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Toll in Sri Lanka boat capsize rises to 13

Colombo, Feb 22 The deaths in a boat capsize in Sri Lanka has risen to 13 after rescuers on Wednesday recovered two more bodies.

Five terrorist killed by Pakistan Air Force

Rawalpindi, Feb 22 As part of the ongoing crackdown on militants, the Pakistan Air Force has killed five terrorists in Khyber Agency, along the border with Afghanistan, media reported on Wednesday.

7 killed, 15 wounded in car bomb attack in Baghdad

Baghdad, Feb 22 At least seven people were killed and 12 wounded on Tuesday in a car bomb explosion at a crowded street in Iraqi capital Baghdad, a police source said.

44 IS extremists killed in Syria

Istanbul, Feb 22 At least 44 members of the Islamic State terror organisation and a Turkish soldier were killed on Tuesday in clashes in northern Syria, according to a Turkish army statement.

China police to track cars in restive Xinjiang

Beijing Feb 21 Chinese authorities in part of the western Xinjiang region have ordered all vehicles to be installed with satellite tracking devices as part of a crackdown on terrorism, according to media reports.

Malaysia waits for Kim Jong-nam’s son to identify body

Kuala Lumpur, Feb 21 Malaysian authorities are waiting for the son of self-exiled North Korean Kim Jong-nam to identify if the man murdered last week at the Kuala Lumpur airport was his father and the half-brother of Pyongyang leader Kim Jong-un, the media reported on Tuesday.

China allocates $414 mn to rebuild disaster-hit homes

Beijing, Feb 21 China has allocated $414 million for rebuilding homes that were damaged or toppled in natural disasters in 2016.

Seven jailed for migrant drownings

Rome, Feb 21 (IANSAKI) An Italian court has sentenced seven African migrants to a total of more than 120 years in prison for the drowning of at least 12 people in Mediterranean in 2015.

Mafia boss’s conviction upheld for lethal bombing

Rome, Feb 21 (IANSAKI) Italy's apex court has upheld a life sentence for Sicilian mafia boss Francesco Tagliavia over his role in the 1993 bombing of a gallery in Florence that killed five people and wounded 40.

‘Black widow’ jailed for Gucci heir’s murder freed

Milan, Feb 21 (IANSAKI) Italian socialite Patrizia Reggiani, nicknamed the 'black widow', walked free on Monday after serving 16 years for ordering her ex-husband Maurizio Gucci's murder in 1995.

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