JAKARTA — Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Monday evening decided to terminate the term of a newly appointed minister after rumor that he is holding both Indonesian and U.S. citizenship, an official announced here.
Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Archandra Tahar, who was appointed as minister on July 27, was fired from his position effective on Tuesday, Pratikno, secretary of state, announced. (Indonesia-Politics)
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KATHMANDU — Nepal’s Home Ministry said that as many as 29 people were killed and 72 people were injured in two separate bus accidents that took place in Kavrepalanchowk district in central Nepal and Baitadi district in far-western Nepal on Monday.
As many as 26 people were killed and 42 injured in the passenger bus accident in Kavrepalanchowk as the bus veered off the road and plunged down at Birta Deurali area of the district, the ministry said in a press statement. (Nepal-Bus Accident)
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ANKARA — Two police officers and one civilian were killed when a car bomb detonated near a traffic police station in Turkey’s southeastern province of Diyarbakir, local media reported.
Twenty-five people, including eight police, were also wounded in that blast at the police station in Sukurlu, a village in Diyarbakir, Dogan News Agency reported.
Militants from the outlawed Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) conducted the attack, State-run Anadolu Agency said. (Turkey-Explosion)
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LUSAKA — Zambia’s incumbent President Edgar Lungu has won re-election, final results released by the country’s electoral body on Monday have shown.
According to the results issued by the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ), Lungu took 1,860,877 votes (50.35 percent), while main opposition challenger, Hakainde Hichilema of the United Party for National Development, took 1,760,347 votes in the election held on August 11. (Zambia-Election)
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FRANKFURT — At least one man was seriously injured in a knife and shooting attack in Cologne, Germany on Monday, local media reported.
The attack occurred around four o’clock in the morning in the inner city of Cologne, where a group of five men were foul-mouthed and fought each other with axes. (Germany-Cologne-Axe Attack) Enditem
Source: Xinhua/News Ghana