LIMA -- Peruvian President Pedro Castillo has accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Anibal Torres after the Congress refused Torres' call to hold a confidence vote.
In a national television broadcast on Thursday, Castillo thanked Torres for his work as the prime minister, saying he will reshuffle the Cabinet in the coming days. (Peru-PM-Resignation)
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MOGADISHU -- Somali security forces backed by international partners killed 15 al-Shabab militants in a sting operation carried out in southern Somalia on Friday.
The Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism said in a statement issued in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, that the 15 al-Shabab militants had survived Wednesday's joint operation in which the troops killed 49 al-Shabab fighters. (Somalia-Al-Shabab)
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JAKARTA -- The death toll of the 5.6-magnitude earthquake hitting Indonesia's West Java province increased to 310, and 24 others were still missing, an official said on Friday.
"The search operation carried out by rescuers found more bodies on Friday, bringing the death toll up to 310," head of the national disaster management Agency told a press conference. (Indonesia-Quake-Death Toll)
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TOKYO -- Japan's space agency admitted on Friday that one of its research teams "fabricated" and "altered large amounts of data" related to an experiment simulating life on the International Space Station.
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency told a press conference that the research team, headed by Satoshi Furukawa, "fabricated" as well as "altered large amounts of data" related to the mental health of the participants in the experiment simulating life on the space station. (Japan-Space-Fabricated Data)