frequent route used by traffickers to smuggle ...

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History in the making: Trump impeachment hearing underway

Top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine William Taylor, right, and career Foreign Service officer George Kent, arrive to testify before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, during the first public impeachment hearing of President Donald Trump’s efforts to tie U.S. aid for Ukraine to investigations of his political opponents. Photo: AP The U.S. House ...

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