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73 dead, scores missing in weeklong Sri Lanka storms

73 dead, scores missing in weeklong Sri Lanka storms

May 21, – In the capital, Colombo, and its suburbs, thousands of homes remained inundated, though there were signs that the waters were receding. About 243,000 people remained in temporary shelters nationwide. Sri Lanka’s government on Saturday raised the death toll from landslides and heavy flooding around the island nation to 73, as soldiers continued […]

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EgyptAir plane wreckage found in Mediterranean after 66 people feared dead

EgyptAir plane wreckage found in Mediterranean after 66 people feared dead

May 20, – Search teams spotted personal belongings of passengers and parts of the Airbus A320 about 290 kilometres (180 miles) north of Egypt’s coastal city of Alexandria, the army said. The Egyptian military found wreckage including seats and luggage Friday from the EgyptAir plane that crashed in the Mediterranean, as investigators tried to unravel […]

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Islamic State suicide bombings kill 32 Libyan militiamen

Islamic State suicide bombings kill 32 Libyan militiamen

May 19, – Mohammed Shamia of the Misrata militia, which is loyal to Libya’s new U.N.-brokered unity government, told The Associated Press that the attack happened on Wednesday night. A spokesman of a Libyan militia says two suicide bombings by the Islamic State group have killed 32 of the militia’s fighters. He says two suicide […]

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Bombs kill 37 Yemen police in former Qaeda bastion

Bombs kill 37 Yemen police in former Qaeda bastion

May 15, – It was the second attack in days claimed by IS in the city of 200,000 people that was recaptured by government forces from the rival jihadists of Al-Qaeda with US backing. A suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State group and a second attack killed 37 police Sunday in the Yemeni port […]

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94 dead in triple Baghdad car bombings claimed by IS

94 dead in triple Baghdad car bombings claimed by IS

May 11, – The attacks, all claimed by the Islamic State group, came with the government locked in a political crisis that some have warned could undermine the fight against the jihadists. Three car bombs in Baghdad, including a huge blast at a market in a Shiite area, killed at least 94 people Wednesday, the […]

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Fire kills 3 Gaza kids, sparks accusations over power crisis

Fire kills 3 Gaza kids, sparks accusations over power crisis

May 07, – Gaza’s Islamic Hamas rulers are accusing the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority of imposing taxes on fuel for Gaza’s lone power plant, worsening the crisis and raising the daily blackout to 18 hours. The authority rejects Hamas’ accusations and says the militant group has prevented it from working in Gaza. Three Palestinian children […]

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Russian, Syrian officials deny their planes hit refugee camp

Russian, Syrian officials deny their planes hit refugee camp

May 06, – According to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, some 73 fighters — 43 on the opposition side and 30 pro-government troops — have died since Thursday afternoon in the battle for the village of Khan Touman. The advance signals a reemergence of a powerful, ultraconservative coalition on the opposition’s side in […]

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Eastern Aleppo could soon be besieged, UN warns

Eastern Aleppo could soon be besieged, UN warns

May 04, – “The horrific fighting and bombardment in recent days, especially in and around Aleppo, is creating new areas with endless suffering and no access for humanitarians,” said Jan Egeland, who heads an international humanitarian taskforce for the war-ravaged country. The Syrian government has refused a UN request for humanitarian aid access to rebel-held […]

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Air raids on IS Syria bastion kill 19 civilians- monitor

Air raids on IS Syria bastion kill 19 civilians- monitor

May 03, – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights had first reported the air strikes on Tuesday morning and said 13 civilians and five IS fighters had been killed. Heavy air strikes throughout the night on the Islamic State group’s de facto Syria capital Raqa killed 19 civilians and 10 jihadists, a monitor said in […]

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Residents flee as air strikes shake Syria’s Aleppo

Residents flee as air strikes shake Syria’s Aleppo

Apr 30, – Aleppo was left out of a new temporary US-Russian brokered truce that appeared to be holding in the regime stronghold of Latakia as well as Damascus and the nearby rebel bastion of Eastern Ghouta. Terrified residents fled a new wave of air strikes on rebel-held areas of Syria’s divided city of Aleppo […]

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