World News Digest

Ten people hurt in Manchester shooting

Ten people, including two children, were taken to hospital on Sunday with pellet-type wounds after reports of a shooting in Manchester in northern England, police said.

AGENCIES, Aug 13 2018

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Taliban in talks on Afghan peace process

A Taliban delegation travelled to Uzbekistan earlier this month to discuss the Afghan peace process and withdrawal of foreign forces, officials said on Sunday, as fighting between insurgents and security forces raged near Kabul.

AGENCIES, Aug 13 2018

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12 terrorists killed in Sinai shootout: Egypt

Egyptian security forces have killed “terrorists” in a shootout in the north of the Sinai Peninsula, where the Islamic State group is active, an interior ministry source said on Sunday.

AGENCIES, Aug 13 2018

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10 dead in Ebola flareup in DR Congo

Ten people have died in an outbreak of Ebola in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, according to a toll issued Friday that said 27 other deaths were suspected to be Ebola-related.

AGENCIES, Aug 12 2018

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Police tear gas anti-corruption protesters in Romania

Romanian police used tear gas and pepper spray to quell anti-corruption protesters in Bucharest Friday, as tens of thousands called on the leftwing government to resign. Local media said between 30,000 to 50,000 people turned out for the protest, included many Romanian expatriates who returned home especially to show their anger at the levels of official corruption.

AGENCIES, Aug 12 2018

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Vaccine row erupts in Italy as govt seeks to ease rules

A row is erupting over vaccines in Italy as the country’s new populist government fights to roll back a law that bans children from attending school if they haven’t received a series of jabs.

AGENCIES, Aug 12 2018

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South China Sea code timetable ‘unrealistic’ says Chinese official

Talks on completing a code of conduct for the disputed South China Sea will be long and complex and it would be unrealistic to set a timetable, state media on Thursday cited a senior Chinese diplomat as saying.

AGENCIES, Aug 10 2018

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Greek fire toll up to 93 as 2 more die in hospital

The death toll from Greece’s deadliest fire disaster rose to 93 on Thursday after two more people died in hospital.

AGENCIES, Aug 10 2018

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Zimbabwe oppn confirms court challenge to election results

Zimbabwe’s MDC opposition party on Wednesday confirmed it would launch a legal challenge to President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s narrow election victory, which it says was due to fraud.

AGENCIES, Aug 09 2018

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35,000 to run in Syria local polls: Commission

Almost 35,000 candidates are to contest town council elections next month, in Syria’s first local polls since war broke out in 2011, a leading newspaper reported on Wednesday.

AGENCIES, Aug 09 2018

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Zimbabwe bails opposition backers held over poll clashes

Twenty-seven supporters of Zimbabwe’s MDC opposition party were released on bail Tuesday over alleged violence at last week’s post-election protests that triggered a security crackdown.

AGENCIES, Aug 08 2018

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Nato probes Afghan police deaths

Nato is investigating reports that at least nine Afghan police officers were killed in a US air strike during heavy fighting with the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan, its mission said on Tuesday.

AGENCIES, Aug 08 2018

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Cache of guns, bullets found buried at Tokyo school

Some 3,000 pieces of military equipment including guns, swords and grenades believed to date back to World War II have been found buried at a Tokyo elementary school, officials said on Monday.

AGENCIES, Aug 07 2018

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