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ABUJA -- Nigerian military on Thursday said a total of 29 Boko Haram militants were recently killed in the country's northeast region, following a series of anti-operations by troops.

Bernard Onyeuko, the spokesman for the military, told reporters in Abuja at a press briefing that some 13 other militants and informants or collaborators were arrested as the military intensified the anti-terror operations in the northeastern state of Borno in the past two weeks. (Nigeria-Boko Haram-Deaths)

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RIYADH -- The Saudi-led coalition involved in a war in Yemen announced on Thursday the deaths of 150 militants in recent military operations.

The coalition launched 36 military operations in the last 24 hours against the Houthi targets in Abdiyah district in Yemen, Al Ekhbariya local TV reported. (Saudi Arabia-Militants-Deaths)

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JERUSALEM -- An oil leak from an Israeli Navy vessel has caused pollution in the waters of the Red Sea, the state's Ministry of Environmental Protection said in a statement on Thursday.

This is a leak of hundreds of liters of hydraulic oil from a missile boat that docked at a Navy base in Israel's southernmost resort city Eilat, the statement said. (Israel-Navy-Oil Leak)

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HELSINKI -- Finnish President Sauli Niinisto will self-isolate due to COVID-19 exposure, the president's office said Thursday.

Niinisto "had a discussion" with Latvian President Egils Levits at an event in Malmo, Sweden on Wednesday. Levits later tested positive for COVID-19, the president's office said in a press release. (Finland-President-Coronavirus)

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