BANGKOK — Sixteen people were killed and about 80 others injured in an explosion in downtown Bangkok on Monday night, police said.
The explosion happened at about 7 p.m. local time near Erawan Shrine at Ratchaprasong intersection, a popular destination for domestic and foreign tourists. (Thailand-Bangkok-Explosion)
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ABUJA — Three people were killed and two others were injured following a weekend suicide bomb attack near a local market in Nigeria’s northeastern state of Borno, the police said Monday. (Nigeria-Suicide Bomb)
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RAMADI, Iraq — A total of 52 people were killed on Monday in bomb attacks, including three suicide bombings, and air strikes targeting Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq’s western province of Anbar, provincial security sources said. (Iraq-Bomb Attacks)
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GENEVA — The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, on Monday condemned Sunday’s air raids on a market place in Douma, located northeast of Damascus. (UN-Envoy-Syria)
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KATHMANDU — Normal life across Nepal has been crippled today for the second consecutive day owing to a nation-wide general strike launched by the 30-party alliance. (Nepal-Strike)
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TEHRAN — The recent nuclear deal with world powers will not pave the way for U.S. influence in Iran, the country’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday, according to official IRNA news agency. (Iran-Khamenei)
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SANAA — Fighters loyal to exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi recaptured the presidential palace in Yemen’s third largest city Taiz on Monday, widening a series of conquests in battles against Shiite Houthi rebels, military sources said. (Yemen-Presidential Palace) Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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