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A car bomb in Baghdad killed at least 48 Thursday

A car packed with explosives blew up near car dealerships in Baghdad, in the Shia area of Bayaa in the south of the city. The explosion ripped through Iraq's capital shortly before sunset. At least 48 people have been killed. More than 50 people were injured.

  • Written by Jerry Seward
  • Category: Asia

12 people have been killed in a Bali island landslide, in Indonesia

12 people, including two children, have been killed in a landslide on the popular Indonesian tourist island of Bali, in Indonesia, on the slopes of the Mount Batur volcano. Some injured people have been taken to hospital, said an agency official in Bali, Indra Kalak.

  • Written by Jerry Seward
  • Category: Asia

A 6.7-magnitude earthquake rocked Surigao City, Philippines

Seven people were reported dead and more than 120 injured after a strong 6.7-magnitude earthquake rocked Surigao City, Philippines, on Friday night, due to the movement of the Philippine Fault Zone Surigao segment. I. The earthquake struck 14 km. northwest of Surigao City.

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: Asia

Quatar Airways launched a 9,032 mile route, the actual longest of the world

Qatar Airways on Sunday inaugurated service on the 9,032-mile route between its Doha hub and Auckland, New Zealand with a flight time on the route  as 16 hours, 10 minutes. The return, which typically faces more headwinds, is scheduled for a a whopping 17 hours, 30 minutes. Qatar Airways can now claim the world’s longest flight both by time and by distance, according to air travel intelligence company OAG.

  • Written by Jerry Seward
  • Category: Asia

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