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Five held for Sitra bombing in Bahrain

Five people have been arrested in connection with a deadly bombing in Sitra that killed two policemen and injured six others last month, Bahrain’s Interior Ministry announced yesterday (August 13). It said two other suspects had also bee

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Sharp welding sticks in robot kills worker in India

Sharp welding sticks jutting out of the robotic arm of a machine pierced a worker killing him at a factory in India recently, according to a report.   The victim, Ramji Lal, worked as a loader for SKH Metals, an

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Al Qaeda operational commander killed in US air strike

A US air strike in Afghanistan has killed a high-ranking Al Qaeda operational commander, the US military said on Friday. The US military named the target of the strike as Abu Khalil Al-Sudani, saying he was killed in a July 11 str

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Bombs kill around 50 at market in northeast Nigeria

Two bombings by suspected Boko Haram militants killed an estimated 50 people at a market in the northeastern Nigerian city of Gombe on Thursday, officials from two disaster agencies said. Nobody has claimed responsibility for the

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Egyptian army kills 35 militants in North Sinai

Egypt's military killed 35 Islamist militants in North Sinai on Thursday, security sources said, a day after the deadliest clashes in the region in years. The sources said those killed had taken part in Wednesday's fightin

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4 killed in foiled attack on Saudi mosque

Four people were killed when a car exploded near a Shi'ite mosque in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, on Friday, but authorities said militants failed in their bid to hit the mosque itself. The attack targetted worshippers in Al-Anoud mo

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Bombs outside two 5-star Baghdad hotels kill at least 10

Car bombs exploded in the parking lots of two heavily fortified five-star hotels in central Baghdad late on Thursday, killing at least 10 people, police and medical sources said. A further 30 people were wounded in the blasts, whi

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Fighting continues in Yemeni city despite truce, 10 killed

At least 10 people were killed in heavy clashes in Yemen on Friday despite a five-day humanitarian truce, while aid distribution to the millions deprived of food, fuel and medicine by weeks of fighting and air strikes continued. S

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Bomb attacks kill at least 23 in north, central Nigeria

Boko Haram bombers killed 23 people on Thursday (February 26), authorities said, as the Islamist insurgents fight back against a military offensive launched by Nigeria and three neighbouring countries. A suicide bomber at a bus st

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WHO approves breakthrough 15-minute Ebola test

The World Health Organization has approved the first rapid test for Ebola in a potential breakthrough for ending an epidemic that has killed almost 10,000 people in West Africa, it said. The test, developed by US firm Corgenix Med

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