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Traore sworn in as Mali’s acting president

BAMAKO: The Mali's, Mr Dioncounda Traore was sworn in as interim president of the West African country on Thursday after leaders of a March 22 coup agreed to hand back power to civilians.

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Fighting in south Yemeni kills 50 militants

SANAA: Yemeni artillery and military aircraft backing pro-government tribesmen have pounded al-Qaida fighters trying to battle their way into a strategic town in the country's south, while a suspected US airstrike killed at least 12 militants, officials said.

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Good morning Tehran! Israel beams a message

TEL AVIV: From a tiny studio in a rundown district of southern Tel Aviv, a group of Iranian-Israelis beam non-stop music and news in a bid to reach out to their former fellow countrymen.

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Powerful Indonesia quakes trigger tsunami warnings

BANDA ACEH/BANGKOK: Two massive earthquakes off Indonesian waters on Wednesday triggered fears of a devastating tsunami sending panic across the country and the nations along the Indian Ocean coast but there were no deadly waves or damage reported from anywhere.

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Suu Kyi’s date with Parliament on 23 April

YANGON: The Myanmar opposition leader, Ms Aung San Suu Kyi has been invited to make her debut in Parliament in two weeks, her party said on Monday, following a historic landslide victory for her and other party members in by-elections.

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Imran trains guns on Zardari, Bilwal

ISLAMABAD: The sudden visit of the President, Mr Asif Ali Zardari and his son Mr Bilawal to India has invited ire from their political opponents in Pakistan with the cricketer-turned-politician, Mr Imran Khan questioning the timing of the tour, when the country was faced with a tragedy of the 135 soldiers missing in avalanche in Siachen glacier.

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Nigeria church building collapse kills 22

ABUJA: At least 22 people were killed and 31 others injured when a church building packed with worshippers collapsed in northern Nigeria during Easter vigil, hours after a powerful car bombing claimed nearly 40 lives in the troubled city of Kaduna.

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