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Egyptian forces chasing militants kill Mexican tourists in error

Cairo (AFP) – Egypt said its security forces killed 12 people, including Mexican tourists, after mistakenly targeting their four-vehicle convoy while pursuing militants in the country s Western Desert. A joint police and military operation Sunday “chasing terrorist elements” in Wahat “mistakenly” targeted four pick-up trucks carrying Mexican tourists, the interior ...

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Australian aircraft in first mission in Syria: defence

SYDNEY (AFP) – Australian aircraft have completed their first operation in Syria, defence officials said Saturday, just days after Canberra extended the mission from Iraq to better fight Islamic State jihadists. “The Australian Air Task Group completed its first operational mission in Syria overnight, returning to base in the Middle ...

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Moderate 5.4-magnitude earthquake rocks Tokyo

TOKYO (AFP) – A moderate earthquake hit Tokyo early Saturday, waking residents and shaking buildings in the Japanese capital, but there was no immediate report of any damage. At least 11 people were injured in the capital in connection with the jolt, “but no one was seriously injured,” said an ...

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Gun battle kills four in India-held Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Fighting in India-held Kashmir killed two soldiers and two suspected rebels Friday, as representatives from India and Pakistan met to discuss security on the disputed frontier. The deaths were the latest to occur in recent weeks, which have seen an upsurge in firing by both sides across the heavily ...

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