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MEXICO CITY -- The number of fatalities in Mexico's tragic pipeline explosion has climbed to 100, the Mexican Social Security Institute said on Thursday.

The death toll climbed after four of the injured in Friday's blast in the central Mexican town of Tlahuelilpan, Hidalgo, died of their wounds late Wednesday and early Thursday. (Mexico-Pipeline-Blast)

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JERUSALEM -- Israel condemned on Thursday a vote by the Irish parliament after it backed a bill to ban imports and sales of goods from territories seized by Israel in 1967.

The proposed legislation would ban the trade in goods or services originated from the West Bank settlements and the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights. (Israel-Irish Parliament)

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ALGIERS -- Heavy snowfalls and rains on Thursday in Algeria claimed the life of two people and forced authorities to cancel several flights, local media reported.

The heavy rains claimed the life of a fire-fighter in the province of Bouira, as he was taken away by floods, TSA news website reported, quoting a statement of the Fire Fighting Department. (Algeria-Weather)

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KHARTOUM -- The death toll in Sudan's popular protests rose to 29, announced Thursday a committee on investigating the protests.

"The death toll until now reached 29 since the beginning of the events on Dec. 19, 2018," Amer Mohamed Ibrahim, head of the Sudanese High Committee in charge of investigating the recent protests in Sudan, said at a press conference. (Sudan-Protest-Death) Enditem

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