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Syria reopens main border crossing with Jordan

Syria’s official news agency says the Nasseeb border crossing on the Syrian-Jordanian border has opened and the movement of trucks and transit across the border has begun. SANA, quoting the Syrian Transport Ministry, says the crossing was reopened Saturday.   ...

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7 Gazans, including 2 boys, killed by Israeli fire on border

Israeli troops killed seven Palestinians, two of them children, and wounded dozens more, Palestinian health officials said, in the deadliest day in recent weeks as Gaza’s Hamas rulers stepped up protests along the border fence. Thousands of Palestinians gathered Friday ...

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Indonesia earthquake: Almost 50 dead in Palu

Almost 50 people have been confirmed dead after a strong tsunami triggered by a magnitude 7.5 earthquake hit a coastal Indonesian city on Friday. Waves of up to 2m (6.6ft) high swept through Palu on Sulawesi island.   Video on ...

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F-35 fighter jet: Programme suffers first crash

The US military has suffered the first crash in its hugely expensive F-35 fighter jet programme. A F-35B jet came down in South Carolina, the Marine Corps said. The pilot managed to safely eject and there were no injuries.   ...

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Plane ditches into Pacific lagoon

Passengers were forced to swim for their lives Friday when an airliner ditched into a lagoon after missing the runway on a remote Pacific island and began sinking.   The Air Niugini Boeing 737-800 was attempting to land at Weno ...

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1,001 ways to lose a Nobel Prize

It’s easier to lose a Nobel Prize than to win one.   Smuggled out to impress girls in a bar, or dissolved to prevent the Nazis from getting their hands on one, the precious gold medals have gone missing in ...

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7 Mali soldiers, driver killed after vehicles hit explosives

Mali’s defense minister says seven soldiers and a driver were killed after two military vehicles hit explosive devices, reports AP. The minister said in a statement Thursday that the vehicles hit the explosives on Wednesday between Bambaramaoude and Douentza.   ...

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Six dead in Kashmir violence ahead of polls: Indian officials

Six people were killed in mounting violence ahead of local elections in Kashmir as Indian authorities imposed a curfew and suspended mobile internet services in the disputed territory on Thursday. There were at least four separate shootings in the restive ...

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Netherlands foil ‘major terrorist attack’

Police in the Netherlands have arrested seven men over an alleged plot to carry out what they describe as a major terrorist attack involving guns and explosives.   Police say the men were trying to source AK47s, hand grenades and ...

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Canada revoke Suu Kyi’s honorary citizenship

Canada lawmakers have unanimously passed a motion to strip Aung San Suu Kyi of her honorary Canadian citizenship.   More and more Canadian politicians have been calling on Ottawa to revoke the honour bestowed on the de facto Myanmar leader ...

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