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At least 40 die in 2 days in Egypt over sweltering heatwave

At least 40 die in 2 days in Egypt over sweltering heatwave

Aug 11, – The Health Ministry says that 19 people died Monday when temperatures reached around 40 degrees Celsius (100 degrees Fahrenheit) in the country’s north. The ministry says the heatwave killed 21 people Sunday. Egyptian health authorities say at least 40 people have died in the last two days amid a scorching heatwave hitting […]

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Pakistan horrified by alleged child sex abuse blackmail ring

Pakistan horrified by alleged child sex abuse blackmail ring

Aug 11, – Those living in Hussain Khan Wala say the gang forced children at gunpoint to be abused or drugged them into submission. It was only after one family spoke up that others rose against the gang, with police later arresting 11 suspects. In this dusty town near Pakistan’s border with India, families kept […]

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Car bomb explodes near Kabul airport, killing five

Car bomb explodes near Kabul airport, killing five

Aug 10, – The wave of bombings in Kabul and provincial centers follows a change of leadership in the Afghan Taliban, after the recent revelation of the death of their founder, Mullah Mohammad Omar, and a dispute over the leadership of the insurgency. A car bomb exploded near the entrance to Kabul airport on Monday, […]

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11 Killed, Dozens Injured in Stampede at Hindu Temple in Eastern India

11 Killed, Dozens Injured in Stampede at Hindu Temple in Eastern India

Aug 10, – Police said devotees rushed towards the Baidyanath Jyotirlinga temple complex in Jharkhand state after news circulated that the doors were opening. A stampede outside a Hindu temple killed at least 10 pilgrims in eastern India early on Monday after a surge in the kilometres-long queue of up to 150,000 people. Those sleeping […]

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Taliban bombing kills at least 21 in northern Afghanistan

Taliban bombing kills at least 21 in northern Afghanistan

Aug 09, – The Afghan interior ministry said all those killed Saturday evening in the Khanabad district of Kunduz province were civilians, although local officials called them anti-Taliban militiamen. A Taliban attack killed at least 21 people in northern Afghanistan, officials said Sunday, after a wave of lethal bombings in the capital as the insurgency […]

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Typhoon Soudelor kills nine in China- state media

Typhoon Soudelor kills nine in China- state media

Aug 09, – Another three people are missing after the storm caused landslides in rural parts of eastern Zhejiang province, the official Xinhua news agency reported, citing local disaster relief officials. Typhoon Soudelor killed nine people in eastern China after parts of the country were hit by the heaviest rains in a century, state media […]

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1 American killed, 2 wounded in militant attack at US base in Kabul

1 American killed, 2 wounded in militant attack at US base in Kabul

Aug 08, – An American soldier was killed and two others were wounded in a militant attack at a U.S. Special Operations forces base in the Afghan capital on Friday, part of a deadly wave of bombings from militants that also targeted a Kabul police academy and an Afghan army compound. The service member died […]

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Dozens killed as wave of bomb attacks hits Kabul

Dozens killed as wave of bomb attacks hits Kabul

Aug 08, – A suicide bomber killed dozens of cadets at a Kabul police academy and insurgents struck an area near a U.S. special forces base on Friday in a wave of attacks in the Afghan capital that began with a huge early morning truck bomb explosion. The attacks came just over a week after […]

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Truck bomb in Kabul kills eight, wounds hundreds

Truck bomb in Kabul kills eight, wounds hundreds

Aug 07, – A truck bomb exploded near an army compound in the center of the Afghan capital on Friday, killing at least eight people and wounding hundreds, police and health ministry officials said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the explosion, which shook the center of the capital and ripped through homes […]

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Boko Haram abducts 135, kills 8 in Cameroon raid

Boko Haram abducts 135, kills 8 in Cameroon raid

Aug 06, – Boko Haram militants kidnapped 135 people and killed at least eight others in a raid in northern Cameroon, as the Islamists continued to strike beyond their strongholds in neighbouring Nigeria, police and local sources said Wednesday. The insurgents also shot dead nine fishermen in a village near the shores of Lake Chad […]

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