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Death toll from Thai boat tragedy rises to 21

(AFP) – Thai rescuers pulled 21 bodies from waters off the coast of the holiday island of Phuket on Friday after a tourist boat went down in heavy seas with dozens of Chinese passengers on board. The dead were found drifting face down in the water, still wearing life jackets, ...

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Yemen army advances despite Saudi-led assault

(News Desk) – Yemen’s army has made significant gains across the country’s west coast, despite an unrelenting Saudi Arabian-led assault. On Thursday, Yemen’s al-Masirah television network published a video showing the soldiers’ staging counterattacks against the positions of Saudi-led militants. It reported that the army had managed to retake several ...

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Saudi still detaining dozens from ‘corruption’ purge

(News Desk) – Saudi Arabia is keeping dozens of people, including one prince, who were arrested in a so-called anti-corruption purge last November, The Wall Street Journal reports. The prince was named as Turki bin Abdullah, son of late King Abdullah and a former governor of Riyadh, the paper reported ...

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Wildfires rage across Western US amid extreme heat

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Large wildfires grew across the American West on Thursday, keeping thousands of people out of their homes for the July 4 holiday and forcing some strict bans on fireworks to prevent new fires from igniting in the hot, dry region. The National Interagency Fire Center on ...

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