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Death toll in Nairobi attack climbs to 21, plus 5 attackers

Photo: Family members including the mother of Abdalla, center, prepare to pray over the bodies of Abdalla Dahir and Feisal Ahmed, who were both killed in Tuesday’s attack, at a mosque in Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. Nairobi, Jan ...

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India’s mega Hindu festival begins under cloud of toxic air

Photo: A thick layer of dust is seen over the tent city set up for the spiritual-cleansing Kumbh Festival in Prayagraj, India. Prayagraj, Jan 15 : Thousands of portable toilets line roads constantly swept clean, drinking water flows from newly ...

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U.S. government shutdown holds up FAA approval of aircraft, routes

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval of aircraft such as Boeing’s (BA.N) MAX and new routes like Southwest Airline Co’s (LUV.N) Hawaii launch are on hold due to the U.S. government shutdown, delaying commercial operations. On Monday, Southwest Airlines (LUV.N) said ...

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Death penalty for Canadian escalates China-Canada tensions

Photo: Canadian Robert Lloyd Schellenberg attends his retrial at the Dalian Intermediate People’s Court in Dalian, northeastern China’s Liaoning province on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. Toronto, Jan 15 : A Chinese court sentenced a Canadian man to death in a ...

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US tells Saudis to hold ‘accountable’ killers of journalist

Photo: Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi speaks during a press conference in Manama, Bahrain. Riyadh, Jan 15 : U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he told the king and crown prince of Saudi Arabia on Monday that the Trump administration ...

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Storm punishes swath of US with snow, ice and freezing rain

Photo: Traffic moves along Pacific Street near its intersection with 189th Street as snow falls in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. New York, Jan 14 : A winter storm that contributed to at least five deaths in the Midwest ...

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Australia set for May election after PM rules out early poll

Canberra, Jan 14 : Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has ruled out calling an early general election, setting the stage for the nation to go to the polls in May. Asked on Monday whether he had changed his mind on ...

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Death toll from Sudan protests rises to 24

Anti-government protests that have rocked Sudan since last month have left 24 people dead, an official said on Saturday, without specifying how they died. Demonstrations that erupted in the provinces on December 19 after the government tripled the price of ...

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At least six killed in police station attack in W. Afghanistan

Afghanistan, Jan 13 : At least six people, including an assailant, were killed after Taliban gunmen attacked a police station in Herat city, capital of western Afghan province of Herat overnight, provincial government spokesman said Sunday. The incident occurred late ...

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Coal mine collapses in northern China, killing at least 21

Beijing, Jan 13 : Twenty-one coal miners were killed when a mine collapsed in northern China, state media reported Sunday. The disaster occurred Saturday in Shenmu in Shaanxi province in the heart of the country’s coal-mining belt, according to state ...

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