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5.9 magnitude quake rocks Iran

5.9 magnitude quake rocks Iran

Iran's state TV says that a magnitude 6.2 quake has jolted the country's southern province of Kerman. Another quake hit western Iran on Monday, in the same region where a magnitude 7.3 natural disaster killed at least 600 people last month.



Austria: At least 1 dead, 21 injured in gas hub blast

One person was seriously injured and 20 others slightly hurt in the morning blast at the plant in Baumgarten an der March, east of Vienna, police said. Gas Connect describes the Baumgarten plant, where pipelines bringing gas from Russia, Norway and other countries connect and gas is compressed and cooled, as one of Europe's most important gas supply hubs.


Ghani off to Turkey for OIC leaders' summit

Ghani off to Turkey for OIC leaders' summit

Turkey, as the term president of the OIC, will host leaders from Muslim-majority countries on December 13, with a joint position of Muslim countries to be announced under the title of the Istanbul Declaration. "If we don't defend Jerusalem, one of the three most sacred places of Islam, what will we defend?" he stated, hinting that the text would cite East Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Palestine with pre-1967 borders.


Winter Storm Warning Issued For NNY

Winter Storm Warning Issued For NNY

Winds gusting as much as 35 miles per hour will cause near zero visibility at times and create snow drifts that may be tough for road crews to clear off. The heaviest snowfall is expected in those regions during the daytime, with an afternoon transition to sleet and freezing rain, and rain in coastal areas.


U.S. soldier who deserted to North Korea in 1965 dies aged 77

U.S. soldier who deserted to North Korea in 1965 dies aged 77

In 2002, Pyongyang released Soga, who returned to Japan. The two met in North Korea and had two daughters. Jenkins, of Rich Square, North Carolina, disappeared in January 1965 while on patrol along the Demilitarized Zone dividing North and South Korea.


Diego Maradona unveils giant statue of himself in India

Diego Maradona unveils giant statue of himself in India

Maradona was scheduled on September 19 when he was supposed to inaugurate a Durga Puja in north Kolkata and unveil his statue installed by his fans. "It's fantastic to have my statue here", the 1986 World Cup victor said. "I don't think I'm the god of football. I just consider myself as a simple football player", Maradona has been quoted as saying by the Times of India .