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12 dead in bank robbery attempts, police shootout in Brazil

Photo: This handout photo released by the Civil Police of Ceara shows explosives seized by the police after a shootout with bank robbers, in Milagres, in Brazil’s state of Ceara, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. Brazilian authorities say that at least 12 people have been killed in two attempted bank robberies in Milagres downtown area. Rio De Janeiro, Dec 8 : ...

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17 civilians killed in suspected militant attacks in DRC: local mayor

Seventeen people have been killed during two attacks by the ADF armed group in the troubled Benin region in eastern DR Congo, a local mayor said Friday.   Twelve civilians died in Mangolikene on the outskirts of Beni city on Thursday while another five were killed overnight in the Paida area, mayor Nyonyi Masumbuko Bwanakana told AFP.

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Taliban kill 14 Afghan troops in western province

The Taliban staged a coordinated attack overnight on two Afghan army outposts in western Herat province, killing 14 Afghan soldiers and taking another 21 captive, a provincial official said Friday, the latest in a series of daily attacks by insurgents on the country’s beleaguered national security forces. Herat provincial council member Najibullah Mohebi said the assault began late on Thursday ...

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Tennessee inmate chooses electric chair over lethal injection

An inmate in the US state of Tennessee has been executed by electric chair after arguing that a lethal injection would involve suffering. David Earl Miller, who spent 36 years on death row, was the latest of an increasing number of inmates attempting to avoid lethal injection following several botched executions.   Another Tennessee inmate, Edmund Zagorski, was electrocuted last ...

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George H.W. Bush, president and servant-statesman, is laid to rest

Former US president George H.W. Bush, remembered as much for his legacy of service as his impact on history, was buried Thursday, capping days of tribute from a nation that briefly set aside political divisions to honor him. After a state funeral Wednesday in Washington that was attended by the country’s five living presidents and foreign dignitaries, Bush’s flag-draped casket ...

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19 militants killed in coalition’s airstrikes in western Afghanistan

Farah, Dec 6 : At least 19 Taliban militants, including a local Taliban leader, have been killed and seven others wounded after NATO-led coalition forces launched airstrikes in western province of Farah, a local official said Thursday. In one attack, local Taliban leader Aga Mir Adalat together with 10 subordinates were killed after an airstrike targeted a Taliban hideout in ...

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Mastanamma: India YouTube chef granny dies at 107

One of the world’s oldest YouTubers, 107-year-old Mastanamma from southern India, has died. She shot to fame on the internet for her cooking, which consisted of local and unusual dishes made from scratch.   Her YouTube channel, Country Foods, has more than a million subscribers with hundreds of cooking videos, including one on her iconic watermelon chicken.   The channel, ...

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1 child dead, 45 people hurt in Arkansas charter bus crash

Photo: Employees from a wrecker service work to remove a charter bus from a roadside ditch Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, after it crashed alongside Interstate 30 near Benton, Ark. Little Rock, Dec 4 : A third grader was killed and at least 45 people were injured when a charter bus carrying youth football players from Tennessee rolled off an interstate ...

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Indonesian police say 31 dead, 1 missing in Papua attacks

Jayapura Dec 4 : Security forces are trying to recover the bodies of 31 workers who were killed in one of the worst separatist attacks in Indonesia’s restive Papua province. Papua police spokesman Suryadi Diaz said Tuesday that 24 construction workers were killed Sunday when gunmen stormed a government bridge construction project in a mountainous village in Nduga district. Diaz ...

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30 militants killed in Afghan eastern Ghazni province

Up to 30 militants have been killed and several injured as cleanup operations are underway in Rasana area of Jaghori district in Afghanistan’s eastern Ghazni province, said a statement of national army on Monday.   According to the statement, the cleanup operations were launched Sunday and so far, the government forces have recaptured several villages.  Taliban militants who captured vast ...

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