Syrians evacuate an injured man following an air strike on a rebel-held neighbourhood in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on April 29, 2016 (AFP Photo/Ameer Alhalbi)
Syrians evacuate an injured man following an air strike on a rebel-held neighbourhood in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on April 29, 2016 (AFP Photo/Ameer Alhalbi)

DAMASCUS — Several bombings rocked key Syrian cities almost simultaneously Monday, killing at least 48 people, as Russia and the United States fail short of concluding negotiations on a cease-fire in Syria.
The first bombing happened in the central city of Homs at 7.14 a.m. local time (0414 GMT), when a booby-trapped car was detonated after being discovered by government soldiers at a checkpoint at the Bab Tadmur area.
ign affairs committee chairman Frantisek Sebej said Sunday.
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LAGOS — Police in Nigeria Monday said they have begun a search for 15 oil workers kidnapped last Friday in the oil-rich Rivers State.
State police spokesperson Nnamdi Omoni told Xinhua in the southern city of Port Harcourt that the police had mobilized their anti-kidnap unit and other special units for the operation.
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BIRMINGHAM — Some 180 selected Chinese brand enterprises are showcasing themselves during the ongoing 14th European Showcase for Brands of China held in the National Exhibition Center of Birmingham in Britain.
Set to run from Sept. 4-7, the event is hosted by the Ministry of Commerce of China and aims to further promote Chinese brands and products and to enhance Sino-UK trade and economic relations, according to an opening reception held Monday.
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WASHINGTON — Obesity usually shortens our lifespan, but a new U.S. study published Monday found that overweight patients with advanced kidney cancer had significantly longer survival than those who were normal or underweight.
Having a high body mass index (BMI) is a well-established risk factor for clear cell renal cell carcinoma, the most common type of kidney cancer. BMI is the ratio of weight in kilograms divided by the squared height in meters.
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KABUL — An explosion rocked central Kabul late Monday night with unknown casualties, witnesses and sources said early Tuesday.
“A big explosion went off in Shar-e-Naw locality in central Kabul roughly at 11:15 p.m. Monday (local time). So far, we have no more details, but we will try to get more information,” a security source told Xinhua. Enditem

Source: GNA/News Ghana

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