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Four killed in Ivory Coast plane crash

Four killed in Ivory Coast plane crash

ABIDJAN: At least four people were killed in a plane crash off Ivory Coast near Abidjan on Saturday, security sources said, reports AFP. Six others were…

Iraq troops in armed standoff with Kurd forces

MARYAM BEIK: Thousands of Iraqi troops were locked in an armed standoff with Kurdish forces in the disputed oil province of Kirkuk on Saturday as Washington scrambled to avert fighting between the key allies in the war against the Islamic State group, reports AFP. The clock was ticking down to a 2 am…

High winds threaten to revive deadly blazes

London: California's fire protection chief has warned that devastating wildfires could worsen again over the weekend due to dry air and strengthening winds, reports BBC. Ken Pimlott said several thousand extra firefighters deployed on Friday were fighting 17 separate blazes. Northern California…
Thousands of penguin chicks starve in Antarctica

Thousands of penguin chicks starve in Antarctica

SYDNEY: Mass starvation has wiped out thousands of penguin chicks in Antarctica, with unusually thick sea ice forcing their parents to forage further…

6 killed in Kenya school raid

NAIROBI: Six people, including five students, were killed in an attack by suspected South Sudanese raiders on a boarding school in Lokichogio, in Kenya's far north, early Saturday, authorities said, reports AFP. "Six people were killed in the attack, including students, and we have others injured,"…

Catalan govt allies say talks with Madrid ‘impossible’

BARCELONA: The far-left allies of Catalonia's separatist government said Saturday talks with Madrid were "impossible" and called on regional leader Carles Puigdemont to push ahead with immediate independence, reports AFP. "Dialogue is impossible, mediation is impossible," said…

Iranians mock 'ridiculous' Trump speech

TEHRAN: Iranians responded with anger and mockery on Saturday to the bellicose criticism of their government by US President Donald Trump who threatened to tear up the landmark nuclear deal, reports AFP. Trump's use of the phrase "Arabian Gulf" rather than "Persian Gulf" particularly…

IS fighters surrender as Raqa's fall nears

KOBANE: Dozens of Islamic State group fighters have surrendered in their former Syrian stronghold of Raqa, the US-led coalition said Saturday, as the fall of the one-time jihadist bastion nears, reports AFP. A monitor said no Syrian members of the jihadist group remained in Raqa, and that negotiations…

‘North Korea readies missile launch ahead of US-S Korea drill’

SEOUL: North Korea is believed to be preparing to launch a ballistic missile ahead of an upcoming joint naval drill by the US and South Korea, a news report said Saturday, citing a government source, reports AFP. The US navy said Friday that a US aircraft carrier will lead the drill in the coming week,…

Philippines’ Duterte warns of ‘revolutionary government’

MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has warned he is prepared to establish a "revolutionary government" to fend off alleged efforts to oust him, fuelling fears of a looming dictatorship, reports AFP. He issued the warning on state television late Friday as he railed against the press,…
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