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Christmas reborn in Iraqi town freed from ISIS
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Christmas reborn in Iraqi town freed from ISIS

In the ancient Iraqi Christian town of Bartella — recently liberated from ISIS — Christmas was celebrated for the first time in more than two years on Saturday. It was an emotional return for members of Bartella’s displaced Christian community, who had been forced to flee when their hometown was […]

Chile earthquake triggers tsunami warning
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Chile earthquake triggers tsunami warning

A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of southern Chile, prompting a tsunami warning. The quake struck at 14:22 GMT on the island of Chiloe, about 40km (25 miles) south-west of Quellon, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said. Its depth was about 34km. Chile’s national emergency office […]

Russian military plane disappears from radar
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Russian military plane disappears from radar

A Russian Defence Ministry carrying some 91 people disappeared from radars on Sunday after departing from the southern city of Sochi enroute to Syria’s Latakia province, authorities said. The Tu-154 aircraft carrying 83 passengers and eight crew members lost contact while flying over the Black Sea, an Emergency Ministry official […]