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01 Aug 2022, 10:30 GMT+10

ANTANANARIVO -- A total of 32 people died in an arson attack on Friday in a village in the Malagasy district of Ankazobe, about 100 km west of the capital Antananarivo, Madagascar's Minister of National Defense Richard Rakotonirina confirmed to the press Saturday.

"Airplanes and helicopters are mobilized to support the ground elements in tracking down the perpetrators of this atrocity which cost the lives of thirty-two people," the minister said. (Madagascar-Attack-Death)

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ISLAMABAD -- At least six people drowned in the Arabian Sea in two separate accidents during the past 24 hours in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi, a rescue organization said.

According to the organization, two teenagers drowned on Saturday while swimming at Hawke's Bay Beach in the city where they went for a picnic along with their friends.

Separately, four youngsters drowned on Sunday during swimming near Turtle Beach at Hawke's Bay. (Pakistan-Karachi-Drowning)

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BEIRUT -- The northern part of the Beirut port grain silos collapsed on Sunday after being on fire for weeks, causing a huge cloud of dust, the National News Agency reported.

The dust cloud has gone as far as 1,500 meters from the port, according to Environment Minister Nasser Yassin. (Beirut Port-Silo Collapse-Fire)

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SARAJEVO -- Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH) has deported the first group of Pakistani migrants back to their home country, said the Ministry of Security of BiH on Sunday.

BiH thus became the first country on the western Balkans migration route to deport migrants without residence permits. (Bosnia-Migrants-Deportion)

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