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Two killed in attack on Yemen bus carrying soldiers: medical source

(Reuters) – At least two people were killed when a bomb hit a bus carrying Yemeni soldiers in the capital Sanaa on Tuesday, a medical source said, highlighting the government’s weak grip on security in the impoverished country. Tuesday’s blast ...

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Smuggling, fraud cost Philippines $25.8 billion in 2011, study says

(Reuters) – More than $410 billion in illicit money crossed the borders of the Philippines from 1960 to 2011, with customs fraud related to imported goods surging in recent years, according to a study by a U.S.-based anti-graft watchdog group ...

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US downgrades India’s air safety ranking, brings it below Pakistan

NEW DELHI, (SANA): US aviation authorities have downgraded India’s safety ranking in a “disappointing” and “surprising” move, below that of Pakistan, with fears that it will hit air links between the countries, India’s aviation minister said Friday. The US Federal ...

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Another snowstorm hits New York region

NEW YORK, Feb 3 (APP) :After a period of fair weather, New Yorkers were hit by another snowstorm Monday amid predictions of 10 inches of snow in parts of the tri-state area – New York, New Jersey and Connecticut- by ...

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US Special Envoy traveling to Europe to consult NATO allies on Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, Feb 4 (APP): U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Ambassador James F. Dobbins will travel to Brussels, Belgium and Berlin, Germany from February 4 to 6 to consult with NATO Allies and partners on Afghanistan, the State Department ...

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Light aircraft crash kills three at South African airport

JOHANNESBURG: Three people were killed after a twin propeller airplane crashed trying to land at South Africa’s Lanseria airport on Monday morning, the airport chief executive said. The plane, a Beech craft King Air 90, was carrying one passenger and ...

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Al Qaeda breaks ties with group in Syria

CAIRO: Al Qaeda broke off ties with one of its purported branches in Syria and distanced itself from the rebel infighting in that country’s civil war, according to a statement Monday. The announcement appeared to be an attempt by Al ...

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Snow Storms in USA

A state of emergency has been declared in five US states after a rare snow and ice storm swept into the Deep South. Millions have been affected by the extreme winter weather that brought traffic to a halt and cancelled ...

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China to build high-speed rail to connect two cities for 2022 Winter Olympics bid

BEIJING, Feb 3 (APP): An express railway linking capital Beijing and the northern city of Zhangjiakou is expected to begin construction this year and be completed in 2017. The 174-km-long line is a cutting-edge advantage for the two cities to ...

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Turkish ruling party MP slams government in resignation, police purged

(Reuters) – A deputy of Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling AK Party accused the government on Friday of “protecting thieves” and resigned from the party over purges of police and judiciary involved in a corruption investigation. Turkish media reported ...

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