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Boat with migrants sinks off Libya, 200 feared dead

A boat packed with mainly African migrants bound for Italy sank off the Libyan coast on Thursday and officials said up to 200 might have died.   A security official in the western town of Zuwara, from where the o

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Indian ex-president Kalam, 84, dead

Former President of India and rocket scientist Dr APJ Abdul Kalam died in Shillong in Meghalaya state, a report said. He was hospitalised in a very critical condition after he fell ill during a function at the Indian Institute of

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Blast hits Italian consulate in Cairo, 1 dead

A bomb exploded in front of the Italian consulate in Cairo on Saturday, killing one person, officials said, raising the possibility that Islamist militants will open a new front against foreigners in Egypt. A security official tol

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Car bomb explodes in Yemen near Houthi mosque, 2 dead

A car bomb exploded in Yemen's capital Sanaa on Saturday near the Qiba al-Mahdi mosque used by the Houthi militia, killing two people and wounding six others, witnesses and a security source told Reuters. On Wednesday the Sunn

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Nepal's hospitals swamped as quake toll passes 2,400

Overwhelmed doctors moved hundreds of patients onto the streets of Nepal's capital when aftershocks rattled hospitals and buildings already damaged by an earthquake that killed more than 2,400 people.   Sick and wounded p

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Jordan, Israel sign deal on Red-Dead Sea canal project

Israel and Jordan has signed a deal declaring joint administration on a project connecting the Red Sea and the Dead Sea via a canal, according to a report. The project, which will be financed by the World Bank, has been advertised

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Jordan, Israel sign $900m Red Sea-Dead Sea project

Jordan and Israel have signed an agreement to go ahead with a World Bank-sponsored project to build a desalination plant in the Gulf of Aqaba and a pipeline linking the Red Sea with the Dead Sea. The plant will be built in the sou

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Alarm over dead sea mammals in Bahrain

Environmentalists have sounded the alarm over an overwhelming rise in dead sea mammals being washed up on Bahrain's shores. Sea creatures, especially dolphins, are increasingly in danger with at least two deaths recorded each

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Saudi government writes off $52m housing loans

The Saudi Ministry of Housing has written off SR198 million ($52.7 million) in loans given to 852 citizens, who are now dead. Housing Minister Shuwaish Al-Duwaihi, who is also the head of the Real Estate Development Fund (REDF), c

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Outrage over dead worms in plane food

Dead worms found in a Bahrain-bound airline passenger's in-flight meal caused widespread disgust on a plane last week, according to reports. The incident occurred on an Air India Express (AIE) flight from Mangalore to Bahrain

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