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Haitian president Jovenel Moïse killed in attack at home

Haiti’s President Jovenel Moïse has been killed in an attack on his private residence, according to a statement by interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph. Mr Joseph said the president’s residence in Port-au-Prince was stormed by unidentified armed men at 01:00 local time (05:00 GMT). The First Lady was reportedly also injured in the attack. Mr Joseph said that “all measures ...

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21 new faces likely in Indian Cabinet, Bihar tipped for lion’s share

A new look Modi government will be unveiled on Wednesday evening as 21 new faces find their way into the Council of Ministers. This will be the first big reshuffle of Modi2.0 and the names have been arrived at after much distillation and confabulations, looking at 2022 election scenario with five states, including Uttar Pradesh headed for polls. The reshuffle ...

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Sydney lockdown extended to fight Delta outbreak

Sydney residents will be in lockdown for another week as Australia’s largest city fights to contain a Covid outbreak. The New South Wales government said it had made the “difficult decision” as it battles the highly transmissible Delta strain. A stay-at-home order was issued on June 26. But clusters have emerged after some people who were found to be infected ...

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Airlane with 28 people on board goes missing in Russia’s far east

A Russian AN-26 airplane with 28 people on board has gone missing in the Kamchatka peninsula in Russia’s far east, the country’s emergencies ministry said on Tuesday. The plane, en route from regional capital Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskyto the village of Palana in the northern part of the peninsula, lost contact with air traffic control during the flight, the ministry said. It said ...

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Saudi Arabia approves security plan of 2021 Hajj, say’s SPA

Saudi Arabia approved on Sunday the security plan for 2021 Hajj season that takes into account precautions against COVID-19, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. According to the plan issued by the Saudi interior ministry that aims to ensure the safety and security of pilgrims, a fine of 10,000 Saudi Riyals (2,666 U.S. dollars) will be imposed on anyone who ...

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Philippine military plane crash death toll climbs to 50 and injuring 49

A military plane has crashed in the southern Philippines, killing 50 people and injuring 49 military personnel. The Lockheed C-130 transport aircraft was carrying 96 people, mostly troops, when it overshot the runway on Jolo airport in Sulu province. The soldiers were among reinforcements sent to combat Islamist militants such as the Abu Sayyaf group. The dead are mainly military ...

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25 killed in central Myanmar clashes between army and anti-junta fighters

Twenty-five anti-junta fighters and civilians were killed during clashes with the military in central Myanmar, villagers said Sunday, as locals increasingly take up arms against the regime in the coup-wracked country. Myanmar has been in turmoil since a February coup that ousted Aung San Suu Kyi’s government, with 890 people killed in a junta crackdown on dissent, according to a ...

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Bangladeshis among 95 arrested in Malaysia

The Immigration Department in Malaysia has arrested 95 immigrants including Bangladeshis in two separate drives. The arrests were made from Kuala Lampur’s Pudu area and Ipoh Gunung Rapat, said the Immigration Department on Sunday morning. Immigration director-general Datuk Khairul Dzaimee Daud said 23 were arrested from a building, believed to be a prostitution den, in Ipoh Gunung Rapat. Of them, ...

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Philippine air force C-130 aircraft crashes, 17 dead, 40 rescued

A Philippine air force C-130 aircraft carrying troops crashed in a southern province after missing the runway Sunday, killing at least 17 military personnel while at least 40 were rescued from the burning wreckage, officials said. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said rescue efforts are ongoing. He said the aircraft had 92 people on board, including three pilots and five crew. ...

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Six people killed in crash of private plane in Haiti

Six people were killed when a private airplane crashed south of Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince, local authorities said Saturday. The aircraft had taken off from the city’s airport at 6:57 pm (2257 GMT) on Friday and should have arrived at Jacmel, on Haiti’s southern coast, around an hour later, according to the National Civil Aviation Office (NCAO). “The plane crashed in ...

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