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11 South Korean, Chinese children die in China bus crash

Eleven South Korean and Chinese kindergartners and their driver were killed when a school bus crashed and burst into flames in a tunnel in eastern China on Tuesday, officials said. The children were aged between three and six and attended a South Korean international school in the city of Weihai, Shandong province, local authorities said.   A teacher was seriously ...

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Two Americans killed in IS Afghan raid

Two Americans were killed and a third was wounded in a raid in Afghanistan against Islamic State (IS) group militants, the Pentagon has confirmed. The military personnel died in combat in Nangarhar province, said Pentagon spokesman Capt Jeff Davis. Earlier this month American Army Staff Sgt Mark De Alencar, 37, was killed in the same province. It comes only days ...

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Paris policeman killed in attack claimed by IS

One policeman has been shot dead and two others wounded in central Paris, French police say, with their suspected attacker killed by security forces. A lone gunman opened fire before being killed as he fled the scene, police say. The Champs-Elysees was sealed off. President Francois Hollande said that he was convinced the attack was “terrorist-related”. So-called Islamic State (IS) ...

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More mudslides in Colombia kill at least 17 people

At least 17 people were killed and seven are missing after a landslide sent mud and rocks crashing into several neighborhoods in Manizales, Colombia, the government said on Wednesday, the second deadly landslide in the country this month.                                 The disaster struck in the early ...

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Iran condemns EU human rights sanctions

Iran on Wednesday condemned a decision by the European Union to extend sanctions imposed over its human rights record for one year. “The Islamic Republic of Iran condemns the repetitive and unhealthy process of double standards and political abuse of human rights as a tool by the EU, including the renewal of unilateral sanctions,” foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said in a statement. “Unfortunately, ...

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Egypt declares state of emergency after fatal church attacks

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi declared a three-month state of emergency and created a powerful new anti-terrorism body after Palm Sunday church bombings claimed by Islamic State left at least 44 dead.The measure allows authorities to make arrests without warrants and search people’s homes. It needs to be approved by parliament before it is implemented. So-called Islamic State (IS) said it ...

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Russia ‘failure allowed Syria chemical attack’: Tillerson

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday blamed Russia’s inaction for helping fuel a deadly poison gas attack against Syrian civilians last week, saying Moscow failed to carry out a 2013 agreement to secure and destroy chemical weapons in Syria. Russia had agreed to ensure Syria’s chemical weapons stockpiles were destroyed – and its failure to do this enabled ...

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Filipino Bataan Death March survivors mark 75th anniversary

Ramon Regalado was starving and sick with malaria when he slipped away from his Japanese captors during the infamous 1942 Bataan Death March in the Philippines, escaping a brutal trudge through steamy jungle that killed hundreds of Americans and thousands of Filipinos who fought for the U.S. during World War II. On Saturday, the former wartime machine-gun operator joined a ...

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‘Living saint’ charged with killing 20 people at Pakistan shrine

ISLAMABAD:  A man seen by devotees as a living saint has been charged with murder and terrorism after allegedly knifing and clubbing 20 worshippers to death at a Pakistani shrine, police said Monday, reports AFP. Police are having to bring the case against 50-year-old Abdul Waheed and three alleged accomplices, officials said, because the victims’ relatives have such “blind faith” ...

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US urges China to take ‘action’ against North Korea

President Donald Trump warned in an interview published Sunday that the United States is prepared to act unilaterally to deal with North Korea’s nuclear program if China proves unwilling to help. “Well, if China is not going to solve North Korea, we will. That is all I am telling you,” he said in an interview with the Financial Times of ...

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