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TEHRAN: An Iranian commercial airplane operated by Aseman Airlines crashed Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, and officials said they feared all 65 people on board were killed, Times of India reported. Flight EP3704 left Tehran at 04:30 GMT, and crashed about an hour later. The ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop used for short-...

February 18, 2018
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JAKARTA: Mount Agung erupted again at 11:49 a.m. on Tuesday, spewing a plum of ash 1.5 kilometers into the air, according to the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management. The status of the volcanic eruptions is still in Level III (Standby) after it was lowered from Level IV (Hazardous) last Saturday. Local authorities ordered the public no...

February 13, 2018
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WORLD : South Africa has been pitched into an unprecedented political crisis after the country's African National Congress (ANC) party admitted that President Jacob Zuma, in power since 2009, had defied its orders to resign, and that it had little idea of when the 75-year-old head of state would respond to its demand to leave office as he is not le...

February 13, 2018
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SOUTH KOREA : Euronews has reported that per assessment of political analysts , North Korea has emerged the winner of one of the Winter Olympics' most important medals, the diplomatic gold, because of its charm offensive in full display during the sporting event. The delegation, headed by North Korea’s ceremonial head of state, Kim Yong Nam, a...

February 12, 2018
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(Moscow) : CNN reports that crew of the Saratov Airlines flight that crashed near Moscow on Sunday didn't report any problems before the plane crashed into snowy terrain, killing all 71 people on board, state-run media said. The Antonov An-148 aircraft was carrying 65 passengers and six crew members, the Russian news agency Interfax said. The passe...

February 12, 2018
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(Hong Kong) : According to South China Morning Post, Chief Executive Carrie Lam calls decision to do away with the Lunar New Year fireworks display slated for this Saturday ( February 17) an ‘expression of citywide mourning’. It has been called off out of respect for the victims of the city’s deadliest traffic accident in more than a decade. ...

February 12, 2018
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TAIPEI, TAIWAN : A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Taiwan’s east coast Tuesday causing heavy damage and the collapse of a hotel. The quake hit at 23:50 pm (1550 GMT) around 21 kilometres (13 miles) northeast of the port city Hualien, according to the United States Geological Survey. Taiwan's official Central News Agency says the ground ...

February 6, 2018
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WORLD (London) : A team of British medics, composed of 40 NHS doctors, nurses and paramedics triaged more than 3,000 people, and treated more than 500 for diphtheria, most of them children, in the Rohingya refugee camps in the Bangladesh government-run Kutupalong camp in the Cox's Bazar region. SKYNEWS reported that the emergency medical team, who ...

February 4, 2018
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(World) : North Korea and South Korea will march under a united flag and field a joint team in women’s ice hockey at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics in South Korea from February 9 to 25, according to TIME. This is despite the two nations’ officially remaining at war and comes at a time when tensions have spiked following Kim Jong Un’s ac...

February 3, 2018
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(World ) : As reported by Express, an earthquake with a 5.8 magnitude hits Papua New Guinea on Wednesday as scores of shocks recorded. It struck an area near the town of Lae, around 170 miles from the busy city of Port Moresby. Officials said the towns of Lae, home to 76,000 people, and Bulolo, home to 16,000, experienced light shaking. A further 3...

February 2, 2018
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