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Bangladesh cement factory collapse traps about 100 workers

Bangladesh factory collapseAt least five people were killed and another about 100 feared trapped after a cement factory collapsed in Bangladesh on Thursday, police said.  Soldiers and sailors in the port town of Mongla helped emergency services search through the rubble and pull out more than 40 survivors, officials told Reuters

The factory, run by a subsidiary of the Bangladesh army, was still being built in the town 335 kilometres southwest of the capital, Dhaka, they added.


French Olympians among 10 dead in Argentina air crash

Olympyans dead in Argentine helicopter collisionMuch of France was in mourning and looking for answers on Tuesday over the crash of two helicopters in a remote part of Argentina that killed 10 people, three of them French sports stars taking part in a glitzy new reality TV show.

Olympic champion swimmer Camille Muffat, Olympic boxer and bronze-medalist Alexis Vastine, and pioneering sailor Florence Arthaud died in Monday's crash. They had been among the contestants in the reality TV show "Dropped."


Nine foreign oil workers abducted by Islamic State affiliate in Libya

Meeting to adress crisis over oil worker abductionsNine foreign nationals were abducted in Libya by pro-Islamic State militants who stormed an oil field south of Sirte.

Those kidnapped Friday include four citizens from the Philippines, one Bangladeshi identified as Helal Uddin, and one Austrian. The nationality of the three others has not yet been confirmed.


Boko Haram Pledges Allegiance to ISIS

Boko Haram pledges allegiance to ISNigerian militant group Boko Haram has pledged allegiance to Islamic State (IS), according to an audio statement.

The message, which has not been verified, was posted on Boko Haram's Twitter account and is believed to be by the group's leader, Abubakar Shekau.  Boko Haram began a military campaign to impose Islamic rule in northern Nigeria in 2009. The conflict has since spread to neighbouring states.

It would be the latest in a series of groups to swear allegiance to IS.


Militants kill five in attack on restaurant in Mali capital

Mali attackMilitants killed five people including a French citizen and a Belgian security officer in a gun attack on a restaurant in Mali's capital in the early hours of Saturday, authorities said.

Mali's desert north, where French forces wrested control of territory from separatist rebels and al Qaeda-linked fighters, is plagued by frequent attacks. But this is the first such attack for years in Bamako in the south and raises fears that the capital will become targeted more by militants.


Deadly Bombings Rock Nigerian City Of Maiduguri

Nigeria bombingsAbout an hour later a second explosion rocked the Post Office shopping area near the market, according to witness Baban Musa, who said there were many casualties.

A third blast was detonated at Monday Market, the biggest in Maiduguri, and a fourth explosion ripped through the Borno Express bus station.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks but they bear the hallmarks of the Boko Haram Islamic extremist group. Maiduguri is the birthplace of Boko Haram and the extremists have tried to seize the city with armed assaults by hundreds of fighters and have made it the target for many bombings since they were driven from their base there after a military state of emergency was declared in May 2013.


IS destroying another ancient archaeological site in Iraq

IS dstroying ancient sitesIraqi officials in the northern city of Mosul said Saturday that militants with the Islamic State group have begun demolishing the ancient archaeological site of Hatra in northern Iraq in a push to rid its territory of symbols it says promote idolatry.

An official with the ministry of tourism and antiquities' archaeological division in Mosul told The Associated Press that multiple residents living near Hatra heard two large explosions Saturday morning, then reported seeing bulldozers begin demolishing the site. He spoke anonymously for fear of reprisal.


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