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Two Drones Shot Down Targeting Iraq Base – Anti-IS Coalition

Written by on 4 January 2022

An official of the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group said two armed drones targeting an airbase in western Iraq were shot down on Tuesday. It is the second such attack in 24 hours targeting the coalition in Iraq. On Monday, the coalition shot down two armed drones targeting its compound at Baghdad airport. […]

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South Sudan president sacks central bank governor

Written by on 4 January 2022

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has dismissed the central bank governor and appointed a replacement. The dismissal of Dier Ngor has been announced in a presidential decree read on national television on Monday night. No reasons were given for his sacking. He was replaced by Moses Deng who has been a director- general in charge […]

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France To Ease COVID-19 Rules As England Says Curbs Are ‘Last Resort’

Written by on 3 January 2022

France has announced an easing of Covid restrictions from Monday and Britain’s health minister said curbs were an absolute last resort, as governments face tough choices between controlling the virus and keeping economies open. Coronavirus cases have surged globally in recent weeks, fueled by the emergence of the highly transmissible Omicron variant, and the pandemic […]

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Five Dead, 21 Injured In Bus Accident South Of Moscow

Written by on 3 January 2022

Five people have been killed and 21 were injured in a bus accident south of Moscow. Russia’s Federal Road Traffic Inspection agency said the accident took place in the Ryazan region adding that two of the injured were under-age. The agency said the accident took place on a highway near the village of Voslebovo around […]

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Thousands Flee As Floods Worsen In Malaysia

Written by on 3 January 2022

Thousands more people have fled swamped homes as heavy rains worsened flooding in seven Malaysian states, with over 125,000 people evacuated in total since mid-December. The National Disaster Management Agency said the weeks- long bout of bad weather was expected to carry on until Tuesday. A government monitoring website on Sunday showed that dangerous water levels […]

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Tens of thousands flee as Colorado fires burn hundreds of homes

Written by on 31 December 2021

Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated and hundreds of homes have been destroyed as wildfires spread through the US state of Colorado. The fast-moving fires are burning in Boulder County, north of Denver, and officials say deaths and injuries are likely as the blazes spread further. Some 30,000 people in the towns of […]

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South Africa says Omicron wave may have peaked

Written by on 31 December 2021

South Africa has lifted overnight curfew rules, with officials saying the country may have passed the peak of its fourth wave of Covid-19 infections. A government statement said the Omicron variant, while highly transmissible, had seen lower hospitalization rates than previous waves, adding that there had been a marginal increase in the number of deaths. […]

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France Extends Nightclub Closures As COVID-19 Cases Surge

Written by on 30 December 2021

France has said that nightclubs would remain closed for a further three weeks after nearly 180,000 new Covid cases smashed the record for daily cases since the pandemic began. The roughly 1,600 clubs were ordered shut on December 6 for four weeks as officials hoped to avoid a wave of infections prompted by holiday travel […]

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Earthquake Strikes Greek Island Of Crete

Written by on 30 December 2021

The Athens Observatory has said a 5.7 magnitude earthquake has struck off the Greek island of Crete, with no damage reported. The quake struck with an epicenter in the sea 48 kilometers, southeast of Arvi, on the south coast of the island. No damage was reported but Greek firefighters were dispatched to the scene as […]

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Five Dead, Two Wounded In US Shooting – Police

Written by on 29 December 2021

Police said on Tuesday that the death toll from a shooting spree across multiple locations in Colorado, which ended when the gunman was shot dead, has risen to five. The trial of the shooting began around 5:00 pm on Monday and unfolded across at least four different locations in the cities of Denver and Lakewood. […]

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