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World powers rush to offer Turkey, Syria aid over quake

World powers rush to offer Turkey, Syria aid over quake

Countries around the world have mobilised rapidly to send aid and rescue workers after a massive earthquake killed more than 6,200 people in Turkey and Syria. The EU has mobilised 27 search and rescue and medical teams from 19 countries to help Turkey. They involve over 1,150 rescuers and 70 rescue dogs, EU crisis management...

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A Timeline of Earthquakes since 2000

A Timeline of Earthquakes since 2000

A magnitude 7.8 earthquake devasted Turkey and Syria on Monday, killing more than 4,000 people in both countries, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.   The quake also toppled thousands of buildings across a wide region in the two countries. Here is a list of the world’s deadliest earthquakes since 2000: Bhuj, Gujarat January 26, 2001: A...

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World powers rush to offer Turkey, Syria aid over quake

World powers rush to offer Turkey, Syria aid over quake

PARIS: Countries around the world have mobilised rapidly to send aid and rescue workers after a massive earthquake killed more than 5,000 people in Turkey and Syria. Offers of assistance came from countries across the world. Here are some of the chief pledges of support. – European Union – The European Union has mobilised 27...

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World powers rush to offer Turkey, Syria aid over quake

World powers rush to offer Turkey, Syria aid over quake

PARIS, France (AFP) – Countries around the world have mobilised rapidly to send aid and rescue workers after a massive earthquake killed more than 5,000 people in Turkey and Syria. Offers of assistance came from countries across the world. Here are some of the chief pledges of support. European Union  The European Union has mobilised...

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Soybeans fall on China sales worry after US shoots down balloon

Soybeans fall on China sales worry after US shoots down balloon

HAMBURG: Chicago soybeans fell on Monday, pressured by concern US sales to China could be endangered by political tension after the United States shot down a Chinese balloon. Wheat was supported by strong international demand, especially a new tender from major importer Algeria. Chicago Board of Trade most-active soybeans fell 0.5% to $15.24-1/4 a bushel...

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Muslim-majority Chad opens embassy in Israel

Muslim-majority Chad opens embassy in Israel

JERUSALEM: Chadian President Mahamat Deby, in Israel to open an embassy on Thursday, heard his hosts’ concern about what they described as the clout of their arch-foes Iran and Hezbollah in Africa’s Sahel region. Israel only confirmed Deby’s visit on Wednesday, a day after he arrived. The trip included a rare stop at the Mossad...

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Aramco, Sonatrach raise OSPs for LPG by 10-34% in Feb vs Jan

Aramco, Sonatrach raise OSPs for LPG by 10-34% in Feb vs Jan

MOSCOW: Saudi Arabia’s state oil producer Aramco and Algeria’s Sonatrach raised February official selling prices for liquefied petroleum gas by 10-34% compared to January amid rising oil prices and limited global LPG supply, traders said. Aramco’s OSP for propane rose by $200 to $790 per tonne in February, while the OSP for butane increased by...

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Morocco star Boufal joins Qatari club

Morocco star Boufal joins Qatari club

RENNES: Sofiane Boufal, one of the stars of Morocco’s run to the World Cup last four, was returning to Qatar on Tuesday when he joined Al-Rayyan from Angers, in a deal announced by the two clubs. Neither club revealed details of the transfer or the contract. Boufal, 29, joined Angers at the age of 10...

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Oscar-bound short film The Red Suitcase lifts veil on Iranian women rejecting male domination

Oscar-bound short film The Red Suitcase lifts veil on Iranian women rejecting male domination

Short movies nominated for an Oscar often don’t get wide public attention. But when one is about an Iranian girl seeking freedom from male domination by taking off her veil, interest is sure to spike. That’s the premise of The Red Suitcase, a 17-minute movie that, at the Oscar ceremony in Los Angeles on March...

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Our Latin American slide

Our Latin American slide

After a CIA- and MI6-orchestrated campaign of mass killing and ‘purges’ in Indonesia in the 1960s that left an estimated upward of one million Indonesians dead, the attention of the US turned to ‘fighting communism’ in South America. In Chile, a bloody coup was engineered that ousted the popular and democratically elected, left-leaning government of...