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WORLD News List


Scammers steal US$256 million from Australians in 2017

CANBERRA, May 21 (Bernama) -- Australians lost US$256 million to online fraudsters last year, according to consumer data revealed on Monday.


Landmines kill five army soldiers in Eastern Libya

TRIPOLI, May 21 (Bernama) -- Five Libyan army soldiers were killed on Sunday by landmine explosions in the eastern city of Darna, Xinhua news agency reported, citing military and medical sources.


Nigeria: Ebola scare - Airports on high alert

ABUJA, May 21 (BERNAMA-NNN-ALLAFRICA) -- Airport facilities and medical structures that served Nigeria in the aftermath of the 2014 Ebola virus disease outbreak are being reactivated as the country tries to be on the alert for possible reoccurrence following the confirmation of several EVD cases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.


South Africa: 500 Political Parties To Contest 2019 Elections

PRETORIA, May 21 (BERNAMA-NNN-SABC) -- South Africa's Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) says it's received a number of applications by new political parties to contest the 2019 general elections.


French film director Luc Besson accused of rape

PARIS, May 21 (Bernama) -- French police are investigating celebrated film director Luc Besson over an alleged rape case, Xinhua news agency reported.


Four West African countries meet tofix cross-border crimes

SANKADURI (BURKINA FASO), May 21 (BERNAMA-NNN-GNA) -- Ghana, Burkina Faso, the Republic of Benin, and Togo have met to find ways of combating cross-border crimes in the sub-region.


Nine Haqqani militants killed in Eastern Afghanistan

KABUL, May 21 (Bernama) -- At least nine Haqqani militants have been killed in air strikes by the Afghan Special Operation Forces in eastern Afghanistan, Xinhua news agency reported.