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29 killed, 5 missing in Vietnam’s flooding

At least 29 people have been killed and five others are missing after Typhoon Son Tinh triggered flooding in Vietnam’s northern and central regions, local media reported on Thursday, reports Xinhua. Of the dead, 15 were in the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai, six in the northern mountainous province of Son La, three in the northern midland province of ...

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Israel hits Syria after rockets fall into Sea of Galilee

Jerusalem, Jul 26 : The Israeli military says it bombarded a rocket launcher in Syria in response to two missiles that fell into the Sea of Galilee. The army said in a statement late on Wednesday that the area surrounding the rocket launcher was targeted by Israeli artillery. The rockets appeared to be errant fire from clashes between Syrian government ...

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Japan hangs 6 more members of cult behind subway gas attack

Tokyo, Jul 26 : The last six members of a Japanese doomsday cult who remained on death row were executed Thursday for a series of crimes in the 1990s including a sarin gas attack on Tokyo subways that killed 13 people. Thirteen members of the group had received death sentences. The first seven, including cult leader Shoko Asahara, were hanged ...

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Suicide bombings kill 38 in southern province: Syrian media

In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrians inspect the site of a suicide attack in Sweida, Syria, Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Damascus, Jul 25 : A series of suicide bombings and attacks in southern Syria, including a suicide bomber who struck at a busy vegetable market, killed 38 people on Wednesday, state media reported, blaming ...

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Rescue work underway in villages flooded by Laos dam breach

Villagers take refuge on a rooftop above flood waters from a collapsed dam in the Attapeu district of southeastern Laos, Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Bangkok, Jul 25 : Rescuers were searching Wednesday for villagers left missing when part of a newly built hydroelectric dam was breached in southeastern Laos, flooding the surrounding countryside. SK Engineering & Construction, one of two ...

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31 die in explosion at Pakistan polling station

Islamabad, Jul 25 : A suicide bomber struck outside a crowded polling station in Pakistan’s southwestern city of Quetta, killing 31 people as Pakistanis cast ballots Wednesday in a general election meant to lead to the nation’s third consecutive civilian government. The attack in Quetta, the provincial capital of Baluchistan, also wounded 35 people and several were reported to be ...

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Wildfires in Greece kill 74 in deadliest blazes in decades

Rafina, Jul 25 : The death toll from Greece’s deadliest wildfires in decades climbed to 74 Tuesday as rescue crews searched on land and sea for those who sought to escape the blazes that engulfed popular summer resort spots near Athens. The number of victims appeared set to go even higher, with crews checking charred homes and vehicles and the ...

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Brazilian student, 3 others killed in Nicaragua amid unrest

Managua, Jul 25 : A Brazilian medical student and three other people have been killed amid unrest that has rocked this Central American nation for over three months, her university and a human rights group reported Tuesday. Rayneia Lima, whose age varied between 29 and 31 in different reports, was riding in a vehicle in the capital Monday night when ...

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China’s Xi visits South Africa ahead of BRICS summit

Johannesburg, Jul 24 : Chinese President Xi Jinping is in South Africa for a state visit ahead of a summit of leaders of the BRICS economies. Xi was welcomed on Tuesday by South African president Cyril Ramaphosa at the government Union Buildings in Pretoria. Xi inspected a military honor guard before the two men began talks. China is South Africa’s ...

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Hundreds missing after hydroelectric dam collapses in Laos

  Photo: An overview of the Xe Pien-Xe Namnoyd dam in 2015. Bangkok, July 24 : State media say a hydroelectric dam has collapsed in southeastern Laos, leaving several people confirmed dead and hundreds missing. The official Lao news agency KPL reported Tuesday that the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam in Attapeu province collapsed Monday evening, releasing large amounts of ...

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