Sierra Leone Times

CONAKRY, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- At least 15 people were killed on Thursday after a landslide hit a gold mine in Guinea's northeast Siguiri region.

An official of Norassoba town, Fatoumata Traore, told Xinhua that the landslide had killed eight people and injured five.

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LOS ANGELES -- At least six people were stabbed in front of a Las Vegas casino and one victim died, local police said Thursday.

The attack happened at the 3100 block of South Las Vegas Boulevard, near Encore Resorts Blvd, around noon, according to police.

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Russia's Alrosa was reportedly excluded after Belgium blocked an embargo

Alrosa, the Russian state-run diamond miner, has been excluded from the EU's next round of sanctions, the EUobserver reported on Wednesday, citing European Commission papers.

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ABUJA, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- At least 19 extremist militants were killed in anti-terror operations by troops in Nigeria's northeast region in the past two weeks, an official said on Thursday.

Musa Danmadami, the spokesman for the military, told reporters at a press briefing in Abuja, the Nigerian capital, that airstrikes by troops targeted enclaves of the Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) mi

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Russia's Alrosa was reportedly excluded after Belgium blocked an embargo

Alrosa, the Russian state-run diamond miner, has been excluded from the EU's next round of sanctions, the EUobserver reported on Wednesday, citing European Commission papers.

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TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iran national football team moved two places to 20th place in the latest FIFA ranking released on Thursday.

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Iran won its warmup game in September - against Uruguay - and was held to a 1-1 draw against Senegal in its second friendly.

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Russia's Alrosa was reportedly excluded from the new sanction list after Belgium blocked an EU embargo

Alrosa, the Russian state-run diamond miner, has been excluded from the EU's next round of sanctions, the EUobserver reported on Wednesday, citing European Commission papers.

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BAMAKO, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- A Sukhoi SU-25 fighter jet belonging to the Malian Armed Forces (FAMa) and bearing the registration TZ-20C crashed in the airport area of Gao in northern Mali, the Malian Army announced on Tuesday on its official website.

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FREETOWN, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- The government of Sierra Leone has introduced the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to protect girls from cervical cancer, said a press statement by the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS) on Tuesday.

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WUHAN, China, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- Zhejiang FC beat top-ranked Wuhan Three Towns 2-1, while Shanghai Shenhua edged Henan Songshan Longmen 1-0 for their third straight win in the 21st round of the Chinese Super League (CSL) on Tuesday.

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GENEVA - Former German chancellor Angela Merkel has won the prestigious Nansen Award from the U.N. refugee agency, for providing a haven for more than 1.2 million refugees and asylum seekers fleeing violence and persecution in Syria.

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Geneva [Switzerland], October 4 (ANI): UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, announced on Tuesday that former German chancellor Angela Merkel will receive the 2022 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award for "political courage" and decisive action taken during her tenure to protect people forced to flee.

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Islamabad [Pakistan], October 4 (ANI): The already fragile Pakistan economy, hit hard by the devastating floods, now faces the shutdown of textile factories as the cotton crop has been destroyed. Cotton shortage has forced the owners to shut down textile factories after the floods.

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by Oliver Trust

BERLIN, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- At present, fans of Sadio Mane might have to go through unusually hard times. No selfies, no brief chats, not even autographs are allowed despite his latest league goal cheered by thousands of spectators.

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FREETOWN, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- The 23rd batch of the Chinese medical team in Sierra Leone on Sunday provided first-aid training to local communities to boost their capacities for dealing with emergencies.

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By Amit KumarNew Delhi [India], October 3 (ANI): Indian fertiliser companies are looking at buying phosphoric acid, used in making fertiliser, at USD 1,000-1,050/tonne for the December quarter, government official sources said.

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TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Crowds of protesters tried to storm the French Embassy in Ouagadougou on Saturday, after Burkina Faso's special forces staged the second military coup in a year.

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"Damiba has tried to retreat to the Kamboinsin French military base to prepare a counteroffensive in order to sow divide amongst our defense and security forces," spokesman Lt.

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Burkina Faso's military junta accused France of sheltering the ousted leader

Crowds of protesters tried to storm the French embassy in Ouagadougou on Saturday, after Burkina Faso's special forces staged a second military coup in a year, and accused the former colonial power of aiding the ousted leader, Lt.

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Morocco is now set to apply to host the continent's football competition in 2025

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Armed soldiers in fatigues and masks appeared on television in Burkina Faso on Friday night to confirm the ouster of President Paul-Henri Damiba, the second coup in the troubled West African country this year.

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Special forces in Burkina Faso launched the second military coup in a year

A faction of the Burkina Faso military claimed power in Ouagadougou on Friday, in a second coup d'etat in the West African country since the start of 2022.

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ABU DHABI, 30th September, 2022 (WAM) -- The UAE today sent a plane carrying food items to various cities and villages affected by the torrential rains that recently struck southern and eastern Mauritania.

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HONG KONG - Rights group Open Stadiums has called on FIFA to throw Iran out of the World Cup finals in Qatar in November because of the country's treatment of women.

In a letter sent to FIFA President Gianni Infantino on Thursday, the organization said Iranian authorities continued to refuse to allow female fans access to games inside the country despite pressure from the game's governing body.

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TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Mehdi Mohammad Nabi, a member of Iran Football Federation's Board of Directors, said Team Melli will play its last friendly in Tehran ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

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