JAKARTA — A 7.2 magnitude quake rocked Papua in easternmost of Indonesia earlier Tuesday, the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency reported here. earthquake
The quake struck at 04:41 a.m. Jakarta time Tuesday (2141 GMT Monday) with epicenter at 75 km southeast Mamberamoraya of Papua and with the depth at 49 km under land, an official of the agency said. (Indonesia-Earthquake)
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GENEVA — With negotiations harking back to 1996, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) formally accepted on Monday Kazakhstan’s bid to become the body’s new member.
Following the official acceptance event which was attended by Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, WTO Director General Roberto Azevedo said that this was “an historic moment for both WTO and Kazakhstan.” (Kazakhstan-WTO)
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SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir — At least 10 people including four policemen and three civilians were killed, and seven others wounded Monday in an attack on a police station in northern Indian state of Punjab, officials said.
India’s official broadcaster All India Radio (AIR) said the 12- hour long gun battle at Dinanagar police station in Gurdaspur district ended Monday evening with the killing of three attackers. (India-Gunbattle)
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BAGHDAD — A Chinese college student detained in northern Iraq was freed by local police on Monday, according to Chinese embassy in the country.
Liu Tuo, a student with China’s Peking University and a archaeological major, has been freed and is in good health. He has arrived in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad. (Iraq-Chinese-Kidnap)
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ANKARA — A military officer of the Turkish Gendarmerie was killed in an attack by the rebels of the outlawed Kurdish Workers’ Party (PKK) in eastern Turkey on Monday, private Dogan news agency reported.
A group of the PKK militants opened fire against Arslan Kulaksiz, Garrison Commander of the Turkish Gendarmerie, his wife and daughter in Malazgirt town of Mus province when he stopped the car for repair, said the report. (Turkey-Attack) Enditem


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