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Air pollution in China capital hits hazardous levels

Air pollution has reached hazardous levels in the Chinese capital, Beijing, with authorities advising citizens to stay indoors. On Saturday, the level of the poisonous, tiny articles of PM2.5 was at 391 micrograms per cubic meter, according to the US Embassy’s monitoring station in Beijing. This is while the World ...

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Syrian troops making more advances against Takfiris

The Syrian forces have made new advances against foreign-backed Takfiri terrorist groups across the war-stricken country, delivering stinging blows to them. The government troops recaptured areas from terrorists in Harasta, located in the Damascus countryside, on Wednesday, Syria’s official news agency SANA reported, adding that a number of Takfiris were killed in ...

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Russia deploys missile cruiser off Syria, says will target threats

Moscow has deployed a missile cruiser off the coast of Syria after Turkish warplanes downed a Russian fighter jet near the Syrian-Turkish border. According to Russian media on Tuesday, missile cruiser Moskva equipped with the Fort air defense system similar to S-300 will be stationed off the coast of Syria’s western province of Latakia. “We warn ...

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Daesh terrorists kill 10 Iraqi citizens southwest of Kirkuk

Members of the Daesh terrorist group have reportedly executed nearly a dozen civilians in Iraq’s northern province of Kirkuk. A local source, speaking anonymously, said Daesh members killed 10 people in the Zab district, located 95 kilometers (59 miles) west of the provincial capital, Kirkuk, on Monday after accusing them ...

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Syrian war likely to dominate Putin’s visit to Iran

TEHRAN: Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Tehran on Monday (today) for talks sure to sharpen attention on his alliance with Iran in Syria after the self-styled Islamic State group’s deadly attacks in Paris. The trip coincides with a major summit in Iran’s capital of gas exporting countries, but Putin’s ...

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Coal mine fire in northeast China kills 21

SHANGHAI: At least 21 people died in a fire at a mine operated by northeast China’s biggest state-owned coal company, state media reported on Saturday, the latest accident in the country’s trouble-plagued resources sector. The fire broke out late Friday evening at a mine operated by state giant Longmay Mining Holding ...

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Police, APEC protesters clash in Philippines

People have taken to the streets in the Philippine capital, Manila, where the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit is taking place, to protest against “imperialist globalization.” Scuffles broke out on Thursday morning as police used water cannons and truncheons to disperse the protesters. Participants in the rally marched down a ...

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