Egyptian soldiers patrol near the sites attacked on Jan. 29, in Arish, North Sinai Province, Egypt, on Jan. 31, 2015. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday strongly condemned Thursday's terrorist attacks in Sinai, Egypt, of which the death toll rose to 33. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)
Egyptian soldiers patrol near the sites attacked on Jan. 29, in Arish, North Sinai Province, Egypt, on Jan. 31, 2015. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday strongly condemned Thursday's terrorist attacks in Sinai, Egypt, of which the death toll rose to 33. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

Egyptian soldiers patrol near the sites attacked on Jan. 29, in Arish, North Sinai Province, Egypt, on Jan. 31, 2015. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday strongly condemned Thursday's terrorist attacks in Sinai, Egypt, of which the death toll rose to 33. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)
Egyptian soldiers patrol near the sites attacked on Jan. 29, in Arish, North Sinai Province, Egypt, on Jan. 31, 2015. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday strongly condemned Thursday’s terrorist attacks in Sinai, Egypt, of which the death toll rose to 33. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)
ARISH, Egypt — At least six Egyptian soldiers were killed and six others wounded Tuesday as two improvised explosive devices targeted their two armored vehicles on a highway in restive North Sinai, a security source in the peninsula told Xinhua. (Egypt-Explosives)
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ACCRA — Rescue team near Ghana’s southern town of Yeji, where a boat disaster occurred on Sunday, has retrieved five more bodies from the River Volta, bringing the number of the dead so far to 13.
Five more bodies, including a pregnant woman, were retrieved from the lake as at sunset on Monday. (Ghana-Rescue Team)
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MOSCOW — Russia has no plan of ceding parts of the Kuril Islands to Japan, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday.
“We aren’t doing this and we won’t do this. We won’t cede the Kuril Islands and we won’t beg Japan for a peace agreement,” Lavrov said during a web chat on the website of Russian newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda. (Russia-Kurils)
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TIKRIT, Iraq — At least four people were killed and 11 others wounded on Tuesday in two suicide bomb attacks targeting government-backed paramilitary Shiite unit in Iraq’s Salahudin province, a provincial security source told Xinhua. (Iraq-Bomb Attacks)
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KUNDUZ, Afghanistan — The Taliban militants on Tuesday intercepted three long-distance buses along a main road in Afghanistan’s northern province of Kunduz, kidnapping over 180 passengers besides the drivers, the provincial police department said. (Afghanistan-Taliban)
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MOSCOW — The Russian Defense Ministry Tuesday denied a report that the Russian air force had launched strikes against Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib.
“The Russian air force performed no combat missions, nor launched strikes in the province of Idlib,” Defense Ministry spokesman Major-General Igor Konashenkov said in a written statement.(Russia-Syria) Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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