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Pak to dig 130-foot tunnel to search buried soldiers

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani troops are set to dig a 130-foot tunnel in their search for 138 people buried in an avalanche in the Siachen sector, close to Indian borders, as the rescue operation entered its fifth day on Thursday with no signs of survivors.

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Mount Etna volcano erupts in Italy

ROME: Europe’s highest active volcano, Italy’s Mount Etna, erupted again on Thursday. The eruption - which spewed blood-red molten lava and grey and white ash into the air - is the 24th in a series that started in January 2011.

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Strong 6.5 magnitude quake hits US, Mexico

WASHINGTON/MEXICO: A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck off the coast of Oregon on Wednesday and was followed a minute later by a smaller quake off the coast of central California, the US Geological Survey said.

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Traore sworn in as Mali’s acting president

BAMAKO: The Mali's, Mr Dioncounda Traore was sworn in as interim president of the West African country on Thursday after leaders of a March 22 coup agreed to hand back power to civilians.

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Fighting in south Yemeni kills 50 militants

SANAA: Yemeni artillery and military aircraft backing pro-government tribesmen have pounded al-Qaida fighters trying to battle their way into a strategic town in the country's south, while a suspected US airstrike killed at least 12 militants, officials said.

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