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20 killed in Nigerian attacks

Abuja, April 16: At least 20 people were killed in attacks launched by gunmen in two Nigerian villages, local media reported Wednesday citing witnesses and security sources.

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Pakistan Taliban favour talks with government but no truce

Islamabad, April 16: The Pakistani Taliban has decided against extending its ceasefire but the dialogue process with the government will continue, a spokesperson of the militant outfit said Wednesday.

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120 Egypt Muslim Brotherhood supporters get 3 years in jail

Cairo, April 16: An Egyptian court Wednesday sentenced 120 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood group to three years in jail each over riotous acts in October last year.

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Three killed in Palestine while making bomb

Gaza, April 16: Three people were killed Wednesday when a bomb they were preparing went off prematurely in Palestine’s southern Gaza Strip, a health ministry official said.

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Curfew clamped in Haryana town lifted

Gurgaon, April 16: Authorities Wednesday lifted the curfew on Punhana town of Haryana clamped to stop any flare-up between two communities following the killing of a Meo youth, police said.

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BSF kills Pakistani smuggler, recovers eight kg heroin

Chandigarh, April 16: BSF troopers killed a Pakistani smuggler and recovered eight kg of heroin following a shootout in Punjab’s Amritsar sector, a BSF officer said Wednesday.

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Afghan Taliban local commander killed, 4 injured

Kabul, April 16: Afghan security forces during operations against Taliban militants in the northern Badakhshan province killed a local commander and injured four others, Ahmad Naved Frotan, provincial government spokesman, said Wednesday.

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Ukraine on verge of civil war: Putin

Moscow, April 16: The escalation of conflict in Ukraine has brought the country to the verge of civil war, Kremlin said in a statement Wednesday.

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Militant hideouts attacked in North Waziristan

Islamabad, April 16: Pakistani security forces attacked militant hideouts with helicopter gunships in North Waziristan after one of its men was injured in a blast, media reported Wednesday.

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