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27 Jan 2022, 02:05 GMT+10

MOGADISHU -- Somali National Army (SNA) on Wednesday killed 20 al-Shabab militants and recovered weapons after conducting an operation against the militants near Dhusamareb town in central part of Somalia.

Odowa Yusuf Rage, SNA chief commander, told Somali National News Agency that the army found explosive devices which the militants were planning to launch attacks in the town. (Somalia-Al-Shabab-Army)

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NEW DELHI -- Students protesting the alleged anomalies in the competitive exam conducted by the state-run Railway Recruitment Board in the eastern Indian state of Bihar Wednesday set ablaze a passenger train on fire, local media reports said.

There were no reports of anyone being killed or injured in the incident. (India-Railways-Protests)

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CAIRO -- Egypt has released 2,337 prisoners upon a presidential pardon, the Egyptian Interior Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.

The decision was made to mark Egypt's 70th annual Police Day which fell on Tuesday. (Egypt-Prisoner Pardon-Police Day)

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MOSCOW -- More than 20 Russian warships and supporting vessels had left their bases for exercises in the Black Sea, Russia's Defense Ministry said Wednesday.

The naval group, which consists of frigates, patrol ships, missile ships, landing ships, anti-submarine ships and minesweepers, was sailing towards the designated areas, the defense ministry said in a statement. (Russia-Naval Drills)

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ISTANBUL -- Turkey will bring in an additional 4 million cubic meters of natural gas per day in February from Azerbaijan to meet its increasing demand during the harsh winter conditions, the state-run Anadolu agency reported Wednesday.

The additional supply would be delivered by the Azerbaijani state oil company Socar through the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline Project (TANAP), Anadolu said. (Turkey-Natural Gas-Azerbaijan)

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