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03 Aug 2020, 10:44 GMT+10

YAOUNDE -- A Cameroonian military plane crashed in a bush during landing at Maroua Airport in the country's Far North region on Sunday, but there were no fatalities, local authorities said.

The plane sped off the runway following landing and crashed in the bush, authorities said. (Cameroon-Plane Crash)

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JERUSALEM -- Israel's army said on Sunday its troops attacked a "terror squad" that attempted to plant explosive devices near the disputed border between Syria and Israel.

A military spokesperson said in a statement that the incident took place late on Sunday night near the Alpha Line between Syria and Israel. (Israel-Syria)

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CAIRO -- Egypt reported on Sunday 167 new COVID-19 cases, the lowest daily figure since April 22, raising the total cases registered in the country to 94,483, said the Health Ministry.

Meanwhile, 31 patients died from the novel coronavirus on the same day, bringing the death toll to 4,865, while 1,318 others were cured and discharged from hospitals, increasing the total recoveries to 42,455, the ministry's spokesman Khaled Megahed said in a statement. (Egypt-COVID-19)

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RAMALLAH -- Palestine on Sunday welcomed a letter signed by the European Union diplomats to protest against Israel's construction plans in an East Jerusalem area, urging the EU's "actionable decisions."

On July 31, representatives of the EU and ambassadors of 15 European countries sent a protest letter to the Israeli Foreign Ministry on the Israeli government's decision to start the construction in the settlement of Givat Hamatos. (Palestine-EU)

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