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Southern US storms leave 14 dead

Recovery crews and utility workers began cleaning up widespread damage on Thursday left by severe storms that spawned tornadoes across six states in the US South and Midwest, killing at least 14 people and destroying scores of homes.

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Nearly 30 dead in Al Qaeda attack in Yemen

At least 15 Yemeni soldiers and 14 militants have been killed in an attack by Al Qaeda on a military post in the eastern region of Hadramawt, a security source said.   Although Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (

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1.7m children in Yemen 'at risk of malnutrition'

Six months of violence in Yemen have left at least 505 children dead, 702 injured and more than 1.7 million at risk of malnutrition, according to Unicef.   Across the country, nearly 10 million children – 8

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87 killed in Makkah's Grand Mosque from falling crane

At least 87 people were killed when a crane toppled over at Makkah's Grand Mosque on Friday, Saudi Arabia's Civil Defence head said, less than two weeks before Islam's annual haj pilgrimage.   General

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Boat with migrants sinks off Libya, 200 feared dead

A boat packed with mainly African migrants bound for Italy sank off the Libyan coast on Thursday and officials said up to 200 might have died.   A security official in the western town of Zuwara, from where the o

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Indian ex-president Kalam, 84, dead

Former President of India and rocket scientist Dr APJ Abdul Kalam died in Shillong in Meghalaya state, a report said. He was hospitalised in a very critical condition after he fell ill during a function at the Indian Institute of

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Blast hits Italian consulate in Cairo, 1 dead

A bomb exploded in front of the Italian consulate in Cairo on Saturday, killing one person, officials said, raising the possibility that Islamist militants will open a new front against foreigners in Egypt. A security official tol

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Car bomb explodes in Yemen near Houthi mosque, 2 dead

A car bomb exploded in Yemen's capital Sanaa on Saturday near the Qiba al-Mahdi mosque used by the Houthi militia, killing two people and wounding six others, witnesses and a security source told Reuters. On Wednesday the Sunn

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Nepal's hospitals swamped as quake toll passes 2,400

Overwhelmed doctors moved hundreds of patients onto the streets of Nepal's capital when aftershocks rattled hospitals and buildings already damaged by an earthquake that killed more than 2,400 people.   Sick and wounded p

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Jordan, Israel sign deal on Red-Dead Sea canal project

Israel and Jordan has signed a deal declaring joint administration on a project connecting the Red Sea and the Dead Sea via a canal, according to a report. The project, which will be financed by the World Bank, has been advertised

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