Rescuers transfer victims' bodies from the site of explosion at a fuel station in Accra, Ghana, June 4, 2015. Over 96 people have been killed in an explosion at a fuel station in downtown of Ghana's capital Accra on Thursday, official of the fire service confirmed. (Xinhua/Lin Xiaowei) (djj)
Rescuers transfer victims' bodies from the site of explosion at a fuel station in Accra, Ghana, June 4, 2015. Over 96 people have been killed in an explosion at a fuel station in downtown of Ghana's capital Accra on Thursday, official of the fire service confirmed. (Xinhua/Lin Xiaowei) (djj)

ACCRA — The death toll in the petrol station explosion and flood in Ghana’s capital Accra has risen to over 200, according to figures from the interior ministry Thursday.

Rescuers transfer a victim's body from the site of explosion at a fuel station in Accra, Ghana, June 4, 2015. Over 96 people have been killed in an explosion at a fuel station in downtown of Ghana's capital Accra on Thursday, official of the fire service confirmed. (Xinhua/Lin Xiaowei) (djj)
Rescuers transfer a victim’s body from the site of explosion at a fuel station in Accra, Ghana, June 4, 2015. Over 96 people have been killed in an explosion at a fuel station in downtown of Ghana’s capital Accra on Thursday, official of the fire service confirmed. (Xinhua/Lin Xiaowei) (djj)

The inferno followed hours of heavy downpour in Accra that led to power outages in several communities. (Ghana-Blast-Toll)
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HELSINKI — The newly installed government of Finland led by the Center Party chairman Juha Sipila won its first vote of confidence in the parliament on Thursday, Finnish national broadcaster Yle reported.
In a midday plenary session in the Finnish Parliament, MPs voted 114-72 in favor of the three-party coalition government. (Finland-Government-Confidence)
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CAIRO — Egypt’s Court of Cassation, the country’s highest judicial authority, ordered on Thursday retrial of former long-time President Hosni Mubarak over killing of protesters in the 2011 uprising that ended up with his ouster.
Last November, Mubarak was acquitted in the same case, along with his interior minister Habib al-Adly and six of his aides, and the prosecution appealed their acquittal later in December. (Egypt-Mubarak-Muslim Brotherhood)
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SEOUL — One doctor in South Korea, infected with the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), had contacts with thousands of unspecified individuals in capital Seoul, boosting fears for an exponential increase in contagion.
The Seoul metropolitan government said in a statement on Thursday night that a 38-year-old doctor at a hospital in Seoul had contacts with thousands of people for three days until he was quarantined on May 31. (S.Korea-MERS)
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ABUJA — Some soldiers were feared dead Thursday as a suicide bomb attack hit a military checkpoint in Maiduguri, capital of Nigeria’s northeastern state of Borno, witnesses told Xinhua.
A female suicide bomber carried out the attack at the location, few kilometers from the Mailari Barracks where the headquarters of 7th Division of the Nigerian Army is located, a witness named Audu Musa said. (Nigeria-Blast) Enditem

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