DAR ES SALLAM — Tanzania’s ruling party candidate John Magufuli won the presidential election, the National Electoral Commission (NEC) announced on Thursday.

The Tanzanian ruling party Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) retained power after its presidential canditate won about 58 percent of the overall votes. (Tanzania-Election)
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BUCHAREST — The Moldovan Cabinet of Prime Minister Valeriu Strelet was dismissed Thursday through a no-confidence vote in parliament put forward by opposition parties PCRM (Party of Communists) and PSRM (Party of Socialists). ( After four hours of debate, the motion of censure was voted on with 65 of 101 members of parliament, including the Democrats of the ruling coalition, in favor of impeachment. (Moldova-Dismissal)
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ISLAMABAD — Death toll from the 7.5 magnitude earthquake that hit parts of Pakistan on Monday rose to 272, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) of Pakistan said Thursday.

According to the NDMA, at least 2,123 people were also injured and 25,364 houses damaged by the earthquake. (Pakistan-Earthquake)
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TRIPOLI — More than 1,000 illegal immigrants on overcrowded boats have been rescued near Libya on Wednesday morning, Italian Coast Guards said.

British, German, Irish, and Slovenian navy ships also participated in the rescue, the highest number of migrants rescued in a single day in three weeks. (Libya-Immigrants) Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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