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42 killed as landslide hits Chinese village
Beijing: At least 42 people, including children, were killed and dozens reported missing in one of China's worst landslides which engulfed an entire village in a mountainous region of Yunnan province, officials said Friday.
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BEIRUT: Syrian rebels and Islamic militants Friday took full control of Taftanaz air base in Idlib province, a strategic northwestern air base, in a significant blow to government forces, seizing helicopters, tanks and multiple rocket launchers, activists said. This the largest air base yet to be captured by rebels.
US lottery winner's body to be exhumed
Chicago: A US judge gave the go-ahead Friday to exhume the body of Urooj Khan, a million-dollar Indian-American lottery winner who died of cyanide poisoning. Cook County probate judge Susan Coleman gave a quick nod to the request, saying no one had objected to it, the Chicago Tribune reported.
12 Iraqi prisoners escape from prison
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