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11 die as militants attack Kabul military academy

At least 11 Afghan soldiers were killed and 16 others injured as Islamic State militants attacked a military academy in the Afghanistan capital Kabul on early Monday (January 29). A suicide bomber first struck the military unit responsible for providing security for the academy, followed by a gunbattle with the troops, reports the ABC news quoting Dawlat Waziri, spokesman for ...

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Trump apologises for retweeting far-right group’s videos

US President Donald Trump on Friday apologised for retweeting inflammatory racist videos by a British far-right group, claiming he didn’t know its antecedents. In an interview to ITV’s “Good Morning Britain” show taped in Davos, Trump said he knew “nothing” about the Britain First group before sharing three videos by its deputy leader, Jayda Fransen, in November. “If you are ...

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Australia warplane catches fire during US training: military

A Royal Australian Air Force electronic warfare plane caught fire on takeoff during an exercise in the United States Saturday but there were no serious injuries, the military said. Australia’s Department of Defense confirmed “an incident involving an EA- 18G Growler at Nellis Air Force Base during Exercise Red Flag.” It said RAAF personnel are safe “and no serious injuries ...

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Two dead, dozens saved in latest migrant boat rescue

Two women died and many others are presumed drowned after a migrant boat carrying dozens of people sank in the Mediterranean, rescue services in Italy said. Among the 83 people rescued were three babies who were revived by medical teams. “A tragic day in the Mediterranean. The Aquarius was mobilised for a rescue of a deflated boat,” the rescue charity ...

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At least 14 killed in dance club shootout in northeastern Brazil

At least 14 people were killed and six others injured in a shooting attack at a dance club in the northeastern Brazilian city of Fortaleza, local authorities confirmed on Saturday. The killings occurred in the crowded dance club named “Forro do Gago” on Saturday dawn when a group of heavily armed men barged into the party and began to shoot ...

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Defective wiring suspected cause of S. Korea hospital fire: police

Defective wiring is suspected to have caused the deadly South Korean hospital fire that killed dozens and injured more than 150, police said, as public anger swelled over the country’s worst fire disaster in a decade. The huge blaze that erupted at the hospital in the southeastern city of Miryang Friday killed at least 38 people including 35 patients — ...

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Five killed in bomb attack on Colombia police station

At least five police officers were killed and 41 others wounded Saturday when alleged drug traffickers detonated a bomb at a station in the northern city of Barranquilla, hours after a car bomb ripped through a security post near the border in neighboring Ecuador. There was no apparent link between the two attacks, but they come as President Juan Manuel ...

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Ambulance bomb kills 95, wounds 158 in Kabul: official

An explosives-packed ambulance blew up in a crowded area of Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 95 people and wounding 158 others, officials said, in one of the biggest blasts to rock the war-torn city in recent years. The Taliban-claimed assault — the second carried out by the militant group in the Afghan capital in a week — triggered chaotic ...

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At least 10 Malian soldiers killed in attack on camp: officials

At least 10 Malian soldiers were killed on Saturday in an attack on their camp in the restive north blamed on jihadists, military sources and a local official told AFP. “Ten of our men were killed in action this Saturday during a cowardly terrorist attack on the Soumpi camp. There are 17 wounded,” a military source reached in Bamako told ...

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13 killed as passenger mini-bus plunges into river in India

At least 13 people were killed and three others injured after a mini-bus carrying them plunged into a river in India’s western state of Maharashtra, police said Saturday. The mini-bus fell into river Panchganga on late Friday night at Kolhapur, about 376 km south of Mumbai, the capital city of Maharashtra. “Last night in a tragic accident a mini-bus fell ...

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