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Fifty-five militants killed in Afghan air raids within 24 hrs

Kabul, Dec 18 (UNI) As many as 55 militants have been killed in Afghan airstrikes in the war-torn country over the past 24 hours, officials said Tuesday.
In the wee hours of Tuesday, military aircraft pounded Taliban hideouts in Aryub Zazai district of the eastern Paktia province killing at least 13 insurgents, Qatar news agency(QNA) said quoting an Army statement.
A Taliban vehicle had also been destroyed and their bunkers badly damaged in the attack, the statement said.
Six militants, including Mullah Rasoul, a Taliban shadow judge for the troubled Faryab province lost their lives in similar air raids against Taliban hideout in Dawlat Abad district of northern Faryab province on Monday, another statement of Army released in northern region said.
The Afghan security forces backed by aircraft have also targeted Taliban hideouts in Miwand district of the southern Kandahar province, killing up to 36 insurgents over the past 24 hours, an army spokesman in the southern region Mohammad Sadiq Eisa said Tuesday.
Afghan government intensified air attacks recently, and according to security officials, the airstrikes especially overnight operations have proved effective in defeating the anti-government militants.
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169 countries facing danger of desertification

17 Jun 2019 | 7:39 PM

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Ankara, Jun 17 (UNI) With increasing urbanisation and increase in cultivated land, 169 countries across the world , including India, are facing the prospect of desertification.

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Threat of desertification looms large over 169 countries

Threat of desertification looms large over 169 countries

17 Jun 2019 | 6:05 PM

By Ajeet Jha
Ankara, Jun 17 (UNI) With increasing urbanisation and indiscriminate expansion of cultivated land, the threat of desertification has loomed large over 169 countries, including India, said the United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres through a video message, on World Day to Combat Desertification on Monday.

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DR Congo ethnic clashes 'leave more than 160 dead'

DR Congo ethnic clashes 'leave more than 160 dead'

17 Jun 2019 | 5:46 PM

Kinshasa, Jun 17 (UNI) At least 161 people have been killed in ethnic clashes in the north-east of the Democratic Republic of Congo during several days of fighting last week, a security official has told BBC Swahili.

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Nepal: Why delay in deciding names, capitals of 4 provinces?

17 Jun 2019 | 5:38 PM

Kathmandu, Jun 17 (UNI) On September 20, 2015, Nepal adopted a new constitution, federating the country into seven provinces with three tiers of government--federal, provincial and local.

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Nigeria attack kills 30 watching football match

Nigeria attack kills 30 watching football match

17 Jun 2019 | 5:19 PM

Abuja, Jun 17 (UNI) The emergency services in Nigeria say at least 30 people have been killed in multiple suicide attacks in the north-east of the country.

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