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Scaffolding worker killed at Qatar World Cup project site

A Nepalese labourer fell from a scaffold to his death while working at one of the stadiums being readied for the Qatar World Cup 2022 matches, reported AFP, citing one of the main contractors at the site. The 23-year-old scaffolde

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UAE sets up committee for Kerala flood relief work

UAE President HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has instructed the formation of a national emergency committee to provide relief assistance to people affected by flash floods in the Indian State of Kerala.  

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Kerala floods: Over 300 killed, thousands displaced

At least 324 people have been killed in flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala in what local officials say is the worst flooding in 100 years.   India's monsoon season started in June, but the death

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Nearly 100 killed as dust storms hit Indian cities

At least 95 people have died and scores more injured in fierce dust storms that hit the northern Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, reported BBC. The storms on Wednesday disrupted electricity, uprooted trees, destroyed

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66 killed as Iranian jet crashes into the mountains

An Iranian passenger plane crashed into a mountainous area in the central part of the country on Sunday killing all 66 people on board, said media reports, citing a spokesman for Iran's Aseman Airlines. The plane was flying fr

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One policeman killed, 8 injured in Bahrain terror attack

 One policeman died and eight others sustained serious and medium injuries when a police bus in Jidhafs, Bahrain, was targeted in a terror act crime on Friday, reported the BNA. The bus was targeted while driving on Shaikh

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54 Egyptian policemen killed in raid on terrorist hideout

At least 54 policemen, including 20 officers and 34 conscripts, were killed when a raid on a militant hideout southwest of Cairo escalated into an all-out firefight, authorities said on Saturday, in one of the single deadliest attacks by militan

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Over 70 killed in Afghan twin mosque bombing

More than 70 people have been killed in twin suicide bombings on mosques in Afghanistan, government officials said. In Kabul, a suicide bomber killed at least 39 people and injured 45 more when he detonated his explosives among so

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50 killed, hundreds injured in shooting at US concert

A gunman at a Las Vegas hotel rained a rapid-fire barrage on a huge outdoor concert festival on Sunday night, sending thousands of people fleeing.    At least 50 victims died, and hundreds of others were wou

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Over 200 killed as powerful quake rocks Mexico

At least 216 people were killed after an earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale struck Mexico on Tuesday. The quake came hours after the country participated in emergency drills to mark the 32nd anniversary of the 1985 tremblor that kille

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