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41 killed in fire at Cairo Coptic church

CAIRO, Aug 14 (AFP): A fire that broke out Sunday in a Coptic Christian church in Egypt's capital Cairo killed 41 people, church officials said.The blaze started for unknown reasons at the Abu Sifine church in the capital's northwestern, working-class district of Imbaba, officials said. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi declared...

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N Korea criticises UN chief's support for North's denuclearisation

SEOUL, Aug 14 (Reuters): North Korea's foreign ministry on Sunday criticised the United Nations Secretary-General's recent comment on his supports for the North's complete denuclearisation, calling the remarks lack impartiality and fairness.North Korea's state news agency KCNA released a statement from the foreign ministry after UN chief Antonio Guterres on...

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China and Thailand kick off joint air force drills

BANGKOK, Aug 14 (AFP): Thailand and China kicked off a joint air force exercise on Sunday, the kingdom's military said, the first such drills in years following a pause forced by Covid-19.The "Falcon Strike" exercise comes after China's biggest-ever military drills around Taiwan, which were conducted in retaliation to a...

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13 killed, five injured as truck falls over bus in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Aug 14 (Xinhua): At least 13 people were killed and five others injured after a truck fell over a passenger bus in Rahim Yar Khan city of Pakistan's eastern Punjab province, rescue workers told local media on Saturday night.According to the reports, a passenger bus fell into a sinkhole...

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