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Missing EgyptAir flight debris found in Mediterranean

By: PanARMENIAN.Net Source: PanARMENIAN.Net Debris from the missing EgyptAir flight has been found floating in the Mediterranean, Egyptian officials say, according to BBC News. Flight MS804 was en route from Paris to Cairo with 66 passengers and crew when it vanished early on Thursday, May 19. Egypt’s army spokesman said wreckage and passenger belongings were found 290km (180 miles) from Alexandria. Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos said a body part, two seats and at least one suitcase had been found. The search is now focused on finding the plane’s flight recorders, the Associated Press news agency reports. In a statement, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi spoke of his...

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Report: Internally displaced people is almost 41 million globally

By: Wayne Lee Source: VOA News WASHINGTON – A new report says the number of people throughout the world who were uprooted from their homes due to conflicts and natural disasters stood at a record 40.8 million last year, the highest figure ever recorded. The Norwegian Refugee Council’s Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC) reported Wednesday that 27.8 million people were internally displaced just in 2015. “It’s shocking,” Karl Schembri, the NRC’s Middle East Advisor, said in an interview with VOA. The report found an average of 66,000 people were uprooted daily in 2015, enough last year to equal the combined populations of New York City, London, Paris and...

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Kenya: “large-scale” ISIS biological attack foiled

By: PanARMENIAN.Net Source: PanARMENIAN.Net Kenyan police say they have foiled a “large-scale” biological attack using anthrax, by a terror group with links to Islamic State (IS/ISIS), BBC News reports. A man, his wife and another woman have been arrested. Rewards have been offered for two other men. Police did not name the network, but said it stretches across the country and outside its borders, including to Somalia, Libya and Syria. There was no immediate independent confirmation. In a statement, the police said Mohammed Abdi Ali, a medical intern at a Kenyan hospital, was in charge of a “terror network… planning large-scale attacks akin to the Westgate Mall...

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