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United Nations: The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has confirmed a total of 1, 459 cholera cases, including 31 deaths, in South Sudan by Saturday.

"The outbreak is spreading to Yei and Kajo Keji in Central Equatoria State," Xinhua quoted UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric as saying at a daily briefing Monday.

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Cairo: Interim Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab Monday submitted his cabinet's resignation to newly-elected President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, a media report said.

Sisi then asked Mahlab to form a new cabinet, Al Ahram news reported.

Mahlab took charge as the interim prime minister on Mar 1, 2014, following the resignation of Hazem El-Beblawi, a liberal economist who was appointed under a transition roadmap following the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

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Vatican City: Pope Francis, in a bold move designed to re-launch the Middle East peace process, hosted an unprecedented inter-faith prayer service attended by the Israeli and Palestinian presidents at the Vatican.

Calling the attendance of Shimon Peres and Mahmoud Abbas "a great symbol of brotherhood", Francis addressed the two leaders in Italian after the two-hour Sunday evening service to tell them that "the children are tired and exhausted by the conflicts".

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Islamabad: Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has claimed responsibility for the Sunday night attack on Karachi's Jinnah International Airport, media reported Monday.

At least 23 people, including 10 militants, were killed during the attack, Geo News reported.

Gun shots were heard again around 8.15 a.m. Monday after which security officials launched another search operation.

 

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Islamabad: At least 23 people, including 10 terrorists, were killed at Pakistan's Jinnah International Airport in Karachi after it came under attack Sunday night, a leading Pakistani daily reported.

The entire airport has been cleared and all terrorists have been killed, a Pakistan Army spokesperson was quoted as saying by The Dawn.

Major General Asim Bajwa, spokesperson for Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), said the terrorists "were confined to two areas and eliminated".

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Cairo: Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, former Egyptian army chief, was Sunday sworn-in as the country's president after a landslide election victory in May elections.

Sisi, 59, took the oath in a ceremony at the Constitutional Court, almost a year since the ouster of Islamist leader Mohamed Morsi last year.

He is the seventh president of Egypt.

 

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Cairo: An Egyptian court Saturday sentenced ten Muslim Brotherhood members to death over the charges of inciting violence and murder after the ouster of former President Mohamed Morsi last July, the media reported.

On June 3, 28 Muslim Brotherhood members were sentenced to life imprisonment.

Since Morsi's ouster, hundreds of his supporters have been arrested and given jail terms or death sentences.

In March, a court in the southern city of Minya sentenced to death 529 supporters of the ousted president.

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London: Petro Poroshenko was sworn in as the new Ukrainian president Saturday amidst hopes of an end to the tensions in the country.

Former acting President Oleksandr Turchynov began the swearing-in proceedings with a speech welcoming the dignitaries, BBC reported.

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United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon nominated Prince Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al-Hussein of Jordan as the new UN high commissioner for human rights.

"The secretary-general, following consultations with the chairmen of the regional groups of member states, today informed the General Assembly of his intention to appoint Prince Zeid Al-Hussein of Jordan as the new UN human rights chief," Xinhua quoted a statement released by the UN on Friday, as saying.

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Cairo: Supporters of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi staged several rallies around Egypt Friday, two days ahead of the expected inauguration of President-elect Abdel Fattah al-Sisi after his landslide victory in the elections held late in May.

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