A Tupolev Tu-22M3 Backfire long-range bomber hits ISIS targets in Syria's Aleppo, Deir Ez Zor and Idlib governorates. Best possible quality. (Sputnik Photo)
A Tupolev Tu-22M3 Backfire long-range bomber hits ISIS targets in Syria's Aleppo, Deir Ez Zor and Idlib governorates. Best possible quality. (Sputnik Photo)

DAMASCUS — Airstrikes on rebel-held areas in the country’s northwestern city of Idlib killed 25 people on Tuesday, a monitor group reported.
The airstrikes targeted several areas in the countryside of Idlib, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The UK-based watchdog said the death toll could likely rise due to a large number of critically wounded people. (Syria-Idlib-Airstrike)
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BRUSSELS — In the course of an investigation into terrorism, eight people were arrested after nine searches in Schaerbeek, Saint-Nicolas, Antwerp and Bruges, Belgian media reported Tuesday.
They are suspected of having recruited people to go to Syria, as well as having financially supported the Islamic State group, the federal prosecutor’s office said Tuesday. (Belgium-Terror-Arrests)
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NEW YORK — An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale jolted 10 kilometers north of Reuleuet, Indonesia, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said on Tuesday.
The epicenter, with a depth of 17.16 km, was initially determined to be at 5.3081 degrees north latitude and 96.2686 degrees east longitude. (Indonesia-Earthquake)
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HONG KONG — Landslides in Banten and Central Java provinces of western Indonesia have left 5 people dead, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman of national disaster management agency told Xinhua via phone earlier Wednesday. (Indonesia-Landslides-Disaster)
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CAPE TOWN — Botched circumcision has claimed at least six lives in South Africa since the summer initiation season began three weeks ago, authorities said on Tuesday.
All the deaths were reported in Eastern Cape Province which keeps the highest death rate of botched circumcision.
The ages of the deceased range between 16 and 20 years of age, the Eastern Cape Department of Cooperative and Traditional Affairs said. (South Africa-Circumcision-Deaths) Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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