Italy: at least 31 dead due to the collapse of a motorway bridge in Genoa

Italy: at least 31 dead due to the collapse of a motorway bridge in Genoa

After announcing a larger number, Italian authorities confirmed that at least 31 people died in the collapse of a major highway bridge near the city of Genoa. The victims fell into their cars vacuum from about 100 meters high. Italian Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli said it was about “an immense...

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At least 39 dead in an explosion in northwest Syria, according to NGO

At least 39 dead in an explosion in northwest Syria, according to NGO

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights warned that the death toll may increase because there are still people trapped under the rubble and because there are injured in serious condition. Around 39 civilians, including 12 children, were killed on Sunday (12.08.2018) by an explosion that caused the collapse of a...

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Israeli minister: overthrowing Hamas is “definitely an option”

Israeli minister: overthrowing Hamas is “definitely an option”

The situation in the Gaza Strip was relaxed this weekend after the Israeli aerial bombardments in response to the firing of rockets from the coastal territory. The Government of Israel is willing, if necessary, to overthrow the radical Islamic movement Hamas, which rules in the Palestinian territory of the Gaza...

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How a tweet caused a serious diplomatic crisis between Canada and Saudi Arabia

How a tweet caused a serious diplomatic crisis between Canada and Saudi Arabia

Chrystia Freeland stated that Canada would not back down in its position that led to Saudi diplomatic sanctions. “Very alarmed to learn that Samar Badawi, sister of Raif Badawi, has been imprisoned in Saudi Arabia, Canada remains united with the Badawi family at this difficult time, and we continue to...

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A Palestinian killed and eight wounded in Israeli attacks in Gaza

A Palestinian killed and eight wounded in Israeli attacks in Gaza

The new escalation of tension is a serious setback to the attempts of Egypt, which tried to mediate a truce between Hamas and Israel. A Palestinian died on Wednesday (08.08.2018) and at least eight were injured by Israeli bombing after a new military escalation in Gaza by the launching of...

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British PM believes Boris Johnson should apologize over his disparaging burqa comments

British PM believes Boris Johnson should apologize over his disparaging burqa comments

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May backed calls Tuesday for her former foreign minister Boris Johnson to apologize for disparaging comments he made about Muslim women wearing burqas — but he branded his critics “ridiculous”. May said his remarks “have clearly caused offense” and agreed with the chairman of her...

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Police fire tear gas as students in Bangladesh stage protests

Police fire tear gas as students in Bangladesh stage protests

DHAKA: Police in Bangladesh’s capital fired tear gas and rubber bullets Monday to disperse hundreds of demonstrating students, while a prominent human rights group demanded the release of an activist arrested for criticizing the government during more than a week of protests. Shahidul Alam, a well-known photographer, and activist was...

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Saudi state airline suspends series of flights to and from Canada

Saudi state airline suspends series of flights to and from Canada

DUBAI: Saudi state airline Saudia said in a post on its official Twitter account that it was suspending flights to and from Toronto, the latest in a series of measures the kingdom announced on Monday in its diplomatic row with Canada. The kingdom early Monday gave Canada’s envoy Dennis Horak...

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At least 82 dead in new earthquake in Indonesia

At least 82 dead in new earthquake in Indonesia

The movement had magnitude 7 and affected the island of Lombok a week after another earthquake caused 16 deaths and more than 300 injured in the same place. A strong earthquake affected this Sunday (05.08.2018) the island of Lombok, in Indonesia, where authorities reported the death of at least 82...

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Venezuela: 6 people arrested for attack against Maduro

Venezuela: 6 people arrested for attack against Maduro

The Interior Minister said the perpetrators of the attack are identified and said that the drones were killed thanks to “special techniques” of the Honor Guard.      Venezuelan Interior Minister Néstor Reverol reported on Sunday (05.08.2018) in statements to state television that there are already six people arrested for his...

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