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Roadside bomb hits U.S.-led coalition convoy in north of Baghdad

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A roadside bomb exploded on Friday near a convoy of trucks carrying equipment belonging to the U.S.-led coalition forces in Salahudin province in the...
KUMAMOTO, April 17, 2016 (Xinhua) -- Photo taken on April 17, 2016 shows a landslide after an earthquake in Minami-Aso, Kumamoto prefecture in southwest Japan, on April 17, 2016. A powerful magnitude-7.3 earthquake struck the island of Kyushu in southwest Japan early Saturday just a day after a sizable foreshock hit the region, with the number of fatalities now standing at 41 according to the latest figures on Sunday. (Xinhua/Liu Tian)

5.2-magnitude quake hits 123 km N of Lae, Papua New Guinea: USGS

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.2 jolted 123 km N of Lae, Papua New Guinea at 20:59:48 GMT on Friday, the U.S. Geological...
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Egypt confirms 141 new COVID-19 cases, tally hits 101,641

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Egypt's COVID-19 total cases rose to 101,641 as the country confirmed 141 new infections on Thursday, said the Health Ministry. Meanwhile, 19...
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5.7-magnitude quake hits central Mid-Atlantic Ridge — USGS

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7 jolted central Mid-Atlantic Ridge at 03:00:15 GMT on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
WASHINGTON, March 3, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Photo taken on March 3, 2020 shows flags on the U.S. Federal Reserve building in Washington D.C., the United States. The U.S. Federal Reserve lowered the target range for the federal funds rate by 50 basis points to a range of 1.00 percent to 1.25 percent, as the novel coronavirus disease poses "evolving risks" to economic activity, the central bank announced Tuesday. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

U.S. homebuilder confidence hits all-time high in September

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U.S. homebuilder confidence hit an all-time high in September as historically low mortgage rates continue to boost the housing market, the National Association...
Two US cops get injured in a home robbery attack inTennessee, US.

1 killed, several other injured when train hits bus, SUV

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A train collided on Monday morning with a bus and an SUV in Lagos, southwest Nigeria, killing one person and injuring several others,...
An explosion occurs at a fuel station in north Accra, capital of Ghana, Oct. 7, 2017. The explosion happening late Saturday left at least two people dead. (Xinhua/Shi Song) (yk)

Jordan says explosion hits army base due to high temperature

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Jordan Armed Forces said Friday dawn explosion that rocked a military base in the Zarqa governorate was due to the high temperature. ...
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3 dead, 4 wounded after train hits car in Indonesia’s East Java

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Three people were killed and four others sustained injuries after a train hit a minivan in Indonesia's western province of East Java on Thursday,...
Pool/AFP / Yannis Kolesidis Greek authorities predict it will take 10 days to clear all the 8,400 refugees and migrants from a makeshift camp on the Greek-Macedonian border near Idomeni, on May 24, 2016

Fire hits overcrowded Greek refugee camp

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A fire broke out on Wednesday at the overcrowded refugee camp of Moria in Greece, according to media reports. People were...
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Daniel Amartey Hits Net As Leicester City Draw With Blackburn Rovers

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Ghanaian international, Daniel Amartey was on target in Leicester City's 1-1 with Championship side Blackburn Rovers on Saturday in a preseason friendly. Amartey the Foxes...

5.3-magnitude quake hits Manaca Norte of Panama: USGS

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.3 jolted 1 km N of Manaca Norte, Panama at 17:46:43 GMT on Friday, the U.S. Geological...
Photo taken on Aug. 24, 2016 shows rescuers and a sniffer dog working after the earthquake in Amatrice, central Italy. The death toll from a powerful earthquake in central Italy has risen to 247, Italian authorities confirmed early on Thursday. (Xinhua/Jin Yu)

5.2-magnitude quake hits Banda Sea — USGS

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.2 jolted Banda Sea at 05:00:29 GMT on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. ...
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5.1-magnitude quake hits 34 km ENE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu — USGS

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.1 jolted 34 km ENE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu at 00:58:05 GMT on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey...
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5.1-magnitude quake hits South Sandwich Islands region — USGS

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A 5.1-magnitude earthquake jolted South Sandwich Islands region at 0021 GMT on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The epicenter, with...
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5.0-magnitude quake hits 107 km NW of Vallenar, Chile – USGS

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.0 jolted 107 km northwest of Vallenar, Chile at 17:13:21 GMT on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey...
Residents stand in front of the debris of houses after an earthquake in the city of Chone, Manabi Province, Ecuador, on April 17, 2016. [Photo/Xinhua]

5.7-magnitude quake hits 102 km NW of Vallenar, Chile — USGS

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7 jolted 102 km northwest of Vallenar, Chile at 07:01:24 GMT on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. ...
Photo taken on Aug. 24, 2016 shows rescuers and a sniffer dog working after the earthquake in Amatrice, central Italy. The death toll from a powerful earthquake in central Italy has risen to 247, Italian authorities confirmed early on Thursday. (Xinhua/Jin Yu)

