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Philippine president declares martial law in Mindanao

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has declared 60-day martial law in Mindanao following attacks by so-called IS terror group in Marawi City. Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella made the announcement on Tuesday night. This development reportedly will cut short Duterte’s four-day official visit to Russia. According to military authorities, the gunmen had ...

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Dubai to add 120 new schools over next 10 years

Increasing enrolment rates will lead to 120 new schools being opened in Dubai over the next ten years. According to the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), there has been a strong growth in the private education sector. New data shows that student enrolments in the emirate have grown by ...

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12 dead, 15 injured in China oil tanker explosion

Twelve people have died and 15 others were injured after an oil tanker collided in north China’s Hebei Province, local authorities said. The accident happened around 6:20 AM local time when an oil tanker slammed into a truck carrying coals. The collision caused an explosion which killed 12 individuals in ...

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ADEC halts registration at 26 ‘poor’ and ‘very poor’ schools

The Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) says it has halted student registration at 26 schools that received ‘poor’ and ‘very poor’ ratings from inspectors. The schools, located in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Dhafrah, were informed of the decision in March. The education regulatory board has advised the schools ...

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5 arrested in Dubai for selling fake salary certificates

Dubai Police say they have arrested five men for selling fake salary certificates and other falsified papers. Those who bought the documents allegedly used them to buy sim cards and mobile phones from Etisalat. The five-member gang was said to charge AED200 to AED300 for the forged certificates. Following a ...

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Man arrested over Manchester Arena attack

A man has been arrested in connection with the terror attack at Manchester Arena on Monday night. Greater Manchester Police confirmed in a Tweet that the 23-year-old man was apprehended in south Manchester. Meanwhile, IS has claimed responsibility for the bombing, which claimed the lives of at least 22 people. ...

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