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Truck plummets down Philippine ravine, kills 19

Several others injured when driver of truck lost control on steep mountain road WT24 Desk Nineteen farmers were killed in the mountainous northern Philippines when a truck carrying them and sacks of rice seeds plunged backwards down a deep ravine, police said Friday, Agencies report. The victims were on their way home from collecting government subsidised seeds late Thursday in ...

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US targets Iran construction sector with new sanctions

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo imposed the sanctions WT24 Desk The United States on Thursday extended its sanctions on Iran by taking aim at its construction sector, which Washington linked to the country’s Revolutionary Guards, Agencies report. The sanctions, it said, would also target “four strategic materials as being used in connection with Iran’s nuclear, military, or ballistic missile programs.” ...

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7 S. Koreans missing after chopper crash

The helicopter had just picked an injured fisherman up from Dokdo when it went down WT24 Desk Seven South Koreans were missing Friday after their helicopter took off from islets disputed with Japan and crashed into the sea moments later, Seoul officials said, Agencies report. The aircraft had just picked an injured fisherman up from Dokdo, which is known as ...

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Russia and Turkey begin joint patrols in northeast Syria

Ground and air units are patrolling near the Syrian border town of Darbasiya WT24 Desk Turkey and Russia launched joint patrols Friday in northeastern Syria, under a deal that halted a Turkish offensive against Syrian Kurdish fighters who were forced to withdraw from the border area following Ankara’s incursion, Agencies report. The patrols will cover two sections, in the west ...

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NATO Doors for Ukraine are open – Stoltenberg

WT24 Desk The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Thursday said the doors of the alliance are open for those who wish to join, including Ukraine, Agencies report. “As a sovereign state, Ukraine has the right to choose its security systems. NATO membership is the decision of the members of the NATO Alliance and those who ...

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Storm wrecks havoc in Pennsylvania

Destroys houses, causes power woes WT24 Desk Homes have been destroyed in Pennsylvania and hundreds of thousands of utility customers were left without power after severe thunderstorms struck the Eastern Seaboard, Agencies report. At least 420,000 customers from South Carolina up to Maine and in Ohio were without power just before midnight Thursday. In Pennsylvania, Delaware County Emergency Management Director ...

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Sharply divided House approves Democrats’ impeachment rules

Vote set rules for public phase of impeachment inquiry, laying out plan that could produce televised hearings within two weeks WT24 Desk Democrats swept a rules package for their impeachment probe of President Donald Trump through a divided House, as the chamber’s first vote on the investigation highlighted the partisan breach the issue has only deepened, Agencies report. By 232-196, ...

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Will do everything to keep Sundarbans safe: Minister

WT24 Desk Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal on Friday warned that anybody attempting to commit any robbery in the Sundarbans will be published as the government will do everything to keep the mangrove forest safe, Agencies report.   He was speaking at a programme at Sheikh Helaluddin Stadium, celebrating one year since Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina declared the Sundarbans free ...

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Downfall of govt matter of time: Moudud

WT24 Desk BNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed on Friday said the fall of the current government is a matter of time because of its widespread corruption, Agencies report. “There’s no reason for us to get frustrated. It’s not possible for anyone to say when and how a mass upsurge will take place. But the fact is that the fall of ...

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5 held over Khulan Madrasa student murder

WT24 Desk Five suspects were detained over the murder of an eight-year-old madrasa student at Badhal village of Rupsha upazila on early Friday, Agencies report.  The deceased was identified as Adnan Sami Babu, a student of Qaumia Qariniya Madrasa of the area. SM Borhan Uddin, cousin of the deceased, said Babu had been missing after he left home for offering ...

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