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80 dead from Tropical Storm in southern Africa

The death toll from a storm that struck three southern African countries rose to 77 on Thursday as emergency teams battled to repair damaged infrastructure and help tens of thousands of victims. Bringing torrential rains, Tropical Storm Ana made landfall Monday in Madagascar before ploughing into Mozambique and Malawi, reports AFP. Rescue workers and authorities across the three countries were ...

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Israeli president to meet Erdogan in February

Israeli President Isaac Herzog will pay an official visit to Turkey in February, said Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday, hailing it as a chance for a reset in relations with the Jewish state. “This visit could open a new chapter in relations between Turkey and Israel,” Erogan said in an interview with Turkey’s NTV channel, adding that he ...

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7 Bangladeshis die of cold on way to Italy crossing Mediterranean

In yet another migrant boat tragedy, seven Bangladeshis have died due to cold weather while attempting to reach Italy by braving the perilous Mediterranean crossing from Libya. Toto Martello, the mayor of Italy’s Lampedusa island, confirmed the deaths to AFP on Tuesday, saying that they were in a vessel carrying 280 people, mainly from Bangladesh and Egypt. However, it could ...

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Mahathir joking at hospital: Family

Former Malaysian prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s health showed improvement on Tuesday, said daughter Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir. Marina said the former prime minister’s appetite has increased and he was able to joke with family members by his side at the National Heart Institute (IJN), Malay Mail reports. “Tun Dr Mahathir and his family were moved by and thank everyone ...

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Armenian president Sarkissian resigns citing ‘difficult times’ for nation

Armenian President Armen Sarkissian announced Sunday that he is resigning his largely symbolic position, citing the inability of his office to influence policy during times of national crisis.   “I thought for a very long time and have decided to resign after four years of active work as president,” Sarkissian said in a statement, which added that “the president does ...

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UK accuses Moscow of trying to install pro-Russia leader in Ukraine

Britain on Saturday alleged that it had information that Moscow was “looking to install a pro-Russian leader in Kyiv” as fears of a Russian invasion of Ukraine grow. Tensions have soared in recent weeks as tens of thousands of Russian troops mass on Ukraine’s border, along with an arsenal of tanks, fighting vehicles, artillery and missiles. London said it had ...

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Mahathir stable after latest hospital admission

Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad is in a stable condition after being admitted to a specialist heart hospital for the third time in just weeks, his daughter said Saturday, reports AFP. The 96-year-old has been receiving treatment at the National Heart Institute in Kuala Lumpur for the past two days, Marina Mahathir said. Media descended on the hospital as ...

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70 killed in air strike on prison in Yemen

At least 70 people were killed in an air strike on a prison and at least three children died in a separate bombardment as Yemen’s long-running conflict suffered a dramatic escalation of violence on Friday. The Huthi rebels released gruesome video footage showing bodies in the rubble and mangled corpses from the prison attack, which levelled buildings at the jail ...

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US, Russia agree to return ‘next week’ on Ukraine crisis

Washington and Moscow’s top diplomats agreed at high-stakes talks today to keep working to ease tensions over Ukraine, with the United States promising a written response to Russian security demands next week, reports AFP. As fears grow that Russia could invade its pro-Western neighbour, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov sat down for 90 ...

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Genocide: Public hearings on objections by Myanmar at ICJ from Feb 21-28

The International Court of Justice, the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, will hold public hearings on the preliminary objections raised by Myanmar from February 21-28, reports UNB. The hearings of the Gambia v. Myanmar case related to application of the convention on the prevention and punishment of the “crime of genocide” will be held at the Peace Palace ...

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