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China naval group to berth at Iran port

A Chinese naval group is to berth in southern Iran as Tehran and Beijing maintain their determination to enhance naval cooperation, the Iranian Navy has announced. The Chinese Navy flotilla comprises two battle cruisers, a support vessel, and a helicopter, the Iranian Navy’s Public Relations Department said. It said the ...

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Landslides kill 147 in Bangladesh, northeast India

At least 147 people have been killed in Bangladesh and neighboring regions of northeast India after heavy rains triggered a series of landslides and flooded swaths of land over the past two days, officials say. The densely-populated Bangladesh is battered by storms, floods, and landslides every rainy season. The latest ...

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Iran sends first ship with fruits, veggies to Qatar

Iran has increased shipments of food supplies to embattled Qatar. The country has announced that it has sent a ship with 180 tonnes of fruits and vegetables to the Persian Gulf emirate – the first such shipment after Doha was caught in a diplomatic row with its Arab neighbors.     ...

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US forces present in Philippines, not fighting

The Philippine military says US armed forces are on the ground in the Philippines near the town of Marawi, providing support to local forces without directly taking part in an ongoing battle against Daesh militants in the town. “There are some US personnel, who are operating equipment to provide information on situation ...

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Heavy rains kill at least 46 in Bangladesh

Heavy monsoon rains have killed at least 46 people in southeast Bangladesh, most of them buried under landslides, authorities said Tuesday. Police warned that the death toll would likely rise as emergency workers reached remote parts of the affected area, where telephone and transport links had been cut. “The recovery ...

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