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THE HAGUE -- The Dutch health authority said Sunday that it has found 13 cases of the new Omicron coronavirus variant among passengers on flights from South Africa.

The cases were identified among 61 passengers who tested positive for coronavirus, the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment said in a statement. (Netherlands-COVID-19)

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NEW DELHI -- At least 18 people were killed and five others injured after a vehicle carrying them collided with a stationary truck in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal, officials said Sunday.

The accident took place late Saturday night at the Phulbari area of Nadia district, about 164 km north of Kolkata, the capital city of West Bengal. (India-Road Accident)

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LAGOS -- Three people were killed and one injured Sunday when a sedan car collided with a truck in Nigeria's southwest Ogun state, authorities said.

Ahmed Umar, sector commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun, blamed the collision on route violations and speeding. (Nigeria-Accident)

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BAGHDAD -- Five Kurdish security members, known as Peshmerga, were killed in an overnight attack by the militants of the extremist Islamic State (IS) group in northeastern Iraq, a Kurdish security source said on Sunday.

Azad al-Dalawi, an officer from the Peshmerga, said a group of IS militants attacked late on Saturday night a Kurdish security base in the Kolajo area in the northern part of Diyala province, sparking a fierce clash between the two sides that lasted until dawn on Sunday. (Iraq-IS-Attacks)

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