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6 Killed in Nepal Landslides

Posted July 15th, 2011 at 1:45 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Nepal say monsoon rains have triggered landslides Friday in two villages, killing six people, with 10 others believed to be buried in the debris. Authorities in Purtingkada, about 320 kilometers west of the capital, Kathmandu, say three bodies have been recovered from the landslide. They say 10 others are missing and are thought […]

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Burkina Faso Discharges Hundreds of Soldiers for Attempted Mutiny

Posted July 15th, 2011 at 1:10 am (UTC-5)
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Burkina Faso has dismissed 566 soldiers linked to a wave of mutiny attempts between April and last month. An army official said Thursday, 217 soldiers are facing prosecution on charges of inciting public rowdiness, and failing to respect military duties. The alleged attempted mutinies follow a trend of disorder in Burkina Faso this year. The […]

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Indonesian Volcano Erupts

Posted July 15th, 2011 at 12:15 am (UTC-5)
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A volcano in central Indonesia spit ash, rocks and smoke hundreds of meters into the air overnight, but experts say the eruption posed no threat to people living on the mountain’s slopes. The area has been on highest alert since Monday, when authorities started evacuating villages in the path of the smoke and ash. So […]

Congo Suspends License of Country’s Largest Airline After Crash

Posted July 15th, 2011 at 12:10 am (UTC-5)
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The Democratic Republic of Congo has suspended the operating license of one of the country’s largest airlines following a deadly crash that killed at least 83 people last week. Late Thursday, a Transport Ministry spokesman said the move against Hewa Bora was until further notice and pending a government investigation into last Friday’s crash. Congolese […]

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