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Deadly New York City fire ’caused by child playing’

New York City investigators believe the Bronx fire that killed 12 people, including four children, was caused by a child playing with a stove. An unattended three-year-old boy accidentally started the blaze, fire commissioner Daniel Nigro said. As the child’s mother fled, she left the door open, allowing the fire to enter the hallway, he added. The stairway had then ...

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Palestinians Fire Three Rockets At Israel

Palestinians in Gaza fired three rockets at Israel on Friday, two of which were intercepted, the Israeli army said, in the first such attack in more than 10 days. Police said the third rocket hit a structure in a community near Gaza, causing damage but no casualties. “Three launches were identified from the Gaza Strip. The Iron Dome aerial defence ...

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Eight Pregnant Women, 149 Others Return From Libya

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has received a new set of 157 Nigerian returnees from Libya. The returnees who voluntarily returned back home include 54 adult females, 90 adult males, three children and 10 infants eight including pregnant women and one medical case. They arrived in flight BURAQ Airlines Boeing 737-800 with Registration number 5A-DMG at the Murtala Muhammed International ...

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Chinese mall erects dog statue that looks like Trump

IN honor of the Lunar New Year a shopping mall in northern China has planted an enormous statue of a dog that eerily resembles President Donald Trump. The statue, which is displayed at Fashion Walk Mall in Taiyuan, has been installed to celebrate the coming Year of the Dog. The huge canine figure has Trump’s, 71, signature golden hairstyle, prominent eyebrows ...

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Jerusalem: Israel plans ‘Trump station’ near Western Wall

In May, Donald Trump became the first sitting US president to visit the Western Wall Israel’s transport minister wants to dig a railway tunnel under Jerusalem’s Old City and name a station next to the Western Wall after Donald Trump. Yisrael Katz said he wanted to honour the US president for his decision to recognise the city as Israel’s capital. The ...

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Ukraine crisis: Exchange of hundreds of prisoners takes place

Ukraine and separatist rebels in the east of the country have exchanged hundreds of prisoners, in one of the biggest swaps since the conflict began in 2014.   Some 230 people were sent to rebel-held areas in return for 74 prisoners who had been held by pro-Russia rebels in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. It was the first swap in ...

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St Petersburg supermarket blast injures at least 10 shoppers

At least 10 people have been injured after an explosion at a supermarket in the Russian city of St Petersburg. One person is said to be in serious condition following the detonation of an improvised explosive device (IED), the city governor’s office said. The incident, which occurred at the supermarket chain Perekrestok late on Wednesday, is being investigated as an ...

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Vincent Kompany lasts just 11 minutes for Manchester City at Newcastle

Vincent Kompany came off with an apparent injury after 11 minutes against Newcastle Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany was forced off injured after just 11 minutes against Newcastle on Wednesday. The defender was making just his ninth Premier League appearance of the season, having struggled with a calf injury earlier in the campaign. Kompany cut a frustrated figure as he ...

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Philippe Coutinho spoke to Barcelona’s Paulinho about a move to Spain

Philippe Coutinho continues to be linked with a move to Barcelona Barcelona midfielder Paulinho says Philippe Coutinho would “not regret” a move to the Spanish club and jokes that a house search is already under way. Coutinho, who is a team-mate of Paulinho in the Brazilian national team, was the subject of multiple offers from Barcelona in the summer with ...

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