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Death toll rises to 226 from Mexico earthquake

Mexico’s civil defense agency says the death toll has risen to 226 from Tuesday’s magnitude 7.1 earthquake that knocked down dozens of buildings in Mexico City and nearby states. The official Twitter feed of agency head Luis Felipe Puente said early Wednesday that 117 people were confirmed dead in Mexico City, and 55 died in […]

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Persecution of all Muslims in Myanmar on the rise

Systematic persecution of minority Muslims is on the rise across Myanmar and not just confined to the northwestern state of Rakhine, where recent violence has sent at least 123,000 of Rohingya Muslims fleeing to neighboring Bangladesh. The Burma Human Rights Network (BHRN) said on Tuesday that the persecution was backed by the government, elements among […]

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China Focus: China launches space telescope to search for black holes, pulsars

By Xinhua writers Yu Fei, Quan Xiaoshu and Qu Ting JIUQUAN, June 15 (Xinhua) — China launched its first X-ray space telescope to observe black holes, pulsars and gamma-ray bursts, via a Long March-4B rocket from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China’s Gobi Desert at 11 a.m. Thursday. The 2.5-tonne Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope […]

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Turkey Wants U.S. Envoy On Islamic State Removed Over Kurdish Policy

May 18, 2017 By Daren Butler and Humeyra Pamuk ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey said on Thursday the U.S. special envoy in the battle against Islamic State should be removed because he supported Kurdish militants, and warned that Ankara would act unilaterally if it faced attack from the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia. The comments, which followed […]

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