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Blast on Somalia airplane 'was caused by bomb'

Blast on Somalia airplane 'was caused by bomb'
Mogadishu - 

A bomb caused the explosion that ripped a hole in the fuselage of a passenger plane shortly after it took off from Somalia's main airport on Tuesday, killing one person, the government said.

Five Czech skiers killed in Austrian Alps avalanche

Five Czech skiers killed in Austrian Alps avalanche
Vienna - 

Five skiers from the Czech Republic were killed Saturday in an avalanche in the Austrian Alps that also engulfed 17 other people, police said.

Rescuers race to save over 100 buried after Taiwan quake

Rescuers race to save over 100 buried after Taiwan quake
Tainan, Taiwan - 

Rescuers raced against time Sunday to free more than 100 people buried beneath the rubble of apartment blocks felled by an earthquake in southern Taiwan that left 19 dead, as an investigation was launched into the building collapse.

Militants release Australian kidnapped in Burkina Faso

Militants release Australian kidnapped in Burkina Faso
Ouagadougou  - 

An elderly Australian woman kidnapped by Al-Qaeda-linked jihadists in Burkina Faso has been released and efforts are underway to secure the release of her husband, officials said.

N. Korea triggers fresh fury with space rocket launch

N. Korea triggers fresh fury with space rocket launch
Seoul - 

North Korea said Sunday it had successfully put a satellite into orbit, with a rocket launch widely condemned as a ballistic missile test for a weapons delivery system to strike the US mainland.

Two killed in explosion at Spain biodiesel plant: emergency services

Madrid - 

Two workers were killed and a third was seriously injured in an explosion at a biodiesel plant in eastern Spain on Saturday, regional emergency services said.

Pakistan wants as many Taliban groups as possible to join talks

Pakistan wants as many Taliban groups as possible to join talks

Islamabad - 

Pakistan said as many Taliban groups as possible must be persuaded to join any upcoming peace discussions with the Afghan government, as a third round of four-country talks aimed at reviving negotiations with the insurgent group began  Saturday.

Twitter blocks 125,000 accounts in 'terrorist content' crackdown

Twitter blocks 125,000 accounts in 'terrorist content' crackdown

Washington - 

Twitter said Friday it suspended more than 125,000 accounts, most of them linked to the Islamic State group, as part of increased efforts to eradicate "terrorist content" on the popular messaging platform.

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