5.6-magnitude quake hits 69 km SW of Palana, Russia — USGS

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6 jolted 69 km SW of Palana, Russia at 0051 GMT on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey...
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5.8-magnitude quake hits Pacific-Antarctic Ridge – USGS

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8 jolted Pacific-Antarctic Ridge at 20:28:13 GMT on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The epicenter,...
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6.2-magnitude quake hits Chagos Archipelago region – USGS

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 jolted Chagos Archipelago region at 17:24:04 GMT on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The...
Photo taken on May 29, 2020 shows the live broadcast of U.S. President Donald Trump speaking at a press conference at the White House in Washington D.C.. U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that his country is "terminating" its relationship with the World Health Organization. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

Trump hits campaign trail after accepting renomination

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U.S. President Donald Trump hit the campaign trail on Friday by holding a rally in Londonderry in the northeastern state of New Hampshire, a...
Medical workers treat a COVID-19 patient at the coronavirus unit in Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center, Bnei Brak, April 13, 2020. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

Egypt records 223 new COVID-19 cases, tally hits 98,285

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Egypt registered on Friday 223 new COVID-19 infections, raising the total cases in the country to 98,285, Egyptian Health Ministry said in a...
KUMAMOTO, April 17, 2016 (Xinhua) -- Firefighters check the buildings in the earthquake rocked Mashiki in Kumamoto prefecture, Japan, April 17, 2016. A powerful magnitude-7.3 earthquake struck the island of Kyushu in southwestern Japan early Saturday just a day after a sizable foreshock hit the region, with the number of fatalities now standing at 41 according to the latest figures on Sunday. (Xinhua/Ma Ping)

5.5-magnitude quake hits 115 km NE of Maketu, New Zealand – USGS

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.5 jolted 115 km NE of Maketu, New Zealand at 15:47:06 GMT on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey...
Rescuers try to look for victims at the site where a building collapsed during an earthquake in Tainan City, southeast China's Taiwan, Feb. 6, 2016. A 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit an area near Tainan of Taiwan at 03:57 a.m. Beijing Time on Saturday, damaging several buildings, leaving at least seven people dead and hundreds injured, according to the island's disaster response center. (Xinhua/Zhang Guojun) (lfj)

Urgent: 5.3-magnitude quake hits Bouvet Island region – USGS

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.3 jolted Bouvet Island region at 0224 GMT on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

5.3-magnitude quake hits Easter Island region – USGS

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.3 jolted Easter Island region at 21:39:42 GMT on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The...
Residents stand in front of the debris of houses after an earthquake in the city of Chone, Manabi Province, Ecuador, on April 17, 2016. [Photo/Xinhua]

5.4-magnitude quake hits northeast India — USGS

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.4 jolted 17 km east of North Vanlaiphai, northeast India, at 1207 GMT on Thursday, the U.S....
Photo taken on Aug. 24, 2016 shows rescuers and a sniffer dog working after the earthquake in Amatrice, central Italy. The death toll from a powerful earthquake in central Italy has risen to 247, Italian authorities confirmed early on Thursday. (Xinhua/Jin Yu)

5.0-magnitude quake hits 163 km E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea — USGS

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.0 jolted 163 km E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea at 0500 GMT on Thursday, the U.S....

6.0-magnitude quake hits 135 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea -USGS

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 jolted 135 km SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea at 19:08:53 GMT on Tuesday, the U.S....
Firefighters work at a blast site amid smoke and dust in Paris, France, Jan. 12, 2019. A huge gas explosion in central Paris injured at least 20 people on Saturday, of whom two were in critical condition, Le Figaro newspaper reported. The explosion occurred at around 9 a.m. (0800 GMT) in a closed bakery on the Rue de Trevise in the 9th district of Paris due to a suspected gas leak. (Xinhua/Chen Yichen)

Explosion hits Turkey-Russia joint patrol in Syria’s Idlib – ministry

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An explosion on Tuesday hit the convoy of the joint patrol of Turkish and Russian militaries in Idlib province of northwestern Syria, Turkey's defense...
“Proponents of the New Paradigm in Africa have a new milestone to celebrate, with the opening of a new segment of the Mombasa-Kisumu Standard Gauge Rail (SGR) line in Kenya. On October 16, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta led a celebration to open Segment 2A, a 120 kilometer (75 mile) extension from the capital (and current terminus) of Nairobi, to Naivasha, a large town northwest of the capital. Opening of this—admittedly rather short—segment nonetheless brings the SGR project one step closer to its planned destination: Kampala, the capital city of neighboring, landlocked Uganda.”

Kenya’s financial inclusion hits 83 percent – report

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The national access to financial inclusion in Kenya has hit 82.9 percent, an improvement from 26.7 percent in a decade, a new report released...
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5.5-magnitude quake hits 11 km WNW of Papayal and Peru

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.5 jolted 11 km WNW of Papayal, Peru at 0518 GMT on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. ...