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  • Indonesia tsunami kills 168; 745 missing

    Date: 2018-12-23 07:42:26 GMT - Indonesia - World - SN:11 - ID:7726655

    JAKARTA, Dec 23 (MENA) - A tsunami, thought to have been caused by a volcanic eruption, hit Indonesia's Sunda Strait on Saturday, leaving at least 168 people dead, Sky News reported. The country's disaster agency said that 745 others are ....

  • Australian embassy seeing if nationals among dead in Indonesia's tsunami

    Date: 2018-12-23 06:47:24 GMT - Australia - World - SN:7 - ID:7726590

    CANBERRA, Dec 23 (MENA) - The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is working to determine if any Australians are among the 62 dead in a tsunami which hit beaches in Indonesia, SBS News reported. Five-metre waves hit the tourist hotspot of ....

  • Tsunami triggered by volcano sweeps Indonesia beach; 62 dead

    Date: 2018-12-23 05:34:42 GMT - Indonesia - World - SN:1 - ID:7726580

    JAKARTA, Dec 23 (MENA) - A tsunami apparently caused by the eruption of an island volcano killed at least 62 people around Indonesia's Sunda Strait, sending a wall of water crashing some 65 feet (20 meters) inland and sweeping away hundreds of ....

  • Top US envoy in Daesh fight resigns

    Date: 2018-12-22 18:04:07 GMT - USA - World - SN:44 - ID:7726399

    WASHINGTON, Dec 22 (MENA) - Special presidential envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh Brett McGurk submitted his resignation on Friday, CBS News reported. McGurk, who had been planning to exit his post in February 2019, informed US ....

  • Death toll from Mogadishu blasts rises to 17

    Date: 2018-12-22 16:31:29 GMT - Somalia - World - SN:39 - ID:7726191

    MOGADISHU, Dec 22 (MENA) - At least 17 people have been killed in two blasts near the presidential palace in the capital Mogadishu, Somali police said. In addition, 25 others were wounded in the bombings on Saturday morning, Shabelle Media ....

  • Death toll from Somalia blast near presidential palace rises to 16

    Date: 2018-12-22 13:44:24 GMT - Somalia - World - SN:32 - ID:7726027

    MOGADISHU, Dec 22 (MENA) - The death toll from a blast that took place when an explosives-packed vehicle detonated at a military checkpoint near Somalia's presidential palace jumped to at least 16, ABC News quoted police as saying. The ....

  • Six militants killed in encounter in Jammu and Kashmir, say police

    Date: 2018-12-22 07:27:03 GMT - India - World - SN:11 - ID:7725424

    NEW DELHI, Dec 22 (MENA) - The Indian Police on Saturday said that six militants were killed in a gunfight between Indian soldiers and militants in the Indian part of Kashmir, reported ABC network. The police said that a search operation was ....

  • British special forces regain control of hijacked ship off UK coast

    Date: 2018-12-22 06:45:06 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:10 - ID:7725377

    LONDON, Dec 22 (MENA) - UK police said Saturday that the special operation to regain control of the ship is over, reported Sky News channel. The British police added that the vessel has been secured and that four men were detained after the ....

  • Trump says he hopes government shutdown ‘will not last long’

    Date: 2018-12-22 06:36:09 GMT - USA - World - SN:9 - ID:7725373

    WASHINGTON, Dec 22 (MENA) - President Donald Trump said on Friday that he hopes the impending government shutdown caused by a dispute over funding for his border wall project will not be a lengthy one. The shutdown hopefully will not last long, ....

  • US gives Ukraine $10m for naval buildup after Kerch Strait incident

    Date: 2018-12-22 06:28:48 GMT - USA - World - SN:8 - ID:7725370

    WASHINGTON, Dec 22 (MENA) - The US will give $10 million extra in military aid to help Ukraine boost its naval capabilities, the State Department has announced. The decision comes days after a Senate resolution called for such aid in response to ....

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