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40 dead, dozens wounded in multiple Kabul blasts


At least 40 people were killed and dozens more wounded in multiple blasts at a Shiite cultural centre in Kabul on Thursday, officials said, in the latest deadly violence to hit the Afghan capital. There was no immediate claim of responsibility but the Taliban was quick to deny involvement in …

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Timeline of IS-claimed attacks in Kabul


Around 40 people were killed and dozens more wounded in a suicide blast targeting Shiites in Kabul Thursday in the latest attack claimed by the Islamic State group in the war-torn Afghan capital. IS, or Daesh as it is locally known, has carried out several spectacular attacks in the east …

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Fire and collapse in Mumbai shop kills 12


– Fire tore through a sweet shop in the Indian city of Mumbai before dawn Monday, sparking a building collapse which killed 12 sleeping workers, authorities said. Four others were injured but some saved their lives by scrambling out seconds before the collapse. Fire crews and other rescuers saved many …

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Myanmar’s child monks become royalty for a day


Riding elephants and horses in heavily bejewelled costumes, thick eyeliner and rouged lips, boys in central Myanmar parade through their village as ancient princes in a ceremony to mark their passage to monkhood. The whole village of Myinkabar, nestled among the centuries-old pagodas of Bagan city, turns out for an …

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Militants storm Kabul spy training centre


Militants stormed an intelligence agency training facility in Kabul on Monday, officials said, triggering intense fighting with police in the latest Daesh group attack to hit the Afghan capital. “Around 10:10 am, a group of armed attackers entered an under-construction building in (the) NDS training centre in (the) Afshar area …

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Myanmar burned Rohingya villages despite refugee deal: HRW


Myanmar’s army burned down dozens of Rohingya homes within days of signing a refugee repatriation deal with Bangladesh, showing the agreement was a mere “public relations stunt”, Human Rights Watch said Monday. The rights group, citing analysis of satellite imagery, said buildings in 40 villages were destroyed in October and …

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IDF shoots dead a disabled man in Gaza


Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) has shot dead a disabled Palestinian man in Gaza border clashes. He died instantly after being shot in the head by an Israeli soldier as clashes turned violent in the Gaza buffer zone. Famed for regularly attending protests on the Gaza Strip, Thuraya came to prominence …

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