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۷٫۶ Magnitude Quake Hits Off New Caledonia Coast, Tsunami Warning Issued – USGS

According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC), a powerful underwater earthquake with a magnitude of 7,6 rocked off the east coast of New Caledonia on Wednesday.

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South Africa to Invest $1B in South Sudan Oil Sector

South Sudan’s oil minister says South Africa will invest $1 billion in the war-torn country’s oil sector in what would be the largest investment in the East African country’s history.

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EU worried over Erdogan’s adherence to rule of law at home and his actions in Syria

The European Union is worried over President Tayyip Erdogan’s adherence to the rule of law at home and his actions in Syria and in the east Mediterranean but will go on offering its support for Syrian refugees, Reuters reported quoting the bloc’s senior officials.

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A potential US-Turkey confrontation looms large as Ankara toughens up its position on Manbij

As Ankara insists on its desire to purge the whole northern Syria of the Kurdish groups, the relationship between Turkey and the United States seems to become more and more fragile. Could Ankara’s declared plan to go further to the east after taking over Afrin put it in a direct confrontation with the US troops?

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Japan’s navy to buy tanker to fuel ships patrolling East China Sea – sources

Japan’s navy wants to buy its first oil tanker to carry fuel to Okinawa as it cranks up operations in the East China Sea to counter a growing Chinese naval presence, two sources familiar with plan said.

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Gaza Is A Constant Humanitarian Emergency’: UN Chief

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday described the Gaza Strip as a constant humanitarian emergency and said he was extremely concerned about the financial cuts made to UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East.

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Iranian oil tanker wreck produces 2 slicks in East China Sea

An Iranian oil tanker that sank in the East China Sea has left two oil slicks covering a combined 109 square kms (42 square miles), the Chinese government said late on Tuesday, as maritime police scour the area for damage, Reuters reports.

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Huge Oil Tanker Spill in East China Sea Stirs Environmental Fears

A blazing Iranian tanker that sank in the East China Sea, producing a 10-mile-long oil slick, is drawing concern from environmentalists about the threat to sea and bird life in the waterway.

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Germany proposes to "encourage" Russia by gradually lifting sanctions

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel proposed the EU to “encourage” Russia to implement Minsk agreements by gradually lifting sanctions after a long ceasefire in the East of Ukraine. He said this in his speech in the Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations in Berlin, DW reports.

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Iranian oil tanker in East China Sea could burn for a month

The stricken Iranian oil tanker in the East China Sea could burn for as long as one month, South Korea’s Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries told Reuters on Wednesday, as the blaze raged for a fourth day following a collision with a freight ship.

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Syrian Peace Settlement: UN Appreciates Russia’s Efforts on Reconciliation

The Russian Center for Syrian reconciliation has reported that an agreement has been reached to respect the ceasefire regime and to ensure the safe passage of another UN humanitarian convoy to the East Ghouta de-escalation zone during talks with the armed opposition on Friday.

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Syrian Democratic Forces claim they captured country’s largest oilfield from Isis

US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Sunday (22 October) that they captured Syria’s largest oilfield, al-Omar, from Isis militants. The oilfield is located in the east bank of the Euphrates River in eastern Deir ez-Zor.

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Risk of a clash escalates between the Syrian army and US-backed forces in Dayr al-Zawr

More than six years after the start of the civil war in Syria, eastern parts of the country have become a new zone for the concentration of anti-ISIS military operations. Meanwhile, it seems that the US-backed militants are trying to limit the advances of the Syrian army in the east.

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Japan and US conduct fighter jet drills as North Korea celebrates founding anniversary

North Korea celebrated its 69th founding anniversary with flowers and music, while Japan marked the occasion with fighter jet drills over the East China Sea.

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Syrian army, allies cut off Islamic State supply route near al-Bab: monitor

Syria’s army and its allies advanced towards the northern Islamic-State held city of al-Bab on Monday, cutting off the last main supply route that connects to militant strongholds further east towards Iraq, a monitor said.

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African Union to choose new leader

In a clear split, three of its four major regions – the south, the east and the largely Francophone west – are supporting their own nominees to head the bloc, making deadlock followed by horse-trading likely.

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