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Two soldiers wounded at test site in Kazakhstan

In Kazakhstan, two soldiers were injured as a result of a grenade explosion at the test site, the press service of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic reports. The incident occurred in the Mangystau region. “Koshelev and …

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Three people die in submarine explosion in Iran

A “battery explosion” in Iran’s submarine building center in Persian Gulf port city of Bandar Abbas killed several people on April 6, Radio Farda reports. An official from the governor’s office in Bandar Abbas …

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Death toll rises in Istanbul building collapse

Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca on Saturday said the death toll in the residential building collapse in the Turkish city of Istanbul had risen to 18, Ahval reports with a reference to the pro-government daily Sabah.  An …

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H1N1 virus claims life of young mother in Tbilisi

According to preliminary data, a 26-year-old woman who gave birth to a child a few days ago died at the National Gudushauri Medical Center in Tbilisi, due to complications from the flu, the director of the National Center for Disease Control and …

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 22 die from drinking adulterated alcohol in Iran

At least 22 people have died in Iran in three separate incidents of poisoning by adulterated bootleg alcohol, Gulf News reports with a reference to the semi-official ISNA news agency. Despite tough penalties in force for alcohol …

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Thousands mourn Kazakh skating Olympic medalist Denis Ten

Thousands of mourners packed into a sports hall to remember Kazakh figure skater Denis Ten on Saturday, two days after he was stabbed to death in the street in Almaty. The Olympic bronze medalist, who turned 25 in June, was knifed in broad …

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8 dead, over 480 poisoned in Iran by toxic mushrooms

At least eight Iranians including a baby have died over the past days after eating toxic mushrooms in western and northwestern regions of the country, Iran Front Page reports. Over 480 others have been poisoned during the past few weeks and are …

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Children hospitalzied after march rehearsal  in Kazakhstan

Eight schoolchildren were hospitalized after rehearsals for the festive march dedicated to May 7th in Uralsk, the Health Department of the West Kazakhstan Region reports. The first call to an ambulance was received today at 9.12 am from …

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Black box of Iran’s doomed plane found

Iranian search and rescue teams dispatched to Mount Dena southwest of the country managed to find the black box of the ATR 72 plane that recently crashed in the area, killing all 65 people on board, a senior official said, Tansim News Agency …

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Gas explosion damages tax office in Ankara

Turkey's state-run news agency says a gas explosion has occurred at a tax office in the Turkish capital of Ankara, ABC News reported. There was no immediate report of any casualties. The Anadolu Agency said the explosion …

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Burning oil tanker sinks off China after one week

An oil tanker burning in the East China Sea for more than a week has finally sunk, Chinese media say, BBC reports. The Sanchi and a cargo ship collided 260km (160 miles) off Shanghai on 6 January, with the tanker then drifting …

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Tajik President’s helicopter kills airport chief

The head of the airport of the Tajik city of Khoro, Dildor Maksudshoev, died, escorting a helicopter with President Emomali Rahmon to Dushanbe. "When the presidential helicopter began to take off, Dildor Maksudshoev was standing …

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