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California wildfires toll reaches 40

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 11:44

San Francisco, Oct 15 (IANS) The toll from massive wildfires raging across California has increased to 40 with thousands more ordered to evacuate from Santa Rosa city as a new blaze threatened the area, police said.

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Number of defectors from N.Korea falls

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 08:18

Seoul, Oct 15 (IANS) The number of North Koreans fleeing the isolated country to South Korea dropped almost 15 per cent in the first nine months of 2017, according to figures released on Sunday.

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Morocco arrests 11 IS-linked suspects

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 07:12

Rabat, Oct 15 (IANS) Moroccan security services have arrested 11 people with suspected links to the Islamic State (IS) group, the Interior Ministry announced in a statement.

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Mexico quakes: 39 people still hospitalised

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 06:28

Mexico City, Oct 15 (IANS) A total of 39 people remain hospitalised, 11 of them in serious condition, following the September earthquakes in Mexico, the Health Secretariat said.

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US-led forces transfer IS militants from Raqqa to Deir al-Zour

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 05:46

Damascus, Oct 15 (IANS) Dozens of Islamic State (IS) militants are being transferred under the protection of the US-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) from the northern city of Raqqa towards Deir al-Zour province in eastern Syria, a media report said.

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Mexico to reinforce earthquake alert system

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 04:46

Mexico City, Oct 15 (IANS) Mexico City will reinforce its earthquake alert system by installing between 800 and 1,000 new speakers on the streets, the government announced.

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Four IS supporters detained in Russia

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 02:22

Moscow, Oct 15 (IANS) Four supporters of the Islamic State (IS) have been detained on suspicion of planning terrorist attacks in the country's Republic of Dagestan, Russia's NAC said.

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Venezuela polls: Independent observers vouch for transparency

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 01:54

Caracas, Oct 15 (IANS) CEELA President Nicanor Moscoso has said its members are "satisfied" and "confident" that the regional elections to be held on Sunday across Venezuela will be carried out with "absolute transparency".

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