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At least 9 killed as apartment block collapses in Kazakhstan

RT Mon Jan 2, 2017 Nine bodies have been pulled from under the rubble and one man rescued amid a search and rescue operation after an apartment block collapsed in Kazakhstan’s Karaganda region, RIA Novosti reports. “There are bodies of three men, three women, three children, two of them born in 2016 and one in 2010,” Kazakh Interior Ministry spokesman ...

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Suicide bombers attack peacekeepers’ Somali HQ, at least three dead

REUTERS Mon Jan 2, 2017 Suicide bombers attacked the main peacekeeping base in Somalia’s capital on Monday, killing at least three Somali security officers, police said. Islamist al Shabaab militants, who want to topple the Western-backed government, said they carried out the assault near Mogadishu’s main airport, an area used by several embassies, aid groups and telecoms companies. One bomber ...

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People from 10 countries among Istanbul nightclub attack victims

RT 1 Jan, 2017 Fifteen or 16 non-Turkish citizens were killed in a gun attack on an Istanbul night club on Sunday, Turkish officials announced. The attack during the New Year celebrations claimed the lives of at least 39 people and injured nearly 70. Nationals of several Middle Eastern countries were killed at the Reina night club when an unidentified ...

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New UN chief urges New Year resolution: ’Put Peace First’

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SUNDAY, JANUARY 01, 2017 Antonio Guterres is starting his first day as the new secretary-general of the United Nations with an appeal to all people in the world to make a New Year’s resolution: “Let us resolve to put peace first.” The former Portuguese prime minister and U.N. refugee chief made the plea just after taking over ...

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Former President Carter helps release rehabbed sea turtle

Dec. 30, 2016 MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter, wife Rosalynn and about 40 other family members have helped release a rehabilitated loggerhead sea turtle off the Florida Keys. “Salty” was released Friday after the Carters, their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren toured the Turtle Hospital. The facility opened in 1986 and has treated and released more than 2,000 ...

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Trump praises ‘very smart’ Putin over decision not to expel US diplomats

Shaun Walker in Moscow and Esther Addley in London Friday 30 Dec 2016 Russian leader declines to retaliate after US expels 35 Russian diplomats, saying further action will depend on president-elect’s policies Vladimir Putin has refused to engage in tit-for-tat diplomacy after the US expelled 35 Russian diplomats amid a row over cyber hacking. Just hours after the Russian foreign minster ...

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Saudi invites rival Iran for talks on hajj return

AFP , Friday 30 Dec 2016 Saudi Arabia has invited regional rival Iran to discuss a return of its nationals to next year’s hajj after Iranians were excluded from the pilgrimage following a major diplomatic row, reports said Friday. The Al-Hayat daily reported that Riyadh’s pilgrims minister Mohammed Bentin had opened discussions with more than 80 countries, including Iran, to ...

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