Fury as 700 feared dead in ‘avoidable’ Med shipwreck

ROME: More than 700 people are feared to have drowned after an overcrowded boat smuggling them to Europe capsized off Libya, officials said Sunday, prompting demands for the European Union to react to the Mediterranean’s deadliest migrant disaster to date. Italy’s coastguard, which was coordinating the search for survivors and bodies, said More...

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US starts training Ukraine forces to fight pro-Russian militants

YAVORIV: -US paratroopers launched a training mission Monday for Ukrainian government forces who will fight pro-Russian separatists in the east, angering Moscow as the deadly conflict rumbles on. President Petro More...

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Over 180 rescued after ferry runs aground off Turkey

ISTANBUL: More than 180 people were rescued early Monday from a ferry which ran aground off a Turkish island in a storm, after an overnight ordeal lasting 14 hours, state media and officials said. The passenger More...

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Bomb blast on UN bus kills at least six in Somalia: police

MOGADISHU: At least six people were killed Monday in Somalia when a huge blast destroyed a United Nations bus in the northeastern town of Garowe, police said. “We have confirmed the death of six UN staff, More...

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Clashes, air strikes kill 85 in Yemen

Aden: Clashes between rebels and pro-government forces and Saudi-led air strikes killed at least 85 people in Yemen, medics and military sources said Sunday, after Riyadh pledged to fund a UN aid appeal. The United More...

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Air strike on missile base in Yemen capital causes huge explosion: residents

SANAA: An air strike on a Scud missile base in the Yemeni capital Sanaa caused a huge explosion that blew out windows in homes, residents said. There was no immediate word of casualties from the blast, which hit More...

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CIA chief holds Egypt talks

CAIRO: US Central Intelligence  Agency director Paul Brennan held talks with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi during an unannounced visit to Cairo, the president’s office said. The Sunday evening meeting More...

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Egypt court sentences 22 to death over 2013 attack on police

CAIRO: An Egyptian criminal court on Monday sentenced 22 people to death after convicting them of storming a police station outside Cairo and killing an officer on July 3, 2013 — the day the military overthrew More...

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Tsunami warning after 6.6 magnitude quake in Japan

Tokyo: A tsunami as big as one metre (three feet) was reportedly forecast to hit islands in Japan´s far south Monday after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck off eastern Taiwan. National broadcaster NHK said waves More...