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Gunmen in South Africa fire on minibus, killing 11

South African police say gunmen have opened fire on a minibus carrying members of a taxi drivers’ association, killing 11 people and critically wounding four others. Police Brig. Jay Naicker says the victims of the Saturday night attack had attended the funeral of a colleague and were returning home when the ambush occurred. He says the attack happened between the ...

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At least 10 Iranian troops killed in attack near Iraq border

At least 10 Iranian border guards were killed in an overnight attack by unidentified gunmen near the Iraqi border, Iranian media reported Saturday. The attack took place near the town of Marivan, in a Kurdish area of Iran some 620 kilometers (385 miles) west of the capital Tehran, according to the semi-official Fars news agency.   Fars, close to Iran’s ...

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Storm Son Tinh kills 20, leaves 16 missing in Vietnam

Tropical storm Son Tinh has killed 20 people, left 16 missing and injured 14 in Vietnam, the country’s rescue committee said on Saturday. Floods triggered by heavy rains hit northern Vietnam after tropical storm Son Tinh made landfall in northern coastal areas on Thursday, while the capital Hanoi was flooded and lashed by torrential rains, reports Arab News.   More ...

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10 Iranian troops killed in attack near border with Iraq

Tehran, Jul 21 : An Iranian news agency is reporting 10 border guards have been killed in an attack by unidentified gunmen near the Iraqi border. The semi-official Fars news agency reported Saturday that the attack took place the night before near the town of Marivan, in a Kurdish area of Iran some 620 kilometers (385 miles) west of the ...

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Migrant rescue ship docks in Spain’s Mallorca

Barcelona, Jul 21 : A Spanish rescue vessel carrying two dead bodies and a survivor from a migrant boat wreck has docked in a Mallorca port after a four-day journey across the Mediterranean Sea. The aid group Proactiva Open Arms had found the bodies of a small boy and a woman on Tuesday and accused Libya’s coast guards of abandoning ...

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Branson mourns for 17 killed in sinking of packed duck boat

Branson, July 21 : The country-and-western tourist town of Branson, Missouri, mourned Friday for more than a dozen sightseers who were killed when a duck boat capsized and sank in stormy weather in the deadliest such accident in almost two decades. Divers found four more bodies in Table Rock Lake, bringing the death toll to 17, including nine people from ...

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US presses China and Russia to enforce sanctions on NKorea

United Nations, July 21 : The United States on Friday welcomed the U.N. Security Council’s united support for the fully verified denuclearization of North Korea and pressed China and Russia to strictly enforce U.N. sanctions to get Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused North Korea of violating an array of tough sanctions ...

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White House rejects Putin idea for Ukraine referendum

Washington, July 21 : The White House rejected on Friday a Vladimir Putin-backed effort to hold a referendum in eastern Ukraine on the region’s future, distancing itself from the idea in the aftermath of President Donald Trump’s controversial summit with the Russian leader. Russia’s ambassador to the U.S., Anatoly Antonov, said the two leaders had discussed the possibility of a ...

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Man with knife attacks bus passengers in Germany, 10 hurt

Photo: Firefighters attend passengers of a bus in Luebeck, northern Germany, Friday, July 20, 2018 after a man attacked people inside. Berlin, July 21 : A man armed with a kitchen knife attacked passengers Friday on a crowded city bus in northern Germany before being overpowered and arrested, authorities said. Ten people were injured, three of them seriously. Authorities had ...

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Taliban launches 2 days of attacks in Afghanistan, 14 killed

Taliban fighters launched a wave of attacks against security outposts in the east and south of Afghanistan over the last two days, even as efforts to jump-start peace talks were renewed. The violence left 14 police dead and 10 others wounded, officials said Friday. Recent overtures by the US¬†administration indicating a willingness to concede to the Taliban’s long-standing demand for ...

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