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Malaysia joins search

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) — Malaysian authorities said Monday assets had been deployed to join the search and rescue operation after U.S. navy destroyer John S. McCain collided with a merchant vessel near the Strait of Malacca. U.S. navy said 10 of its sailors were missing and five were ...

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115 militants killed

115 militants killed in Afghan forces’ operations in 24 hours: gov’t KABUL, Aug. 20 (Xinhua) — Up to 115 armed militants were killed and 105 others wounded during operations launched by the Afghan security forces within a day, said the country’s Defense Ministry on Sunday. “The Afghan National Defense and ...

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President Buhari

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has addressed the nation following three months of medical leave in the UK. In a televised speech, Mr Buhari, 74, said he was “distressed” by calls for the dissolution of Nigeria, urging Nigerians to come together. But the president failed to disclose his illness. It was ...

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China’s new-generation bullet trains

BEIJING, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) — China’s new-generation high-speed bullet train, the “Fuxing,” was put into operation Monday on two railway lines connecting the major cities in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei area. The high-speed service marks a key step in integrated transportation services within the region as the Chinese government seeks coordinated economic ...

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Most Wanted

The manhunt for the suspected driver in the Las Ramblas terror attack that took place in Barcelona last week has been extended across Europe, Catalan police have said. Police are searching for 22-year-old Moroccan national Younes Abouyaaquoub, who has been on the run since the attack on Thursday that claimed ...

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Big Ben falls silent until 2021.

Big Ben is the nickname for the Great Bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London and is usually extended to refer to both the clock and the clock tower as well. The tower is officially known as Elizabeth Tower, renamed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II in 2012; previously, it was known simply as the Clock ...

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Jerry Lewis is Dead

US comedian dies aged 91 in Las Vegas Entertainer Jerry Lewis, one of Hollywood’s most successful comedians, has died aged 91. Born: March 16, 1926, Newark, New Jersey, United States A family statement said he died of natural causes at his home in Las Vegas on Sunday morning. Lewis’s 10-year partnership with ...

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Nearly 400 bodies recovered from Sierra Leone mudslide: coroner

  Fear are mounting that up to 1,000 people could have died under the mud that ripped through Freetown, Sierra Leone, last week. More than 450 victims are already confirmed to have died, after part of a mountain on the outskirts of the capital city caved in following heavy rain. But it is ...

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