A wide view of members of the Security Council during a meeting on January 6. (Courtesy)
A wide view of members of the Security Council during a meeting on January 6. (Courtesy)

LISBON — Eleven people aged between 21 and 28 were detained during the MEO Sudoeste music festival in Beja, around 170 km south of Lisbon, for alleged drug trafficking, the national guard said Monday.

During the operation, 606 doses of hashish were seized, as well as 36 doses of synthetic drugs and four doses of cannabis. Police also seized four doses of cocaine, an extensible stick and 658 euros in cash. (Portugal-Drug-Detention)
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MEXICO CITY — The death toll from tropical storm Earl has risen to 42 in Mexico, the country’s civil protection authorities said Monday.
“We have an official figure of 29 people that have lost their lives in Puebla and in Veracruz there are 12. Today we are still getting reports of missing people,” said Luis Felipe Puente, national coordinator of civil protection under the Interior Ministry. (Mexico-Earl-deaths)
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UNITED NATIONS — The UN Security Council on Monday condemned “in the strongest terms” terrorist attacks on UN peacekeeping mission in Mali, while calling on the Malian government to swiftly investigate these attacks.
On Sunday, an improvised explosive device attacked the peacekeeping mission, known as MINUSMA, in south of Aguelhok, a town in the Kidal Region of eastern Mali, following a similar attack on Friday. These attacks have killed one peacekeeper and injured six others in total. (UN-Mali-Terrorist Attack)
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BAGHDAD — Iraqi security forces on Monday clashed with the Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq, while the Iraqi defense minister escaped unharmed a mortar and gunfire attack by the extremist militants on his convoy near the city of Mosul, a security source and the defense minister office said.

During the day, the IS militants in the militant-seized town of Qayyara, some 50 km south of Mosul, fired mortar rounds and opened fire from machine guns on the convoy of the Defense Minister Khalid al-Obeidi while traveling on a nearby road leading to Nineveh Liberation Operations Command in Makhmour military base in southeast of Mosul, Obeidi’s office said in a statement posted on the minister’s official page of Facebook. (Iraq-IS) Enditem

Source: Xinhua/News Ghana

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