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Powerful 7.5 magnitude quake strikes central Papua New Guinea


Powerful 7.5 magnitude quake strikes central Papua New Guinea

A powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea’s Southern Highlands province in the early hours of Monday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The tremor hit near the centre of the country’s main island, around 560 kilometres (348 miles) from the capital Port Moresby at around 0345 local time (1545 GMT).

Its depth was around 35 kilometres (22 miles), USGS said.

There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties and the country’s disaster management authority did not immediately respond to request for comment.

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Saudi Arabian warplanes flatten mosques in Yemen


Saudi Arabian warplanes flatten mosques in Yemen

Saudi Arabian warplanes have flattened a mosque in Yemen's west-central Ma’rib Province, and stricken another in the northwestern Sa’da Province. 

The first attack targeted the mosque in Ma’rib’s Sirwah district, Yemeni news website Sahafah24 reported on Sunday. 

Yemen’s al-Masirah television network published a video released by the country’s War Media outlet showing the moment the structure fell into ruin. 

A day earlier, the aircraft targeted a mosque and other religious centers in Sa’ada’s Razih District. 

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Iraqi troops kill 30 Islamic State militants in inside Mosul cave


Iraqi troops kill 30 Islamic State militants in inside Mosul cave

Iraqi troops killed on Sunday 30 Islamic State (IS) militants while hiding inside a cave in western Mosul, the Turkish Anadolu Agency quoted an army official as saying.

“Upon accurate intelligence reports, Iraqi troops fired 27 missiles from a Stryker armored vehicle against a cave in Al-Ba’aj district, 150 km west of Mosul, leaving the cave completely destroyed,” Major Abbas Abdel Azim from the 20th brigade of the Iraqi army said.

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US air raids take civilian tolls again in eastern Syria's Deir Ezzur


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30 civilians were killed and wounded in the US-led coalition fighter jets' attacks in Eastern Deir Ezzur

The US-led coalition fighter jets bombed heavily a school in the village of al-Sha'afa near the border with Iraq, killing 25 civilians and wounding five more.

They went on to say that several refugee families were living in the school.  

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Yemeni ballistic missile target UAE forces command center in Ma’rib


Yemeni ballistic missile target UAE forces command center in Ma’rib

 Yemen’s army and Popular Committees fired a ballistic missile at the command center of the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) troops in the Arabian Peninsula country’s Ma’rib province. 

A Yemeni military source told the Russian Sputnik news agency that the missile unit of the Yemeni army has pounded the UAE patriot missile defense system, inflicting major losses on them. 

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At least 23 killed in multiple suicide attacks in Afghanistan


At least 23 killed in multiple suicide attacks in Afghanistan

At least 23 people were killed and more than a dozen wounded in multiple suicide bombings and attacks in Afghanistan on Saturday, officials said, the latest in a series of assaults in the war-torn country.

In the biggest attack, Taliban militants stormed an army base in the western province of Farah overnight, killing at least 18 soldiers.

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18 people kills two car bombs explode in Somali capital


18 people kills two car bombs explode in Somali capital

Twin car bombs killed 18 people in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Friday in an attack by the Islamist militant group al Shabaab, but security forces shot dead five assailants, officials said.

Shooting broke out near the president’s residence at the time of the explosions, police and ambulance services said.

“So far we carried 18 dead people and 20 others injured from the blasts tonight,” Abdikadir Abdirahman, the director of Amin Ambulances, told Reuters.

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More bombs fall on Syria's eastern Ghouta ahead of U.N. vote


A new wave of bombs struck Syria’s eastern Ghouta district unabated on Friday, witnesses said, ahead of a U.N. Security Council vote to demand a 30-day ceasefire to end one of the deadliest bombing campaigns of the war.

For a sixth straight day, warplanes flown by government forces and their allies have pounded the densely populated enclave east of the capital, the last rebel bastion near Damascus.

The civilian casualties and devastation there are among the worst in Syria since the government captured rebel-held parts of Aleppo in intense fighting in 2016.

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"The immediate holding of free presidential and parliamentary elections":Mahmoud Ahmadinejad


mid criticism faced by her Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for his pro-Khalistan approach, Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland on Thursday said that Canada "supports a strong and united India". She said that Canada is "very, very proud" of its's diverse society, which includes the Sikh community. File photo of Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland Freeland said Canada is "mindful" of the menace of terrorism and the "scars and deaths" that India has endured, which she described as "mind-boggling"

On Thursday ,Iran's hardline former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called for the immediate holding of free presidential and parliamentary elections in a letter to supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei published .

The call from a man, whose name is synonymous with the bloody repression of mass protests against his controversial re-election in 2009, marked a new act of defiance against a political establishment that has long since turned against him.

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Russian ally have killed 403 civilians, including 95 children:Human Rights report


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In Syria war, The death toll for five days of bombardment by the Syrian regime and its allies on the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta passed the 400 mark Thursday, a monitor said.
"Five days of air strikes and intense artillery fire by the regime and its Russian ally have killed 403 civilians, including 95 children," the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

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