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Colombian Plane Kills Seven People and Injures Three

Colombia

BOGOTA – A small plane crashed in southwestern Colombia, killing seven people and injuring three others, Al-Jazeera reported Monday. Sunday’s incident took place just minutes after the aircraft took off, operated by a local company, Transpacifico, from Popayan Airport, a town of about 270,000 people surrounded by mountains. The plane, …

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Russian Bombers Intercepted By US and Canadian Fighters

Russian

WASHINGTON – US and Canadian fighter jets intercepted two Russian bombers in international airspace off the coast of Alaska, the North American Aerospace Defence Command announced. Two Raptor poachers and two Canadian CF-18 Hornet fighter jets identified and intercepted long-range Tu-95 Bear Russian bombers in northern Alaska over the Beaufort …

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2.5 Million Muslims Begin Hajj Pilgrimage

Hajj

MECCA, Saudi Arabia – Muslims gathered from around the globe in the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia have begun this year’s Hajj pilgrimage. According to local media, about 2.5 million believers are participating in the annual Hajj pilgrimage, which started on Friday. Each and every able-bodied Muslim, male …

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China Warns India on Consequences of Huawei Ban

Huawei

BEIJING – The Chinese government increased its pressure on India not to heed US warnings and ban Huawei from selling its network gear in the country due to security concerns, indicating it could retaliate against Indian companies doing business in China, Reuters reported. Sources told the news agency, that “Chinese …

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Trump Addresses Nation After Shooting Leaves 29 Killed

Trump

WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump will address the nation on Monday after two shootings left 29 people dead and sparked accusations that his rhetoric was part of the problem, AFP reported. Tidal waves have transformed innocent snippets of everyday life into bloody nightmares: 20 people were shot dead on …

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255 Terrorists Neutralized in Northern Iraq in 3 Months

Iraq

ANKARA – In the last three months, 255 terrorist operations have been “neutralized” by Turkey in northern Iraq, the Turkish Ministry of Defense said on Saturday. In a Twitter article, the ministry provided the latest figures on “neutralized” terrorists in counter-terrorism operations, including Operation Claw in northern Iraq. 34 terrorists …

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Shinzo Abe Declares His Victory in the Japanese Elections

Shinzo Abe

TOKYO, Japan – Shinzo Abe declared his victory in Japan’s national elections, according to polls indicating that his party won the majority of seats in the upper house of Parliament and is about to become the country’s oldest prime minister, CNN reported Monday. The ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) won …

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