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10 peacekeepers killed, 25 injured in Mali attack: UN

Gunmen killed 10 Chadian peacekeepers and injured at least 25 others in an attack on a UN camp in northern Mali on Sunday, one of the deadliest strikes against the UN mission in the West African country.   UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly condemned what he described as a “complex attack” on the camp in Aguelhok, in Kidal region and ...

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Boat with migrants rescued off Libya looks for port to dock

Photo: In this photo taken on Saturday, Jan 19, 2019, a Sea-Watch ship approaches a dinghy boat to rescue migrants in the Mediterranean Sea. Rome, Jan 21 : A private rescue boat carrying dozens of migrants said Sunday that for a second day several nations had not given permission for it to enter a safe port, while another vessel filled ...

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At 30-day mark, shutdown logjam remains over border funding

President Donald Trump speaks about the partial government shutdown, immigration and border security in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. Washington, Jan 21 : Thirty days into the partial government shutdown, Democrats and Republicans appeared no closer to ending the impasse Sunday than when it began, with President Donald Trump lashing out ...

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Tornados inflict damage in Alabama town, Florida Panhandle

Photo: Rescue workers check damages structures after a tornado touchdown in Wetumpka, Ala., on Saturday, Jan 19, 2019. Wetuzmpka, Jan 21 : Homes, businesses, government offices and churches were among the buildings badly damaged or demolished when tornadoes struck central Alabama over the weekend. The severe weather hit Saturday and another tornado was reported later that evening at an air ...

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Mexico pipeline explosion: Death toll climbs to 85

People in the town where a gasoline explosion killed at least 85 people say the section of pipeline that gushed fuel has been a habitual gathering site for thieves, repeatedly damaged and patched like a trusty pair of jeans. “It was the popular tap,” said Enrique Cerron, 22, who lives near the field. “You could pass by at 11 or ...

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Trump offers ‘compromise’ to end government shutdown

US President Donald Trump has set out new plans on his Mexican wall project to try to end a partial government shutdown lasting more than four weeks. One of his “compromises” was on so-called Dreamers – who entered the US illegally when young. He still wants $5.7bn (£4.5bn) to fund the wall. Democrats have refused to fund it and ahead ...

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Mexican pipeline explosion kills 73, leaves nightmare of ash

Gerardo Perez returned Saturday to the scorched field in central Mexico where he’d seen an illegal pipeline tap burst into flames to see if he could recognize missing friends. He couldn’t. Only a handful of the remains still had skin. Dozens were burned to the bone or to ash when the gusher of gasoline exploded, killing at least 73 people. ...

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US airstrike in Somalia kills 52 al-Shabab extremists

The U.S. military on Saturday said it had carried out its deadliest airstrike in Somalia in months, killing 52 al-Shabab extremists after a “large group” mounted an attack on Somali forces. The U.S. Africa Command said the airstrike occurred near Jilib in Middle Juba region. There were no reports of Americans killed or wounded. The U.S. statement did not say ...

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At least 22 killed in Bolivia bus crash

A head-on crash between two buses on the Oruro-Potosi highway in southwest Bolivia on Saturday left at least 22 dead and more than 30 others injured, said local police. The accident occurred in the early morning hours of Saturday when two buses from the companies of Trans Azul and Trans Imperial crashed on the highway some 40 km from the ...

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Trump, North Korea’s Kim to hold second summit in late February

U.S. President Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in late February but will maintain economic sanctions on Pyongyang, the White House said on Friday after Trump met Pyongyang’s top nuclear negotiator. The announcement came amid a diplomatic flurry in Washington surrounding the visit of Kim Yong Chol, a hardline former spy chief, ...

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