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Floods in DR Congo kill at least 50: provincial governor
Source: AFP

Floods in DR Congo kill at least 50: provincial governor

KINSHASA - Floods triggered by heavy rains and a river bursting its banks have killed at least 50 people and left thousands more homeless in southwestern Congo, a provincial governor said Thursday. Torrential rains caused the Kalamu river, which flows through the city of Boma into the River Congo, to overflow for two hours before the waters receded, washing some of the victims across the border...


Afghan military kills 42 insurgents within day
Source: Xinhua

Afghan military kills 42 insurgents within day

KABUL - The Afghan security forces have killed 42 suspected Taliban insurgents in countryside since early Wednesday, the Defense Ministry said on Thursday. During the past 24 hour, Afghan National Defense and Security Forces conducted joined offensive operations in order to protect lives and properties of people, defeating the insurgents in different parts of the country that as a result, 42 ar...


China building full-size replica of Titanic

China is building a life-size replica of the doomed RMS Titanic in a landlocked county more than 1,200 kilometers (745 miles) from the sea. When completed, the replica ship will measure 269 meters (882 ft) long by 28 meters (92 ft) wide and will feature reproductions of the original Titanics features, including a ballroom, theater, swimming pool and rooms, according to Chinese state-run news ag...


Putin hopes for better Russia-US ties, anti-terror action
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Putin hopes for better Russia-US ties, anti-terror action

President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Russia hopes to normalize ties with the U.S. and join efforts in the fight against international terrorism. Speaking in a live state-of-the-nation address, Putin said that Russia is ready to take part in tackling global challenges if its interests are respected. We dont want confrontation with anyone, he said in a speech before officials and lawmak...


UN takes initiative to release Nepalis abducted in Darfur, identified

The Office of the United Nations has taken the initiative to release two Nepalis taken hostage by armed rebels in Sudanese city Darfur. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) based in Darfur has initiated talks to release the two Nepalis kidnapped by armed rebels, said the UN. The abducted Nepalis are originally from Dhapakhel and Pulchowk, Lalitpur. The UNHC...


Emma Morano, last person alive born in 1800s, turns 117

An alert and chatty Italian woman, Emma Morano, on Tuesday celebrates her 117th birthday as the last known person alive who was born in the 19th century. Born November 29, 1899, she is the worlds oldest living person and the secret to her longevity appears to lie in eschewing usual medical wisdom. I eat two eggs a day, and thats it. And cookies. But I do not eat much because I have no teeth,...


Rebels storm Indian army base in Kashmir; 3 soldiers killed

Rebels fighting against Indian rule in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir stormed a crucial Indian military base Tuesday, triggering a fierce gunbattle that left at least three army soldiers and four militants dead, officials said. At the same time in another part of Kashmir, Indian border forces came across three suspected militants who had allegedly crossed the border from Pakistan int...


2 Nepalis among 3 UN workers abducted in Darfur: Sudan official
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2 Nepalis among 3 UN workers abducted in Darfur: Sudan official

Armed men have abducted three UN refugee agency staffers, including two Nepali nationals, from Sudans strife-torn Darfur region, a local government official told AFP on Monday. Two Nepalis and a Sudanese national working for UNHCR were abducted Sunday in Geneina, the capital of West Darfur state. A group of armed men kidnapped yesterday three UNHCR workers, two Nepalis and a Sudanese, from G...


Israeli military kills 4 IS militants in Syria after ambush

Israeli aircraft struck a machine gun-mounted vehicle inside Syria Sunday, killing four Islamic State-affiliated militants inside after they had opened fire on a military patrol on the Israeli side of the Golan Heights, the Israeli military said. Israel has been largely unaffected by the Syrian civil war raging next door, suffering only sporadic incidents of spillover fire over the frontier th...


S Korea sees largest protests against President Park Geun-hye

Huge rallies have been held across South Korea for what is thought to be the largest protests so far demanding President Park Geun-hye steps down. Ms Park is accused of allowing her friend, Choi Soon-sil, to manipulate power from behind the scenes. The president has apologised twice, but has so far resisted calls to resign. Organisers said 1.5 million were in Seoul, and another 400,000 in...


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