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Libyan coastguard picks up almost 1,000 migrants in one day

TRIPOLI:  Libyan coastguards picked up 948 African migrants on inflatable boats in several operations and also recovered 10 bodies on Sunday, officials and a witness at a naval base said. The operations brings the number, since last week, of mainly African migrants trying to head to Italy but brought back to Libya to almost 2,000. The western coast of Libya is the main departure point for thousands of migrants fleeing wars and poverty and trying to reach Europe. The number of crossings has dropped sharply since July…

Death toll tops 1,000 in assault on Syria’s Ghouta: monitor

DAMASCUS: More than 1,000 civilians have been killed since Syria's government launched a brutal offensive on the rebel-controlled Eastern Ghouta enclave nearly three weeks ago, a war monitor said on Saturday. "The death toll has gone up to 1,002 civilians, after eight people were killed today in Harasta and Arbin," said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Rescue workers on Saturday pulled the bodies of 17 people, including members of three separate families -- from under the rubble of destroyed buildings in Douma.…

Bitcoin slides by over $1,000 in less than 48 hours

LONDON: Bitcoin dropped below $7,000 on Friday to trade more than $1,000 down from an all-time high hit on Wednesday, as some traders dumped it for a clone called Bitcoin Cash, sending its value up around a third. Bitcoin has been on a tear in recent months, with a vertiginous sevenfold increase in value since the start of the year that has led to many warnings the bitcoin market - now worth well over $100 billion - has become a bubble that is about to burst. It reached a record high of $7,888 around 1800 GMT on…

WATCH: Over 1,000 tiny chicks abandoned, left to die in a field

PETERBOROUGH, UK: Around 1,000 tiny chicks were found abandoned in a field in Cambridgeshire, county in England. The one-day-old baby birds were discovered by a member of the public on Friday, running around in Crowland, near Peterborough. The RSPCA have since launched an investigation to find out who left the chicks to die. ‘I have never seen anything like it – it was just a sea of yellow,’ RSPCA inspector Justin Stubbs said. ‘And the noise was unbelievable. The chicks are only about…

More than 1,000 militants from Iran killed in Syria: official

DAMASCUS: More than 1,000 combatants sent from Iran to fight in support of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria have been killed in the conflict, the head of Iran's veterans' affairs office said Tuesday. "The number of martyrs from our country defending the shrines has now passed 1,000," Tasnim news agency quoted Mohammad Ali Shahidi Mahalati, the head of Iran's Foundation of Martyrs' and Veterans' Affairs, as saying. Iran has sent military advisers, as well as volunteer fighters recruited from Afghanistan and Pakistan,…

More than 1,000 killed in Iraq violence in June: UN

GENEVA: More than 1,000 people, mainly civilians, have been killed and roughly the same number injured in fighting and other violence in Iraq in June as Sunni militants swept through the north, the United Nations said on Tuesday. Victims include a number of confirmed summary executions committed by forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and prisoners killed by retreating Iraqi forces. At least 757 civilians were killed and 599 injured in the northern provinces of Nineveh, Diyala and Saladdin from June…