Iraq

DAMASCUS — Over 40 people were killed Saturday by continuous rebel shelling against the Kurdish-dominated district of Sheikh Maksud in the northern city of Aleppo, Syria’s national TV said, citing a Russian monitoring base.(Syria-Shelling)h – – – –
IraqFALLUJAH, Iraq — Iraqi security forces on Saturday liberated the town of Saqlawiyah from Islamic State (IS) militants near the IS-held city of Fallujah in Iraq’s western province of Anbar, a provincial security source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.(Iraq-IS-Clash)
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PARIS — Death toll in floods that hit Paris and central French cities rose to four with 24 others wounded, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Saturday.(France-Floods-toll)
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BAGHDAD — At least two soldiers were killed and five others wounded on Saturday in a suicide bomb attack targeting the Iraqi army at the town of Tarmiyah just north of Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source told Xinhua.
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DAMASCUS — The Syrian army on Saturday entered the administrative borders of the northern province of al-Raqqa, the de facto capital of the Islamic State (IS) group, a monitor group reported.(c)
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NEW DELHI — Two policemen, including an officer, were killed in a militant attack in Indian-controlled Kashmir’s Anantnag district Saturday, in the second such terror attack on Indian security forces in the area in the past 24 hours.(India-Terror)
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ALGIERS — As many as 33 people were killed and 22 others were injured when a transport bus collided with a semi trailer early on Saturday morning in the province of Laghouat, 400 km southern of Algiers, Fire Fighting Department said.(Algeria-Accident)
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LOS ANGELES — Three-time heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali died at 74 Friday after a 32-year battle with Parkinson’s disease.(Sports-Boxing-Ali) Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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